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How to Enable USB debugging on Android Devices

When do you need to enable USB debugging on your Android device? By activating the USB debug mode in our Android, we can have the device identified by the computer, so we can manage the data of the phone in our PC and the data transfer between the phone and the Android PC. Still, for the first time, how should you become a developer and enable USB debugging?

This USB debugging is possible for users who have Android 4.2 or higher as an operating system. The steps to follow are the same, although depending on the brand it is possible that there is a section that is called different or that is located in a different folder on your phone.

Btw, this doesn’t void your device’s warranty. Only when you unlock your device using fastboot command or any other command, the device’s warranty is gone. Even not so for sure, if you own a OnePlus 2.

Also Read: How to Install CM13 – CyanogenMod 13

How to Enable USB Debugging

First of all, go to Settings, and then About device. Now, tap on build no. (it may be under software info section here) 7 times or until you get the message ‘You’re now a developer’. That was to unlock Developer options in settings.

Now, go back to Settings the main screen, scroll down and locate and tap on ‘Developer options’.

Scroll down and find the option ‘USB Debugging’. Tap on its toggle button to enable it.

You’ll get a warning pop-up. Tap on OK to allow this.

We’re done on the device. But there’s more to it for it to be complete.

Connect your device to the computer now. With USB debugging enabled on your device this time around, you will get a pop-up asking your permission to allow connection between PC and Android device over ADB. As shown below.

Tap on OK to confirm it.

Now you have USB debugging enabled, and your PC fully communicating with your Android device.

That’s it.

Fire up a command window on your PC and try these commands given below to test it out:

  • Confirms ADB is working— ADB devices
  • Restarts your device— ADB reboot 
  • Boots your device into bootloader mode (download mode for Samsung devices)— ADB reboot bootloader
  • Boots your device into recovery mode — ADB reboot recovery
  • Confirms whether fastboot is working (to reach fastboot mode, run the adb reboot bootloader command)— fastboot devices

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