Setting up an Android 4.2 and newer powered Device for Development

Enable the USB Debugging option under Settings > Developer options.

For Android 4.2 and newer, Developer options is hidden by default; use the following steps:

  1. On the device, go to Settings > About <device>.
  2. Tap the Build number seven times to make Settings > Developer options available.
  3. Then enable the USB Debugging option.
    Tip: You might also want to enable the Stay awake option, to prevent your Android device from sleeping while plugged into the USB port.

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