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Enable "Install via USB" without creating MI Account

What I didn't want was to continue having an MI account connected to my device. So I just created a temporary account, enabled the "Install via USB" option and then logged out from the MI account. So, ...
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Enable "Install via USB" without creating MI Account

For those who have already inserted their SIM card into the Xiaomi phone, the other answers would work. But, if you are using Xiaomi Redmi 5 only for development purposes, you will need to do as below:...
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Enable "Install via USB" without creating MI Account

These steps worked for me for Redmi 8 Pro. Follow them in the exact same order. Enable Developer Options. Settings -> Additional Settings -> Developer Options -> Disable MIUI Optimizations ...
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Enable "Install via USB" without creating MI Account

None of the other solutions floating around the internet worked for me (Chinese VPN, Disabling MIUI optimization...). I also could not temporarily sign into a Mi account, since I'd uninstalled as many ...
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Get N on screen when trying to access developer options

You are hitting the wrong area to get developers options. Within setting/about phone/software/build number you need to hit Build number 7 times to enable the developers options. Hitting Android ...
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What is MIUI optimization?

According to this thread, this feature (Turn On MIUI Optimization) enables a plethora of MIUI based settings & optimizations as per the guidelines set by the MIUI developers. It helps to load ...
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Enable "Install via USB" without creating MI Account

"Install via USB" wont work if your Xiaomi phone is running MIUI 8 or above. Looks like when you try to Enable this option, your phone trys to connect to some chinese server and fails. I got a work ...
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What does Smallest width in Developer settings mean?

The propery smallest width is inversely proportional to the PPI setting (called ro.sf.lcd_density) that is specified in the file /system/build.prop. Meaning higher numbers for smallest width ...
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"Allow USB debugging" keeps on popping up

Change the USB cable My proposed solution is not general, but may work in in some special cases. Here is my story: Once I used an old USB cable for connecting my 10 smartphones to my computer. It ...
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Enable "Install via USB" without creating MI Account

First question: I think it's a bug Second: The are some workarounds (suggested in Mi forums) Try the following steps to bypass mi account requirement for USB installation: Settings > ...
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How do I increase the size of logcat buffers?

Starting with Android 5, the in-kernel logger driver is deprecated which exposed the ring buffers through /dev/log/* character devices. Instead a userspace logging daemon named logd manages buffers “...
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You are already a developer/but no developer options

If the Developer options menu refuses to appear there is an alternative: Use the very tiny app Developer Options. It allows you to enter the developer options menu independently if you have enabled ...
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You are already a developer/but no developer options

For me it was inside System menu. Settings--> System --> Advanced --> Developer Options. For Enabling Developer Option: Settings--> About Phone --> Build Number (Tap 7 Times, to ...
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Get N on screen when trying to access developer options

This screen shows your current android version status and further tapping on it will enable Android Easter egg. The N means you're using Android Nougat (7.1) on your device. to enable developer ...
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What are the "Window animation scale", "Transition animation scale" and "Animator duration scale" settings in android developer settings?

All 3 of these are set to 1.0× by default ⁠;  you don't need to turn them off, just cut the values in half and set them all to 0.5 for noticeable snappier performance. As for what each one does ...
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Security risks in case of activation of developer options

No, clicking 7x just shows the hidden menu.
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What is MIUI optimization?

In addition to @xavier_fakerat's answer, note that the "MIUI Optimizations" prevent the installers of various applications from launching correctly even on the phone itself, rather than over-...
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You are already a developer/but no developer options

I had the same exact problem with the mentioned phone and none of the provided solutions worked for me. Finally i succeeded to make the developer options visible by going to settings - apps - ...
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"Allow USB debugging" keeps on popping up

In my case, I was continually getting prompted with one fingerprint. I revoked all debugging permissions and next time the dialog popped up, I noticed the fingerprint had changed. So far I haven't ...
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How to enable USB debugging in LineageOS 14 on Moto G2014?

I went with my Android knowledge of tapping 6 times on the build number in the phone settings. This shows a screen with my home screen background and the LineageOS emblem. Despite what you claimed, ...
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How to enable "Disable HW overlays" at startup?

Source-reddit, which references Android documentation to DISABLE the h/w composer: adb shell service call SurfaceFlinger 1008 i32 1 to ENABLE the h/w composer: adb shell service call SurfaceFlinger ...
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How to disable the developer option in Chrome for Android?

The flag to show Developer options is stored on Chrome's shared preferences under the developer key, which can only be accessed with root access. As shown on the source code: AboutChromeSettings: ...
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unlock developer options for new user?

@alecxs is right. Enable developer settings you want as the main user; then it will be the same across all users (at least, this is what worked for me). Note that often if you are connecting to ...
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Enabling developer options does not work

Family link was the reason developer options could not be enabled. After changing the device settings in Family Link app, developer options could be enabled by tapping 7 times on the build number ...
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How does an app know, if GPS is faked?

An app can detect when mock locations are enabled. It's quite simple to do. See https://stackoverflow.com/q/6880232/4107809.
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Enabling developer mode in Huawei Mediapad M2 10.0

Needed to tap on the Serial number field. This is the answer
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"Show CPU Usage" not an option

Unfortunately the current solution (running 7.1.1 build NMF26U on Google Pixel) was to completely remove the option, as the feature was broken in 7.0 https://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?...
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enabling developer mode in xiaomi redmi hm 1s

Well ,I got it just ..need to Tap on MIUI version instead of Android version..
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Nexus 6P - cannot turn off Developer Options

I suspect this strange behaviour is caused by some setting that requires developer options to be enabled, but itself is not deactivated for instance USB debugging., transitions/animations etc.. (this ...
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