Enable USB debugging for Samsung Galaxy S4, S5, Galaxy Note and tablet

21 May

You might wish to enable usb dubugging for Samsung Galaxy S4, S5 or Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) for a number of reasons. For instance, if you are an Android App developer, this is a must-have features to enable sideloading of your app to your device. Or you might find that you can not find your device in Eclipse, where you want to click “Run”, then your app is uploaded automatically then fired with a single button click.

Enabling the USB debugging feature is not easily found in the latest Galuxy S4, S5 and note devices. Here is how to do that:

Go to Galaxy settings, then System Tab –> then Click “About Device” icon

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Click the “Build Number” repeatedly, and you will see  toast views as below, and a toast view saying “You are now x steps away from being a developer”, where x will change from 4,3,2 to 1.

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Finally, you are done, and you will see a “Developer Options” icon in the Setting > System Tab.

Click the “Developer Options” icon, and check “USB debugging” option.

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Done! Happy coding apps!


Posted by on May 21, 2014 in Android, Programming


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2 responses to “Enable USB debugging for Samsung Galaxy S4, S5, Galaxy Note and tablet

  1. boma23

    January 19, 2015 at 12:23 am

    thank you, nice little tutorial to something that isn’t obvious, for us android noobs trying to navigate the maze that is XDA…

  2. faropebr

    August 24, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    Thank you!!!


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