How To Enable Developer Options and USB Debugging on Redmi Xiaomi Phones

Developer Options in Android are intended for developers. You may run into situations that require some developer options or features to be enabled. By default the Developer Options in Android is a hidden menu. You can’t find Developer Options in Android settings. We have several guides about how you can turn on Developer Options and USB debugging on Android phones before. USB debugging is just one of the features in Developer Options. You can find a variety of advanced options in Developer mode.

This tutorial works with all Xiaomi Redmi Devices such as Redmi Note 8, Redmi 8, Redmi K20 Pro, Xiaomi Mi Note 10, Redmi Note 9, Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro, Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro, Redmi 9, Mi Mix 4, Mi Max 4, Redmi 8A, Redmi X, Redmi Y4 and every Xiaomi device with MIUI 11 & MIUI 10.


What is USB Debugging Mode?

USB Debugging Mode is one thing that you cannot skip to know if you are an Android user. The primary function of this mode is to facilitate a connection between an Android device and a computer with Android SDK (Software Development Kit). So it can be enabled in Android after connecting the device directly to a computer via USB.

Why I need to enable USB Debugging Mode?

USB Debugging grants you a level of access to your device. This level of access is important when you need system-level clearance, such as when coding a new app. It also gives you much more freedom of control over your device. For example, with Android SDK, you gain direct access to your phone through your computer and that allows you to do things or run terminal commands with ADB. These terminal commands can help you restore a bricked phone. You are also able to use some third-party tools to better manage your phone. So this mode is a useful tool for any adventurous Android owner.

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MIUI 11 is getting more and more popular as the number of devices with MIUI 11 continue to increase. Android is an open source, and it can be used on almost every device except iOS devices. However, MIUI Developer Options menu is not enabled by default whereas some users may need it especially when they want to flash MIUI fastboot ROM or to unlock their phone bootloader.

Now, please follow these steps to debug your Redmi Xiaomi phone.

Enable Developer Option
Enable Developer Option

Enable Developer Options on Redmi Xiaomi Phone

Step 1: Unlock your phone and go to main Settings on your Xiaomi devices.

Step 2: Click on the first option that is About phone. (On older MIUI version it will be at the bottom.)

Step 3: Locate MIUI Version and tap several times on it.

After that, you will get a message “You are now a developer!” on your device screen.

Enable USB Debugging

Enable USB Debugging on Redmi Xiaomi Phone

Step 1: Go back to main Settings.

Step 2: Click on Additional Settings, and tap Developer options to enable it from there.

Step 3: Scroll down to find USB Debugging option and enable it.

Now, you have successfully enabled USB Debugging on your Xiaomi MIUI 11 devices.


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