We thought we had seen the last of the hugely popular Kodi repository TVAddons when it mysteriously disappeared in June - but it's back.

Or is it?

The versatile source was widely considered to be the number one library for Kodi add-ons, most notably for hosting Exodus - a global source for TV shows and movies and reportedly listed a staggering 1,500 add-ons.

In early June, it was sued by US satellite provider Dish Network for copyright infringement and subsequently disappeared with no explanation. The Facebook page also vanished without a trace.

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Disclaimer on resurrected Exodus repo warning of breach of copyright

It remains unclear whether TVAddons pulled the plug itself, or was shut down by authorities. 

But now, TVAddons has re-appeared online – to much skepticism from the Kodi community.

Many YouTube Vloggers have created videos highlighting the discrepancies between the official repo and this version, doubting its authenticity. 

Kodi users on social media have also warned others away from this 'new' version claiming that it has reportedly been set up by a Canadaian law firm.

One Facebok post read: "Please if you still are connected to tvaddons repo in any way please delete as the TVaddons domain is registered to a Canadian lawyer. This seems pretty sketchy and could be used to monitor ips with the fusion installer installed."

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TVAddons now requires users to download ZIP files from the resurrected version of the website - which could prove harmful to your computer and potentially compromise your personal data. 

The Kodi community remains divided with many users unsure if this is a sting by law enforcement to frighten users or if it's legit.

Even if it is legit, when things like this happen, you should consider all your options and ask yourself if it's worth the risk.

Speculation on YouTube is rife with several reviewers mentioning a site under discovery investigation in a lawsuit, whose domains were seized or otherwise turned over to a Canadian law firm, without a single word from any known associated figure from the original group site.

Remember, Kodi itself isn’t illegal - it's an open-source media player that carries no content, but third-party add-ons created by developers can enable users to illegally access copyrighted content through it.