What’s USB debugging mode?
If your mobile is of Android system, and you ever tried to search for solutions to relative problems, you might have come across the term ”USB Debugging Mode” occasionally. You may even have seen it in ”Settings” of your mobile. It appears to be hi-tech, but it’s not. On the contrary, it’s quite simple and useful.
USB Debugging Mode is a function of Android for development, and it allows users to transfer data between a computer and an Android device, to install applications on a mobile device or to read log data, etc.
USB Debugging is a procedure that you cannot skip as long as you are a Android user. The main function of this mode is to facilitate the connection between an Android device and a computer with Android SDK. Therefore, it can be enabled in Android after connecting the device directly to a computer via USB
Why do I need to enable USD Debugging Mode?
USB Debugging grants you a level of access to your device. This level of access is important when you need system-level approval, such as when coding a new application program. It also allows you more freedom to control your device. For example, with Android SDK, you can gain direct access to your phone through your computer and that allows you to operate or run terminal commands with ADB. These terminal commands can help you restore a bricked phone. You can also use some third-party tools such as Syncios Mobile Transfer to better manage your phone. Therefore, this mode is a useful tool for any adventurous Android user.
To enable USB debugging mode
- For Android 1.5~2.3, go to ”Setings” -> ”Applications” -> ”Development” -> mark ”USB Debugging”. As ROM varies for different devices, there might be minor difference.
- For Android 4.0.X, click ”Setings” -> ”Developer Options” -> mark ”USB Debugging”.
- For Android 4.1.X, tap ”Setings” -> ”Developer Options” -> tap “Development Mode” on upper right corner -> mark ”USB Debugging”.
- For Android 4.2~4.3, tap ”Setings” -> ”About Phone” -> Build Number (click for 7 times successively and return to ”Setings”-> ”Developer Options” -> click “Development Mode” on upper right corner -> mark ”USB Debugging Mode”.
- For OPhone system, connect USB cable and select ADB on the pop-up window.
- For YunOS system OS2012, auxiliary means is needed to enable debugging. OS2012 is defaulted to be enabled, but the system is closed and it can’t be used.
- For MIUI system, go to page ”About Phone” and find【MIUI Version】, tap it for 5 to 7 times successively and you will be noted “You are now a developer!”. You can also go to 【Additional Settings】, choose ”Developer Options”, enter the page and mark ”USB Debugging” to turn on.
How to enable USB debugging for vivo X23? The following 6 steps can easily realize it.
For Android above 4.4, USB Debugging is defaulted hidden. Users need to activate “Developer” before USB debugging.
Detailed procedures as below:
- Step 1. Turn on your mobile, go to【Settings】and tap it.
- Step 2. After entering【Settings】menu, find【Additional Settings】and tap it.
- Step 3. Find【About Phone】in【Additional Settings】.
- Step 4. After entering【About Phone】menu, find 【Build Number】and tap 7 times repeatedly in succession and you will be noted “You are now a developer!”.
- Step 5. Go back to the upper menu, find【Developer Options】and tap to enter.
Step 6. Scroll down to【USB Debugging】, mark the corresponding option to enable it.