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By negrobembon, Senior Member on 21st November 2012, 05:47 AM
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I searched and all ive found is how to enable them, but not how to diasable them

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21st November 2012, 05:51 AM |#2  
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21st November 2012, 06:07 AM |#3  
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Too bad, well, thanks for answering

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Too bad, well, thanks for answering

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Why would you want to?

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21st November 2012, 06:17 AM |#5  
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well actually come to think of it there is a way.. like when i flashed a custom rom the option was hidden..so i used the combo to make it visible but i didnt need to since usb debugging was already on, so if that is the only think you use in dev settings its possible to let it remain hidden and have debugging on
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Why would you want to?

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They draw the attention of people who use my phone and they start messing with them while im not looking

Happened to me several time before, i unhid them to check'em out thinking i could hide them again

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21st November 2012, 01:41 PM |#7  
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With a factory reset :P

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21st November 2012, 02:35 PM |#8  
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Go to settings - apps then the all tab. Scroll to settings and clear cache and data. Should be hidden again. You'll lose signal for a minute or so but after that it's back to normal

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Go to settings - apps then the all tab. Scroll to settings and clear cache and data. Should be hidden again. You'll lose signal for a minute or so but after that it's back to normal

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Go to settings - apps then the all tab. Scroll to settings and clear cache and data. Should be hidden again. You'll lose signal for a minute or so but after that it's back to normal

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If you already root and don't want to losing your settings just install root explorer..open it and navigate to data/data/com.android.settings/shared_prefs/development.xml..edit and change value "true" to "false"..save and exit..then delete development.xml.bak..after that go to settings>apps>all>Settings..open it then force stop..then open Settings app to check it..voila! developer options disappeared!

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26th August 2013, 04:16 PM |#11  
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Hide developer options mod
Thanks phadly!
I was searching for a solution just like the one you have suggested.

Based on your answer I have made a small mod that hides the developer options - All it does is replacing the development.xml file with one that contains a 'false' value, and setting the right permissions. I tested it on my Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 and it work perfectly.
If anyone want to use the mod, it can be downloaded from here - flash it with CWM/TWRP etc.
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