Android Jelly Bean 4.2 is the latest version which was released by Google a few months ago. It was a minor update of the Jelly Bean 4.1 with few changes. Jellybean 4.2 features new apps like Google Ears, Gesture support in keyboard, new clock design, brand new launcher, better and faster camera app etc. Another change that was found was the absence of the “Developer Options” menu in the Settings.

Jelly Bean 4.2

The “Developer Options” menu item is an important one as it contains some important options. For example, the USB debugging option is present inside the “Developer Options”. Without enabling the USB debugging, many root apps would fail to work.

In the Android versions before Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0), the USB debugging option can be found by navigating through Settings>>Applications>>Development. And for Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean 4.1, USB debugging can be enabled by navigating through Settings>>Developer Options. So the absence of “Developer Options” baffled many users.

Questions arose as how to enable USB Debugging in Android Jelly Bean 4.2. There is a simple technique using which the “Developer Options” menu will reappear again in Jelly Bean 4.2. Just follow the steps given below.


  1. Go to Settings>>About Phone.
  2. Go to “Build Number” at the end of the Scroll list.
  3. Tap on “Build Number” repeatedly (7 times).
  4. On the third tap you should see a message indicating that you only have 4 more taps to go to become a developer.
  5. Continue and make 4 more taps.
  6. After making 7 taps, you are now a developer.Developer Options
  7. Go back to the Setting page.
  8. The “Developer Option” menu item will be seen in the setting list now.
  9. Open “Developer Options” and check USB debugging>>OK.

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