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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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In most Samsung phones with Android 2.2+ you can take screenshots by holding the back key and tapping the home button.


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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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Install the Android SDK on your computer, connect the phone and run DDMS from the terminal and then select Device > Screen Capture (or Ctrl+S) and a screenshot will be made.


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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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You need to press the Vol Down and Power buttons together, and hold them for a second or so. Some users report that it works better if you press both buttons simultaneously, as opposed to one after the other in sequence.


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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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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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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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You can use an app called ShootMe from the Market to do this easily (requires root). You can also use the Android SDK to do it without root, but you have to be connected to your computer.


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in the android sdk is a tool called DDMS, it will allow you to take screenshots. theres also apps on the market that can do this, but I think they require root.


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On the HTC EVO3D, you may press lock button and home button at same time to capture a screenshot. FYI the "lock button" is the same thing as the power button


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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 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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The Power+Vol- combo isn't instant, you have to hold it for a couple of seconds. And, as you noted, press the Power button first or you'll get the volume control and power off your phone.


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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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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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If you have a Samsung Galaxy S, press the back key and keep it pressed, and then press the home key and release them both. This will take a screenshot. It works without rooting, without external applications, and even if the screen is locked.


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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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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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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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You're looking for the Device Art Generator.


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Only if you're rooted. See this answer: taking a screenshot of an android phone?


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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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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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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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ShootMe does work for me on the Galaxy Tab (2.2), even if I did not root it and the ShootMe page says, that it works only for rooted devices.


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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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