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How to take a screenshot with an Android device?

Is there a way to take a screenshot of an Android device and save it as an image file?
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Why do we need a rooted phone to capture screenshots on older versions of Android?

I realize in order to capture screenshots of my phone, all screenshot applications require I have a rooted phone. Why is this so? Why can't we have a simple screenshot application for Android, just ...
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My EVO 3D is narcissistic and won't stop taking pictures of itself

My SD card is filling up with screen caps. I mean, it's not a big problem that's taxing my storage. Still, with all the activity in my pockets, my phone frequently like to waste time photographing ...
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Can I screenshot my HTC Legend without rooting it?

I've been told rooting is the be all and end all, but at the moment, I want to see how far I can extend my device without rooting it. One thing that would be good is screenshot functionality, but I ...
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Taking screenshots on Samsung Galaxy Nexus with Jelly Bean

Apparently on Ice Cream Sandwich you can press power + volume down to take a screenshot, but this doesn't work for me with Jelly Bean. Anyone know how to take a screenshot on a stock Galaxy Nexus with ...
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How to take a screenshot on a Kindle Fire?

I ran across this question posed on Twitter by Anil Dash: Is there really no way to take a screenshot on a Kindle Fire? Huh. I know it's early to tell, but does anyone know if this is true about the ...
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Why does taking a screen shot require root access? [duplicate]

I was thinking about this and I don't understand the reasoning behind it. iPhone users have this capability out of the box, and yet Apple is far more protective of their devices. Whether this turns ...
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How to capture screenshot of entire webpage in Android browser?

How to capture screenshot of entire webpage in Android browser like I can take in my Desktop with Help of Firefox Addon called "Fireshot"?
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My screen got broken, how to see on the computer what I'm doing in my device?

My Android device screen got broken and I can't see what I'm doing. That's the only wrong thing with my device, the rest is apparently working OK. Is there any way to send my device screen to my ...
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How can I take on-device screenshots of “secure” apps?

As per this Stack Overflow answer, Android apps using FLAG_SECURE in their activities are protected from screenshots being taken by the system. You get a blank file when using screencap and some ...
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Galaxy S keeps accidentally taking screenshot

Galaxy S on 2.2 supports taking screenshots by holding the back button and tapping the home button simultaneously. However I find my phone occasionally doing it when I only tap the back or only the ...
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Why does my power button take screenshots?

I haven't installed any screenshot applications, in fact my phone was recently wiped when upgrading to gingerbread. I have Gingerbread 2.3.4 and I use the GoLauncher homescreen. Samsung Mesmerize from ...
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how to take a screen shot and send it via MMS?

can I somehow take a screen shot of a google maps in a easy way and then send it via MMS? HTC Desire on 2.1 (not rooted)
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Unable to take screenshots, “Couldn't save screenshot, storage may be in use” error

I am just trying to take a screenshot of my starbucks rewards card, so I can print it out. Apparently a lot of apps like netflix, hulu, and starbucks recently have been restricting screenshots for ...
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Screen-casting/screen-capturing the camera view (appears black)

For demoing an Augmented Reality app, I would like to do a screencast of the Android device's screen (HTC Desire S). The open source project androidscreencast works fine, except for the camera view. ...
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Does Ice Cream Sandwich support native screen capture?

I understand that earlier versions of Android do not support a native screen capture feature, unless provided by the specific device, or you have a rooted device, or you have the Android SDK and link ...
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Error launching ddms.bat: “Failed to get the adb version: Cannot run program ”adb“: CreateProcess error=2, The system cannot find the file specified”

I've been following these very detailed instructions to take a screenshot on my Motorola Flipside. When I get to the step #10 where I launch ddms.bat I get this error and my phone doesn't show up: ...
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How to print screen my application in android phone? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to take a screenshot with an Android phone? How to print screen my application in android phone?
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How to take a screen shot of my text messges?

I know how to take screenshots on my Droid Charge but everytime I go to take a picture of a text message it always goes to the page before and takes the picture. It is very frustrating. If you know ...
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A better way to take screenshot in Galaxy S 2.2?

In Galaxy S with Froyo installed, you can take a screenshot of your phone by holding the back button and tapping the home button. However, this involves the back key, and a lot of application close ...
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How to take a screenshot of an entire scrolling activity?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Y, and I have an application that has a scrollable activity. I wanted to take a screenshot but the "Home button - Power button" combination only captures the contents that are ...
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How do I take a screenshot on a Honeycomb tablet?

Is there a built-in mechanism to take a screenshot on my Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1? Or is there an app I can download to do so (without rooting the device)?
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Android 4.2.2 Screen Capture on Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

I've browsed for this information and everything I've found says to hit the power button and volume down at the same time and a white line appears around the screen and you have a capture. I've ...
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Can't take screenshots on a rooted device

I can't take screenshots on my rooted Android 4.0.3 tablet. It's a Genesis GT-1230 running some modified ROM, and apparently the power + volume down combination is disabled. The screen is 10.1", ...
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How can I take a screenshot on a Kindle Fire HD?

I thought that ICS, which is the underlying OS version for a Kindle Fire HD, supported a standard way of taking screenshots by holding down power button + volume down key. This does not work for me. ...
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How to Screenshot Of the Screen on Samsung Galaxy S 2?

Since i have updated my phone by Android version 4.0.3 i am not able to take a screen shot of my phone, before i used to do it by pressing Home and Power button simultaneously. Now if i am pressing ...
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How do I perform a Print Screen on a Galaxy Ace?

I looked at my gallery one time and I saw that I accidentally print screened an image. I was wondering if you guys know how I did that? My phone is a Galaxy Ace, and I have no app for that. It just ...
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Displaying Android Screenshots

I have a few screenshots of an application that I want to display on a website. I remember there used to be a web site that had all the "frames" or "skins" of Android devices; you would upload your ...
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Location of Recent Apps screenshot directory

Where does "Recent Apps" in Android store the screenshots? I have seen a couple of threads on how to prevent these screenshots from being taken. But I would like to know the location of the ...
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How can I take a screenshot of a specific portion of my screen?

There is no screenshot by area on my Galaxy Tab 8.9, running Android 3.1. Is there any software that adds the ability to take a screenshot of only a portion of my screen rather than the whole area?
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Android Software or Device to present Application on Screen

Well this is something that came to my mind, Does anyone know if there is a Device or a cable that i can plug to a DataShow so it is possible to present an Android Application live and fullscreen, ...
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Screenshots on Nexus 7 are 0 bytes

I am taking screen shots for testing an app. on Nexus 7. Yesterday I could take the screen shots perfectly. Today when I press Power+Volume Down together it makes the screenshot sound but gives me ...
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Taking screen captures on Galaxy SII with ICS

After upgrading my Rogers Galaxy SII (I727R MODEL) to ICS. I cannot take screen captures of activities. I've tried using home and power as with gingerbread as well as power and down volume together. ...
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Blank screenshots on Android tablet

I use ddms to take screenshots of my phone and it works fine, but when I try to do the same with my tablet I just get a black image. The phone is a Samsung Intercept running Android 2.2; the tablet is ...
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Screenshots with ICS are 0-byte long [closed]

ICS does seem to take screenshots successfully on the Galaxy Nexus, but the files are all 0-byte long in "My Computer\Galaxy Nexus\Internal Storage\Pictures\Screenshots". Has someone seen this? ...
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Samsung galaxy S3 screenshot doesn't work

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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HTC Sensation sent screenshot to Google+ Instant Upload?

I got a notification on Google+ this morning showing a screenshot of my HTC Sensation's home screen. I checked my phone, and in the 'Camera Shots' album, there is the same picture. I never actioned ...
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How do I take screenshots on a Samsung Galaxy A3?

I've been trying to take screenshots on my Samsung Galaxy A3 by using both the "home + lock" key combination and the "volume down + lock" key combination, and neither have worked. I don't want to ...
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How to take screenshot with stock Samung Galaxy S4 from Google Play Store

I have a stock Samsung Galaxy S4 fresh from the Google Play Store, and I can't get this phone to take a screen shot using the power and home button method. Without using an app, what else should I try ...
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Choose default format for screenshots

My rooted device stores the screenshots made by pressing Vol. down + Lock button in JPG format, and I want to store them in PNG by default so I can take screenshots with lossless quality. Is possible ...
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Nexus 4 screenshot not viewable on PC

I made some screenshots with my Nexus 4. On the phone, I can open them, and they are all viewable. I edited some of them on the phone. When I copy them to a Windows 7 PC, they are all 0 bytes big and ...
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How to make a screenshot with Android 2.3.5? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to take a screenshot with an Android phone? How to make a simple screenshot with my HTC Desire S with the Android 2.3.5 version?
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why i can't take a screen with LG nexus 5

I'm trying to take a screenshot on my Nexus 5 phone following the obvious instructions, which instruct me to press both the down button and the power button at the same time.. nothing happens. I ...
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How does Snapchat detect screenshots?

I'm wondering how Snapchat detects if a screenshot is taken and how to disable/spoof the method. If using a screen recording (video) app, Snapchat can't detect it.
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My Samsung Galaxy S III claims that a screenshot was “copied to clipboard”. What?

I'm used to the Palm Treo 700p, running Palm OS. On Palm OS, the system clipboard can hold only text. I now also own a Samsung Galaxy S Relay, running Android "Jelly Bean" 4.1.2. This is a phone ...
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How do I put a link to a screenshot on my homescreen?

I have a screenshot of my university timetable I want to be able to easily access on my Android phone. How can I create a link to this on my homescreen?
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Cannot see my device in Dalvik Debug Monitor [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: installing USB driver for Micromax A50 I have android gingerbread (2.3.6) . I wanted to take a screen shot so i enabled USB-Debugging,connected the USB,started ddms but ...
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Screenshot with Galaxy Note 4

I'm having difficulty taking a screenshot my galaxy note 4. I'm doing the power button + home button method. I press and hold the power button slightly before I start pressing and holding the home ...
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Change default storage location of Screenshots

I have been able to change the storage options for the camera (e.g. from internal storage to external SD). However, I have no idea how to change that setting, or even control in which format the ...
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I can't take screenshots on Galaxy S3 mini

I've had the Galaxy S3 Mini for about two weeks and I can't take screenshots anymore. I hold down the home and power button but it just takes me to the task manager window. I also can't seem to be ...