1. vlee's Avatar
    This was mentioned in another thread about a stuck phone that I didn't want to hijack.

    This sounds like it's worth doing as a "just in case" I ever need it, although to be honest, I'm not quite sure yet what it enables. I figured it would be something in settings, but nothing there jumps out at me. Should I be looking for different wording? I've been searching the forum for that phrase, but while I can find references to "first you need to enable", I haven't seen how to do it. Maybe not too surprising, it wasn't in my downloaded manual either. Can anyone point me towards simple directions? Or post them? Hopefully I'm not the only one having problems with this and this will help someone else too.
    Md Ajmal likes this.
    07-27-2013 12:01 PM
  2. Rizy7's Avatar
    Settings > About Phone > Tap Build Number a few times > It will say your a developer now > Go back and you will see developer options above About Phone > Check USB Debugging option in Developer Options

    USB debugging is mainly for developers, allowing them to use the android sdk (software development kit) to communicate with the device. However, USB debugging can be extremely useful as it allows us to use adb commands which can pull and push files to the device even when it does not boot correctly.
    07-27-2013 12:33 PM
  3. mr_nobody's Avatar
    Generally you don't want to just leave it turned on though since it interferes with mtp (file transfer) mode.
    07-27-2013 02:39 PM
  4. vlee's Avatar
    Thank you both. I was hesitant to post what seemed like a basic question and am grateful that the people on this forum are so cordial . I went ahead and enabled it for now, but will keep in mind to disable it if I have a problem with file xfers .
    07-27-2013 03:23 PM
  5. Rizy7's Avatar
    Generally you don't want to just leave it turned on though since it interferes with mtp (file transfer) mode.
    Could you give me more info on how it inteferes with mtp?
    07-27-2013 07:04 PM
  6. mr_nobody's Avatar
    Sorry my recollection was it simply didn't work with debugging enabled (on 4.1 at least). It could subsequently have been fixed or maybe just an issue with my pc? Does it work for you?

    [edit] : I think I'm an *****... USB mass storage and usb debugging were incompatible back in those days... I think that's what I was thinking of... Sorry for the confusion!
    07-27-2013 07:15 PM
  7. Rizy7's Avatar
    Sorry my recollection was it simply didn't work with debugging enabled (on 4.1 at least). It could subsequently have been fixed or maybe just an issue with my pc? Does it work for you?

    [edit] : I think I'm an *****... USB mass storage and usb debugging were incompatible back in those days... I think that's what I was thinking of... Sorry for the confusion!
    I flashed 4.3 today and had USB debugging enabled while I was transferring files between my pc and the phone. It can be a little slow when transferring huge files but I think it is the same speed without debugging on. From what I understand the adb drivers are installed separately to the normal drivers meaning they can be used at the same time. Having rooted and flashed kernels, roms on my device I don't feel very comfortable at all leaving debugging off especially as it is extremely helpful in problematic situations.
    07-27-2013 07:36 PM
  8. Md Ajmal's Avatar
    thank you sir you r grate
    08-13-2013 12:46 PM
  9. Tharpout's Avatar
    Thanks bro,your method is working
    09-25-2013 12:04 AM
  10. The Me's Avatar
    In about, click version 7 times, then go to dev and usb.
    09-28-2013 01:12 AM
  11. ThreeofNine's Avatar
    Hallelujah!!! "Move to SD card" is BACK! well for some apps anyway. I'll take it!
    11-21-2013 11:16 AM
  12. sakthianbesivam's Avatar
    have a great lige
    01-17-2014 09:22 AM
  13. Vishan Chopra's Avatar
    Settings > About Phone > Tap Build Number a few times > It will say your a developer now > Go back and you will see developer options above About Phone > Check USB Debugging option in Developer Options

    USB debugging is mainly for developers, allowing them to use the android sdk (software development kit) to communicate with the device. However, USB debugging can be extremely useful as it allows us to use adb commands which can pull and push files to the device even when it does not boot correctly.
    Man this has got to be the dumbest change I've ever seen. How is anyone supposed to figure that out??
    01-31-2014 01:39 PM
  14. Rancid88's Avatar
    Its meant for basic users who have no business digging into the developer(or looking to root) setting.... So if your a developer then you have the above mentioned method of accessing it

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk
    02-01-2014 12:57 AM
  15. sumedha's Avatar
    how can i turn on usb debugging when my phone is locked…..plz plz help me
    02-24-2014 12:04 PM
  16. stackberry369's Avatar
    how can i turn on usb debugging when my phone is locked..plz plz help me
    I can turn it on in my note 3

    Sent from my SM-N900P using Tapatalk
    02-24-2014 12:05 PM
  17. Jen Cooke's Avatar
    I need to Root my daughter's LG Optimus (Purple) Android. I tapped "Build Number" a few times like the post said but nothing happened. So it seems I can't enable USB debugging. I'm stuck because the Purple doesn't have the same menus as the Black and isn't responding.

    Does someone know OR can figure out how to root this phone? I'd be very grateful, all.
    03-13-2014 10:28 AM
  18. johna2u's Avatar
    You need to tap build number 7 times on most devices. Tap it rapidly and keep tapping until you see a prompt pop up.

    Sent from my Venue 8 3830 using Tapatalk
    03-13-2014 10:30 AM
  19. Gary Wardell's Avatar
    I agree, it certainly isn't obvious. It's sort of like an Easter Egg.
    04-22-2014 11:17 PM

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