How to Enable USB Debugging on Android 4.2 and Higher Versions

How to Enable USB Debugging on Android 4.2 and Higher Versions
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USB Debugging is very essential for performing several
Android tasks. If you need to root your Android phone, install a custom ROM,
create a backup or perform a number of other tasks, you may need to enable USB Debugging mode on your Android device.

Broadly speaking, USB Debugging is an essential feature that
allows you to perform some computerized tasks (such as data transfer from a PC
to your Android phone). With the activation of USB Debugging mode, it becomes
an easy task to connect your Android phone with a PC and perform important
tasks such as data recovery, file transfer and so on.
In case you’re not so familiar with Android phones but
interested in buying one such as LG, HTC, Lenovo, Motorola, Sony Xperia or
Samsung, be informed that the USB Debugging mode is not activated already.  To activate USB debugging –especially for
Android 4.2 and higher versions such as Lollipop 5.0 –this article will guide
you on the easy steps you can follow.
Also, it is worthy to note that it is highly risky to enable
USB Debugging when not in use. If the USB Debugging mode is on at all times,
your phone could be vulnerable to security risks such as malware attacks. If
you frivolously enable USB Debugging mode especially when your
Android phone is connected with the USB port of somebody you don’t trust, this
could be an opportunity for such a person to explore the files on your phone or
even harm your phone.
Steps to Enable USB Debugging on Android 4.2 and Higher

Go to the Settings
menu of your Android phone
Under the menu, select About Phone

Navigate downwards and click on the option
implying Build number (NOTE: you
have to click on this option 7 times)
After that, a short notification implying
“you’re now a developer’’ will show up just at the bottom of your screen
Then you can navigate back to open the Developer menu of your Android phone
Under the Developer
menu, navigate to USB Debugging and
tap OK to activate it

After doing that, you will now have easy access
to USB Debugging either you wish to activate it or disable it