How to enable Developer Options, USB Debugging and Install ADB on Android Device. - Tech2Craft

How to enable Developer Options, USB Debugging and Install ADB on Android Device.

July 15, 2018


There will be times when you will need to enable developer options so that you can root device or perform some other tasks. For whatever reason first of all you will need to enable developer options on Android. These options are not visible and are hidden deep in device because they are designed for developers, who want to test them and make changes that may impact your phone’s performance. So do not play with the developer options unnecessarily, unless you have a specific purpose in mind.

How to turn on Developer Options and USB debugging in Android device:

1.   Open device settings and navigate to About Phone.
2. Tap on About Phone and find the Build Number.
3. Now tap seven times on Build Number and the Developer Options will appear on the main page of the Settings.
4. Tap on the Back key to see your new Developer Options.
5. Tap Developer Options.
6. Check to enable USB Debugging.
7. Check to enable OEM Unlocking.
How to Install Android SDK tools:

When you want to access Android device from PC you will need Android SDK on your computer. Follow these steps to install them.
1. Click here to download and install the Android SDK Tools from Google’s developer site. There are choices for Windows, Mac, and Linux. These instructions are for Windows machines.
2. When asked for directory to install the software to, you can choose any location but It is recommended to set to C:android-sdk.
3. Once the Android SDK Tools are installed, launch it from the Start Menu.
4. The SDK Manager will open. Just uncheck everything except Android SDK Platform-tools. It’s at the top.
5. Click on Install 2 packages at the bottom right.
6. Check Accept license and click Install.

How to install device drivers:

Your computer cannot directly communicate with your phone, to allow seamless communication, you will need to install the appropriate USB driver.

Some manufacturers include device drivers in their phone's software, so when you attach your phone with your computer via USB it automatically installs software. OnePlus is an example of this, so connect your phone to check weather your phone installs software automatically otherwise you will have to manually download it

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