Yuzu Nintendo Switch emulator for Android - Download APK

Yuzu emulator for Android

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Yuzu emulator for Android is an experimental open-source project for the Nintendo Switch from the creators of Citra.

It is written in C++ with portability in mind, with builds actively maintained for Windows, Linux, Android OS, MacOS and iOS.

The Yuzu emulator for Android is made by the developers of the Nintendo 3DS emulator Citra, with significant code shared between the projects.


Yuzu for Android OS only emulates a subset of Switch hardware and therefore most commercial games do not run at full speed or are not fully functional.

Originally, Yuzu only supported test programs and homebrew, but as of July 2022, a handful of games work without issue.

Yuzu uses a network service called Boxcat as a replacement for Nintendo’s BCAT dynamic content network.

It also offers a resolution rescaling feature that simulates docked, undocked and beyond-native resolutions.

The Yuzu development team announced an update that included experimental features, and beta program is now open; get it on the link below.

It is licensed under the GPLv2 (or any later version); refer to the license.txt file included.

System requirements

In order to run the application correctly, it is necessary to meet the minimum requirements given in the table below.

OS versionAndroid 8.0 (or higher)
CPUQuad core 2.0+ Ghz
RAM6 GB (8 GB recommended)
Disk space50 MB
The table lists the minimum system requirements for running Yuzu emulator Android

It is still possible to install the app on devices not mentioned above, but we cannot guarantee its proper functioning.

We recommend backing up the device on which the app will be installed before performing any installation of third-party apps not from the official app Store.


There will be frequent updates which you can grab from the link below.

The last version implements the following new features:

•Input rewrite (in beta version only)

•New graphic user interface on beta version release

•Bugfixes and performance improvements for Android 6.0 (or higher)

•Add compatibility with only accelerometer and auto calibrate for drift for Android 6.0+

•Fix updates integrated into cartridge images

•Update translations (for all language)

•Remove emulated mailbox presentation

•Remove unnecessary system argument to CheatParser’s Parse function

•Fix modifier scale button mapping (in beta version only)

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

You will need to manually update the app by installing the new version from the APK file; the previous app will be replaced automatically.

All the updates 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.


  • Download APK file on the link button
  • Open a File manager
  • Select the folder containing the downloaded file
  • Open the file .apk
  • Press install button
  • Launch the app