Enable USB Debugging Mode for Android

USB Debugging is necessary to be able to access certain parts of the device. Enabling USB Debugging is different for each Android version.

Choose Your Android Operating System

Gingerbread (Android 2.3 – 2.3.7)

  1. Go to your Settings App
  2. Go to Applications
  3. Go to Development
  4. Place a Check Mark on the box beside USB Debugging / Android Debugging

Ice Cream Sandwich to Jelly Bean 1 (4.0 – 4.1.2)

  1. Go to your Settings App
  2. Go to Developer Options
  3. Slide the Developer Options Switch to turn on Developer Options
  4. Place a Check Mark on the box beside USB Debugging / Android Debugging

Jelly Bean 2 (4.2 – 4.2.2)

  1. Go to your Settings App
  2. Go to About Phone
  3. Tap on Build Number up to 7 times
  4. On the 3rd tap, you will get a message that says “You are now 4 steps away from being a developer”
  5. After the 7th tap, you will get a message that says “You are now a developer!”
  6. The Developer Options will now appear in your Settings app right above About Phone.
  7. Enable Developer Settings by sliding the switch
  8. Place a Check Mark on the box beside USB Debugging / Android Debugging