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Chrome OS download locked users out of their devices

July 26, 2021

Via: TechRadar

Chromebook users across the world were locked out of their devices after a single code typo caused a significant knock-on effect.

The issue, found in Chrome OS version 91.0.4472.165 saw users unable to access their devices due to a one-character typo that saw a software update effectively lock them when restarting their machines.

Google says it halted the Chrome OS update rollout as soon as an issue was affected, and is now recommending users “powerwash” their devices in order to reset their machines to a previous Chrome OS version to allow access.

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