Samsung Galaxy S5 — How to enable USB Debugging

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Jun 30, 2014, 6:27:57 PM via Website

Sometimes you need to have USB Debugging enabled on your S5, whether you're planning on pushing something via ADB sideload or you need to unbrick your phone or you want to root it.

Here's how to do it (it's actually the same on any Android device)

  • Go to your Settings and scroll to About Phone.

  • Tap this and scroll to Build Number. Tap this seven times or until you see the popup notification that Developer Options have now been enabled.

  • Go into Developer Options and look for the Debugging check box. Make sure it is checked.

  • Now, when you connect your S5 to your computer with a USB cable you'll see the USB Debugging notification in the system bar on your phone and you'll be able to capture bug reports, screen capture and more.

You can easily turn USB Debugging off in the Developer Options and only turn it on when you need it.


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Apr 14, 2015, 8:56:43 AM via Website

Thanks for sharing.

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