Tuesday, February 10, 2015

How to Enable Developer Options on Android Phone

Most of the time whenever you would like to flash or upgrade your Android device via flash tool or whenever you want to Root your android device you need to enable USB debugging mode in order to connect and communicate with your Android device. This mode not only useful for connectivity but helps in sending command code to your Android device via Odin. By default the USB debugging mode is disabled for any brand new device to avoid unintentional modifications on your device. But you need to enable debugging option manually for your Android development process. For different Android versions there will be different configurations to turn the USB debugging mode.

Enable Developer Options on Android Phone
USB debugging can be extremely useful as it allows us to pull and push files to the device even when it does not boot correctly. It is also the crucial process in rooting an Android phone. But on the attempt of doing that, you will frustratingly find out that there is nothing in the settings allowing access to developer options, none whatsoever, let alone to enable USB debugging.

So you’ve finally decided to root your phone and install a custom ROM, or maybe you want to sideload an app from your computer. Before you can jump into ADB commands and perform some software surgery on your phone, you have to enable the Developer options.

Cleverly hidden away from the average user, enabling Developer options is incredibly easy to do if you know where to look.

In fact, Android 4.2 onward tills the latest lollipop the developer options are hidden by default. Here we would talk in detail about how to enable USB debugging for android by making developer options appear on your Android smartphones, tablets and other devices.

1. Go to Setting menu and scroll down to About device (or About phone) then tap on it.
Enable Developer Options
2. Scroll down to the bottom again, where you could see Build number (Don't worry if your build number are different from ours here). Tap it 7 times to become developer.

Enable USB Debugging
3. Go back to Settings, you should be able to see Developer options item in your setting list now. Tap it to enable USB debugging mode on your Android device. If you want to make the option invisible again, tap on the on/off toggle at the upper right.

Hide Developer Options
Note: Google won't hide the development options for no reason. If you don't know much about the other options on the menu, leave it alone; fiddle with the settings can really make bad things happen
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For more tips and tricks on Android, please visit our Android Tips column. Feel free to leave any question you have about Android devices on the comment section below.