[guardian-dev] ask Google to allow "Unknown Sources" on ChromeOS

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at guardianproject.info
Fri Sep 1 11:31:02 EDT 2017



Mark Murphy:
> On Fri, Sep 1, 2017, at 09:00, Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
>> Anyone with a google account and an interest in keeping ChromeOS as open
>> as Android, please star this issue:
>>
>> https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=761329
> 
> In that issue, you state:
> 
>> At the very least, make it available in "Developer options" or via networked ADB.
> 
> However, neither "Developer options" nor networked adb are available
> unless the Chrome OS device is in developer mode (which, as you point
> out, is impractical for non-developers).
> 
> What you want is for "Unknown sources" to be available in general, at
> least in the Android 8.0 form (per-installer configuration).

Yup, Android 8.0 Unknown Sources would be the best, I think.  Those
other options would be better than nothing.

.hc



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