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    Hi,

    Has anyone figured out a way to do "screen capture" (taking a photo of what is currently displaying on the phones screen and automatically saving it as a new photo). On the iPhone you pressed the home and power button together in one quick motion.
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    Hold the power button and then click the home button. Works great.
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    Thanks!! Works great, but took me a while to get just the right touch to do it.
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    Yup, I had the same issue at first. It is a weird timing thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skootr View Post
    Hold the power button and then click the home button. Works great.
    Great tip!

    THANKS
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    D: I cant figure it outt! <:c It just locks
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    If Someone is callinq or if your in a call can you still take screen shots
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    I was showing someone my phone the other day and it took a picture. I couldn't figure out how I did it...it wasn't in the manual. But this sounds about like what happened as I held it...I'll give it a try as if I really intended to do it!

    Thanks...Kurt
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    Umm, I don't know what phone any of you are talking about, but if its screenshot for the HTC Vivid, that would be "Volume Down + Power" IN THAT ORDER! I just tried your "Power and home" and nothing. I have spoken. Take it from someone who actually spent time modifying and discovering this phone's secrets. Since I'm in a good mood, I'll share an HTC Easter Egg: Go to "dialer" or "phone" and type "*#*#3424#*#*" and there ya go. You're welcome. ;-)
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    Hmm... No; power + home takes a screenshot. What you recommend just turns the volume down a bit before locking the screen.

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    A good app for this is one called andross, from play store.

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    You have to do it almost SIMULTANEOUSLY! Volume down, power. It is best to try it.
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    I tried Volume down then power...nada...just lowers the volume and then puts the phone in sleep mode. The other method works...yes there's a timing to it, but I can't get your method to work at all. Is it possible your sequence is for another phone??

    Kurt
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    Nope, here's a screenshot.

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    I redid it. Push both buttons at the same time. Wait, are you ICS or GB?

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    I'm ICS. Pressing both at the same time does nothing, because they seem to cancel each other out. But if hit volume down and a split second later hit the power button, I hear the "ding" to lower the volume and then the phone goes to sleep.

    Kurt
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    Are you a custom ROM or Stock?

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    Bone stock...

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    Hold power and hit home.

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    Even on the ONE X series, its Power and Volume Down....I question your "Power Home" stuff.

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    Not sure what to tell you...others here indicate they use the "Power-Home" combo. I believe that the iPhone has the same combo.

    Kurt
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    Yes. That is the ghastly iPhone's combination. If I could shoot video, I would.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OperationA7X View Post
    Even on the ONE X series, its Power and Volume Down....I question your "Power Home" stuff.

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    Dude, yes it is that way on the HOX, but this is the Vivid, for which I am currently using. The Vivid's method for a screen grab is power and home. Of course, it might be different if you are rooted, which you are. That is the method for locked and bone stock users.

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    Even when I was a noob with this phone, that's what did it. I've tampered with several because I was double checking to make sure I was right and I was, I even took hold of a friend's Vivid, and she doesn't even know what Root even means. -_- But I grabbed her stock, unrooted, ICS, locked, not relocked, bootloader Vivid and pressed Powe and Volume down at the same time and it took a screenshot. Just for the hell of it, I'll make a video tomorrow and post it. Can't I do that?

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    And one more thing: mines an American model, sometimes the international or foreign models differ.

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