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Dynamic instrumentation toolkit for developers, reverse-engineers, and security researchers. Learn more at

Two ways to install

1. Install from prebuilt binaries

This is the recommended way to get started. All you need to do is:

pip install frida-tools # CLI tools
pip install frida       # Python bindings
npm install frida       # Node.js bindings

You may also download pre-built binaries for various operating systems from Frida's releases page on GitHub.

2. Build your own binaries


For running the Frida CLI tools, i.e. frida, frida-ls-devices, frida-ps, frida-kill, frida-trace, and frida-discover, you need Python plus a few packages:

pip3 install colorama prompt-toolkit pygments



macOS and iOS

First make a trusted code-signing certificate. You can use the guide at in the sections “Create a certificate in the System Keychain” and “Trust the certificate for code signing”. You can use the name frida-cert instead of gdb-cert if you'd like.

Next export the name of the created certificate to the environment variables MACOS_CERTID and IOS_CERTID, and run make:

export MACOS_CERTID=frida-cert
export IOS_CERTID=frida-cert

To ensure that macOS accepts the newly created certificate, restart the taskgated daemon:

sudo killall taskgated



(Requires Visual Studio 2019.)

See for details.

Learn more

Have a look at our documentation.

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