How to Enable USB Debugging Mode on Android Devices

As you are preparing your device for Android development such as root, enable USB debugging mode is one of the essential steps. With USB debugging mode turned on, you can connect and communicate the Android device with your computer. It performs more than conventional data transfer between Android device and computer but instead, send in command code to the Android device via flash tools such as Odin. As you are to connect your Android device and work with PC, you also required to install USB driver for adb in Windows PC.

In default, USB debugging mode is disabled for any brand new device to avoid unintentionally modification on Android devices that may cause damages to the devices’ software. In order to perform Android development process, you have to manually activate USB debugging mode. For different version of stock Android operating system, there will be different configuration to turn on USB debugging mode. Below is the simple tutorial to guide you how to enable debugging mode on stock Android Rom for Gingerbread 2.3+, Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0+, Jelly Bean 4.1+ and Jelly Bean 4.2+.

How to Enable USB Debugging Mode on Android 2.3+ Gingerbread Devices

  1. Go to “Settings”
  2. Go to “Applications”
  3. Go to “Development”
  4. Check the “USB Debugging” option

How to Enable USB Debugging Mode on Android 4.0+ Ice Cream Sandwich Devices

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Go to Developer Options
  3. Check the “USB Debugging” option

How to Enable USB Debugging Mode on Android 4.1+ Jelly Bean Devices

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Go to Developer Options
  3. Check the “USB Debugging” option

How to Enable Developer Options on Android 4.2+ Jelly Bean Devices

  1. Go to “Settings” –> “About Phone”
  2. Go to “Build Number”
  3. Tap on “Build Number” for 7 times to go to developer options
  4. Go back to “Settings”, you should see Developer Option appear in the Settings list.
  5. Go to “Developer Option”
  6. Check the “USB Debugging” option

Now, with the USB Debugging mode enabled, you can start any Android development work on your device.

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