Derek De La Cruz | Nov 16 2012 06:10 PM
Those who have upgraded or look to upgrade their device to Android 4.2, there is something you should know. Google has hidden the “Developer Options” section under Settings in the newest Android 4.2 update. There's no need to fret, as it is very easy to get this setting back in just a few screen taps.
Whether you are using a tablet (Nexus 7 or Nexus 10) or a phone (Nexus 4 or Galaxy Nexus) the process is the same. Simply go to settings, scroll down to About Phone (About Tablet), and find the Build Number (JOP40C). When you have located it, simply tap the Build Number location several times and you will notice it count you down to becoming a developer. Repeat the process until it reads, "You are now a developer!” Go back to the main Settings page and you will notice the arrival of "Developer Options" towards the bottom near About Phone/Tablet.
The Developer Options are much like the rabbit hole in Alice in Wonderland
; through it lies both much promise and much pain. You can potentially cause serious problems for yourself if you do not know what you are doing; Google likely hid this option for precisely that reason. If you're working in this tab with a set of well-worded instructions or are a power-user who understands what each option does, you at least now know where to look to find the hidden goodness.