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Developer options and Performance settings

CyanogenMod includes special menus full of preferences that are intended for developers and other advanced users. These menus are normally hidden from the user. However they can be revealed by following these instructions:

  1. In the Settings app, select About Phone (or About Tablet).
  1. Scroll down, and tap the Build number entry seven times. On the seventh tap, you will be notified that "You are now a developer."
  1. Return back to the main Settings menu. Developer options and Performance entries should now be visible.


The need to manually enable Developer options before it appears in Settings was introduced by Android 4.1 (CyanogenMod 10.1). The Performance settings category was introduced in CyanogenMod 10.2.

Enable USB debugging

The most common debugging techniques used to diagnose problems on Android are Logcat and kernel logs (dmesg). The first step to using these tools is enabling USB debugging so that you can generate and pull logs from your phone to your computer. USB debugging has a number of other uses as well, see the adb page.

To enable USB debugging:

  1. Enable Developer options by following the instructions in the previous section
  1. Enable System > Developers options > Android debugging