Activating USB Debugging Mode on Devices with Android

To activate USB debugging mode on Android device, do the following:

1. Android v. 4.0

  • Go to Settings –> Developer options:
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  • Enable USB debugging mode:

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2.  Android v. 4.2 and higher

  • Go to Settings on your device. Settings can be found in Menu –> System settings.
  • Scroll to the bottom to find “About phone” (“About tablet”).
  • At the “About” screen find “Build number” and tap it seven times.
  • If you have tapped seven times exactly, you’ll get “You are now a developer!” message:

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  • Now that you have USB debugging mode enabled, you can easily disable/enable it in Settings –> Developer options –> Debugging  –> USB Debugging. After you followed this procedure once, your USB debugging mode will be easily accessible for enabling/disabling without following all these steps again.