How to install Bridge - a Minecraft Add-Ons IDE on a Chromebook

In this guide, we'll walk you through the process of installing Bridge, a powerful Minecraft Add-ons IDE, on your Chromebook. Bridge is an essential tool for Minecraft modders and developers, allowing you to create, edit, and manage add-ons with ease. By following these steps, you'll be able to harness the full potential of Bridge on your Chromebook, opening up a world of possibilities for Minecraft customization.


Before we begin, it's important to note that this tutorial is specifically designed for Chromebooks with an Intel or AMD CPU that support Linux Apps. Unfortunately, this method won't work on Chromebooks with an ARM64 architecture CPU. Make sure your device meets these requirements before proceeding.

Video Tutorial

For a visual guide, we've included a video tutorial above. We recommend following along with both the video and the written instructions for the best results.

Step-by-Step Installation Guide

Here are the commands you'll need to run in your Chromebook's Linux terminal. We'll explain each step to help you understand the process:

  1. Add the Debian Bookworm repository:

    echo "deb bookworm main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/bookworm_chrome_os_made_simple.list

    This command adds a new software source to your system, allowing you to install newer versions of packages.

  2. Update your package list:

    sudo apt update

    This refreshes your system's knowledge of available packages.

  3. Upgrade your system:

    sudo apt dist-upgrade

    This command upgrades all packages to their latest versions, ensuring compatibility with Bridge.

  4. Install necessary dependencies:

    sudo apt install kmenuedit fuse libgles-dev

    These packages are required for Bridge to function correctly on your Chromebook.

  5. Download Bridge:


    This downloads the Bridge AppImage file directly from the official GitHub repository.

  6. Make the AppImage executable:

    chmod 755 bridge_2.6.7_amd64.AppImage

    This command gives you permission to run the Bridge application.

  7. Open the menu editor:


    This allows you to add Bridge to your application menu for easy access.

Additional Resources

For more detailed information and visual aids, you can refer to our Google Doc used in the tutorial.

Official Bridge Website

To learn more about Bridge and its features, visit the official website:

Troubleshooting Tips

If you encounter any issues during the installation process, try the following:

  • Ensure your Chromebook's Linux environment is up to date
  • Restart your Chromebook and try the process again
  • Check that you have sufficient storage space in your Linux container
  • If you receive permission errors, make sure you're using 'sudo' where necessary


Congratulations! You've successfully installed Bridge on your Chromebook. This powerful IDE will greatly enhance your Minecraft modding capabilities. Remember to keep both Bridge and your Chromebook's Linux environment updated for the best performance and compatibility.

If you have any questions or need further assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out through a YouTube comment on our tutorial video. We're here to help you make the most of your Chromebook and Bridge IDE!

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