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USB Debugging in Android is intended for development purposes only. You can use this development tool to copy data between your computer and your device, install applications on your device without notifications, and read log data. Not just that, it is also necessary for activities like rooting or installing custom ROMs on your device. Even if you are a non-developer, USB debugging will provide you with the level of freedom to access and control your device.

USB debugging is usually disabled by default on every Android phone and tablet, so as to avoid non-developer users to accidentally enable the mode and put their devices at risk. But it is suggested that you enable USB debugging on your Android device before you try any new mods or before you try any method where you would be required to connect your device to your computer.

We at Rewrite Tech have put together a quick tutorial on how to enable USB debugging on Android phones and tablets running Android 2.x, 4.0, 4.1 / 4.2 and above.

How to Enable USB Debugging on Android 2.x:

1. Launch the System Settings on your android device.

2. Now tap on “Applications” option.

3. Next, go to the “Development” option.

4. In “Development” option, check the box that says “USB debugging”.

USB Debugging on Android 2.x

That’s it! You have now enabled USB debugging on your Android device running Android 2.x.

How to Enable USB Debugging on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich):

1. Open the System Settings on your android device.

2. Now tap on the “Developer options”.

3. In the “Developer options,” check the box that says “USB debugging”.

USB Debugging on ICS

That’s it! You have now enabled USB debugging on your Android device running Android 4.0.

How to Enable USB Debugging on Android 4.1 / 4.2 (Jelly Bean):

Note: On Android 4.2 and above, “Developer options” is hidden by default. To make it available and to enable USB debugging, please follow the following steps.

1. Open the System Settings on your android device.

2. In “Settings,” navigate to the “About phone” or “About tablet” option.

3. Next, tap the “Build number” option seven times to make the “Developer options” available.

4. Now, return to the previous screen to find the “Developer options”.

Note: These settings are intended for development use only. They can cause your device and applications on it to break or misbehave.

5. In the “Developer options,” check the box that says “Android debugging”.

Developer Options on Android 4.2USB Debugging on Android 4.x

That’s it! You have successfully enabled USB debugging on your device running Android 4.1 and above.

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