I am trying to enable developer options in my phone (HTC Desire 300) but tapping 7 times the build number doesn't work. Is there any idea? Thank you in advance!

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    Is this a new phone or bought used? If bought used, the former owner probably used it and it is not further available. See this question.
    – wbogacz
    Sep 29, 2015 at 1:34
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    It is bought used. There is no way to fix this? Sep 29, 2015 at 7:04

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Yes, starting from Android 4.2 the Developer Options menu are hidden by default.

If your phone has any Android release between version 3.0 to 4.1, you don't need to enable Developer Options. Just access it by going to Settings → Developer options.

Just to make sure you are doing it right, here are the steps:

  1. Launch Settings from the application launcher
  2. Select About Phone
  3. Scroll down and locate the Build Number entry
  4. Tap on the entry 7 times.
  5. The Developer Options menu will now be listed under Settings again.

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