Making a Recovery USB


Making a Recovery USB will wipe all data on said drive. Back up anything if you need to.

For you to reinstall chromeOS, you will need to make a Recovery USB. There are two methods depending on the Operating System Installed.

Chromebook Recovery Utility (Windows/ChromeOS/macOS)

  1. Download the Chromebook Recovery Utilityopen in new window from the Chrome Web Store.

  2. Launch the app, then follow on-screen instructions. If you are unable to find your device, you can select the "Select a model from a list" option.

  3. Select the USB drive you want to use.

  4. Wait for it to complete.

Manually Flash Recovery Image (Windows/ChromeOS/macOS/Linux)

  1. Go to cros.techopen in new window and find your device.

  2. Click on the "Recovery Images" dropdown and select the latest one.

  3. Extract the file.


Use Rufus to flash the recovery .bin file to USB but make sure to flash in "dd" mode.


Use dd to flash the recovery .bin file to USB.

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