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Yesterday I bought a brand new samsung galaxy s3. WHen I hold home button and lock button, it doesnt shot the screen. how to fix it?

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at the same time? – roxan Feb 23 '13 at 14:50
yes... i know to use it , i had galaxy pocket before – Billie Feb 23 '13 at 18:40
  1. Hold Volume Down button and Lock button!
    You can't take screenshots like on Android 2+.
  2. Using hand motion feature - For this enable Palm Swipe to Capture feature and swipe your hands above the phone to take a screenshot
  3. Using swipe option

For reference look at the guide on How to take screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini

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up vote 1 down vote accepted

The problem solved. it would meant to be "Home" + "Back" + "Power".

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You have to place your palm on the side of the screen and cross it to the other side.

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I know this way but I want to use Home button + power button screenshot. – Billie Feb 27 '13 at 8:00

If you are using stovk ROM then you can try this.

1. Click the MENU button and select SETTINGS.
2. Select MOTION.
3. Under “Hand Motion” settings, check “Palm swipe to Capture” checkbox.

just swipe your palm horizontally(L-->R/R-->L) over your screen it will capture a screen shot.


HOLD down the POWER button and the HOME button at the same time. (Remember timing is imporatant)

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Just a follow-up: It appears that the cause of the problem is that the buttons on the circuit board are slightly askew from the actual opening on the case. As a result, when you push down on the volume rocker, it can sometime slide slightly above or below the button on the printed circuit board. When that happens, it misses the button and won't actuate, and also can become jammed in position so that it won't return up. When that happens, you can no longer push the volume up or down until it becomes unjammed. It can become unjammed by jiggling (a lot), but may eventually become jammed again. get the s3 home button and lock button

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Are you the original poster of the question? @user1798362? – geffchang Dec 12 '13 at 5:20

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