How to enable USB debugging mode on Nexus 4?

Why enable Google Nexus 4 USB debugging mode? Nexus 4 talks with PC though adb (Android Debug Bridge) in that mode. You can do lot of useful stuffs like unlock, root, backup, restore, install custom ROM and recovery with USB debugging mode turned on. Yes, you don’t need to be a developer or power user to use these functions. A normal user with proper guide will do. Of course, only perform those tasks that you know.

LG Nexus 4 USB debugging mode

How to enable USB debugging mode on Google Nexus 4?

  1. First of all, enable developer options.
  2. Then go to Developer options.
  3. Tick USB debugging ~ Debug mode when USB is connected.
  4. Select OK to allow USB debugging.
  5. Thatโ€™s it.

11 COMMENTS

  1. Hi Jayce: I can’t find a developer option on my Nexus7 I saw only wireless& Networks wtih wifi, bluetooth, data usage, and more….. next is Device have sound, display , storage , batter, apps and users, Next Personal have location access, security , language& input backup&reset, Next is Account have google , add account, Next is System, have date&time , accessibility, about tablet., Please tell me how can I find the developer option on my Nexus7 version 4.2 Thank you

    • Hi Pete.
      The problem could be that the developer menu is hidden by default.
      To enable it, go to the Settings menu and scroll down to “About phone”, tap it, scroll down to “Build number” item. Tap it 7 (seven) times. After that you should be able to see Developers options.

      Hope this helps you.

  2. hi jayce
    i couldnt unlock the phone
    its in lock condition and asking for my gmail id and password,which i forgot.
    help pls
    thnks
    samuel

  3. hi jayce,
    thanks for the reply.
    but how to do factory reset in recovery..and i dont mind if all my data got deleted
    thanks
    samuel

  4. hi jayce
    my phone is in odin mode and only shows sart option,when i press vol up or down buttons its nvr shows any reaction…its just stucked there
    thanks
    samuel

  5. HELP HELP HELP . I TURNED ON DEVELOPER MODE ON MY NEXUS 4 BY TAPPING 7 TIMES ON BUILD NUMBER ๐Ÿ™ HAVE I LOST WARRANTY ? WILL I BE NOT ABLE TO GET FUTURE ANDROID UPDATES ? ๐Ÿ™ I DIDN’T CHANGED ANYTHING IN THERE ;(

    • Buddy.You can change everything you want on your phone as long as you are on a stock ROM and Unrooted.You can change everything you want in the developers options and you still will have your warranty ๐Ÿ™‚

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