Setting up your physical Android device for development

The following are the three main steps that need to be taken in order to enable your Android Device for development:

  1. Enable Developer options on your specific Android device
  2. Enable USB debugging
  3. Provide your computer with the necessary trust credentials with the installed IDE via secure USB debugging. (devices with Android 4.4.2)

Enabling Developer options

Depending on your device, this might vary slightly, but as from Android 4.2 and higher, the Developer options screen is hidden by default.

To enable it, navigate to Settings | About phone and click on the Build number seven times. You will find Developer options enabled when you return to the previous screen.

Enabling USB debugging

USB debugging ...

Get Learning Node.js for Mobile Application Development now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from nearly 200 publishers.