Thursday, May 26, 2016

How to Hide Developer Options on Android Devices

Android is an open source operating system for handheld devices that provides a better and more open environment for developers and common users. Google provides Android users with a dedied SDK that contains various types of tool-kits for developers. ADB and Fastboot are among the most known tools that every Android user uses regularly or in special situations like fixing an issue or installing stock firmware.Android encourages developers and users to engage in development activities. And therefore, all Android devices come withDeveloper Optionsbuilt in. You can find the developer options under your device settings.Developer options are useful in various development activities, such as:Enable debugging over USB connection to flash s and kernels.Capture bug reports onto the device.Show CPU usage on screen.Draw debugging information on screen such as layout bounds, updates on GPU and hardware layers, and other information.Options to simulate app stresses or enable debugging options.Among various geeky options found under Developer options,USB Debuggingis the most used option. Once enabled on your device, this option prepares your device to communie with your computer and allow it to write data on itself.If you wish to install stock firmware, root your device, unlock bootloader or flash factory s or kernels, you will have to enable USB Debugging on your device to activate the debug bridge between the device and your computer. The Developer options could sily be found on any Android device running Android 4.1 or lesser versions. However, Android 4.2 onward the Developer options disappred from device settings. Making the option visible has now been made a little tricky. We would not talk about that in detail here as we alrdy have a comprehensive tutorial on the topic:How to Enable Developer Options on Android 4.2/ 4.3 and Android 4.4 KitKatI have rlly no id as to why anyone would wish to hide the Developer options after enabling it. I personally recommend that every user should alway keep USB Debugging enable on his/her device whether he/she uses it or not. Suppose your device in caught in a bootloop for some rson and you have to flash stock firmware to fix it. You won’t be able to enable USB Debugging, without which you’ll not be able to install the firmware successfully. To avoid such situations, keeping USB Debugging enable all the time is a must-do thing.Hide Developer Options on AndroidAnyway, if you are still interested in hiding or disablingDeveloper optionson your Android device, we have come up with a few tips to make the option invisible again.Method 1:OpenSettingson your device.Scroll toApps/Appliionsand tap it.Then swipe the screen from right to left till you see the list ofALLapps.Find theSettingsapp and open it.Now tap theClr databutton.Now go back to Settings.Developer optionsshould not be visible there any more.

Method 2:I tried method 1 on devices too but theClr Data option was not executable there at all. If you own a device and are desperate to get rid of Developer option driven by some frk of mind, you will have take some more pain to do that. Following the method described below will wipe all data and installed apps on your device. Doing this will not delete any data stored on the internal SD card. It’ll work on all Android and tablets.If you are rdy to pay that price, see below:Open deviceSettings.Tap onMore/eraltab (for users only).OpenBackup and reset.UncheckBackup my dataoption.TapFactory data reset.SelectReset devicndconfirmwhen prompted.You device will reboot when factory reset is done.When the device boots up, openSettings>More/eral. Developer options should be hidden now!

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