In this post, the top answer says that

Alternatively you can go put your device in Developer Mode and gain access to a shell from where you can install/launch Python.

I want to know how to do this. Please note that I do not want to install crouton, just be able to run python in the shell. Thanks.

Update: I found the command to install python. on this article near the bottom it says to use the command.


This installs a large amount of things straight into the console, including python.

  • Did you follow the link in the answer? – Philippos May 31 '17 at 6:14
  • @Philippos there is no link that leads to what I want. I asked about installing python straight into the shell. this is mentioned, not explained and the two links in the answer only clarify what devloper mode and the shell are. – beck5 May 31 '17 at 7:17
  • Oh, I'm sorry. somehow thought you asked how to go into the shell. So you made it to the shell but don't know how to install python? Maybe this guide can help you? – Philippos May 31 '17 at 7:37
  • That guide installs something. I know from experience that Python is one command away. There is a command that upgrades the terminal and Python 2.7 is included. – beck5 May 31 '17 at 8:55

I found the answer here.


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