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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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In the Galaxy S Froyo (Android 2.2) you can take screenshots by holding the back key and tapping the home button.


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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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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In the Galaxy S Froyo (Android 2.2) you can take screenshots by holding the back key and tapping the home button.


Does work for me on my Galaxy S running 2.2. The key is to hold (not tap) the back button and then tap the Home button, I then hear the normal shutter sound and there's a new "ScreenCapture" folder in my Gallery with the screenshot in it. - GAThrawn Nov 16, 2010 at 16:41

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