UPDATE: The Indigo add-on has been updated with a warning message about what it deletes.
NOTE: We are staying impartial on the debate over whether an add-on has the right to uninstall or install anything without user’s permission but we believe it is the right of everyone to know that Indigo deletes add-ons on your Kodi box and installs itself without your permission.
The new Indigo Kodi add-on from TVADDONs replaces some of the other add-ons released from that group including their wizard, maintenance tool, log uploader, notifications tool. However, it appears that the new Indigo add-on goes a step further than just replace those add-ons.
Users have noticed that Indigo deletes add-on and automatically installs itself if you have any of the individual add-ons that make up Indigo. If you previously had any of the following add-ons installed, you will notice they’ve been deleted and replaced with Indigo.
- Addon Installer
- Hub Wizard
- XBMC Notifications
- Fresh Start
- XBMC Hub Maintenance
- Hub Maintenance (Disabled only – Installed in the XunityTalk repo)
Most concerning might be that the add-on deletes add-ons from a “blocked” list which includes Hub Maintenance from XunityTalk, a fork add-on of a similar one by TVA.
The timing of this is peculiar, after lambda recently retired after putting code into Exodus that used users to attack another Kodi repo and add-on without their permission.
How do you feel about the TVADDONS Indigo add-on deleting add-ons in order to install their own without your permission? While not malicious at face value, this does raise a concern about how easy it is for a Kodi developer to install or alter your Kodi box without your permission.
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