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I have tried everything and am unable to activate the developer options on my Sasmung Galaxy S7 Edge with Android 8.0. Whenever I tap the build number repeatedly, it says that the developer mode has already been enabled. I can confirm however, that this is not the case:
- The "Developer Options" menu does not appear in my settings
- Even when using the search, these settings do not appear
- Some users used third party apps like "ActivityLauncher" to manually search the com.settings.Settings.$DeveloperOptions activity. I have tried this method multiple times with different apps, it doesnt work. Trying to open an activity that requires developer mode gives me an error as well.
- Tried restarting the phone multiple times, closing all tabs, clearing the "settings"-App cache and data. Nothing works.
I am at a loss right now... I really want to avoid resetting to factory mode because my phone has a ton of data stored on it. Any ideas on how I could solve this?
This was also true for my S8, Android 9. Though, every time it says "You are _ steps away from being a developer..." and then asks me to put in the password and then says "Developer mode has been turned on." I can repeat this many times and it will ask me for the password every time and say the same things every time and the developer options are still not there. I am equally at a loss to the OP and I'm equally unhappy about the current only solution of a factory reset. Help would be greatly appreciated!