How to root Chromebook? | Chrome OS rooting shell scripts.

Recently I wrote a post about Google Chromebook laptops that whether you should buy them or not. So today’s post is for those users who already own a Google Chromebook and want to easily root Chromebook.

So, as we all know that rooting is a thing that almost all advanced Android user loves, rooting devices meaning granting a user to modify /system partition. Now it’s possible to root Android Subsystem on Chromebook, but this method is only tested on Chrome OS versions 54-67.

And first, all credit goes to the developer of aroc project. solarium developer of aroc project made it possible to root android subsystem present in Chromebooks which help Chromebook user to run android application. Enough talks let move to the process.

The prerequisites of running the scripts to root Chromebook 2020 – 20201:

Follow these steps to remove Rootfs verification:-

  • A Chrome OS device that supports Android apps with storage space for a ~2 GB file in /usr/local.
  • Chromebook should have Developer Mode enabled.
  • The Chrome OS system partition needs to have been made writable, that is, rootfs verification needs to be disabled.
  • Rootfs verification can be disabled by running the following commands, and then rebooting;
sudo /usr/share/vboot/bin/ --remove_rootfs_verification --partitions $(( $(rootdev -s | sed -r 's/.*(.)$/\1/') - 1))


sudo /usr/share/vboot/bin/ --remove_rootfs_verification

Instruction to grant root access in Chromebook:-

Method 1 (One click root for chrome OS):-

  • Backup your android system image (in case you want to unroot)
  • Launch up your Chrome OS shell and type
curl -Ls | sudo sh
  • Reboot your device.
  • Now install the Root checker and check whether you acquired root access.

Method 2:-

This method isn’t different from the above one. The above code is a combination of the codes provided below. But some people might face issues with the above code, so you can follow this method to root Chrome OS.

You have to flash scripts in following order (>Reboot>>Reboot).

  • Backup your android system image (in case you want to unroot).
  • Launch your Chrome OS shell and type the following command
curl -Ls | sudo sh
  • Now reboot your device and again open Chrome OS shell and type the following command
curl -Ls | sudo sh
  • Now again reboot your device and done, now you have access to root user of Chromebook!!

After Chrome OS update all the changes made to rootfs will be reverted.

In case you want to unroot just manually restore your unrooted system image.

Also Read: Can I get virus by just visiting a website?

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you need to restore the original Android system image (for instance after a power wash, or if the script didn’t complete successfully), the easiest way to do this is to run the following command (then reboot) :

sudo mv /opt/google/containers/android/system.raw.img.bk /opt/google/containers/android/system.raw.img

Comment down below if you have any questions or problem, we will try to help you fix it!

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