MIUI firmware allows you to perform deep system actions on your phones. You can change the shell version, get root rights, or unlock the bootloader. But most procedures require a connection to a computer, which is why users are wondering how to enable USB debugging on their Xiaomi phones.
What is USB debugging
USB debugging is an essential part of connecting a smartphone to a computer. By activating this option, you can safely transfer various materials between devices and reflash the device. PC can successfully recognize the device even without debugging, but unlocking the bootloader, for example, will not work.
It would seem that everything is very simple, but debugging is directly connected to the Developer Mode (ADB). You won’t activate the USB transfer if you don’t enable it. What is the Android Debug Bridge?
In simple words, it is a debug bridge that gives you access to previously unavailable elements of Android. For example, you can do the following operations:
- Transfer apps to the memory card without ROOT rights.
- Exit Fastboot mode via PC.
- Uninstall system applications.
- Make a backup via Mi PC Suite.
- Roll back from MIUI 13 to MIUI 12.
- And much more.
By default, this feature is always hidden. You can find out how and where to enable debugging by reading this tutorial.
How to enable USB debugging mode on your Xiaomi smartphone
The procedure is very simple and fast, which any beginner can handle. We only need access to smartphones. The operation is divided into two steps: activating the hidden developer mode and enabling the debugging.
Activating Developer Mode
- Go to “Settings”.
- Click on the first tab, “About the phone”.
- Pay attention to the “MIUI version” item, which you click on 5 times. A notification that you have become a developer should pop up.
- Now go back to the original settings menu and go to “Advanced Settings”.
- We see a new line, “For Developers”.
- A menu opens where we activate the checkbox next to “USB debugging”.
USB debugging is enabled in the same way on all Android devices. The settings interface may vary slightly, as well as the location of the sections. But the general scheme is almost the same everywhere.
How do I turn on debugging on Android One models?
Go to “Settings” – “System”, and here select “About Phone”. After that, click on “Build Number” 7 times. You will become a developer. And then, go to the item for developers and activate the checkbox. This instruction is suitable for absolutely all Android One models.
Debugging is activated, but the computer still does not see the connected phone. What to do?
Most probably, the reason is not in the ADB mode but in special drivers, which should be installed on the PC. Usually, they are installed automatically when the phone is connected for the first time. But if it didn’t happen – read our article about connection to PC. There is an archive with the necessary drivers.
Can I enable the verification of applications that I install via USB?
Yes, for this, there is a separate line in the section for developers. It is called “USB Installation “. You will enable the security check via ADB or ADT by activating it.
Today we talk about the easy way to activate debugging via USB on Xiaomi devices. As we can see, it is very easy and fasts to do, and this mode’s benefits are more significant.