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How to enable Developer Mode on Chromebook

posted at 15-07-2019


  • When you enable developer mode all of your files, directories and accounts will be deleted.
  • Google doesn't support your Chromebook in developer mode.


  • Turn on your Chromebook.
  • Restart it with recovery mode (Pressing esc, refresh and power button).
  • The recovery mode screen says "Chrome OS is missing or damaged.". Press CTRL + D to go to another screen.
  • Now you can press Enter and enable the Developer Mode.
  • Wait a few minutes and your Chromebook will restart with Developer Mode Enabled.

To Go Ahead

  • When your Chromebook turn on, a message will appear "OS verification is OFF", so press CTRL + D again. (This message will show up every time that you start it)
  • You need set on the Debugging Features.
  • So, click in Enable debugging features, then press Proceed.
  • After it, your Chromebook will restart.
  • So when it turns on, you can put your root password.
  • Now you just need to set the normal options to your Chromebook work.

Set user password

  • After these steps, you can set a user password to use sudo.
  • Press CTRL+ALT+F2 login with root (use the password that you informed when you enable the Debugging Feature).
  • Now write passwd chronos.
  • Now you can write the password.
  • After that, press CTRL+ALT+F1 to back to graphic mode.