Install Intellij IDEA on Nintendo Switch

Intellij IDEA

IntelliJ IDEA is an IDE designed to maximize developer productivity.
It does the routine and repetitive tasks for you by providing clever code completion, static code analysis, and refactorings, and lets you focus on the bright side of software development, making it not only productive but also an enjoyable experience.

WARNING for all 32-bit OS users: All JetBrains applications are deprecated on 32-bit OS. Move to a 64-bit OS to be able to use the latest version.

To run: Menu -> Programming -> IntelliJ IDEA
To run in a terminal: /opt/ideaIC/bin/

Fortunately, Intellij IDEA 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 Intellij IDEA.


For the best chance of this working, we recommend using the latest version of Switchroot L4T Ubuntu Noble, which is currently version 5.1.2 Ubuntu Noble.
Intellij IDEA 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 Intellij IDEA

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

Then click on the Programming category.

Now scroll down to find Intellij IDEA in the list.

Just click Install and Pi-Apps will install Intellij IDEA for you!

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