How to Enable USB Debugging in Google Nexus 5X

Whether you're rooting Google Nexus 5X, flashing an Image, installing firmware, or custom ROMS, enabling USB Debugging is a crucial step for Google Nexus 5X. What is USB Debugging? It's simply a way for your device to use Android SDK over USB connection.

USB Debugging is especially appealing to developers as it allows them to run commands, transfer files to and from PC and do other critical tasks. Enabling USB Debugging on Google Nexus 5X is a piece of cake, it's neatly tucked away under Android's Developer Options menu.

On this page, you will learn to enable USB debugging in Google Nexus 5X. You will be able to start enabling USB debugging on your Google Nexus 5X by following the steps below. If you own any one of Google Nexus devices and want to enable USB debugging on your Google Nexus device, read the rest of article. You can also download Google Nexus 5X USB drivers to prevent unrecognized USB connections.

Steps to enable USB debugging in Google Nexus 5X

  1. Go to App drawer on your Google Nexus 5X
  2. On your phone, go to SettingsAbout Device/Phone
  3. You will have to look for Build Number of your Google Nexus 5X
  4. Just tap over build number section about 7 to 10 times
  5. After tapping over build number, your device will display popup message saying that "you are now a developer"
  6. This will simply unlock Developer Options menu in your Google Nexus 5X Android device
  7. Go back and now access the Developer options menu, check ‘USB debugging’ and click OK on the prompt.
Enable USB Debugging on Google Nexus 5X

Instructions for Android 2.3 or earlier

Enabling USB Debugging for a device running Android 2.3 or earlier is a different story. Here are step-by-step instructions for that:

  1. Go to Settings menu on Google Nexus 5X
  2. Scroll down and tap on Applictions or Apps or App Manager
  3. Scroll down until you find the Development
  4. Tap on this and check 'enable USB debugging'

Recommended Google Nexus device tutorials (You should read)

You might want to know how to install Google Nexus 5X USB drivers to be able to establish fine connection between smartphone to PC for firmware flashing purpose. Do follow the given useful articles below:

Do comment below about Google Nexus 5X Android device if you have any problems while enabling USB debugging.

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