How to Install Etcher on Chromebook

Conclusion

At present, it is not possible to use Etcher on Chromebook. That is why we had to use 'Chromebook Recovery Utility' for flashing. Do not worry, the app is completely safe and genuine. After all, it is powered by Google and is available on the Chromebook App store. We hope you could complete your flashing easily, and this article helped. Please let us know in the comment section if you have any other alternative method for this.


FAQ

Q. 1. Why can't Etcher be used to flash drives on Chromebook?

Ans- Balena has not yet developed software that can be used to flash drives on Chromebook. That is the reason we had to use 'Chromebook Recovery Utility.'

Q. 2. When can I expect Etcher to be able to work on Chromebook?

Ans – There is no expected time to release Etcher for Chromebook. Till then you need to lookout for some other alternatives to Etcher.


If you are here because you want to install Etcher on Chromebook and not knowing how to go about it. Then, we have sad news for you.

At present, it is not possible to install Etcher on Chromebook. Etcher for ChromeBook has not been developed yet, don't be disappointed, as we have a solution to this problem also. 

Etcher is a robust software developed by Balena. It is open-source software that can write image files like '.img' and '.iso.' This software can help you make live USB devices and SD cards. At present, it is not possible to install Etcher on Chromebook. Etcher for ChromeBook has not been developed yet, but we can help you.

The basic requirement of Etcher is to flash images on your storage devices. Some alternatives of Etcher can fulfill this purpose.


How to Write an Image File on Chromebook

You will need an 8 gig USB drive, an ISO image file appropriate for your system, and of course, a Chromebook. Follow the following steps –

Step – 1: Make a right-click on the ISO image, click on 'Rename' and rename it from '.iso' to '.din.'

Step – 2: Go to the Chromebook Appstore and download the 'Chromebook Recovery Utility' app.

Step – 3: Open it and click on the 'gear' on the window's top right corner.

Step – 4: Click on 'Use Local Image' and browse and select the '.din' file.

Step – 5: Now, insert your USB stick in the system and as soon as it shows up on the screen, click it and then click on 'Continue'.

Step – 6: Now, click on 'Create Now' and wait for a few minutes until flashing gets completed. As soon as it gets completed, you are done.