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[Q] USB Debugging grayed out/disabled

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18th December 2012, 09:52 PM   |  #1  
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I just bought a Sprint Optimus G today. The first thing I was going to do when I got it home was root it and investigate good ROMs. In the developer options, the check box for USB debugging is grayed out and I cannot select it. I have rooted android devices before. I'm running cyanogenmod on my Nexus 7. I had seen that people were able to root and unlock this phone which was the final thing that let me make up my mind to buy it. Any suggestions or am I just completely out of luck?
18th December 2012, 10:43 PM   |  #2  
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You cannot switch mode with the USB plugged in. Take the USB out and then switch to USB debugging

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18th December 2012, 10:45 PM   |  #3  
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You cannot switch mode with the USB plugged in. Take the USB out and then switch to USB debugging

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This. i've run into that problem when i have a brain fart.

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18th December 2012, 11:18 PM   |  #4  
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D'Oh!
That was dumb of me. Thanks, y'all.

I'm now rooted and unlocked. Time to investigate some ROMs.
19th December 2012, 12:47 AM   |  #5  
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What ROMs?

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My tablet has the same greyed out debugging mode issue and also I can't even charge when I connect it to my pc with usb cable. With my charger same cable works. And nomatter if it is connected or not usb debugging mode is always grey. Any suggestions?

This is the device:
Brand: General Mobile Tablet
Model Name: e Tab 4
Android Version: 4.2.2
Kernel: 3.0.40-mehmet
jenkins-r@jenkinsr11-buildserver#1
Wed Jan 29 13:55: 13 KST 2014
Build Number: JER09.GMM01.UDA29
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