Install ckb-next on Nintendo Switch


ckb-next is an open-source Linux driver for Corsair keyboards and mice.
Features include:

  • Customizable key bindings
  • Lighting and animation settings
  • Adjustable DPI for mice
  • and more!

To run: Menu -> Preferences -> ckb-next
To run in a terminal: ckb-next

DISCLAIMER: this is NOT an official Corsair product and does not come with a warranty. Also, not all Corsair products are fully supported. Use at your own risk.

Fortunately, ckb-next is very easy to install on your Nintendo Switch in just two steps.

  1. Install Pi-Apps - the best app installer for Nintendo Switch.
  2. Use Pi-Apps to install ckb-next.


For the best chance of this working, we recommend using the latest version of Switchroot L4T Ubuntu Jammy, which is currently version 5.1.2 Ubuntu Jammy.
ckb-next will run on L4T Ubuntu ARM64.

Install Pi-Apps

Pi-Apps is a free tool that makes it incredibly easy to install the most useful programs on your Nintendo Switch with just a few clicks.

Open a terminal and run this command to install Pi-Apps:

wget -qO- | bash

Feel free to check out the Pi-Apps source code here:

Install ckb-next

Now that you have Pi-Apps installed, it is time to install ckb-next.
First launch Pi-Apps from your start menu:

Then click on the Tools category.

Now scroll down to find ckb-next in the list.

Just click Install and Pi-Apps will install ckb-next for you!

Pi-Apps is a free and open source tool made by Botspot and other contributors. Find out more at