Chrome OS may soon have its own native Chromebook recovery software. This means you wouldn’t need to use another Chromebook or computer to download the recovery image on a USB stick.
Last year I said every Chromebook user should carry a USB stick in case they need to recover Chrome OS. That advice may be going out the window because your Android phone could be used in the future for recovery.
Don’t wait until you get the dreaded “Chrome OS is missing or damaged” message on your device: Carry external memory with the operating system on it. Here’s how to use it to recover Chrome OS and get your Chromebook working again.