How to enable developer options in Android
posted by Chris P. / Aug 24, 2014, 3:25 PM
And while these options, for the most part, are truly meant for developers, Android hobbyists will often stumble upon guides that require them to go to the so-called developer options, and flip this or that switch on (usually USB debugging or performance-related tweaks). After first discovering the exact steps needed to unlock these options, most usually commit that information to their memory and no longer need a guide to tell them what to do, but you'd be surprised at just how often friends and family that are somewhat interested in messing around with their fancy new smartphone come up and ask us that very question. Well, today we thought we'd show the simple steps required to unlock the menu, just in case you've recently hopped onto the modder's train, and are looking for some action.
Note: Steps below show on stock Android 4.4. Kitkat, but applicable to essentially any other Android device.
Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014
I developer unlocked my phone. Never again.
posted on Aug 24, 2014, 3:52 PM 2
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know it since well umm S3 days. it's really helpful and I always like to turn off those animations
posted on Aug 24, 2014, 4:36 PM 0
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yup... I want my phone to FLY (not thrown), not wow me with 2d/3d animations!
posted on Aug 24, 2014, 4:56 PM 1
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Comoooon PA...anyone knows how to turn it on! You'd better review the Xiaomi Mi4
posted on Aug 24, 2014, 5:08 PM 0
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i came to PA for news. i only trust GSM Arena for reviews.
posted on Aug 24, 2014, 7:45 PM 2
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I see a lot of people have nothing better to do than get online and find things to complain about. Just because YOU know how to unlock the Developer options on an Android phone, doesn't mean that everyone else does. Get a life.
posted on Aug 24, 2014, 7:16 PM 8
Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013
I am actually against releasing that info in here because someone is bound to ruin something in those options. A consumer site like this shouldn't really need to put that kind of info out (google hid it for a reason).
posted on Aug 24, 2014, 9:06 PM 3
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