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How to enable Developer Options and USB Debugging on the Samsung Galaxy S5

How to enable Developer Options and USB Debugging on the Samsung Galaxy S5
Samsung debuted the Galaxy S5 with a brand new TouchWiz user interface, and since its arrival, all new Samsung phones and tablets this year come with the new looks. The new, 2014 edition of TouchWiz comes in a full-on version for flagship-class phones and tablets, and a lighter one for more affordable gadgets, but they both share a brand new settings menu with colorful icons.

It looks cheerful at first, but just try navigating around it - you instantly feel you’re in a maze of options and settings, and you just can’t find your way. We’ve seen experienced Android geeks complain about the steep learning curve, so that’s why you might need some help.

Onething you might want to do with your device (if you tinker with it a lot) is to enable Developer Options and USB Debugging. We’re walking you through the process of first turning Developer Options on, and then enabling USB Debugging right below - take a look.

Note that this how-to tutorial guide will also work with all devices sporting the new 2014 Samsung TouchWiz UX, phones like the Galaxy S5 mini, and tablets like the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and Tab S 8.4.

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posted on 11 Jul 2014, 05:53

1. iluvsonynokia (Posts: 144; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)

why more tips and tricks articles for samsung phones only,is it difficult to use SS phone?

posted on 11 Jul 2014, 05:55

2. hafini_27 (Posts: 395; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)

Well, I know these all too well. Samsung can't defeat me.

posted on 11 Jul 2014, 06:30 2

3. Planterz (Posts: 1484; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

So, it's basically the same as any other Android device, just with another menu. Thank you PA, for pointing out the painfully obvious. Meanwhile, could you tell us how to program a VCR? And what's the deal with airline food?

posted on 11 Jul 2014, 07:09

4. SupermanayrB (Posts: 264; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)

I couldn't transfer contacts in Cellebrite without doing this first. Thanks PA............ for telling me how to do something I've known how to do since November......... of 2012.

posted on 11 Jul 2014, 08:18

5. rromerof (Posts: 43; Member since: 28 Nov 2012)

Thank you PA for telling me something that all app developers know since the very first time they start developing. I notice that you have a Samsung S5, BTW I don't like that S crap brand.

posted on 11 Jul 2014, 15:18

6. wilsong17 (unregistered)

Because we care about you gtfo

posted on 11 Jul 2014, 18:06

7. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)

This is good stuff to know, especially if you want to sideload apps.

posted on 11 Jul 2014, 22:18

8. itsrajib (Posts: 5; Member since: 02 Apr 2014)

flooded with s5 articles and videos. how much money did samsuck give u btw??

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