Install eDEX-UI on Nintendo Switch


Futuristic hacker terminal
Inspired from Hollywood, this terminal is beautiful to look at and will impress your friends. It's a fully-functional bash terminal, system monitor, file manager, and on-screen keyboard, all in one fullscreen window.
Oh, and it has sound effects.

To run: Menu -> System Tools -> eDEX-UI. This new version loads in about 10 seconds! (instead of 2 minutes like Novaspirit's old version)
To run in a terminal: /opt/eDEX-UI/edex-ui

To exit eDEX-UI, press Alt+F4, or run this command in the terminal: exit
Change settings with Ctrl+Shift+S.
View all keyboard shortcuts with Ctrl+Shift+K.

Novaspirit Tech made an excellent walkthrough video a while ago:

Fortunately, eDEX-UI 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 eDEX-UI.


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.
eDEX-UI 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 eDEX-UI

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

Then click on the Terminals category.

Now scroll down to find eDEX-UI in the list.

Just click Install and Pi-Apps will install eDEX-UI for you!

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