How to Run Chrome OS on Android

One of the most widely discussed topics these days is how to run or install Chrome OS on Android tabs or phones. 

There has been much confusion on this topic, and its complexity has been offered to be solved by the XDA developers’ community. Do you want a buy a Chromebook for coding? Check out our top-picked Chromebooks for coding.

They have offered a method to install Chrome OS on non-Chromebook PC or tablets. Read more about Replacing Chrome OS with linux?

These steps have been explained in the steps below. To further clarify any confusion, just scroll down and find the solution to your problem.

Can you run Chrome OS on android?

This question is asked frequently by users on different discussion platforms and forums.

The answers depict that Android is not suitable for running chrome OS due to some drawbacks in its software development. One of the answers given on Reddit, a discussion website, shows a suitable reason which is shown below.

CloudReady Confusion

Some articles that have been published mention that CloudReady is offered by a company named Neverware, where CloudReady is a distinct version of the operating system of Chromium that runs a Chrome-like browser.

But will it work on Android? The answer was given by the XDA. It has been shown below.

Method #1 Running Chrome OS on android:

The method known as Project Croissant or Chromefy was developed by XDA members (put together by the senior member Alesimula) for installing official Chrome OS on any device, including Android ones.

However, the condition necessary for this method is that the device should be capable of booting from live USB, which excludes most Android-only devices. The required files necessary for this method are shown in the following picture.

Step 1:

It includes bootable USB image generation. It is guided in the following video.

Project Croissant: Creating universal ChromeOS image and bootable USB

Step 2:

The developers explain the second step like this, as shown below.

Method #2 running chrome OS on android

  • 1st step code:

sudo /usr/sbin/chromeos-install –dst [COLOR=Blue]YOURDRIVE[/COLOR] [COLOR=DeepSkyBlue](Ex: /dev/sda)[/COLOR]

  • 3rd step code:

sudo bash /path/to/ [COLOR=”blue”]YOURSYSTEMPARTITION[/COLOR][COLOR=”DeepSkyBlue”](EX: /dev/sda3)[/COLOR] /path/to/chosenchromeosbuild.bin /path/to/carolinebuild.bin_OR_swtpm.tar

  • Step 4 code:

sudo mkfs.ext4 [COLOR=”Blue”]YOURDATAPARTITION[/COLOR][COLOR=”DeepSkyBlue”](Ex: /dev/sda1)[/COLOR]

Comprehensive Guide

It has been mentioned that if the steps seem too generic, the comprehensive guide may be referred to. It is shown in the pictures posted below. The link is also given below.

[GUIDE][PROJECT CROISSANT] Installing official Chrome OS on any device (PC/PC-like) | Page 4 | XDA Forums


In short, it can be said that there are not many ways by which you can run Chrome OS on Android, but it can be hoped that if this method doesn’t work for you, better methods and new ways will be introduced in the near future.

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