While browsing around your new phone, you may have noticed something missing from your shiny, new S4 – the Developer Options Menu. So if you find yourself saying “Where art thou?” then this post is for you – yes you.
Only modders will find this vanishing act clear as day, while the rest will know something is not quite right when they try to connect their S4 to their computers only to find it “just charging.” Don’t fret. It’s there hidden behind a hokey pokey scavenger hunt of sorts.
So why the vanishing act? Well, Google removed this easy access option, so that the technologically challenged would not mess up their phones. That is either A. Annoying or B. Genius. You pick.
So, how can you get it back? Well, keep reading…
To unlock the Developer Options menu go into SETTINGS > ABOUT DEVICE and Scroll down to BUILD NUMBER.
Now tap on “BUILD NUMBER” 5 TIMES. You will see a notification pop up saying, “Developer Mode Has Been Enabled.”
If you have made it this far, congratulations! You’re a developer! Gold Star for you = ) Don’t get too excited now.
Now, back out of the ABOUT DEVICE menu and you will see DEVELOPER OPTIONS where it should be. So, you can now turn on USB debugging mode and whatever else you may need. (Note: If you are trying to connect your phone to your computer you will need to enable USB Debugging and Stay Awake).
There you have it. By the way, the first time I did this, I thought it was so incredibly awesome that I just wanted to get my hands on about 20 different GS4’s so I could do it 20 different times.
- 25 Samsung Galaxy S4 Hidden Features (gottabemobile.com)