adb (android debug bridge) not showing device using Moto G and Android 4.3

I’ve been developing Android applications for awhile now. However not owning an actual device I’ve only ever used the emulator. Recently I shelled out for a Moto G and found it wasn’t obvious how I could get it hooked up to my mac.

This was a case of RTFM (, step 2 eluded me until I stumbled across it on a stackoverflow post..:

To enable USB debugging:

1. Launch the settings application -> about


2. Click build number 7 times


3. Developer options should now be available from the main settings menu:


4. Enable USB debugging


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