Question Android Developer Options Problem


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Apr 13, 2024
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I have same problem as here. My notification bar and navigation bar not working and I cant switch user. I am trying to access root/data/data folder but I cant root my phone because it dont open developer mode when I click build number 7 times. Is there any way to fix it, access root files without root or root phone without accessing developer mode? Solution to any of the three questions will be useful to me. Thanks.

Phone: GM Dual 4g Android 7.1.1 with stock android)
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May 16, 2014
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Developer Options is just a link in the Settings menu that's typically hidden (... it needs to be intentionally revealed by the user).
Whether there is or isn't a problem with your phone to display the Developers Options menu has nothing to do with your problem, Rooting your device requires you to download and use third-party utilities on an installed Android OS, the exposing a base Android Developers Options menu is irrelevant.

So either focus on rooting your phone or on revealing the Dev. Ops. menu, but working on both at the same time is just creating unneeded confusion. And more the to point, I doubt rooting your phone will be a fix your stated problems anyway. Just how do you think so? Rooting is not some sort of magic fix.
Rooting gives you the ability to do more things to the system-level directories that a typical user is restricted from, but it doesn't not give you the knowledge. Tweak a file the wrong way or alter/delete a required folder can soft-brick a phone, requiring you to re-flash the appropriate, stock firmware to restore the phone back to working condition. Approach rooting your phone to accomplish a specific task, don't just do to unknowingly experiment.
Of course if that's what you do want to do, rooting is good way to educate yourself on how your phone's Android OS works in the background. This being a dated model running Nougat is this just a spare secondary phone or your daily usage phone? Experiment with a spare,, not with your primary.
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