Install Neofetch on Nintendo Switch


An aesthetically pleasing bash script to show system information.

To run in a terminal: 'neofetch'

This version of Neofetch is better than what can be found by default from APT. It correctly detects CPU and GPU info on ARM systems - details which are hidden in the official version.

Fortunately, Neofetch 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 Neofetch.


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.
Neofetch 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 Neofetch

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

Then click on the System Management category.

Now scroll down to find Neofetch in the list.

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

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