How To Enable Samsung Galaxy S4 USB Debugging [Tutorial]

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You must have heard that Android smartphones can be rooted and entire system privileges can be gained. These privileges will then help you to install any custom ROM on your Android device. Right now the most popular Android smartphone is the Samsung Galaxy S4 and it can also be rooted like any other Android. The very first step you need to do is to enable Samsung Galaxy S4 USB Debugging mode.

For those who still don’t know about what is the USB debugging mode and for what it can be used, I’m here with the perfect and complete guide. You’ll find here the information about the USB debugging, then reasons to do it and then at last the guide on how to enable Samsung Galaxy S4 USB debugging. So let’s start,

Samsung Galaxy S4 USB Debugging

Also read other Galaxy S4 tutorials

  1. How To Connect Samsung Galaxy S4 To PC or Computer?
  2. How To Use Samsung Galaxy S4 As TV Remote Control

What is Samsung Galaxy S4 USB Debugging mode?

As I already stated that USB debugging mode is there on every Android smartphone or tablet. This mode is used to enable the connection between PC and the device via USB cable.

Ok let me further describe it on. The developers are provided with Android SDK which is software development kit used to develop different apps for Android devices. Now to test the developed apps, the programmer has to transfer his developed apps to the compatible device.

Why Samsung Galaxy S4 USB debugging mode is enabled?

This is where USB debugging mode need comes into the role and it should be first enabled to make the connection between PC and device (Samsung Galaxy S4) possible. Once this is mode is enabled then the user will be allowed to install apps form his PC to his device.

For rooting and flashing ROM purposes, USB debugging mode must be enabled. So now I think the purpose of this mode and what it’s all about is clear to you.

Why Samsung Galaxy S4 USB debugging mode is enabled?

This mode can be enabled for following purposes. Generally the purpose is the one that I’ve described above but it can be categorized.

  1. To root Samsung Galaxy S4.
  2. To install any custom ROM or firmware.

If you don’t want to mess with your Galaxy S4 and happy with the OS you got from Samsung then you don’t need to enable the USB debugging mode as there is no need to do that. It isn’t required at all for the normal functioning of the device.

Tutorial – How to Enable Samsung Galaxy S4 USB Debugging

Now let me start with the tutorial here. Follow the below mentioned simple steps,

How to Enable Samsung Galaxy S4 USB Debugging

  1. Go to the application launcher and head over to the ‘Settings’.
  2. Now click on the ‘More’ option which his there at the top right corner.
  3. Move down to the bottom and get into the ‘About’.
  4. Here you’ll find developer mode options and there you can check on to enable the USB debugging mode.

That’s it! Now you’ve enabled USB debugging on Galaxy S4.

So folks, this was the simple tutorial to enable USB debugging on Galaxy S4. If you find any trouble then do let us know via your comments. Also stay updated with out portal for more future updates about Technology and mobile reports. Till that time happy surfing.

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