Yuzu Android Installation & Setup Guide (2024)

This blog post will guide you through the entire process of using the Yuzu Emulator to play Nintendo Switch games on your Android devices in detail.

To make it easy to follow, the guide includes screenshots and detailed installation and setup instructions.

What is Yuzu Android?

You can play your favorite Nintendo Switch console games on your smartphone by using the Yuzu Android emulator!

Compatibility with a large selection of games, enhanced graphics with features like resolution scaling and texture filtering, and support for game modding are just a few of its features.

Yuzu makes it easier to use external gamepads for better gameplay.

Yuzu Android

Yuzu Android Minimum System Requirements:

Processor:Snapdragon 460 or newer.
GPU:Adreno 605 GPU (with Turnip drivers) or newer, or ARM Mali-G57.
RAM:8GB or more.

How To Download and Install Yuzu Emulator on Android?

Step 1 – Download and install the ‘Yuzu Android‘ emulator from Google Play Store.

Step 2 – Once installation is complete, click on “Play” to open Yuzu Android.

How To Setup Yuzu Android with Prod.Keys?

Step 1 – Click on ‘Get started‘ button to set up Yuzu emulator and dive into emulation.

Step 2 – Click on ‘Grant permission‘ button to allow notifications.

Step 3 – Click on ‘Allow‘ option to permit Yuzu to send you notifications.

Step 4 – Click on ‘Select Keys‘ to choose your prod.keys file.

Version:File Size:Link:
Keys (Latest)14KBDownload

Step 5 – After selecting the prod.keys file, click on ‘Select‘ button.

Step 6 – On Yuzu Android, Prod Keys have been installed successfully.

Step 7 – Click on ‘Add Games‘ button and select your Switch Games folder.

Step 8 – Open your Games folder and click on the ‘USE THIS FOLDER‘ option.

Step 9 – Click on ‘Allow‘ option to grant yuzu access to files in Switch Games. This will enable yuzu to access both current and future content stored in Switch Games.

Step 10 – Switch Games directory has been selected.

Step 11 – You’re all set! Click on ‘Continue‘ to start enjoying your games.

Step 12 – You can now play games on Yuzu Emulator.

Yuzu Android Best Advanced Settings:

Step 1 – Click on ‘Settings‘ icon.

Step 2 – Click on ‘Advanced Settings‘ to configure the Yuzu emulator settings.

Step 3 – Click on ‘General‘.

  • General settings.

  1. Limit speed: Turn On
    (Limits emulation speed to a specified percentage of normal speed.)
  2. Limit speed percent: 100%
    (Specifies the percentage to limit emulation speed. 100% is the normal speed. Values higher or lower will increase or decrease the speed limit.)
  3. CPU accuracy: Auto
  4. Picture in Picture: Turn On
    (Minimize window when placed in the background)

Step 4 – Click on ‘System‘.

  • System settings.

  1. Docked Mode: Turn On, only if you are using a high-end Android device.
    (Increases resolution, decreasing performance. Handheld Mode is used when disabled, lowering resolution and increasing performance.)
  2. Emulated region: (Choose and select your region)
  3. Emulated language: (Choose and select your language)
  4. Custom RTC: Disabled
    (Allows you to set a custom real-time clock separate from your current)

Step 5 – Click on ‘Graphics‘.

  • Graphics settings Screenshot #1

  1. Accuracy level: Normal
  2. Resolution (Handheld/Docked): 1X (720p/1080p)
  3. VSync mode: FIFO (On)
  4. Window adapting filter: Bilinear
  5. Anti-aliasing method: None
  6. Orientation: Landscape
  7. Aspect ratio: Default (16:9)
  8. Disk shader cache: Enabled (Reduces stuttering by locally storing and loading generated shaders.)

  • Graphics settings Screenshot #2

  1. vSync mode: FIFO (On)
  2. Window adapting filter: Bilinear
  3. Anti-aliasing method: None
  4. Orientation: Landscape
  5. Aspect ratio: Default (16:9)
  6. Disk shader cache: Turn On
    (Reduces stuttering by locally storing and loading generated shaders.)
  7. Force maximum clocks (Adreno only): Turn Off
    (Forces the GPU to run at the maximum possible clocks (thermal constraints will still be applied).
  8. Use asynchronous shaders: Turn Off
    (Compiles shaders asynchronously, reducing stutter but may introduce glitches.)
  9. Use reactive flushing: Turn Off
    (Improves rendering accuracy in some games at the cost of performance.)

Step 6 – Click on ‘Audio‘.

  • Audio settings

  1. Output engine: Auto
  2. Volume: 100%
    (Specifies the volume of audio output.)

Step 7 – Click on ‘Debug‘.

  • Debug settings

  • GPU
  1. ΑΡΙ: Vulkan
  2. Graphics debugging: Disabled (Sets the graphics API to a slow debugging mode.)
  • CPU
  1. CPU Debugging: Turn Off
    (Puts the CPU in a slow debugging mode.)
  2. Fastmem: Turn On

How To Install GPU Drivers on Yuzu Android?

Step 1 – Click on ‘GPU driver manager‘ to install alternative drivers for potentially improved performance or accuracy.

Step 2 – Click on ‘Install‘ button.

Step 3 – Choose your custom drivers and click on ‘Select‘ option.

Step 4 – Custom driver has now been added to Yuzu Android emulator.

How To Change Theme and Color of Yuzu Android?

Step 1 – Click on ‘Theme and color‘.

  • Theme and color settings

  1. Change app theme: Default
  2. Change theme mode: Follow System
  3. Black backgrounds: Turn off
    (When using the dark theme, apply black backgrounds.)

How To Fix Black Game Screen on Yuzu Android?

Note: Some Nintendo Switch games may not run properly without firmware on Yuzu. If you want to ensure compatibility with all Nintendo Switch games, you need to install latest version of Switch firmware on Yuzu Android emulator.

How To Install Firmware on Yuzu Android?

Step 1 – Click on ‘Manage Yuzu Data‘ to import/export firmware, keys, user data, and more!

Step 2 – Click on ‘Install firmware‘ (Firmware must be in a ZIP archive and is needed to boot some games).

Step 3 – Select ‘Firmware.zip‘ file and click on ‘Select‘ option.

Version:File Size:Link:
Firmware (Latest)323MBDownload

Step 4 – Yuzu Emulator is currently installing firmware; please wait a few seconds.

Step 5 – Now, Firmware successfully installed on Yuzu Android.

How To Play Nintendo Switch Games on Yuzu Android Emulator?

Step 1 – Click on any game to start playing.

Step 2 – It will take a few seconds for the game to load.

Step 3 – Use the Yuzu Android Emulator to play any Nintendo Switch games and have fun!

How To Fix Invalid Keys Error on Yuzu Android?

Step 1 – How to Resolve Invalid Encryption Keys Error on Yuzu Android (The selected file is incorrect or corrupt. Please redump your keys).

Step 2 – Click on ‘Close‘ option.

Step 3 – Click on ‘Next‘ button then setup and configure Yuzu Android according to my previous instructions.

Step 4 – Click on ‘Manage yuzu data‘ option (Import/export firmware, keys, user data, and more!).

Step 5 – Click on ‘Install prod.keys‘ option. (prod.keys is essential file and is necessary to decrypt retail games.)

Step 6 – Choose and select ‘prod.keys‘ and click on ‘Select‘ option.

Step 7 – Prod keys have been installed properly and are working perfectly.

How To Install Game Updates or DLC on Yuzu Android?

Step 1 – If you want to install game updates or DLC click on ‘Install game content‘ option.

  • Choose your game update or DLC file, click on it, and it will take 10-20 seconds to install your game update or DLC file on your Yuzu Android emulator.

How To Import or Export Save Files on Yuzu Android?

Step 1 – Click on ‘Manage save data‘.

  • With this option, you can export Yuzu save games, and you can also import save games to your Yuzu emulator.

How To Install Amiibo Keys on Yuzu Android?

  1. Click on ‘Install Amiibo keys‘ option if you want to use Amiibo in game. (Amiibo keys are required to use Amiibo in the game.)

How To Update Prod.Keys on Yuzu Android?

Step 1 – If you want to update prod keys on Yuzu, go to settings, click on ‘Manage Yuzu Data‘, and then select ‘Install prod.keys‘ option.

Step 2 – Choose and select latest version ‘prod.keys‘ file.

Step 3 – Yuzu keys is now successfully updated.

How To Update Firmware on Yuzu Android?

Step 1 – Click on ‘Update Firmware‘ to update firmware of your Yuzu emulator.

  • Choose and select latest version of Switch ‘Firmware.zip‘, then click on the ‘Select‘ button to install and update the Yuzu Android firmware.

How To Install and Setup Yuzu Emulator on Android Device (Video Tutorial)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Q1. Is Yuzu on Android?

Ans. Yuzu released an Android version of its Nintendo Switch emulator on May 30, 2023, targeting Android users.

Q2. Is Yuzu available for Android?

Ans. Yes, Yuzu emulator is available for Android devices. You can download and install it from Google Play Store.

Q3. ROM is encrypted Yuzu Android?

Ans. To decrypt Switch games on Yuzu for Android, it’s essential to install prod.keys on Yuzu emulator.

Q4. Does Yuzu work on Android?

Ans. Yuzu does, in fact, function perfectly with Android-based devices. However, it’s important to remember that Yuzu Android requires Switch firmware and Switch keys.

Q5. How to install updates on Yuzu for Android?

Ans. Go to settings and select the “Manage yuzu data” menu item. You can quickly install Yuzu updates in this section.

Final Words:

In this post, we’ve covered almost everything about Yuzu Android emulator. If you have any questions or queries related to the Yuzu emulator, please feel free to write to us in the comment section below.

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