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How to Turn ON/OFF Developer Mode on Chromebook



Developer Mode on Chromebook

Chromebook is one of the specific and efficient device, so they are very special and limited. This device is very useful for surfing as well as for handling other basic tasks like word processing and more. The simple interface of the device can be used even by the armature users. In this device, you can install only limited apps because Google has some restrictions but it provides better security. One of the important feature of this application is Developer Mode. This feature is quite similar to Jail breaking an iPhone or rooting an Android phone. The developer mode option provides the approval to install the app on your device. So if you enable this feature you will get high control but the security features of this Chromebook will go down. So use this feature whenever you need and disable after installing the application.

Developer Mode on Chromebook
Developer Mode on Chromebook

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Steps to Turn ON Developer Mode on Chromebook

Enable Developer Mode on your Chromebook is a simple task. But before enable the feature backup all your data which you stored on your device. Because it may cause loss of data on your device.

Step 1: First of all, Turn-off your Google Chromebook.

Step 2: Press the Esc + Refresh Key (Circle Arrow Key) simultaneously and tap the Power button. To boot your device from normal mode to recovery mode.

Developer Mode on Chromebook
Developer Mode on Chromebook

Step 3: Now Chrome OS is missing or damaged. Please insert USB stick prompt will appear on the screen.

Step 4: Tap on the Control+D on your device.

Step 5: When the next prompt appear on the screen tap Enter option.

Step 6: Then wait till your device gets restarted and proceed your setup.

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Steps to Turn OFF Developer Mode on Chromebook

Step 1: To Turn-Off Developer Move, first, back-up your data and reboot your device.

Step 2: Wait till OS vou verification is OFF prompt appear on the screen and tap the Spacebar.

Step 3: Now the device will get reboot automatically and it will also turn-off or disable the Developer mode automatically.

Problems Faced when Enable Chromebook Developer Mode

  • Google will not support for developer mode option. If any problem occurs you cannot climb your warranty.
  • By enabling this feature you may lose data.
  • The booting speed of your device may get slow while using this feature.
  • Once if you enable the feature you may lose the security features.

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Final Thoughts

That’s it, this is the simple method to enable or disable the Developer option on your Chromebook. By using this feature you can install all your favorite apps on your device without any issues.

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