1. PaulF's Avatar
    I've seen a couple of threads that say Froyo has screen capture. Supposedly while holding the back button push the power button(one thread) or the home button(the other thread). Neither works for me. The annoying thing is it happened once by mistake and the Gallery screencapture directory has one cap. I suppose I could have fat fingered the home and back at the same time. Is there a secret to getting this working. I know there are apps, but this bugs me.
    05-18-2011 10:56 PM
  2. ls377's Avatar
    I know this works on the Epic, Fascinate, Charge, and Transform, but I've never heard of it working on the Cappy. There may be a secret way to get it to work though. Just keep pushing buttons
    05-18-2011 11:41 PM
  3. jimmyb3rd's Avatar
    my 5 year old has managed to take a few screen shots but I haven't figured out how to yet.
    but it does work.... somehow....
    jb
    05-19-2011 12:07 PM
  4. cyberranger's Avatar
    I found this How to take Screenshot with Samsung Galaxy S without Rooting, no PC which says:

    When you are in the specific screen which you desire to take Screenshot, Press the Back button in right bottom and hold it. While holding Back button now press Home button in the middle. You will hear a capture sound and in moment it will appear Screen captured. Save as image file
    I'm on GR-12 (Gingerbread) and it does not work. Maybe it does on Froyo.
    05-20-2011 07:19 AM
  5. fender7217's Avatar
    Yep, it does happen... I accidentally took a screen cap the other night and have no idea exactly how.

    I was in the standard Facebook app and was trying to head back to my home screen. I think I pressed the Home and Back buttons and that's what did it. It made the shutter sound and said a notification at the bottom "Screen Capture Saved..." or something along those lines, and it made a new folder in the Gallery for "Screen Captures."

    Any attempts I've had at duplicating produced nothing.

    I'm using a Froyo Captivate no root, just straight up.

    Here's the proof! My screen cap!
    Attached Thumbnails Froyo's built-in screen capture-sc20110531-203115.png  
    06-02-2011 02:28 PM
  6. PaulF's Avatar
    I press back-home and "ScreenCaptureService" shows up in Settings->Applications->Running Services. I'm thinking the key press is trying to work, but only gets it half right. It sounds like a timing issue, to me.
    06-03-2011 01:06 AM
  7. fender7217's Avatar
    I press back-home and "ScreenCaptureService" shows up in Settings->Applications->Running Services. I'm thinking the key press is trying to work, but only gets it half right. It sounds like a timing issue, to me.
    Right you are. I didn't even think to check there for confirmation. Just killed the service and tried Back + Home and it started the service back up with a timer showing it just started. That's gotta be the button combination but it just doesn't work.

    We're starting to figure this out now!
    06-03-2011 02:38 PM
  8. macjohn's Avatar
    Try pressing and holding 'back' and then pressing the power button.
    06-04-2011 10:35 AM
  9. fldude99's Avatar
    Why fight it? I just use "shoot me" and it works fine
    06-04-2011 10:08 PM
  10. fender7217's Avatar
    Why fight it? I just use "shoot me" and it works fine
    I have no real interest or desire to root my phone.
    06-05-2011 05:04 PM
  11. PaulF's Avatar
    Why fight it? I just use "shoot me" and it works fine
    I'm happy for you. Read the first post.
    06-05-2011 08:37 PM
  12. fldude99's Avatar
    I have no real interest or desire to root my phone.
    I didn't either for quite awhile..but then a buddy showed me how and it took about 30 seconds. There's too many apps that only work with root to avoid it really
    06-12-2011 12:51 PM
  13. pittsm's Avatar
    I didn't either for quite awhile..but then a buddy showed me how and it took about 30 seconds. There's too many apps that only work with root to avoid it really
    THIS ^^^
    06-13-2011 07:08 AM
  14. heykatiexcore's Avatar
    I unintentionally screen cap at least a couple of times a day. I feel like it typically happens when I try to lock my screen. I've tried to duplicate the process with absolutely no success. Dumb.
    06-29-2011 06:58 AM
  15. heykatiexcore's Avatar
    Oh. Woah. Just figured it out. Hold back button and push lock/power button...that was easy...
    06-29-2011 06:59 AM
  16. chestvrg's Avatar
    On my Galaxy S2 I have to press the home button + power button at the same time and it works (no root required), thanks Samsung.



    Sent from my GT-I9100
    06-29-2011 07:33 AM
  17. nbell978's Avatar
    Oh. Woah. Just figured it out. Hold back button and push lock/power button...that was easy...
    Didn't work for me.. At least, I don't think it did. Do the screen captures show up in the gallery after they are created?
    06-29-2011 01:09 PM
  18. fastoy's Avatar
    07-10-2011 08:59 PM
  19. FZDolfan's Avatar
    I have a dumb question....how do I get it on my captivate in the first place?
    It's not in the market, and when I try to install it from this page (the link in Dolphin browser), nothing happens after I click install.
    Not to mention that the name of my phone is grayed out and the only option is "to phone."
    And yes, I have upgraded to Froyo.
    07-27-2011 05:30 PM
  20. seeknstrike's Avatar
    how did you manage to do this? all the information i'm getting about rooting requires a lot of work.
    09-30-2011 03:54 PM
  21. mdoyal1's Avatar
    how did you manage to do this? all the information i'm getting about rooting requires a lot of work.
    Root = Easy as 1,2,3. Read the first post in this thread and you will be good to go
    [APP]SuperOneClick v2.1.1 (Finally fixed!) - xda-developers
    10-01-2011 01:09 AM
  22. ajonesma's Avatar
    it doesnt work for me, but then I am on Gingerbread.
    10-01-2011 02:18 PM
  23. Brian Keen's Avatar
    This app is not compatible with the Samsung Galaxy S Captivate SGH-I897
    12-13-2012 09:16 PM
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