an USB connection mode on Android devices which allow a USB connected computer to directly interact with the device.

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Where are the developer options in Android 4.2?

I wanted to access the developer options to enable adb access on Android 4.2 but cannot find it. How can I enable that? Once I've activated the menu, how can I hide it again?
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Broken screen while debug mode was disabled. How can I re-enable adb?

The screen of my phone is physically broken, so it doesn't display anything, but the touch aspect does seem to be working, as I can unlock my phone, and get haptic feedback. Before I go to get it ...
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How to enter USB debugging mode in Cyanogenmod

I just installed Cyanogenmod 11 on an HTC One, and now I'm completely unable to connect to it via USB from my Linux PC, so I'm unable to transfer any more ROM or applications. How do I enable USB ...
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What is USB debugging? Can I keep it ON forever?

Sometimes I need to transfer some music from my PC to my Galaxy S2 and must always activate USB debugging. Then I think, can I keep it ON forever? I mean, Keep it ON for ever can give me a problem ...
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Is there a good USB debugging toggle widget for Android?

Can you suggest me a widget for toggling usb debugging mode for Android? Or could you code it and upload to market, please? (I need it because of HTC Desire and HD's init process consuming 100% cpu ...
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How do I disable the USB Connected notification?

Every time I plug in my phone, I get a notification for USB connected. Is there any way to disable the notification, without disabling USB debugging? Phone: LG Optimus S Carrier: Sprint Android: ...
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Driver issues when using Samsung Galaxy SIII via USB for development

The phone is connected via USB to Windows 7 64-bit. The USB debugging option enabled. When I connect the phone to the computer, I'm notified that some drivers failed to install. Do I need these for ...
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Accessing android device via ADB shell with broken touchscreen (can't authenticate)

So, the touchscreen on my Nexus 4 broke this weekend. I have a new device coming in, but in the meantime I need to be able to access the device to use a few different apps and send/receive some SMS ...
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LG G2 - Debugging mode not enabled

I'm attempting to run an app on the LG G2 (Verizon) using Eclipse on a Mac. The phone, however, is not recognized by the computer. I enabled debugging but it doesn't appear when I do adb devices. ...
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How to completely uninstall an app on Android Lollipop?

I am having a problem with uninstalling apps on Android 5.0 (nexus 5). I am developing an android app so I debug/run the app directly on my device. For production, I exported the same app with my ...
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How to activate Android debugging mode

I've recently upgraded my Samsung Galaxy 5 from Android 2.1 to 2.2 and I can't find Android debugging mode in the settings. I need to root my phone.
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ADB not working, but Fastboot is

I recently bought a used Nexus 5. It came with the L preview on it, and I decided to flash CM 11 instead. My last phone was a Nexus S, and I've flashed various ROMs to that thing in the past. Using ...
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Can I enable USB debugging using adb?

I own a Samsung Galaxy S3 and the display is broken and USB debugging is set to off too. How can I enable it using ./adb commands? I have done these steps already: ...
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USB debugging on Samsung Galaxy Tab — How do I prevent it from resetting debug setting?

I have a Samsung Galaxy tab that I'm using for development purposes. For some reason, when I choose 'Enable USB Debugging' in the settings menu, it turns off after a random period and drops whatever ...
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How do I configure ADB for the Samsung Galaxy Y?

How do I configure ADB to recognize my Samsung Galaxy Y? I have installed the USB driver. but when I run adb devices it does not list anything. Following are the steps I followed. Declare your ...
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How to enable USB Debugging in Android if forgotten pattern for screen-unlock?

I want to use some third party software to clear my device's screen unlock pattern which I forgot. They require USB debugging enabled but I don't have it enabled in my Android. How do I turn on USB ...
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How to prevent Galaxy S4 from connecting as “Connected as Installer” instead of “Connected as Media Device”?

I have my Verizon Wireless Samsung Galaxy S4's developer options enabled with USB debugging turned on. Whenever I connect it to my machine, it displays "Connected as Installer" in the notification ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab-2 USB connection issue

I am working on Android application development, I want to run my application on Samsung Galaxy Tab-2 GT-P3100 but whenever I connect it with USB to the computer then it is not detecting. snapshot - ...
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Remote debugging using USB debugging is not woking

I'm trying to remotely debug Chrome on my Samsung Galaxy Note 4, but I can't seem to get it working. Note - to eliminate a device problem I have also tried to use an HTC One M8, but that also would ...
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ADB shell-ing to wifi connected device when usb device present

I have two devices connected to my workstation simultaneously, one by usb, the other over wifi. C:\>adb devices List of devices attached Cxxxxxxxxxx2 device 192.168.60.69:5555 ...
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Error launching ddms.bat: “Failed to get the adb version: Cannot run program ”adb“: CreateProcess error=2, The system cannot find the file specified”

I've been following these very detailed instructions to take a screenshot on my Motorola Flipside. When I get to the step #10 where I launch ddms.bat I get this error and my phone doesn't show up: ...
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Can't get adb on Macbook to see Pixel C

I'm trying to connect my 2014 Macbook pro to a Pixel C tablet. The tablet has developer settings enabled, usb debugging enabled and unknown sources enabled. 'adb devices' shows nothing and there is ...
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I can't see my device in Android adb list

I have LG G3 with android 5.0 lollipop and I want to connect it to my laptop with windows 8.1 OS (For using unity remote). When I connect my phone I can access to storage but I can't see my device in ...
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Windows doesn't detect Nexus S

I recently switched from Linux to Windows 8 consumer preview. I have installed the latest android SDK including the Google USB driver. I connect my Nexus S to the laptop, the phone goes into USB ...
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Stuck in USB-debugging mode

I turned on usb-debugging on my HTC One X just to see if I could identify it when using Android SDK. Now the usb-debugging mode always shows up when I connect the phone to my Windows and Linux ...
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Force debug in safe mode via USB?

I did something so stupid I'm almost kind of proud of it. I rooted my LG Optimus T (Froyo) using Gingerbreak, cleaned out a bunch of stuff, and accidentally deleted the home screen launcher. No big, ...
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adb backup command on non-rooted device creates an empty backup file?

I recently tried to backup my Motorola Moto G2 XT1068 phone running Lollipop 5.0.1 and after connecting it over USB with usb-debugging ON and I ran the adb backup command to backup my device ...
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Google Nexus 7 not recognized via USB

I'm trying to connect my Google Nexus 7 to my PC for Android development but so far I've been unsuccessful. I've tried connecting to my PC using different cables. When I connected the device to my ...
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On it's own, my Verizon Droid Razr (recently with ICS), went into debug mode. How do I get it out of debug mode?

This evening I took my phone out of my pocket and the screen was on and it was in debug mode. I assume it is debug mode - there is a column of text right justified near the top of the screen that ...
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USB drivers for using ADB with Samsung Galaxy S on CyanogenMod 7.1?

I recently installed CyanogenMod 7.1 on my Samsung Galaxy S i9000 and I have some problems now to get ADB on my Windows 7 64-bit computer to recognize the device. Currently, adb devices returns no ...
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How to enable developer mode to install apps via ADB for this cheap Android Watch?

I just bought one of these: It was fairly cheap so, unsurprisingly, in "Settings" I don't see any way to select "developer mode". How can I go about enabling developer mode (USB debugging) to ...
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Prestigio Multipad USB debuging

I am having troubles with Prestigio Multipad PMP3370B. I enabled USB debuging in Settings, but when I plug in my device to a computer and start adb devices, it does not recognize it. Does anybody have ...
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Do I need Android SDK to connect my phone in USB debug mode?

I'm following the steps provided here to root my Samsung Captivate (Galaxy-S). I install the USB drivers in the link provided. Whenever I connect my phone, I get the error There was a problem ...
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About the android recovery mode

Question 1: what's the android recovery mode? Does it run a full linux kernel? Question 2: where the recovery.img is installed? (/somewhere_in_filesystem)
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USB Debugging is not showing in ADB devices

I Enabled USB Debugging on CyanogenMod 11 for LG Optimus L7. The Device is showing in Device Manager. But, it is not showing in ADB devices list. And there is no notifications for USB debugging.
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Alternative way of setting the debug mode

I'm having a problem with my android phone: whichever phone application (contacts, settings, messaging...) I try to run, I get the dialog "The process stopped unexpectedly" and I have to force it to ...
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Unable to activate USB debugging after upgrading to Android 5.1.1

After upgrading my Huawei phone (which is rooted) to Android 5.1.1 (CM 12.1) the 'USB debugging' option is greyed out with message: 'Device is in charging mode, USB debugging is disabled'. The ...
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Why am I unable to turn of USB debugging on my Galaxy Tab 10.1?

I turned on USB Debugging in the settings and am unable to turn it off. Whenever I try to uncheck the option I get "USB is connected. Remove the cable." even though the cable is not connected. I ...
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HTC One detected as CD Drive

I am experiencing a similar problem as described there: Whenever I connect my HTC One to my Windows 8.1, it is recognized as a CD Drive. So I tried the solution proposed by Macha's answer, but I ...
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Adb can't see my device - PAP5400

When I connect my Prestigio PAP5400 DUO to my PC, ADB cant find it. I think the driver is wrong but I can't find right one. I have tried installing many drivers. PS: I have debugging mode ...
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How do I make my Nexus 5 work with ADB on my Windows 7 desktop?

I am attempting to develop on the Nexus 5 using the Android SDK on eclipse. I'm developing on Windows 7, have the Helios version of Eclipse, and have kept my SDK up to date. I have previously been ...
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How can I debug my application while USB tethering is enabled?

I want to debug my application on the phone and at the same time I want to enable USB tethering so that I can access Internet on my PC. Is there any way so that I can connect my phone then enable USB ...
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Installing USB driver for Micromax A50

I have to install USB driver for Micromax A50 . I have google USB driver installed through SDK Manager, but need a USB driver specifically for this device. To install this USB driver I think, I need ...
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test usb functionality from the handset?

I am using HTC Desire HD, I have a terminal with root permissions. Are there any tests I can do on the USB port from the handset side? i.e. to make sure it exists and is functional. The reason I am ...
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Most complex locked phone ever, needs a genius to solve

Is there any hope. I feel I have exhausted all the options I have any knowledge of. I’ll explain the situation and methods i have tried. I broke the screen on my galaxy s2 causing the touch screen ...
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USB debugging doesn't work - switches off automatically

I have a Xolo Q800 phone with following specs. I'm trying to connect the device to my Macbook Pro with OS X Mavericks, Android Studio / Eclipse and adb working perfectly. XOLO Q800 Android 4.2.1 ...
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Can I browse a locally hosted web site from a USB connected device?

I am attempting to remote debug a locally hosted web application on Nexus 7 and 10 tablets running Android 4.2.2, that are connected to a development machine via USB. My goal is to browse to the ...
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How to backup broken screen phone when USB debugging IS NOT enabled?

I dropped my Samsung S3. Now I cannot see anything, just a white screen with purple, black, and green lines. Before it blanked out, it wasn't recognizing my finger touch. Any idea on how or what to ...
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Cant access abd

I cannot access abd on my computer it is quite annoying. I don't know what the deal is. I have tried to modify the path variable on my system variables. It didn't work. When I try to access it in ...
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How do I increase the log size of dev/log/main?

How do I increase the size of dev/log/main by a factor of 10? My understanding is the log has a fixed size (16K?) and rolls over when that limit is reached. I'd like to find out what the log size is ...