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How to Enable Android Mobile Developer Mode

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How to Enable Android Mobile Developer Mode

So finally you decided to root your phone and install a custom ROM, or maybe you want to sideload an app from your computer. Before you can jump to ADB commands and perform surgery software on your phone, you need to enable developer options.

Cleverly hidden from the average user, allowing development options is very easy to do if you know where to look.

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While allowing development options is done in the same way for each Android phone or tablet, equipment manufacturers do not always put the option in the same place. Navigate your phone to the part of “Build number” configuration, which can be hidden and buried in submenus.

Here it is how to get there in a couple of popular devices:

Stock Android: Settings> About phone> Build number

Samsung Galaxy S5: Settings> About phone> Build number

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LG G3: Settings> About phone> Software information> Build number

HTC One (M8): Settings> About> Programs> More> Build number

Once you have found the number compilation settings, press on Section 7 times section. After two taps, a small pop-up notification should appear saying “now X steps from being a developer” with a number countdown with each press.

After the 7 tap the Developer options will be unlocked and available. Usually they can be found in the main setup menu. Soaking in that menu to do things like enable USB debugging (a frequent requirement to a lot of hacks).

Removing the developer options is possible, but only for phones DETERMINED

So you want to get rid of the options for developers in the setup menu of your phone? Well, the sad truth is that the only safe way to do this is to perform a factory reset. Luckily, some phones may end up with the additional settings menu without completely erase the phone.

If you have a phone with stock Android or HTC One (M8), development options can be completely removed from your phone without cleaning. Sorry, Galaxy S5 and LG G3 users, we will need to live well with the additional menu or wipe your phone.

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Go to Settings> Applications> Settings and tap Erase Data. A popup window will ask you to confirm, press OK, and you’re done. This method can work with most phones and tablets, so be sure to let us know in the comments if it works for you.

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