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Old March 22nd, 2011, 06:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question How do I take a picture of my screen?

so i am completely new to this. the TB is my first smartphone and i figured out the basics, but still stuck on a few things. i've read in this forum on how to do screenshots, but i don't understand how to download and do all that (it's like reading a foreign language to me, even tho i've been trying to keep up with all your great info in these forums). isn't there a way just to take a picture of my screen with the phone itself? thanks in advance

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Most screen shot apps require root. You can through ADB, but I can't help you there!
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Most screen shot apps require root. You can through ADB, but I can't help you there!

what's ADB?
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Your question prompted me to figure this out. I got it working, so here goes:

1. Download Android's SDK - HERE
2. Unzip the SDK to the root of C:
3. Download the HTC Sync tool - HERE
4. Install the HTC Sync tool (you really only have to install the pre-requisites). This installs the T-Bolt ADB drivers.
5. Prep your phone for an ADB connection.
6. Go To Menu>Settings>Applications>Development and check the "USB Debugging" option
7. Connect your phone to your computer via USB
8. Launch a command prompt
9. CD over to c:\android-sdk-windows\platform-tools\ and run ddms.bat
10. Now in the java window that pops up select your phone
11. Go to Device>Screen Capture

There is your screenshot.
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Your question prompted me to figure this out. I got it working, so here goes:

1. Download Android's SDK - HERE
2. Unzip the SDK to the root of C:
3. Download the HTC Sync tool - HERE
4. Install the HTC Sync tool (you really only have to install the pre-requisites). This installs the T-Bolt ADB drivers.
5. Prep your phone for an ADB connection.
6. Go To Menu>Settings>Applications>Development and check the "USB Debugging" option
7. Connect your phone to your computer via USB
8. Launch a command prompt
9. CD over to c:\android-sdk-windows\platform-tools\ and run ddms.bat
10. Now in the java window that pops up select your phone
11. Go to Device>Screen Capture

There is your screenshot.

I think I have a better shot attempting brain surgery...
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I think I have a better shot attempting brain surgery...
If those directions are difficult...I don't want you operating on MY brain...
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3. Download the HTC Sync tool - HERE

Is there a Sync tool for Mac?
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If those directions are difficult...I don't want you operating on MY brain...
That was funny...

I think I would just take a picture of the screen with my digital camera. A lot easier.
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That was funny...

I think I would just take a picture of the screen with my digital camera. A lot easier.
it looks a lot harder than it really it.
we had to do the same thing with the droid X for the first week (or couple weeks, I cant remember) until we had root
if you plan on rooting or running any roms in the future it may not be a bad idea to start getting used to android sdk now and adb now anyway lol
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Press your power lock button and your home button at the same time
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Old October 15th, 2011, 05:46 PM   #11 (permalink)
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You don't have to be rooted to take screen shots with this app, but it is 4.99

Works great

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.edwardkim.android.screenshotitfulln oroot&hl=en
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Press your power lock button and your home button at the same time
That's how it works on iPhone, one of the very, very, very few things I miss about it. It slays me how much harder it is to do screenshots with the Tbolt...which I otherwise really love. Not that it's brain surgery, especially with the No Root version of Screenshot It, but no way it should require so many steps.

Or am I missing something and you really CAN press two buttons at the same time and be done with it? I tried just for grins and it didn't work.....
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