How To Enable Secret Developer Mode on Android Phones

The one thing that makes Android distinct as an operating system for mobile smartphones and tablets is its being an Open Source platform that encourages developers to engage in various types of development activities. And the one feature without which the custom development would not have been so easier is the availability of the “Developer Options” that is found under Settings of all Android devices by default.

This developer options contain advanced features that help any person with a developer’s bent of mind build, test, debug, and package Android apps and mods.

Features of Developer Mode

The “Developer Mode” feature is indispensable to Android developers, hackers and enthusiasts as a means to quickly access and control their 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 Mode on your device first.

Enable Secret Developer Mode on Android Phones

Among the most useful features that are  found under Developer Mode 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.

How to Enable Android Developer Mode in New Android Phones?

  1. First step to enable developer mode is simply unlock your phone and go to Android Settings.
  2. In settings, Navigate to the 'About Phone' or 'About Device' option and tap on it, to get in that option.
  3. In About phone option, There find option of Build number.

    Here is the various type of navigation paths to the build number :

    Type 1 : Settings > About Phone > Build number
    Type 2 : Settings > About Device > Build number
    Type 3 : Settings > About > Software information > More > Build number
    Type 4 : Settings > About phone > Software information > Build number
    Once you successfully find the build number of your android phone, Its very easy to enable Android developer mode.
  4. Tap 7 times on build number (which you have found via above steps) and then you will get a popup message that "Now, You are a developer".
  5. That's It, now you can see the developer mode in Settings, just open it and enable it from the top right corner.

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