How to use Google Playstore on Poin2 Chromebook (Canary mode)

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Hi everyone,

I’m going to show you how to use Playstore on Poin2 Chromebook 11.

Step 1

you need to change your chromebook to Developer mode. All local data will be wiped so please back up on Google Drive or SD card before you proceed. To change to Developer mode press  ESC + F3 + Power then Ctrl + D, enter, once rebooted, press Ctrl + D. It should take about 10 mins to enter. When you see “OS Verification is turned off” screen you could either wait on or press Ctrl + D to skip the wait.

Step 2

Next is changing channel. Go to Settings > About Chrome OS > More info > Change Channel > Developer and press update. Chrome OS will update to R55.
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Step 2 is done. As you can see below Platform number, ARC version. Now let’s find the hidden Android!
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We are going to add Google Playstore. Follow Step 3 instructions below.
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Step 3

1. Press Ctrl + Alt + T to run Crosh
2. Type in shell commands on Crosh
3. Type below commands in following order. (Note: there are two dashes in front of bind and enable-arc. ––bind / ––enable-arc)
sudo su
cp /etc/chrome_dev.conf /usr/local
mount ––bind /usr/local/chrome_dev.conf /etc/chrome_dev.conf
echo “––enable-arc” >> /etc/chrome_dev.conf
restart ui
4. You will be logged out so once you log back in you’ll see Playstore. If you reboot your chromebook you will have to redo this process again.

Shall we try it now?
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Woohoo
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Let’s install something.
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Unfortunately this is unoptimized beta version so error pops up when you try to run Clash Royal. But I’m sure it will be updated soon.

I also tried installing Microsoft Word.
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Works perfectly. Unlike using ARC Welder, storage gets synced and so you can save files straight in your download folder.
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There still are numerous compatibility issues but we are so excited to see Android on our Poin2 Chromebook 11! We will be sure to keep you updated after more tests. 😀

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