Before you start customizing your Android phone or tablet, the first thing you need to do is attivare debug USB Android. Enabling this mode on your Android phone makes it easier for the computer to communicate with the device when it is connected via a USB cable.
Enabling Android USB Debugging may seem like a scary thing but it's not as it seems. USB debugging is basically just a way to allow an Android smartphone to transfer information to and from a computer.
It's one of the coolest things about Android as it allows you to root your device, give ADB commands, fix a locked phone, and more. In this article we will explain exactly what it is and how to enable USB Debugging on an Android phone.
What is USB Debugging? Debugging meaning ...
As the name suggests, it refers to the act of tracking bugs via USB. Traditionally, Android app developers would use this process to test software and find problems using the Android Studio Development Kit on a computer.
Nowadays, it is used by both developers and Android users to assist in tasks like installing custom recovery, rooting a device, installing a new ROM, and more.
How to activate USB debugging?
To enable USB debugging, you must first enable the “Android Developer Option” menu in Android (if you haven't already). Here are the complete steps:
- Open the menu Settings device.
- Scroll down to Phone information.
- Tap the build number about 7 times until a confirmation message is displayed.
- Tap the back button and you'll see the menu pop up Developer options at the bottom of the settings page.
- Tap it and scroll down until you see Debug USB; press on it and press up Ok to enable it.
How to enable USB debugging and development options on Android 4.2 and above
If you have a device running Android 2.3 or earlier, here are the steps to follow:
- In the settings go to the submenu. On some devices the submenu is called "Other" or "General". On other “HTC” devices you need to go to Settings> who> Software> Other.
- Now scroll down to “Build Number” or “Build Number” and tap 7 times.
- After tapping 7 times you will see a warning that says “You are now a developer” or that “Developer mode has been activated”.
- Now go to the Settings menu, there you can see the developer options submenu.
- Tap developer options and then turn debugging on.
How to deactivate ...
To deactivate, return to the menu options developer and tap the toggle switch next to USB debugging again. To reset computers that can access your Android device in debug mode, return to the Developer Options menu and tap Revoke authorizations.
Now everything is ready, USB debugging has been activated. You will now be able to install custom ROMs on your Android device or even use your smartphone remotely if you have broken the screen.
If your Android's touchscreen is broken, but you can still see the display, it may be possible to use a mouse to activate the mode, as long as your device supports USB On-The-Go (OTG) technology. If so, connect a mouse via an OTG cable to navigate the device settings without using the touchscreen.
Also Read: How To Enable USB Debugging With Broken Screen