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Discussion on: A Minimal Chromebook Setup for Development & Hacking

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Carl Walsh

you can re-enable verified boot, while still remaining in dev-mode. Its a single command.

Can you share the command? All the top google results give steps for re-enabling verified boot by turning off dev mode (i.e. by pressing space at boot and wiping user data).

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Peter Benjamin (he/they) Author • Edited on

Carl, it's provided in a reply here.

Having said that, I haven't been using ChromeOS devices for several years now, so do it at your own risk.

Also, there is more detailed information about this in the crouton project's wiki here and here.

TL;DR:

[crouton] re-enables verified boot when it can, although this is a bit of a false sense of security, as anything with the ability to escape the chroot and edit the rootfs also has the permissions necessary to disable verified boot again as well.

The command to do this is:

crossystem dev-boot-signed-only=1
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