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How to Debug Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Plus?

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.

Now, please follow these steps to debug your Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Plus.

Step 1: Open your Samsung Galaxy S8 "Settings" option, then select "About phone" option.

Step 2: Select "Software information" option.

Step 3: Tap "Build number" several times until you see a message says "Developer mode has been enabled".

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Step 4: Go back to the Setting interface and you will see the "Developer options" menu under Settings. Select "Developer options".

Step 5: Slide the "USB debugging" button to "On" mode, a popup information will show up, click "OK" and you're ready to use your device with developer tools.

Step 6: After finished all these steps, you have successfully debuged your Samsung Galaxy S8. Next time when you connect your Galaxy S8 to computer by using a USB cable, you will see a messages "Allow USB Debugging" for allow a connection, click "OK" to start it.

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