Chances are if you're a Galaxy Nexus or Nexus 7 owner (or soon to be Nexus 4 / Nexus 10 owner), you probably have reason to head into the developer options menu once in a while. Or like me, just once ever to enable USB debugging. Regardless, if you go looking for these options in Android 4.2, you won't find them. That's because Google has - for whatever reason - hidden them from view in this latest update. Probably to prevent ordinary consumers from finding them, you know, for all the damage those highly dangerous developer options could cause.
Anyway, to access the Developer Options menu, and things like USB debugging, just do the following:
- Open the Settings menu
- Go down to the "System" sub-section of the settings menu at the bottom
- Hit "About Phone [or Tablet]"
- At or near the bottom, you should see the "Build number" header
- Tap this area about 10 times, and the Developer Options menu should appear