Google’s update is getting a fix for those who lock out their Chromebook
A bad update about Chrome OS, version 91.0.4472.165, prevented some users from logging into their accounts, or allegedly boot looping computers (via) Android Central). If you’ve found yourself locked out of your Chromebook, help continues: Google posted on its System Status page that it’s working on a fix, which is expected to be released on Wednesday. It also pulled the update, which should prevent more users from experiencing the problem.
According to Google, the only option to quickly access your Chrome OS device immediately (if it unfortunately downloads and installs the update) is to wipe the device’s local data. If you can wait for this issue to issue, however, your device should automatically download this update. Or, you can manually trigger updates using the guest account. If your computer has downloaded a bad update but has not installed it, you will want to avoid shutting it down or rebooting it until it is fixed.
If you can’t wait for the fixed update, Google recommends “power washing” (factory reset) your Chrome OS device, return the update using the retrieved USB key, or your own Removes account and re-adds it. Again, all of these solutions will delete the local data on the device, so be careful. Google’s status page also does not address boot looping issues. Android Central Says that if you are experiencing these issues you will need to use the Recover USB Key method to reinstall Chrome OS.
The broken 91.0.4472.165 update is actually the second bad Chrome OS update we’ve seen this month: Google had to pull out another update around July 7 when users found out that some Chromeboxes were taking their performance seriously. Are doing