Screen Capture App? Root?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by JonnyCerv, Nov 15, 2009.

  1. JonnyCerv

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    I know this has been asked, but still looking for a mobile screen capture app for the Droid.

    Also wondering what "root" means???
     

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  2. johnlgalt

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    root means altering the OS so that you have access to root level privileges in the OS - think like an administrator login in Windows PCs, but there is more to it than just that.
     
  3. JonnyCerv

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    Got ya. Makes sense. Hopefully an app will arrive that can do it. Assuming it could?
     
  4. johnlgalt

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    ummm, again, it is not an app that accomplishes a rooted OS - it is a completly replaced OS that allows root access - hence the referene to your phone being rooted.
     
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    In theory, you could root without replacing the OS...
     
  7. jeepguy_1980

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    I just get all of my screen captures using Eclipse and the Android SDK.
     
  8. johnlgalt

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    That method requires that you have the DROID connected to a PC, right?

    Also, yah, theoretically you can root without replacing the OS - if you know the root password :p
     
  9. mplevy

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    Has anyone tried this with Win 7 (I'm still using the RC) 64-bit? I tried running DDMS as an admin and not as an admin. USB debugging is enabled and I mounted the SD card but I still can't get the app to "see" my phone...

    The JDK IS installed...
     
  10. jeepguy_1980

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    My computer is still on the Win 7 x64 RC. I have the retail version, but haven't installed it yet. I've taken a number of screen shots of my device.
     
  11. mplevy

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    Yeah, I just realized that I never downloaded the driver linked on that site..

    Did that, updated the device and now it's detected..
     
  12. jeepguy_1980

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    I just threw this up real quick. Most of the guides out on the next are designed for those that are already familiar with Eclipse. This one is more friendly to non-eclipse users.

    http://androidforums.com/how-tips/18313-how-capture-screen-shots-sdk.html
     
  13. chefboyardee

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    Is there a way to get a screenshot without connecting to your computer and using the SDK? Please accept my apologies if I missed something. I have a friend who switched to Droid from the iPhone and he said on there, all you do is hit home and the power button at the same time, and it takes a screenshot and saves it to your images folder. That's what I'm looking for - something simple and fast so I can text someone a screenshot while mobile.
     
  14. char561

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    There are some apps that will take a screenshot when they are running when you shake the phone or clap or other various cues. just search the market
     

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