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Android High Performance Programming by Diego Grancini, Enrique López Mañas

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Android device debug options

When we are debugging an Android device, we need to activate developer mode. This mode is hidden by default, and we need to activate it manually if we need to connect the device to ADB or to use some of its options. Android's creators did a good job at hiding this option.

Let's see how we can activate this option to have a better understanding of Android debugging, and how can we play with the different debug configurations.

As mentioned, the developer options in the device are really hidden by default. The purpose for this is very likely to make it only available to advanced users and not to normal users. A casual person will not need to access the features in this section; doing so might options that could harm the ...

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