How to remove school administrator from Chromebook

Emre Çitak
Jun 20, 2023
Updated • Jun 20, 2023

Some students who use Chromebooks may find themselves tempted to bypass the administrator's restrictions in order to access blocked websites or customize their devices.

We've prepared a how to remove school administrator from Chromebook guide for you, but don't snitch us out.

How to remove school administrator from Chromebook
School administrators have the authority to set restrictions and control the settings on Chromebooks issued to students

How to remove school administrator from Chromebook

The primary motivation behind bypassing a school administrator's control over a Chromebook is often the desire to access blocked websites like YouTube and Netflix. Understandably, students may be drawn to these platforms for entertainment, but administrators typically restrict access to ensure focus on academic tasks.

If you have a legitimate reason for removing the administrator, we will explore various methods while emphasizing the need for responsible usage and the potential limitations and risks involved.

Enabling Developer Mode on Chromebook

Enabling Developer Mode is generally considered the safest approach to bypassing a school administrator on a Chromebook. However, it is important to note that this method has its limitations.

Before initiating the process, ensure that any external storage devices are disconnected from the Chromebook.

Here's how to enable Developer Mode on a Chromebook:

  1. Simultaneously press the ESC + REFRESH + POWER buttons
  2. After pressing the buttons, press CTRL + D
  3. Finally, press the SPACE or "spacebar" key

Remember: Once the process has started, avoid turning off the Chromebook as this can cause permanent damage. It is essential to exercise caution throughout the entire process.

How to remove school administrator from Chromebook
School administrators can block access to specific websites and applications that are deemed inappropriate or distracting for educational purposes

What if your Chromebook has a blocked Developer Mode?

In cases where the school administrator has disabled Developer Mode, alternative methods can be attempted. However, it is crucial to exercise caution as these methods may void the Chromebook's warranty and carry additional risks for your education journey.

If you encounter a message stating that Developer Mode is blocked, the following method involves dismantling the Chromebook, thereby voiding its warranty. Proceed with caution and only if you fully understand the risks involved.

Here is a general outline of the steps for enabling a blocked Developer Mode on Chromebook:

  1. Power off the Chromebook and flip it over to access the back cover
  2. Unscrew the battery and disconnect the power cord connecting the motherboard to the battery
  3. With the battery removed, press and hold the Power button for approximately 30 seconds to bypass the administrator
  4. Reassemble the Chromebook by reconnecting the battery and power cord
  5. Securely screw the back cover back on
  6. Power on the Chromebook and press the Esc + Refresh + Power buttons
  7. The initial boot may take longer than usual, approximately 10 minutes
  8. If you encounter a "Chrome OS is missing or damaged" message, press Ctrl + D to enter Developer Mode

This process will unblock Developer Mode on Chromebook and bypass the administrator's restrictions.

How to remove school administrator from Chromebook
School administrators are responsible for maintaining data security and privacy protocols on Chromebooks to protect students' personal information

While this guide provides methods to answer the how to remove school administrator from Chromebook question, it is essential to approach this subject responsibly.

Understand the consequences and potential violations of school policies before attempting to bypass the administrator.


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  1. Mike said on June 20, 2023 at 4:42 pm

    Sounds like a recipe for getting in trouble to me, because bypassing restrictions on someone else’s device is always a bad idea. If you want a private computer, find a used laptop for under $100 and install Linux. Doesn’t even have to be a good one. In fact I’m sure you can find them for free if you look hard enough. Doesn’t have to be a laptop either; could be something more inconspicuous like a tiny single-board computer or an older game console that quietly can run Linux on the side.

    1. Anthony m Jowers said on September 18, 2023 at 3:59 am

      It did not work

  2. Anonymous said on June 20, 2023 at 8:24 pm

    I agree with the above comment. Come on Ghacks. Now you’re writing articles on potentially damaging hardware and voiding warranties on equipment that doesn’t belong to you?

    1. Anonymous said on August 17, 2023 at 3:54 pm

      It’s only if you want to. Just unblock it from a non managed device by signing in and removing the account or powerwashing it instead of potentiely ruining it! (Do this at your own risk) And I saw another tutorial that said to hold down ctrl and n (new window) for about 5 to 10 minutes then press ctrl shift r (or ctrl and alt) to powerwash then quickly shut it down. “If it’s frozen, just wait a while. It should turn off eventully.” Then you had to turn it on and sign into a home account!

  3. Anonymous said on June 21, 2023 at 12:23 am

    Really Ghacks? An article on how to open up equipment not your own, remove parts and potentially void the warranty, to get around restrictions on school equipment? This seems like a new low for this site.

  4. PeaceMaker said on August 4, 2023 at 11:06 pm

    honestly, during the pandemic, the school system gave millions of Chromebooks to students to keep (well once the pandemic was over they were allowed to keep them). Now they are in need of removing these restrictions to actually have full control over their own devices. Such as myself.

    1. Katy said on August 13, 2023 at 10:26 am

      Myself included. Sp did the above work for you? I would like to know before I try.

  5. owl said on August 14, 2023 at 12:07 am

    I was uninterested in other authors’ low-level articles, and had decided to look only at Martin and Ashwin’s articles.
    But I noticed the comments on the RSS and looked at the article, I just saw it and was “really stunned” by Emre Çitak’s article!

    The article’s synopsis explains how to remove administrator restrictions for personalizing a public goods Chromebook.

    At least the articles distributed on “” must not contain content that suggests fraudulent activity, but this article “cross the line” and clearly suggests “criminal” guidance. and is illegal.

    Emre Çitak’s previous articles, not just this silly article, have been disgusting and degrading.
    But I can’t let those overlook.

    The author, Emre Çitak, is not sure if it is an article, an advertisement, or an AI-generated article,
    As a result, intermediaries, all Ad-Exchanges, all publishers have an incentive to cheat more.

    Advertising is a severe social problem.
    But the reason it has never been solved is because “Advertisers and even intermediaries are profitable and earning, and they wants it to continue. and they don’t try to fix it”.

    Must resolutely ensure the soundness of
    Do not publish such articles under the name of “”.

  6. Newf said on August 17, 2023 at 8:55 pm

    didn’t work

    1. Ethan Greco said on August 27, 2023 at 3:50 am

      Bro really tried it, lol. well at least I don’t have to do this and risk getting grounded and having to pay a shit load of fees to the school for damage to property that isn’t mine.

  7. Anonymous said on August 31, 2023 at 5:57 pm

    What if you bought the chromebook, and its fully yours. You just have to use it for school.

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