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How to Enable USB Debugging on Xiaomi Xiaomi Mi Max/MIX (MIUI 8)

What is USB Debugging Mode?

If you use an Android phone and you’ve searched forums for solutions to problems, you’ve probably heard the term “USB Debugging” every once in a while. You may even have seen it while looking through your phone’s settings. It sounds like a high-tech option, but it really isn’t; it’s quite simple and useful.

USB Debugging Mode is one thing that you cannot skip to know if you are an Android user. The primary function of this mode is to facilitate a connection between an Android device and a computer with Android SDK (Software Development Kit). So it can be enabled in Android after connecting the device directly to a computer via USB.

Why I need to enable USB Debugging Mode?

USB Debugging grants you a level of access to your device. This level of access is important when you need system-level clearance, such as when coding a new app. It also gives you much more freedom of control over your device. For example, with Android SDK, you gain direct access to your phone through your computer and that allows you to do things or run terminal commands with ADB. These terminal commands can help you restore a bricked phone. You are also able to use some third-party tools to better manage your phone (for example, Syncios Mobile Transfer). So this mode is a useful tool for any adventurous Android owner.


MIUI 8 is getting more and more popular as the number of devices with MIUI 8 continue to increase. Android is an open source, and it can be used on almost every device except iOS devices. However, MIUI Developer Options menu is not enabled by default whereas some users may need it especially when they want to flash MIUI fastboot ROM or to unlock their phone bootloader.

Now, please follow these steps to debug your Xiaomi Mi Max/MIX phone.

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1. Enable Developer Options on Xiaomi Redmi phone

Step 1 : Unlock your phone and go to main Settings on your Xiaomi devices.

Step 2 : Scroll down to find About phone and tap on it.

Step 3 : Locate MIUI Version and tap several times on it.

After that, you will get a message "You are now a developer!" on your device screen.

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2. Enable USB Debugging on Xiaomi Mi Max/MIX phone

Step 1 : Go back to main Settings.

Step 2 : Run Additional Settings, and tap Developer options to enable it from there.

Step 3 : Scroll down to find USB Debugging option and enable it.

Now, you have successfully enabled USB Debugging on your Xiaomi MIUI 8 devices.

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