Is there a way to take a screen shot without hacking the phone??

davidg4781

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So 7 months ago I had temporarily switched to an HTC Hero from a Palm Pre (most horrible month of my cell phone usage life). I was wanting to take a screen shot and everything I could find online said I had to hack my phone and install software to make this happen. The last time I had to do something like that was in 2005 with my Trēo 650.

So I upgraded to iPhone and didn't have to worry about all that, until today. I sent a screen shot to my dad who uses an HTC Evo Shift. He asked how to do that and, again when looking, all I found was hacking the phone.

Hasn't this been fixed, or added, or whatever? I did see something about holding down the power button then tapping Home but that's not doing anything on my mom's Samsung Galaxy S.

:(:p:mad::confused::-[:-$
 

Paul627g

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Re: Is there a way to take a screen shot without hacking the phon

The only version I can confirm that does have screen shots built in stock Android is ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich). I know for a short period of time on a "unofficial leak" of Froyo on the Samsung Epic 4g (Galaxy S) we had the option to Hold Back & Tap Home and it would give you a screen shot but they took it out in the official release.

I believe rooting and using a root required screen shot app is your only true option to getting screenshots. There is one option out there I think but it requires using a computer hooked up via USB cable and its really goofy and I can't provide much more help than what I just mentioned about it.
 

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Most of the apps only work on tegra devices (on sprint, we have the photon) but you could try...

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