You are now a developer

Most of the time whenever you would like to flash, root or upgrade your Android device you will have to enable USB debugging mode in order to connect and communicate with your Android device.This mode helps in sending command code to your Android Device, through app that you are trying to Root with your device.

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By default the USB debugging mode is disabled for avoiding unintentional modifications on your device. To enable it you will have first to turn on the Android Developer Mode menu and from there you can enable the USB Debugging.

For older Android versions like these bellow, the “Developer Options” has always been visible by default, see bellow how you can enable USB Debugging for the following old versions:

Developer Options on Gingerbread (Android 2.3):

Settings> Applications> Development> USB Debugging

Developer Options on ICS (Android 4.0):

Settings> Developer Options> USB Debugging

Developer Options on JB (Android 4.1):

Settings> Developer Options> USB Debugging

Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and Newer Versions

If you got Android 4.2 or a higher version, you will see that the Developer Options are missing. There is a small and easy secret to enable Developer Options.

How to Enable Developers Options on Android 4.2 or Newer Versions:

  1. Open Settings> About on your Android phone or tablet.
  2. If you have a Samsung Galaxy S4, Note 8.0, Tab 3  or any other Galaxy device with Android 4.2, open Settings> More tab> About.
  3. If you have Galaxy Note 3 or any Galaxy device with Android 4.3, go to Galaxy Note 3 from Settings> General> About and tap the Build version 7 times with your finger.
  4. Now scroll to Build number and tap it 7  times.Samsung Developer Mode has been Enabled
  5. After tapping the Build Number 7 times, you will see a message “You are now a developer!” If you have a Galaxy S4 or any other Samsung Galaxy device with Android 4.2, the message reads as follows- “Developer mode has been enabled”.
  6. Return to the main Settings menu and now you’ll be able to see Developer Options.
  7. Tap on Developer options and mark the box in front of  USB Debugging  to enable it.
  8. To disable USB Debugging mode later, you can uncheck the box before the option
  9. To enable Developer Options, go to Settings> Developer options and tap on the ON/OFF slider on the top of the page.

Enable USB Debugging on HTC One:

If you own a HTC device with 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, here is how you can turn on the Developer Options on your device:

  1. Open Settings> About> Software Information> More.
  2. Then tap “Build number” seven times to enable Developer options. Finally you will see “You are now a developer!” message on the screen.HTC You are a developer
  3. Go back to Settings menu and now you’ll be able to see “Developer options” there.
  4. Tap it and turn on USB Debugging from the menu on the next screen.

It is no clear why Google decided to hide the “Developer options” on the latest versions of Android. We can guess that it is for keeping your phone safe, especially if you are not a developer and don’t know how it works.

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