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How to enable USB debugging on Android

0. phoneArena 14 Mar 2014, 07:22 posted on

A feature aimed mostly at developers, USB debugging opens up direct access to the Android system for the Android SDK…

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posted on 14 Mar 2014, 07:30 5

1. AfterShock (Posts: 2534; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)

Turn it off after rooting/unlocking.

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 07:52 2

2. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7674; Member since: 14 May 2012)

This. Only turn it on when you're going to need it.

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 09:57

5. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 691; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)

Why? Any issues with it?

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 10:40 1

6. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

I'm curious too. I've been rooting, running ROMs since the Droid 1 days...I have been out of the loop over the past few years....is there any issues with leaving it enabled?

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 17:04 1

9. andynaija (Posts: 454; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)

I think (might actually be another reason) it's turned off so apps or a computer (if USB connected) cannot randomly have permissions to the system.

Not an android wiz but I have a little basic knowledge.

posted on 15 Mar 2014, 21:09

11. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


posted on 14 Mar 2014, 08:15

3. Jovan (Posts: 3; Member since: 14 Mar 2014)

As an idiot, I have a question. My Phone (Xperia ray) constantly shows low memory messages. I have noticed that the updated apps are installed as well as the ones embedded into the ROM. e.g. Google Play (20Mb) is installed as well as Android Market, The Facebook update install takes another 40MB of space. Would enabling USB Debugging mode allow the updates to install over the original ROM program?

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 08:34

4. Jovan (Posts: 3; Member since: 14 Mar 2014)

Nevermind, I found the answer.

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 11:37

7. fbermudez86 (Posts: 5; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)

Intregrate update into ROM using Titanium Backup xD

posted on 24 Mar 2014, 08:26

12. Jovan (Posts: 3; Member since: 14 Mar 2014)

Cheers fbermudez86, I'll give that a go. :-)

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 16:25

8. skymitch89 (Posts: 1036; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)

I see no issues with leaving USB Debugging on after enabling it. I usually leave it on so that if & when I go to use my tethering app I don't need to hassle with my phone.

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 21:50

10. roscuthiii (Posts: 1785; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)

PhoneArena. what is with these bottom of the barrell Android beginner articles lately?

It is understandable that not every user is going to have more advanced knowledge and could certainly use the information provided, but an actual Android: How To section would probably work better than these sporadic posts which can be overlooked. I say overlooked because even though there is filter with clearly defined tabs of which Android is one, it seems not to actually work. So, anyone that does come to PA looking for this info is going to have to go on a hunt to find it.

Maybe in another browser the filter works properly? Perhaps some settings changes to my current? Either way... ain't working now.

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