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 changes with time. When my finger touches the screen a vertical and horizontal line appear and track my finger movement and there is a trail left showing where I moved my finger. Along the top of the screen there are fields which display info about the finger movement. I am not a developer, but I assume this is debug mode.

My question is: How can I get it out of debug mode? HELP!!!

  • As you tagged your question usb-debugging: Did you check that option? It is usually found in your system settings with the devloper specific stuff in the apps section.
    – Izzy
    Commented Aug 3, 2012 at 7:56

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Do you have "{} Developer options" under Settings menu? If yes, go to Settings->Developer Options and uncheck the boxes under "Input", "Drawing" "Monitoring" sections.

I presume these should be not available with standard ROMs (i.e. produced by carrier/that come with phone). In that sense, I am bit surprised on why you have it, unless you have CM's or other similar ROM.

  • You got it. I did have a developer menu and somehow while it was turned on in my pocket the following options got turned ok: pointer location, show touches, show screen updates, show CPU usage and force GPU rendering.
    – FrankH
    Commented Aug 3, 2012 at 12:02
  • I absolutely have the standard Verizon Droid Razr. I bought it on the day it became available, 11/11/2011, and I was automatically upgraded to ICS several weeks ago, over the air on, I think, the first day Verizon released it. I have never tried to root it or change ROMs or anything?
    – FrankH
    Commented Aug 3, 2012 at 12:06
  • Should I leave Force GPU rendering ON? That sounds like it would be faster. Is it safe and well tested?
    – FrankH
    Commented Aug 3, 2012 at 12:09
  • I am sorry FrankH, I am not certainly clear enough to recommend, though I too have it set to ON ;-)
    – Narayanan
    Commented Aug 3, 2012 at 12:20
  • Regarding Force GPU rendering, you might want to read this: android.stackexchange.com/questions/17731/… in short, it's not an option you want to be turned on, unless you're debugging an app.
    – Lie Ryan
    Commented Aug 3, 2012 at 15:09

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