I got two main Extension for Fyde os ARC enabler and another which is Fyde os system controller.FydeOs is a good chromium fork and it supports android, but it lacks a full google sync and that’s not so good, since sync across multiple devices is the best thing ever and that’s where Google services do play their best. At least I think so.
Moreover, FydeOs by default sends the user’s data to their servers. They do such thing in an open way, through a FydeOs account, so they shouldn’t be blamed, but we are free to use the Os which is in our device without sharing our data with FydeOs so as some don’t like sharing their data with Google.
So, I have found a quite easy way to remove those limitations. The purpose is to use FydeOs without a FydeOs account, without sharing our data (passwords and so on) with them, while retaining a fully functional play store and a full google sync.
This is a simple how-to written in a few spare time. If I get more time, I will make it less rough.
First of all, press CTRL + ALT + T
then use this commands
and you’ll have got to insert the password chronos
then go on and mount the system to read and write
sudo mount -o remount,rw /
then remove a couple of files
sudo rm *.*
Then edit the conf file
sudo vim chrome_dev.conf
(disclaimer: please google for vim commands, it’s preinstalled in chrome os)
comment the lines referring to FydeOs account like that and add a line referring to google account (maybe useless)
Close the tab and open a chromium tab in incognito mode, then type
Look for the flag Support secondary accounts for Sync standalone transport
and switch it on.
Then reboot and you’ll be able to add a secondary account, then you'll be prompted to insert your google account.
Follow the usual steps to configure the device and your apps and settings will be restored (if you already have got another chromebook). The file manager now will show your google drive folder
To install the play store you have got to edit chrome_dev.conf, by uncommenting the lines which you had previously commented, and reboot...
Then you can use the app provided by FydeOs to install the Play store. This step will remove the google sync and you won’t see google drive inside the file manager.
Now you can comment those lines again and reboot and everything will be fine i.e. google sync will be back.
After rebooting, you can go to chromium extensions and remove the FydeOs extension (the one which sends your data to their servers) and you can go to the shelf and remove the installer with the chinese name, by simply clicking it.
Now you can use the secondary account, which is fully working and syncing to google servers (only) and forget about the other one (i.e. the FydeOs one).
I tested these steps once only and maybe not all of them were required, but my device has been working fine for 3 days straight without any issue.
Lol, he literally copies and pastes everything from the first page tutorial of this topicThis guy here stoned his tutorial, it was much easier for lay people to understand.
There is a guy i know has the fydeos extension. He put it in a zip file which i already downloaded. Maybe it could help you a bit somehowI haven't tinkered with FydeOS for months, due to my job and my family.
My how-to was a very quick one and I knew that it could work for the old release of FydeOS that you could download by that time, but when I tested the following ones I faced the same issues that had been so far reported by the other users.
As a lawyer I don't feel like making deep modifications to the img that FydeOS let us download or, to be more straight, I don't feel like sharing any modded file or img, but I still like modding thing, when I have some spare time.
Anyway I have had a look at FydeOS img in comparison to the one by Arnoldthebat ad the main difference in inside the folder "ROOT-A.img\opt\google\containers"
In fact, while inside the one by Arnoldthebat you can find only the sub folder "pins" which only refers to Crostini, inside FydeOS img you have gor plenty of files referring to android, which are inside the subfolders
I will have a look a the "real" chrome OS img to see if those files are there too (edit: yes, they are in the same position) but I suppose that it shouldn't be that difficult, after mounting the img in linux, either ripping those files from FydeOS and placing them into Arnoldthebat's img or doing the opposite. Then there must be only some config files to look at. Maybe it's the same approach as project Croissant, but I haven't had the time to dig into it yet.
Edit: after looking at chrome OS internals, I seem to understand that:
- android subsystem is there by default for Chrome OS and it's the same for Fyde OS;
- it just waits for being enabled in settings and that step downloads the play store too for chrome OS, while for FydeOS it downloads a sort of modded play store, if I'm not wrong;
- a reasonable approach, in order to avoid the project croissant route which could not work for some device, would be placing inside Arnoldthebat's img not only the android subsystem folders in /opt/containers but also placing the Gapps too, so as for android phones and this should make the trick... Maybe.