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Building for Android

Note: These build instructions are a work-in-progress.


Cloning Citra with Git

git clone --recursive

Citra by default will be cloned into -

  • C:\Users\\citra on Windows
  • ~/citra on Linux
  • And wherever on macOS


  1. Start Android Studio, on the startup dialog select Open.
  2. Navigate to the citra/src/android directory and click on OK.
  3. In Build > Select Build Variant, select release or relWithDebInfo as the “Active build variant”.
  4. Build the project with Build > Make Project or run it on an Android device with Run > Run 'app'.

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