LG Aristo 3 Developer Options & USB Debugging / Aristo 3 Plus lm-x220

On LG Aristo 3 & Aristo 3 Plus, “Developer Options” is hidden by default. Most of the options in this menu are useful for developers only.

However, few of the options are quite useful. For LG Aristo 3 bootloader unlocking, we need to enable “OEM unlock” and “USB Debugging”.  Both of these options are found in the developer options.  You can also speed up your phone by reducing the animation scale in the developer options. Moreover, you can move apps to SD card on your Aristo 3 by enabling adoptable storage.

Let’s find out how to unhide “Developer Options” using the below video and screenshots  –

How to turn on Developer Options & USB Debugging on LG Aristo 3 / Aristo 3 Plus / Aristo 2 / Aristo 2 Plus


To enable Developer Options, we need to go to “Settings”.

Pull down the notification bar and tap on the “Settings icon” located at the top-right corner.

Select the “General Tab” in settings, and scroll down to the bottom of the page.

Click the last option i.e. “About Phone”.

Now hit “Software Info” as shown above.

On the “Software Info” page, the 2nd last option is “Build number”.

We have to hit the “Build number” 7 times.

A status message appears at the bottom of the screen.

After hitting 7 times, it says “You are now a developer!”

Now we need to go 2 steps back using the back arrow as shown above.


You can see a new option appears above “About Phone” i.e  “Developer Options” as visible in the above screenshot.

Click “Developer Options” and accept the “Warning” by tapping “OK” to move ahead.


There is a huge list of options on the Developer Options page.

Scroll down and look for “USB debugging”.

Hit “USB Debugging” and confirm your action by tapping “OK” when a confirmation pop-up appears on the screen.

After USB Debugging, look for “OEM Unlock” and enable it.

To unlock the LG Aristo 3 Bootloader we’ve to enable USB Debugging as well as OEM Unlock.

As long as the OEM unlock option remains enabled, Google’s Factory Reset Protection (FRP) doesn’t work.

With the help of USB Debugging / ADB mode, we can move apps to SD card on LG Aristo 3. After partitioning the SD card, we can set it as the default storage space for apps and games. This feature is also known as adoptable storage.


For any query or feedback, please leave a comment below.



Leave a Comment