Wipe / clear / reset a Chromebit

Written by leif. Posted in Archive, Tips

  1. Turn off the Chromebit by removing the power cord.
  2. Put a paperclip (or pushpin) into the recovery button hole while reattaching the power cord (to turn on the device). The recovery button hole is circled below:
  3. Press Ctrl + D.
  4. Once again, put a paperclip (or pushpin) into the recovery button hole. The device reboots and displays a red exclamation point.
  5. Press Ctrl + D. The Chromebit reboots and starts the transition to developer mode. This clears all local data, a process that takes approximately 10 minutes.
    If Forced re-enrollment is enabled for the device, you’ll see a note that developer mode is blocked. This shortens the wipe process, and still allows for re-enrollment when the device automatically reboots into verified mode.

  6. At the startup screen, press the spacebar, and then press Enter to reboot the device and return to verified mode.
  7. If you’re using a managed Chromebit for your school or business, follow these steps to enroll the device.
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