How to enable Developer option & USB debugging on LG G3

The brand new LG G3 is full of impressive features, laser auto-focus for the camera, advanced options and much more, but there’s a few more options that Google chooses to hide from the average user.

Developers looking to control additional aspects of their new LG G3, change settings, or enable USB debugging for advanced functions will need to enable the hidden developer menu in settings.  Normal settings for daily tasks and beginner users are easy to find and control, but Google started to hide the advanced developer menu with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.


Whether you want to become a developer, or you want to install third party software or ROMs and simply do some hacking and mess with your LG G3, you’ll have to start with unlocking the developer menu. It’s actually quite easy and only takes 5-6 taps of the screen, so read on for the full instructions wisely.

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Almost all new devices running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and above are required to take the steps below before accessing this advanced and hidden menu. It’s a rather unique approach by Google but the system in place requires a user to tap a certain area inside the “about me” settings menu for 4-6 times to fully unlock this hidden menu.

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Now before we begin, this entire menu is for advanced users, and changing some of the things or controls can change the experience on your LG G3. And we don’t mean in a good way. While there are a few necessary settings hidden in here average users will want to access, most of this stuff is for developers or for those modding their smartphone.
Now for instruction.

Steps:
There are only a few steps , all of which are easy to complete. You’ll want to follow the minimal rules outlined below step for step to get these options available to you.

To start you’ll enter the settings menu on the LG G3 by finding the gear-shaped icon in your application tray, or by sliding down the notification bar from the top of the screen and tapping the same gear-shaped icon near the top right of the large G3 display. From here you’ll proceed to follow the steps below shown in the screenshots.


Once you’re in settings you’ll tap the last column up top labeled “General” as shown in the image above and scroll all the way down to the “about me” section of your device.

Once you’re in the about me settings menu you’ll need to scroll down to and select (or tap) the “software information” options. From here you’ll see the Android version your device is running, baseband info, kernel details, build number, and software version. This is all pretty boring stuff, but the second to the last option called “build number” is what you’ll need to tap.



From here just quickly tap “Build number” 6-7 times and it will unlock the developer menu. After a few taps you’ll a prompt on-screen that you’re a few steps away, tap a few more times and you’re done. You’ll see a popup arrive saying you’re now a developer. I’ve already done this, so it tells me I’m already a developer.


 You would now want to go back to the original settings menu where we started. Go back into settings, tap the “General” column and near the bottom a new menu option has appeared called “Developer options”. In here is where you’ll find tons of advanced controls.

From here there’s options to  called USB debugging check that.
Enabling the hidden developer options menu in Android is completely up to the end user and will not cause any issues or harm to your new LG G3. Most of the options included are hidden by Google for a reason, but those looking to hack their device will need to access a few of those settings.

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