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Old August 12th, 2011, 02:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default It is possible to take screenshots w/stock Evo 3D running Android 2.3.4 (yes now possible)

Hey guys,

In case nobody knew you can take screenshots with your htc evo 3d unrooted


I have a stock phone from rogers

If you press the power button down slightly (not all the way that it turns off) and then press the "home" button. You will hear a sound of a picture being taken and a message on your screen "screenshot captured"

The images then go into your gallery. Just an fyi as no other 3rd party apps are needed

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I haven't tried it on mine (yet), but a buddy who has had the phone for 3 weeks told me about this feature. I would guess that it's true.
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Tried it. Doesn't work on Sprint 3D.
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It is not a troll post !!! I actually did it by accident on my phone...then I researched online and there was next to zero info......but then someone mentioned just pressing down the power key so it still goes in and presses (however doesn't turn off) then by pressing the home screen.

It takes a screenshot then says that it took a screenshot

I've even uploaded my pictures on facebook already to show my friends my new phone. Trust me it works not sure if its just the Rogers Evo 3D or what but you would think it would work on all the HTC EVO 3D's

Heres the screenshot I took:
http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/226145_197290940330451_100001486400813_550558_4448 783_n.jpg

I know its not any proof but unfortunately I dont have a way of taking a screenshot of myself taking a screenshot.....If you guys really want I can use my roommate's phone to record the process
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I just don't see a way for you to press down on the power button without it either: 1) locking or 2) go to the power down options menu.
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Doesn't seem to me that they'd make an exception for Rogers (I'm guessing that is a Carrier in Canada or something???) but no other EVO's could do it. I've tried every which way I can think of just to make sure others don't sit there trying and still not working. It'd be great if this works and if it truly is legit then great. But as of now, my view is nay.
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Why is taking a screenshot something that Android doesn't natively do anyway? Seems like a basic function to me. webOS can do it and I used it a lot. Missing the feature on my 3D
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Why is taking a screenshot something that Android doesn't natively do anyway? Seems like a basic function to me. webOS can do it and I used it a lot. Missing the feature on my 3D
As much as I love this phone and Android I have to agree. I am rooted so this isn't an issue at the moment but you shouldn't have to root to do this.
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So far I've "only" found three things on this phone I don't care for. A lack of dimming capability on the capacitive buttons,notification LED lasting 10 minutes or less,no screen capture. I hope an OTA update will fix these issues. HTC can you hear me now?
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Well I've been trying to do it and cant get it to work. It just keeps going to sleep. Maybe I dont have the right touch.
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In the screen capture..

The signal bars are not the same as mine from the looks. The Picture has 4 bars, while the Sprint 3D has 6. Is it just a Carrier thing, or is this in fact, a bogus screen shot.
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In the screen capture..

The signal bars are not the same as mine from the looks. The Picture has 4 bars, while the Sprint 3D has 6. Is it just a Carrier thing, or is this in fact, a bogus screen shot.

I noticed the same thing upon first inspection. I restate my previous comment, I smell troll.
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I noticed the same thing upon first inspection. I restate my previous comment, I smell troll.
Yeah, it's definitely a troll post.
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OP offered to have his room mate take a video of him doing it if we wanted so I'm taking him up on it.
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Lol I'll bet this guy is laughing his butt off at us but I tried slightly pressing the power button and pressing the home key and got a list of recent apps. Any of you others who tried this get the same thing? And no, you guys know me... I'm not a troll!
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Lol I'll bet this guy is laughing his butt off at us but I tried slightly pressing the power button and pressing the home key and got a list of recent apps. Any of you others who tried this get the same thing? And no, you guys know me... I'm not a troll!
I can also get the recent apps to show using this procedure but no Screenshot.
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lol i just tried it like someone said before (hold down power+home) and it really did it cant believe it and i dont really understand why there is no mention about it anywhere so everyone could know it
edit:it seems it works only at EU and some USA versions
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lol i just tried it like someone said before (hold down power+home) and it really did it cant believe it and i dont really understand why there is no mention about it anywhere so everyone could know it
edit:it seems it works only at EU and some USA versions
And we're gonna believe your first post ever? Nice try.
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omg xD i found this btw [Guide] Taking screenshots without root and pc (EU only) - xda-developers
so please... check this out. its nice that it really works but dont know why it isnt for everyone
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So - please aware that the Rogers phone is running 2.3.4 as well as some other changes.

Maybe it's best to not call people trolls until we can correlate all of the facts involved.

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so please... check this out. its nice that it really works but dont know why it isnt for everyone
The EU only there means European only.

It also means that we have a rather limited view of the planet, doesn't it? Canada typically gets what we call European models.

Embarrassing that no matter how often the OP stated that he was in Europe, and posted that his software config was different than ours, he got his butt flamed off.

Kinda embarrassing.

So - unless you have the GSM 3D, please refrain from name calling here, cheers, thanks.
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By the way - screenshots requiring root came along with Froyo for virtually all phones. Some of the Samsungs somehow didn't have the issue for the while, but I'd read that that varied by model and each model's update history.

So - that's Android, not just HTC.

If you're connected to a PC (or Mac) via USB, taking screenshots is a breeze.

How to take screenshots of your Android based phone from Windows – Simple Help

No root required.
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Redface here. I apologize.
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this thread is kind of misleading insomuch that you can only take a screen shot of the home screen on the EU model. however what about ANY other screen?

i mean with this "tip" can you take a screen shot of, say, a video playing on the device? how about a screen grab of your video folder list?

shootme would allow you to take a shot of any screen anywhere on the device , not just the one home screen (when it worked on the evo 4G for example).

what say ye?
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More and more, we're going to be needing a GSM version of this forum...
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this thread is kind of misleading insomuch that you can only take a screen shot of the home screen on the EU model. however what about ANY other screen?

i mean with this "tip" can you take a screen shot of, say, a video playing on the device? how about a screen grab of your video folder list?

shootme would allow you to take a shot of any screen anywhere on the device , not just the one home screen (when it worked on the evo 4G for example).

what say ye?
That is a great question. Out of sheer curiosity (since ours won't do it) I'd like to know.
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ShootMe got broken on the GB update for the Evo (and I guess other HTCs as well) and they just fixed it a few days ago.

So - I just capturing a screen shot of a YouTube music vid playing full screen - no soap using DDMS (the Android SDK on PC method) or ShootMe on our phones.
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i am able of taking screenshot of video or game..so it seems i can screenshot anything
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Embarrassing that no matter how often the OP stated that he was in Europe, and posted that his software config was different than ours, he got his butt flamed off.

Kinda embarrassing.
Oh really? Please show me where he stated that he was in Europe? Not to mention, last I checked, Canada isn't in Europe.

Probably would be wise to update that he has a GSM EVO 3D and I'm sure the majority of users on here were not aware of that. I don't think it's anyone else fault for them not knowing Rogers has a GSM model. I'm sure most people would think it was CDMA as well.

Carry on folks.

My apologies to OP. Please update your post and or thread title so that others are informed of this.
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Gingerbread supports screen shots without root, HTC just didn't implement it on this phone.

GSII takes advantage of it.
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Oh really? Please show me where he stated that he was in Europe? Not to mention, last I checked, Canada isn't in Europe.

Probably would be wise to update that he has a GSM EVO 3D and I'm sure the majority of users on here were not aware of that. I don't think it's anyone else fault for them not knowing Rogers has a GSM model. I'm sure most people would think it was CDMA as well.

Carry on folks.

My apologies to OP. Please update your post and or thread title so that others are informed of this.
That was a specific reference to the XDA thread that I made.

Our OP said he was on Rogers. I explained that is a different software revision.

Posting based on what most people may think doesn't change the difference between asking questions and making accusations.

Until you hear of this phone making it to Japan or Korea, best to assume that non-Sprint copies are GSM. And anything outside a US carrier tends to get different software in any case.

It's not the OP's fault that they don't have a dedicated forum - and they did no worse than others here by assuming common knowledge that didn't exist.

Mod already changed title by the time of your post - and that's the best that could be done at the time.
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It works and you can take a shoot of any screen (well on screens that I tried it on), so some of you should really stop assuming and implying
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Thanks, I covered the part on decorum, and that's sufficient.

What carrier are you on?
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NIce work djk80 - works like a charm fellow Rogers user!

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Mines on the Roger's network too and it worked no problem. I have an Affinity Gel case on mine, seems to make it a bit easier to do.

Thanks OP, great find!
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Yesterday I happened to press a combination of buttons unknowingly and a screen shot of my screen was saved in my photos.

My queston is simple: what is this button combo?

I have always gone along thinking there was no way to take screen shots.
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Yesterday I happened to press a combination of buttons unknowingly and a screen shot of my screen was saved in my photos.

My queston is simple: what is this button combo?

I have always gone along thinking there was no way to take screen shots.
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Tried it. Doesn't work on Sprint 3D.
It does work. I just confirmed that the sleep button and home button will indeed take a screen shot.
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Interesting. Just tried it on my Sprint 3VO and it works. I press the power button and then immediately press the home button.
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This thread is exactly the reason I love this forum! I love learning new things about this bad boy
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Works like a charm. Previous webos user and I have missed this feature. Love it.
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wow cool! i had no idea. works great too. thanks!
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Old September 1st, 2011, 11:06 AM   #42 (permalink)
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Holy c$%p It actually works!!! It really just takes practice for a second but start with the power button and as soon as you start to put pressure on it hit the home button. And this is on my Sprint 3VO.
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Old September 1st, 2011, 11:19 AM   #43 (permalink)
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Just wanted to throw in my two cents and say it worked just fine for me. I'm on Sprint. I must have done this on accident before, because a screenshot of my locks screen popped up in my gallery a few weeks ago and I was wondering how the hell it got in there. Thanks for the info!
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Thank you soo much, it works perfect on my phone, i almost root the phone just to be able to take screenshot
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I was looking at the home screen of my text messages, and I managed to somehow take a screen shot that saved on my pics. My camera sound came on like a pic was taken. I was confused till I saw the pic of my screen in my gallery.

How do u do this? Not sure what I did but I did it somehow Lol
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I was looking at the home screen of my text messages, and I managed to somehow take a screen shot that saved on my pics. My camera sound came on like a pic was taken. I was confused till I saw the pic of my screen in my gallery.

How do u do this? Not sure what I did but I did it somehow Lol
if you have updated recently (im not sure about sense 2.0 devices), but if you hold the lock button and touch the home button, it takes a screenshot. HTC has added native screenshot abilities to the E3D
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i literally just accidentally did this and kept jamming buttons until it worked. I figured it out (power+home at same) as the person above stated.
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I am a Sprint EVO 3D user and can confirm this. I just read and tried this right now, and it absolutely works! Such an awesome feature....glad you mentioned it, thanks!!
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Hi folks. I am a new Android user. I have a Sprint HTC 3D, and I added GoLauncher EX the other day. I have a variety of other apps installed as well.

The other day, I was carelessly handling my phone, and I heard the camera shutter sound play, and lo & behold... I had taken a screenshot! I have been asking around as to how one can do this, and the answer I get always seems to be ' you can't, without rooting the phone'.

Does anyone know how I may have done this, and what software is responsible? I'd like to use this feature, but I can't find it now!

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From what I've learned asking about screenshots; It's not a feature of android itself but you can add it if you root. Some of the oems add that feature for you though, HTC I think only does it on a few of their phones, my inspire doesn't have it. But I think I've heard it's something like power+home to do it.
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