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Old May 28th, 2011, 09:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Gingerbread 2.3.3 is supposed to allow Screen Capture without rooting. Are there any apps out yet that work on non-rooted phones?....preferably free ones.

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Old May 29th, 2011, 06:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I moved this thread to the applications forum since you will more than likely get a better response here vs. the tips and tricks of the DX forum. Unfortunately I haven't found any yet.
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Android 2.3.3 Makes Screen Shots a Root-Free Affair

According to the article above, "ShootMe" did an update to allow devices to screen shot without root.

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Right now, most screen capture tools are designed for rooted phone, but we reckon it won’t be long until a few show up that run with native 2.3.3 (heck, a recent update to ShootMe accidentally enabled screenshots without root).
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Old May 29th, 2011, 06:49 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You can download Phone Explorer from here which will allow you to take screenshots of your unrooted phone via the PC application. If you use HTC Sync then you'll absolutely love this app.

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Old May 29th, 2011, 06:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Gingerbread 2.3.3 is supposed to allow Screen Capture without rooting. Are there any apps out yet that work on non-rooted phones?....preferably free ones.
Yes, I use ScreenGrab from XDA forums here. It works great w/o root required on the Atrix.
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Old May 29th, 2011, 07:30 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Old May 31st, 2011, 04:03 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I have a droid X with 2.3.3 Gingerbread, the Shootme app doesnt work for screen captures. It wants me to provide root access before it will work.
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I have a droid X with 2.3.3 Gingerbread, the Shootme app doesnt work for screen captures. It wants me to provide root access before it will work.
i have an incredible s with 2.3.3, and the shootme doesn't work for me either .. neither did the screengrab app
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I just installed the free trial of ASnap on my unrooted Froyo 2.2.1 HTC Wildfire. It works like a charm, but it costs $19.95 which I find rather expensive. But, your income may vary :-))
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I like picme, which I use on my home wireless to grab a screenshot and save to my computer, w/o having to move the files over later. https://market.android.com/details?id=com.bw.picme&

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picme requires root access.
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Should be native, and a simple 2 button feat like on some Samsung flavors or Apple's IOS for that matter.

No excuse really for not having it.
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I'm researching on behalf of a friend who's looking for a screen shot app that will work on a non-rooted Droid X. I have ScreenGrab for my Motorola Photon but he says it won't work on his Droid X. I've seen ShootMe referenced but I can't seem to find it in the Market. Does anyone have a link or know of an alternative that will work? Thanks!
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Old August 31st, 2011, 11:50 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I use "Screen Shot It" love it. Motorola Atrix.
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Old September 1st, 2011, 04:27 AM   #15 (permalink)
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'screenshot' by Kastor Soft works on my Motorola Triumph even without root. worth a try!
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As far as I know, you dont need an app for the EVO 3D 4g....just hold down the power button then quickly tap the home button and snap! You should hear a shutter sound and the screen shot will be placed in your photo gallery.
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For the galaxy s its just holding down the back button and quickly pressing the home button. You have to be quick tho!
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So is there a way to do this on HTC Thunderbolt running 2.3.4 from Verizon?
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Old November 4th, 2011, 06:35 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Wish I could take a screen cap
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Old November 9th, 2011, 01:14 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I've got an HD2 running the Nexus 1 software. I used to be able to use screenshot it, but can't anymore I downloaded the app that Sombre posted up a little while ago, but it seems to not have worked. When I try click on "other" then profile, it says "connection to phone cannot be established: No device attached to USB" What did I do wrong? I have my phone set up to allow the USB debugging, or whatever it's called. Any help/info is MUCH appreciated, thanks!
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This is infuriatingly frustrating

why can't they make this work natively? I had shootme on Android and I remember when it didn't work at first and then it magically worked after some updates and I still have shootme but it no longer works on my Evo 4G and the app is gone not even on the market anymore.

Now I Have the motorola Razr (and before that I had the samsung charge (crap) and the charge had the ability to take screenshots natively (I didn't know it at the time so I would randomly take screenies :P)

I do not want to have to root why should I? My phone works JUST fine not rooted (other than not being able to take screenshots) I am NOT willing to install a bunch of nonsense drivers that have to be reinstalled each time its restarted anyhow.

WHY is it SO complicated? I'm thinking iPhone is next when my contract expires. If 2.3.3 makes it possible to take screenshots without root, why can't the apps take advantage of it?

So I have a couple of useless screenshot apps I bought for other devices they worked on (cuz they don't now) why am I wasting my money?

I'm not impressed....
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buy a samsung and you will have screenshot without root only pressing home + back, forget iphone crap.

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buy a samsung and you will have screenshot without root only pressing home + back, forget iphone crap.

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That doesn't work with all Samsung phones. I have a Samsung Epic running Gingerbread and the above does not work.
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Old November 18th, 2011, 10:57 PM   #24 (permalink)
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MyPhoneExplorer allows you to take screenshots without root.

If you have the SDK installed, you can also do it with that, but MPE is way easier.
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Correction the samsung galaxys have the possibility of screenshot included and samsung galaxy s2 beat any iphone 4, 4s and clean the floor with that little piece of crap, is the best today by far.

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Ios was the best till two year ago , but sleep and now is copying android (notification bar etc), in ios you cannot change your keyboard, launcher, gallery, music player, etc like in an unrooted android without jailbreaking.

If you have problem for the screen capture without rooting in certain androids, think all the forbidden actions in ios without jailbreak, in android are posibly customize completely without rooting.
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As far as I know, you dont need an app for the EVO 3D 4g....just hold down the power button then quickly tap the home button and snap! You should hear a shutter sound and the screen shot will be placed in your photo gallery.
Thank you so much for this Wermser! I knew there was a way to do it natively on the 3D because I would randomly find screen shots in my gallery. I had NO IDEA how I was doing it. Only took me 5 months to learn how, thanks to you. I am SO stoked right now. I still feel like this is one of the top phones out and with this added bonus, it just got even better! :-)
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I'm using HTC Sensation XE with Android ver. 2.3.4, screen capture by holding Power button + Home Button then you will hear a shutter sound and message "screen shots save to camera shots"

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I just installed the free trial of ASnap on my unrooted Froyo 2.2.1 HTC Wildfire. It works like a charm, but it costs $19.95 which I find rather expensive. But, your income may vary :-))
shakeshot its $2.99
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I have a droid X with 2.3.3 Gingerbread, the Shootme app doesnt work for screen captures. It wants me to provide root access before it will work.
Thatís odd. Iíve had Shootme for over a year, but just got upped to Gingerbread. So after reading this, I had to try it... it works fine on mine.
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I found ASC is the best screen capture apk I ever tried. The only apk that supported realtime video recording! http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.benzul.asc
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Here is the link on google play http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.benzul.asc
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You can download Phone Explorer from here which will allow you to take screenshots of your unrooted phone via the PC application. If you use HTC Sync then you'll absolutely love this app.

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OMG thank you!!!!!

I do not want to root my phone but wanted something to grab screen shots, this on my PC does that and SO MUCH more!
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Try ScreenShot UX.
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