I eventually took the plunge and got myself a 32Mb Google Nexus 7
My choice was based upon the following
- Google backs it.
- Canonical have chosen it to release Ubuntu 12 on it
- It is easy to root
- It is easy to revert to the shipped O/S
- It is cool, and the right price (I.M.H.O.)
I turned it on and found developer mode so that I could root it, and went to bed.
The next day I switched it on and great, it upgraded to the new release of the OS that shipped that day.
Not so great, I went looking for developer mode to do my dirty deeds and lo and behold, it had gone.
I looked everywhere, but could not find it. Stumped!
I even tried R.T.F.M. – Computer support people will know what that means.
After much searching on the Internet I resorted to posting the problem on various BBS’s, sorry, users groups 🙂
Oooh just I hate doing that, it’s so not me. (I sound like a girly there) 😉
This is the solution for anyone lucky enough to be in the same position:
Go to settings -> About Phone, and tap it
Scroll down to build number
Tap it seven times, after the third tap you will see a dialogue that says “You are four steps from being a developer”
Keep tapping and you have got your developer settings back.
It couldn’t have been simpler 🙂
Thanks to firstname.lastname@example.org for the info.
Now where is that spanner and wire cutters…………….