In this tutorial, you will learn to install The Diamond Build (formerly Diamond Dust Build) on Kodi 18.1 / 18.0 Leia and Kodi 17.6. The instructions provided here will work on Amazon FireStick, Fire TV Cube, Fire TV Stick 4K, Android Mobiles, Windows PC, Mac, and all the Kodi compatible platforms.
Diamond Dust Kodi build has been rebranded as The Diamond Build. It is now lighter and better. This build is preloaded with dozens of top-grade video-addons. It lets you stream live TV, on-demand content like movies and shows, sports related content, and a lot more. It is a lightweight build that offers top-notch performance on all devices. After using the Diamond Dust Kodi build, I realized that it must be the part of our top Kodi Builds too.
In this guide, I will give you the detailed instructions to install Diamond Dust build on Kodi. Builds are easy to install, but make sure you follow each step carefully and in the order it has been arranged in this tutorial.
Install Diamond Dust Kodi Build
If you want to install a build from a third-party source, the Unknown Sources in the Kodi security settings must be turned on. So, before getting started with the installation steps, follow the steps below:
Go to the Kodi Settings from the home-screen. You can do that by clicking the cog/gear icon on the top-left
Now, navigate to and open System settings (or just System if you are using Kodi 18 Leia)
Next, click Add-ons on the left of the following window
On the right of the same window, you will see Unknown Sources. If it is switched off, go ahead and turn it ON by moving its toggle to the right
Kodi will now warn you of the potential threats your device will be exposed to upon turning this option ON. But, that happens when you install a malicious program. Diamond Dust Kodi build is safe. I have used it personally.
So, click Yes
Note: Once you have installed Diamond Dust build on Kodi, go back to Unknown Sources and switch it OFF.
When this is taken care of, you can get started with the installation procedure. There are lots of steps involved in this process. You just need to follow them in the same order as they have been laid out in this guide. You will have Diamond Dust Kodi Build in just a few minutes. To make things even easier, I am breaking down the process in the following parts:
- Part 1: Add the repository source to Kodi
- Part 2: Install Diamond Repo and Diamond Build Wizard
- Part 3: Install Diamond Dust Kodi Build
We will now go through each part separately.
Part 1: Add the repository source to Kodi
To install any repository or add-on on Kodi, you must either download the zip file on your hard drive or add the source URL to Kodi that points at the zip file. The latter is usually quicker. So, here is how you can add the source URL:
Step 1: Open the Kodi Settings (do that from the Kodi home-screen)
Step 2: On the next window, select and open the option File manager (in Kodi 18, you will find this option on the top left)
Step 3: Now, click and open the Add source item on the following window (as you see, this option is on the left as well as right. You may click any you like)
Note: If you have already added too many sources, you may not see Add source on the screen. You will need to scroll down to the bottom of the list first
Step 4: When you see the following screen, click <None>
Step 5: This is the window where you will enter the following URL: http://repo.rubyjewelwizard.com/
Take care of the typos while typing in the URL. Even a single mistake will prevent you from installing the Diamond Dust Kodi Build.
When done, click OK
Step 6: You also need to enter the name for this source with which you would want to identify it. Even though it could be any name you like, it is best to keep it relevant and easily identifiable with the source URL.
Let’s go with ruby and click OK
This is how you add the source to Kodi for the Diamond Dust build.
Part 2: Install the Diamond Repo and Diamond Build Wizard
Diamond Repo is the repository that you will fetch from the source you added a little bit ago. From this repository you will install the Diamond Build Wizard. This is the Wizard from which you will eventually extract the Diamond Dust build on Kodi.
Here is how it goes:
Step 1: Go to the home-screen of Kodi.
Step 2: Open the item Package Installer (the one that you see on the top-left in the image below)
Step 3: Select the item Install from zip file
Step 4: Find and click ruby (or any other name you might have added earlier for the source)
Step 5: On the next screen, click INSTALL_DIAMOND_REPO
Step 6: Now click repository.Diamond-Wizard-Repo-3.3.9.zip file.
This is the zip file from where you will extract the Diamond Wizard Repo.
As you can see, the version number of this zip file is 3.3.9 while I write this guide. However, it may change when you are installing this build if the repo is updated. Don’t worry about the version number. Click the zip file with whatever number it has.
Step 7: In about a minute you will see the message on the top right saying Diamond Wizard Repo Add-on installed
You have installed the Diamond Wizard Repo. Let’s install the Diamond Build Wizard now.
Step 8: Now open Install from repository on the same window
Step 9: Open Diamond Wizard Repo
Step 10: Click Program add-ons
Step 11: Click Diamond Build Wizard
Step 12: On the bottom right click Install
Step 13: Wait for the Diamond Build Wizard Add-on installed notification message on the top-right corner of the screen. The wizard takes 2-3 minutes to install.
Step 14: As soon as the wizard is installed and the above notification appears, a bunch of popups are displayed on your Kodi screen.
Click Dismiss when you see this popup with the note from the developer of the build
Step 15: Next, select any settings that you might want to change and click Continue
Step 16: On the last popup that appears, click Ignore. You may also click Build Menu to access the list of the builds. But, we will take care of that in the next part
Please note that these popups may reappear in the same order. Click Dismiss, Continue and Ignore again
This is how you install the Diamond Build Wizard.
Part 3: Install Diamond Dust Kodi Build
We will now use the Diamond Wizard to install the Diamond Dust Kodi build. Follow the steps below:
Step 1: Go to Program add-ons from Kodi home-screen > Add-ons
Now click and open the Diamond Build Wizard
Step 2: Diamond Build Wizard interface has changed. When you see this window click Builds tab on the top-left
Step 3: Build menu is on the left. Click The Diamond Build (formerly Diamond Dust Build)
If you have Kodi 18, select The Diamond Build under the category for builds for Kodi 18
Step 4: You now need to make a choice whether to go for Fresh Install or choose Install (on the right part of the window)
My recommendation is Fresh Install. This option will wipe your Kodi clean and install the Diamond Dust Kodi build on the default Kodi. That’s the best. That’s how you get the builds to perform optimally.
When you choose Install, you may be able to salvage some existing data (not all), but the build may not perform well.
Click Fresh Install
Note: If you get the error, ‘unable to find build’ click Fresh Install or Install multiple times until the wizard starts to install the chosen buid
Step 5: Click Yes to confirm your intent and to allow the Wizard to reset your Kodi
Step 6: Wait for the Wizard to install the build. The build installation takes several minutes.
Step 7: When the The Diamond Build has been installed, click OK to Force Close
This is how you install The Diamond Build or Diamond Dust Kodi Build.
Before you start streaming with Kodi Addons / Builds, I would like to warn you that everything you stream on Kodi is visible to your ISP and Government. This means, streaming copyrighted content (free movies, TV shows, Sports) might get you into legal trouble.
Kodi users are strongly advised to connect a VPN while streaming. A VPN for Kodi will bypass ISP throttling, Government Surveillance, and geo-restriction on popular Add-ons. I always connect ExpressVPN on all my streaming devices and I suggest you do the same.
ExpressVPN is the fastest and most secure VPN. It comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Meaning, you can use it freely for the first 30-days and if you are not satisfied with the performance (which is highly unlikely), you can ask for the full refund.
NOTE: We do not encourage the violation of the copyright laws. But, what if you end up streaming content from an illegitimate source unintentionally? It is not always easy to tell the difference between a legit and illegal source.
So, before you start streaming on Kodi, here's how to get VPN protection in 3 simple steps.
Step 1: Get the ExpressVPN subscription HERE.
Step 2: Click HERE to download and install the ExpressVPN app on your device.
Step 3: Click the Power icon to connect a VPN server. That's all. Your connection is now secure with the fastest and best VPN for Kodi.
Quick Tour of Diamond Dust Kodi Build
Open Kodi again on your device after installing the build. You will notice that the Kodi home-screen has changed dramatically. This is the new home-screen now
The Kodi 18 and Kodi 17.6 versions of the build have pretty much the same interface. However, Kodi 18 version is not exactly what you would call stable. It kept crashing on me. I hope developers fix it soon.
Most Kodi builds stick to some standards in the layout. They have the main menu-bar strip running across from left to right and is usually positioned closer to the bottom than the top.
The menu-bar also has the submenu-bar underneath it. The whole setup makes navigation a lot easier.
Cycle through the menu-bar and you will find Movies, TV Shows, Live TV, Sports, and other options. These home-screen items help you get started quickly. Choose a menu item, such as Movies, and pick the desired submenu item to explore further.
The Diamond Dust Kodi build also shows other onscreen items related to the chosen item in the Menu and submenu bars.
In the image above, I chose Set / Add option in the menu-bar and click Video Add-ons in the submenu bar. What I see now is the list of the addons preloaded on Kodi Diamond Dust build. The image below does not show the complete list though. You will want to scroll down to see more. But, I can already see some top add-ons on the visible part of the list such as DeathStar, Monster Munch, Redemption, SelfLess Lite, Supremacy Sports etc.
Explore this build and find everything else it has to offer.
The lucky strike of serendipity had me run into the Diamond Dust Kodi build. With so many builds and addons falling apart, Diamond Dust build is certainly a delightful discovery. It looks good, performs even better and comes with loads of pre-installed video add-ons. Go ahead and give it a go.
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