Thursday, May 26, 2016

How to Enable Developer Options on Android 4.x.x

The one thing that makes Android distinct as an operating system for mobile smart and tablets is its being an Open Source platform that encourages developers to engage in various types of development activities. And the one fture without which the custom development would not have been so sier is the availability of the “Developer Options” that is found under Settings of all Android devices by default.These developer options contain advanced ftures that help any person with a developer’s bent of mind build, test, debug, and package Android apps and mods. In simple terms, developer options allow quick access to and Android device from a computer via ADB (Android Debug Bridge) commands.
Ftures of Developer OptionsThe “Developer Options” fture is indispensable to Android Developerss and enthusiasts as a mns to quickly access and controltheir device from the PC. Even if you are an average user and wish to root, install a ROM or mod on your Android device, you must turn on USB Debugging mode on your phone or tablet. And you’ll not be able to do it unless you enable Developer Options on your device first.Among the most useful ftures that are found underDeveloper Options are as follows:Enable debugging over USB.Quickly capture bug reports onto the device.Show CPU usage on screen.Draw debugging information on screen such as layout bounds, updates on GPU views and hardware layers, and other information.Many other options to simulate app stresses or enable debugging options.The “Developer Options” has always been visible by default in allprevious versions of Android. OnDeveloper Options on Gingerbrd(Android 2.3):Settings> Appliions> Development> USB DebuggingDeveloper Options on ICS (Android 4.0):Settings>DeveloperOptions> USB DebuggingDeveloper Options on JB (Android 4.1):Settings>DeveloperOptions> USB DebuggingIf you have recently upgraded your device to Android 4.2 Jelly Bn or have bought a new device with 4.2 or higher pre-installed, do not be surprised if you find the”Developer Options” missing. I came across this thing on my Galaxy S3 with 4.2.1 firmware and then onGalaxy S4 GT-I9500on Android 4.2.2.Enable Developer Options on AndroidAndroid 4.2/ 4.3/ 4.4In fact, the developer options lie at the core of Android development and so they cannot be removed as long as Android is an open source environment. The only change Android 4.2 brings in connection to these useful options is that now they arehiddenby default and you will have to make it available by doing some finger exercise.OpenSettings> Abouton your Android phone or tablet.If you have aGalaxy S3, S4, Note 8.0, Tab 3or any other Galaxy device with Android 4.2 or Android 4.3, openSettings> More/eral tab> Aboutand tap it.If you have GalaxyNote 2orNote 3or any Galaxy device with Android 4.3, go toSettings> eral> Aboutand tap the Build version7times.Now scroll toBuild and tap it7times.After tapping the Build 7times, you will see a message“You are now a developer!”If you have a Galaxy S4 or any other Galaxy device with Android 4.2, the message rds as follows-“Developer mode has been enabled”.Return to the main Settings menu and now you’ll be able to seeDeveloper Options.

8. Tap on Developer options and mark the box in front of USB Debugging to enable it.
9. Todisable USB Debuggingmode later, you can uncheck the box before the option
10. To enableDeveloper Options,go toSettings> Developeroptionsand tap on theON/OFFslider on the top of the page.

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