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How to Enable Developer Options on Android

-- Wednesday, January 14, 2015
USB debugging can be extremely useful as it allows us to pull and push files to the device even when it does not boot correctly. It is also the crucial process in rooting an Android device. But on the attempt of doing that, you will frustratingly find out that there is nothing in the settings allowing access to developer options, none whatsoever, let alone to enable USB debugging.
In fact, Android 4.2 onward tills the latest lollipop the developer options are hidden by default. Here we would talk in detail about how to enable USB debugging by making developer options appear on your Android smartphones, tablets and other devices.

1. Go to Setting menu and scroll down to About device (or About phone) then tap on it.

Enable Developer Options

2. Scroll down to the bottom again, where you could see Build number (Don't worry if your build number are different from ours here). Tap it 7 times to become developer.

Enable USB Debugging

3. Go back to Settings, you should be able to see Developer options item in your setting list now. Tap it to enable USB debugging mode on your Android device. If you want to make the option invisible again, tap on the on/off toggle at the upper right.

Hide Developer Options

Note: Google won't hide the development options for no reason. If you don't know much about the other options on the menu, leave it alone; fiddle with the settings can really make bad things happen.

For more tips and tricks on Android, please visit our Android Tips column. Feel free to leave any question you have about Android devices on the comment section below.

Ivy Bruce

Ivy Bruce is the Founder and Editorial Director at Recovery-Android Studio. You can also find her on Google+ and Twitter.