I have just got a Raspberry Pi and I want Google Chrome on it. I've downloaded the Chrome file from the Google download page, but I don't know how to open it.

I have no clue about how Raspberry Pis work or how to do anything more complicated than pushing buttons.


The short answer is that you can't install Google Chrome. We have a blog post that goes into depth about the topic in general. The gist of it is that Google Chrome isn't offered for ARM processors.

Chromium can be installed on a Raspberry Pi 2 or 3, though it isn't the same thing.


Regardless of what everyone else says it is possible to install google chrome and all other x86 apps on raspberry pi! Here is a simple instruction on how to install and run Google Chrome on your RPi 3 device.

Configure Raspbian

1.) Google Chrome is CPU intensive application, therefore, we recommend to increase swap space. Open configuration file in Terminal (command line) using the following command:

$ sudo nano /etc/dphys-swapfile

Raspbian has 100MB of swap by default. You should change it to 2000MB in the configuration file. So you will have to find this line:


And then change it into:


Press F3 key to save changes and F2 to close the file. Then restart dphys-swapfile to apply changes:

$ sudo /etc/init.d/dphys-swapfile stop


$ sudo /etc/init.d/dphys-swapfile start

Install ExaGear Desktop

2.) Download ExaGear Desktop archive with installation packages and license key. Unpack the downloaded archive by entering the following command in Terminal:

$ tar -xvzpf exagear-desktop-rpi3.tar.gz

3.) Install and activate ExaGear on your RPi by running install-exagear.sh script in a directory with deb packages and one license key:

$ sudo ./install-exagear.sh

Launch Guest X86 System

4.) Enter the guest x86 system by using the following command:

$ exagear


Starting the shell in the guest image /opt/exagear/images/debian-8

5.) Now you are in the x86 environment that can be checked by running the ‘arch’ command:

$ arch



6.) It is recommended to update apt-get repositories on the first launch of the guest system:

$ sudo apt-get update

Install Chrome

7.) Download Google Chrome: Use These Cammands:

$ wget http://mirror.retrosnub.co.uk/apt/google/pool/main/g/google-chrome-stable/google-chrome-stable_48.0.2564.116-1_i386.deb

8.) Install Chrome:

$ sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_48.0.2564.116-1_i386.deb


$ sudo apt-get install -f

Run Chrome Screenshot of chrome


Best to use Iceweasel... It's basically Firefox. In my experience it works well.

To install: sudo apt-get install iceweasel

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