How to Activate Developer Mode Chromebook

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Developer Mode on the smart devices helps you to free yourself from the restrictions that are imposed by the developer team. The users of Chromebook can access only the limited features because it is designed to be simple and custom-built for minimal usage. So, some Chromebook users need to activate the Developer Mode to get more benefits. By enabling the Developer Mode on Chromebook, you can use the PC for development work, install third-party apps, and third-party operating systems.

How to Activate Developer Mode on Chromebook

1. Press the Esc, Refresh, and Power buttons.

2. A dialogue box will appear with the Chrome OS is missing or damaged. Please insert a recovery USB stick or SD card message on the screen.

Activate Developer Mode Chromebook

3. Now, press and hold the Ctrl and D keys on the keyboard at the same time.

4. If your Chromebook asks you to turn off OS verification, press the Enter button.

5. Wait until your device restart.

6. Next, go through the Chromebook setup process.

7. A screen will appear on the screen saying that OS verification is turned off, which will appear every time you boot up the device.

OS verification if Off message on the screen

8. Again, press the Ctrl and D keys to restart Chromebook.

9. Now, your Chromebook PC is booted in the Developer Mode. You can access the PC without any restrictions.

Disadvantages of Developer Mode on Chromebook

Similar to Xbox Dev Mode, there are some drawbacks with the Developer Mode on Chromebook. When you enable the Developer mode, all the data saved on your Chromebook locally will be deleted. And the data stored in the Developer Mode will be deleted after you disable the mode. So whenever you need to enable or disable the developer mode, you need to turn back up the data in a hard drive. If you forget to do so, you will lose your data forever.

Whenever you boot your Chromebook on Developer Mode, you need to look at the warning screen. Further, all the safety features on your Chromebook will be disabled when you activate the Developer Mode.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is Developer Mode safe?

No, The Developer Mode on the Chromebook wants you to turn off the OS verification which makes it an unsafe option for your PC.

2. How to deactivate Developer Mode on Chromebook?

If you want to turn off the Developer Mode on Chromebook, turn off the Chromebook and turn it on again. When you see the OS verification is Off message, hit the Spacebar key on the keyboard. If your Chromebook has a physical developer Switch, turn it off using the Switch.

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