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If you have Android 4.0+: You can press the Power button + the Volume Down button at the same time to take a screenshot. It will be saved to your gallery. Note: You need to keep the buttons pressed for around a second for this to work. This is to avoid the screenshot when this combination is accidentally pressed. If you're rooted: you can install an app ...


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Starting with Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich there is finally a possibility to create a screen-shot without 3rd party app or connected computer: Press the following two keys at the same time: Volume-Down + Power Note that it is crucial to press both keys nearly the same time. If your press and hold Volume-Down and afterwards press Power it will not work. ...


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The answer is rather simple, it's a permissions issue. Android uses what is called a framebuffer for the video display. The framebuffer is located at /dev/graphics/fb0. this "file", which is basically a stream that the device writes to when changes in the user interface occur, contains ~2 frames of the screen display. The permissions on the framebuffer ...


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When you hold the Home key and tap Power, it takes a screenshot. Unfortunately sometimes lag causes the Home press to be delayed/extended, so if you press it and let go before hitting Power it will still happen sometimes. The original SGS suffers from this issue as well, though it uses Home+Back. I would try the same workaround I propose in my answer to ...


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You can take screen shots with ddms and the Android SDK. It's not hard to set up. See http://www.thefireblog.com/2011/11/16/houston-we-have-screenshots/: So, here’s a quick summary people: Install the android SDK tools, then the platform-tools Edit your adb_usb.ini file to add the 0×1949 vendor ID at the end Ensure that adb is running ...


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No idea why it wasn't available before, but as of 2.3.3 non-rooted screen shot support was added for system apps, at least. As eldarerathis noted, there are some articles out there implying that this would let any app capture a screen shot now, but according to an android engineer this permission is only granted to apps signed by the system image's keys - it ...


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On the Samsung Galaxy range of phones, running Samsung's TouchWiz enhancements to Android, you can take a screenshot of the screen by holding down the Back button and tapping Home. This doesn't work in some apps that take an action immediately when you press Back, but as most apps don't carry out the action until release the Back button, this will work for ...


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You might want to check out the Dolphin browser. It supports many extensions, two of them doing exactly what you want: Dolphin Screen Cut Web to PDF


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On a Samsung Galaxy S II, it's simultaneously pressing the Power+Home button. It's tricky though; 9 out of 10 times I can't get it. Obviously that's specific to that model of phone and not the Android OS. As far as I know, there isn't any native app built-in to the OS for all phones, it's too bad really. This is also applicable for the: Samsung Galaxy ...


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Due to Android's security focus on separating all apps from each others' data, to prevent malicious apps from stealing or altering data in apps that you trust, they can't allow an app to take screenshots of other apps. Think about how many of your apps are able to do things like OCR to translate pictures into text, I can think of at least four apps on my ...


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Short answer: Because 1) computers are Complicated and 2) the screenshot functionality is actually not very simple (for the programmer, not for the user). In other words, taking a screenshot requires the screenshotting process to hook pretty deep into the OS internals, mess with them for a bit, and unhook again. Since Android tries to have a built-in ...


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Once rooted, I've liked working with Screenshot (Cyrket link). Set the timer, go to your application and wait; or set it to “Shake” mode, go to your application and shake it. Hard. And files show up in a screenshot folder. Happy day. I mean it. SHAKE IT HARD. Unless there's some trick to shaking and I'm doing it in the wrong direction, this is NOT a ...


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For my US Cellular Galaxy S running gingerbread, I had the same problem. When trying to screen capture the text conversation by holding the "back" and "power/standby" buttons, it backs up a screen and takes a screen shot of the message board. I found a work-around. Pull up the message thread you wish to capture. Press and hold the back button. Tap the ...


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Try adding adb's folder (platform-tools) to your PATH. The adb executable used to be in the tools folder on versions of the SDK up to v8 IIRC, but it was moved in v9, so ddms.bat is probably looking for it in the wrong spot. See also this thread on StackOverflow (accepted answer there courtesy one of our mods here) to see if this is in fact the issue. ...


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A one line script should do this on a root 'ed handset, be aware that this is for Linux and hard-coded for 800x480 screen resolution and also, if your Android's Linux Kernel has framebuffer support compiled in: #!/bin/sh adb pull /dev/graphics/fb0 fb0 && ffmpeg -vframes 1 -vcodec rawvideo -f rawvideo -pix_fmt rgb565le -s 480x800 -i fb0 -f image2 ...


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The following method also requires root, but may be better and easier if you need the screenshots while writing articles, app reviews or documentation. You do not need complex instructions or the Android SDK, and this works on all rooted devices. Install droid VNC server. Print Screen. Profit!


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See these other two, older questions, about how to take screenshots: taking a screenshot of an android phone? and Can I screenshot my HTC Legend without rooting it?


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This functionality is available with the developer toolkit. The post is a bit old so newer versions of Android will have different icons and slightly different menus, but it walks you through getting the tools installed and then being able to capture screen-shots. Also the tutorial is for Windows, but it should work with any OS that you get the Android dev ...


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Unfortunately, it does not appear that straight Honeycomb (Xoom, Samsung 10.1, etc) devices have the ability to take a screenshot without some help. If you have the SDK downloaded you are able to plugin your device and take screenshots using your computer. However, that sounds really inconvenient. Instructions can be found here under "Debugging Tips" ...


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On my Galaxy S3 it is Home and Power but they need to be held in for about 1 second but it may be different on the S2 EDIT: According to this Samsung have changed the Screen shot buttons to be Volume down + power on some firmware versions and on others it is Power + home heald for about 2 seconds. Hope that helps


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It was hard to take screenshots on 1st generation Kindle Fire tablet. You had to Android SDK etc and connect to your computer etc just to take a screenshot. We are used to Print Screen function on computers. How to take screenshot of Kindle Fire HD or Kindle Fire 2 1. Press and hold Volume Down & Power buttons simultaneously. Your Kindle Fire screen ...


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You don't have to continue working blindly, you can use Droid@Screen: it shows the screen of a real or emulated Android device on a computer running Windows, Mac OS or Linux. Droid@Screen is a stand-alone Java Swing GUI application that shows the screen of an Android device on a computer. Its author says that its typical usage is showing an app demo or ...


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Partially stolen from this answer (and here's third party confirmation): Hold the Back button and tap the Home button (or, if that doesn't work, tap both at the same time). This is part of Samsung's TouchWiz interface, it doesn't work on other devices. On most other devices, the only way to take a screenshot without rooting is to use the Android SDK. You ...


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Try Map It! It wont let you send anything from the Maps App, but the Map It! app uses google maps and lets you draw routes and put push pins into the map, then take a screenshot of it and send it via email or mms. It's useful if you want to send a picture of a particular place on a map or some kind of mock up to a map, but it's no good if you're trying ...


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On the Galaxy Note 2 you can also use the S Pen: Press and hold the button on the S Pen and press it against the screen for a few seconds What happens next is, a screenshot will be taken. Then you will be able to adjust it before either accepting or discarding the screenshot.


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On the Samsung Galaxy Pocket GT-S53001, you can do it without any third party software. Follow these instructions: Go to the screen that you'd like to capture. Press and hold the Home button (center), then right after that, quickly press the Power button. If you wait too much it won't work and you'll just set the phone block. If that is done successfully, ...


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A lot of the recent HTC phones can take screenshots if you press Lock and Home at the same time, that may be what you're doing by accident. As previously stated, the Google+ app by default backs up your pictures to a (private) online album for easier sharing. This can be turned off entirely, or configured to only sync on wifi (to save your data allowance) ...


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This might help: How to take a screenshot with an Android phone? Basically Android doesn't provide you a direct way to take a screenshot the way iOS does. But Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich will.


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I haven't tested since I don't have my Fire yet, but it can be rooted with SuperOneClick, which means you can probably take screenshots with an app like ShootMe or Screenshot ER 2. I would think Amazon would advertise it if it could take screenshots without root, so I would suspect non-root users to be out of luck. That said, ShootMe has been known to work ...


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Have you installed the USB driver? You need to install the USB driver to use development tools in Windows, they have to be downloaded and installed separately. For your device Micromax A50, try the following guide.



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