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Posts: 11
Registered: ‎07-13-2010
My Device: 9000 Bold
My Carrier: Airtel

Development Mode

Q1) Whats the special feature with the Developer Mode On?

Q2) Why does it say it will expire in 10 days?

Posts: 117
Registered: ‎12-03-2010
My Device: Not Specified

Re: Development Mode

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(1) Developer Mode On to allow you debug remotely. So you can use Flash Builder IDE, or command line tool to "communicat" with device to debug.


(2) It say that, but I am use it much more than 10 days, never expire. I think it may be just a security feature to force you change password disable debug mode, but at least, on simulator for now, it never expire.


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Posts: 6,473
Registered: ‎12-08-2010
My Device: PlayBook, Z10
My Carrier: none

Re: Development Mode

I believe the 10-day thing is intended to automatically disable developer mode if it's left on for 10 days, rather than requiring a password change.


I'd be surprised if many people had left their simulators running continuously for 10 days, though if anyone has and needed to re-enable dev mode they haven't reported it here.  I've certainly never needed to, but I think I've always had to restart the sim (or just wanted to) well before 10 days.

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Posts: 6,541
Registered: ‎10-27-2010
My Device: HTC One, PlayBook, LE Z10, DE Q10
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: Development Mode

Once we get the actual PB device and it is connected to your computer via a USB cable, you will probably still want development mode for transfering and debugging apps.  I agree that it is a security feature that will probably disable after 10 days so you're not walking around with device wide open.

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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎06-29-2013
My Device: Torch JM1
My Carrier: Optus

Re: Development Mode

Just wondering how i turn development mode on my JM1 mobile phone?

Posts: 6,541
Registered: ‎10-27-2010
My Device: HTC One, PlayBook, LE Z10, DE Q10
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: Development Mode

What is a JM1 phone? There are Z10, Q10, Q5, Dev Alpha B, Dev Alpha C phones that run BB10.