How to install Sonic 3: Angel Island Revisited on a Chromebook

In this guide, we'll walk you through the process of installing Sonic 3: Angel Island Revisited on your Chromebook. This enhanced version of the classic Sonic the Hedgehog 3 game offers improved graphics, new features, and an overall modernized gaming experience. Before we begin, it's important to note that you must legally own the original ROM to play this game.


Before we start the installation process, ensure that your Chromebook supports Linux apps (Crostini). If you're unsure, you can check our list of Chromebooks with Linux Apps support.

Step-by-Step Installation Guide

Follow these steps carefully to install Sonic 3: Angel Island Revisited on your Chromebook:

1. Enable Linux Apps on Your Chromebook

If you haven't already enabled Linux apps on your Chromebook, follow these steps:

  1. Open your Chromebook's Settings
  2. Navigate to the Advanced section
  3. Click on the Developers section
  4. Turn on the Linux apps option

2. Open the Linux Terminal

Once Linux apps are enabled, open the Linux terminal on your Chromebook. You'll use this to enter the necessary commands for installation.

3. Run the Installation Commands

Enter the following commands in the terminal, one at a time. Wait for each command to complete before entering the next one:

1) sudo apt update
2) sudo apt install flatpak
3) sudo flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub
4) sudo flatpak install flathub org.sonic3air.Sonic3AIR
5) sudo chown root:root /usr/bin/bwrap && sudo chmod u+s /usr/bin/bwrap

Here's a brief explanation of what each command does:

  • Command 1 updates your package lists
  • Command 2 installs Flatpak, a utility for software deployment and package management
  • Command 3 adds the Flathub repository to your system
  • Command 4 installs Sonic 3 A.I.R. from Flathub
  • Command 5 sets the correct permissions for the bwrap utility, which is required for Flatpak to function properly

Additional Resources

For more detailed information about the installation process, you can refer to the Google Doc used in the tutorial.

About Flatpak and Sonic 3 A.I.R.

Flatpak is a next-generation technology for building and distributing desktop applications on Linux. It provides a sandbox environment where applications can run isolated from the rest of the system. You can find more information about the Sonic 3 A.I.R. Flatpak package on the Flathub website.

For more details about Sonic 3: Angel Island Revisited, including its features and development updates, visit the official Sonic 3 A.I.R. website.

Video Tutorial

For a visual guide to the installation process, watch our step-by-step video tutorial above. It provides a detailed walkthrough of the entire installation procedure.


If you encounter any issues during the installation process, here are a few tips:

  • Ensure your Chromebook's software is up to date
  • Check that you have sufficient storage space for the installation
  • If a command fails, try running it again or rebooting your Chromebook before retrying
  • Make sure your internet connection is stable throughout the installation process

If you continue to experience problems, feel free to leave a comment on our YouTube video, and we'll be happy to assist you.


Installing Sonic 3: Angel Island Revisited on your Chromebook opens up a world of nostalgic gaming with modern enhancements. Remember to always respect copyright laws and only use ROMs that you legally own. Enjoy your gaming experience!

For more Chromebook tips, tricks, and tutorials, don't forget to check out our Chromebook comparison and Buyers Guide. Happy gaming!