How to Install FRIDA for Mobile Security

FRIDA is a Dynamic instrumentation toolkit used by developers, reverse engineers, and security researchers to identify security vulnerabilities in mobile applications.

This toolkit supports most the operating systems such as Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, and Android. This short blog provides guidance for the installation of FRIDA.


FRIDA consists of server and client. You must install the server on your mobile device and the client on your laptop.

Installation of client

You can install the FRIDA client by shooting the following command:

$ pip install frida-tools

Above command install list of tools such as Frida CLI, frida-ps, frida-trace, frida-discover, frida-ls-devices, frida-kill, etc.

Installation of server

You can install the FRIDA server on your mobile device or emulator by shooting the following commands:

adb root //root authentication
adb push frida-server /data/local/tmp/frida-server //uploading file 
adb shell chmod 755 /data/local/tmp/frida-server //file permissions
adb shell "/data/local/tmp/frida-server &" //running server

Testing of Installation

Use the below command to check whether the installation is correct or not:

frida-ps -U 

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