How to Enable Samsung Galaxy S5 Developer Options and USB Debugging

How to Enable Samsung Galaxy S5 Developer Options and USB Debugging

Read this entire post if you want to learn how to enable the Android Developer Options and USB Debugging feature for your Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone.

When the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean was released all the Android user interfaces installed on phones and tablet suffered some major modifications. The Developer Options menu has disappeared entirely from the list leaving users with no possibility of enabling the USB Debugging feature.

USB Debugging also allows you to connect your phone to your PC and transfer data files between them more easily. For Advanced users: Odin is another application that requires USB Debugging to be enabled, as otherwise you cannot flash any new ROM updates when there is no OTA available.

The USB Debugging function allows users of Galaxy S5 to send various command lines from their computer straight to their phone in order to push updates or flash various applications.

Also, the Developer Options features various elements that will allow you to tell your phone to stay awake while charging, select Runtime, get info on Android background processes, the possibility to enable the power menu bug report button, support for mock locations, verify apps that you try to install via ADB / ADT, show visual touches, surface updates, layout bounds, window animation scale, gpu rendering options, show hardware layers updates, debug gpu overdraw, show cpu usage, limit the amount of background processes you want to run on your Galaxy S5, and others more.

How to enable Developer Options:

  1. Open the App drawer.
  2. Launch Settings menu.
  3. Find the open the ‘About Device’ menu.
  4. Scroll down to ‘Build Number’.
  5. Next, tap on the ‘build number’ section seven times.
  6. After the seventh tap you will be told that you are now a developer.
  7. Go back to Settings menu and the Developer Options menu will now be displayed.

In order to enable the USB Debugging you will simply need to open Developer Options, scroll down and tick the box that says ‘USB Debugging’. That’s it.

These were all the steps that you had to take in order to make sure that the USB Debugging option is enabled on your Samsung Galaxy S5.

Note that if you want for USB Debugging to work when your Galaxy S5 is connected with your computer, then you will first need to make sure that the Samsung USB Drivers are installed on your PC.

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  • Johannes

    Thanks! worked perfect.

  • Camus

    Great thank you very much :).