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How to Enable Developer Options on Android 4.2?

In Android 4.2, the Developer Options menu and USB Debugging option have been hidden. In former 4.X versions of Android, USB Debugging option is under Developer Options menu, which aren’t just used by developers. USB Debugging is required by adb, which is used for rooting, backing up, installing a custom ROM, tacking screenshots from computer and more.


  • 1. To enable Developer Options, go to "Settings", scroll down to the bottom and tap "About phone" or "About tablet".
  • 2. Scroll down to the bottom of the "About screen" and locate the Build number field.
  • 3. Tap the Build number field seven times to enable Developer Options. Tap a few times and you'll see a countdown that reads "You are now 4 steps away from being a developer."
  • 4. When you are done, you'll see the message "You are now a developer!".
  • 5. Tap the Back button and you’ll see the Developer options menu under System on your Settings screen.
  • 6. This menu is now enabled on your device.