Ryujinx emulator APK – Download for Android Nintendo Switch

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Ryujinx emulator for Android

LicenseOpen source

Content summary

  1. Info
  2. System requirements
  3. How to install
  4. How to update
  5. Last features
  6. How to download
  7. Frequently Asked Questions

Ryujinx emulator is an experimental open-source app for the Nintendo Switch, compatible with Android OS devices.

It is written in Java with portability in mind, with builds actively maintained for mobile devices (smartphone and tablet.

Ryujinx emulator is capable of running most commercial games at full speed, provided you meet the necessary hardware requirements.

As of August 2022, Ryujinx emulator has been tested on approximately 3,500 titles; over 3,300 boot past menus and into gameplay, with roughly 3,100 of those being considered playable.

The name Ryujinx emulator is based on the name “Ryujin”; in other words, a name for a Mythical (Sea-God) Dragon.

The name stems from Ryu (as already explained), then RyuJIT; which is the codename for the JIT compiler for .NET Core; the NX part of the name is from the Codename of the Switch itself.

Since the Nintendo Switch is a complicated device controller input wise, you will need to change some input settings depending on the game you wish to play, on advanced settings menu.

Ryujinx emulator project is licensed under the GPLv3 (or any later version).

Ryujinx emulator for Android

System requirements

The following table lists the minimum system requirements for running this application on smartphone and tablet devices.

OSAndroid 8 (or above)
CPUArm v8a 64 bit – Octa-core 2.0 GHz (or higher)
RAM6 GB minimum (8 GB recommended)
Storage32 MB minimum
Display1080p (or higher)

The app performance may vary depending on device hardware configuration.

For the best experience, users should be running within the recommended requirements.


  1. Download the app on Android device
  2. Open a file manager on the device
  3. Select the folder containing the downloaded file
  4. Open the .apk file and press Install
  5. If required, allow Install unknown app
  6. Launch the app

Applications need to access certain devices systems: as soon as an application is installed, you will be informed of all the permissions it requires.

The app contains a MOD downloader, which will detect your games within Ryujinx emulator and download the Mods for them.

The Mod Downloader is an internal program and Ryujinx emulator should be running while using it.

The mods downloaded will be placed within the games specific mod directory.

To add a save, simply tap your game in the Games List, Select Open Save Data Location, then Select your User from the Profile Selector.

Once your Save Data Location is open, place your game saves in this virtual directory.

Ryujinx emulator for Android


This app is from a third-party developer, so an automatic update won’t be available.

You will need to manually update the app by removing the old version and installing the new version.

You can download any version of this application directly from our website.

You can contact our technical staff and receive the app archives of most versions and you can download them according to your needs.

Change log

Features that are implemented in the last version:

  • Avoid scaling 2d textures that could be used as “3d“.
  • Reduce some unnecessary allocations in DMA handler.
  • Handle the case where byte size option values are sent to BSD
  • Add border to Flyouts
  • Propagate Shader phi nodes with the same source value from all blocks
  • Make tooltips more useful and descriptive, update Spanish localization
  • Couple fixes and improvements
  • Ensure mouse cursor is only hidden when mouse is in renderer
  • Relicense Ryujinx.Audio under the terms of the MIT license

Development versions have the latest fixes and optimizations, but their constantly changing nature means that little testing has been done on them and unknown bugs may appear.

Ryujinx emulator for Android


Size11.1 MB

The latest version of this app is available on the link button below.


This guide/tutorial can answer the following questions:

  • How to install Ryujinx emulator on Android
  • How to download Ryujinx emulator APK
  • How to play Nintendo Switch games on Android
  • How to run Ryujinx emulator on Android
  • Can I play Nintendo Switch on Android