Screenshots on the Android


Last Updated: 2009-04-08 21:43:22
  1. oddfather

    oddfather New Member

    Hi,

    I'm trying to take screenshots of Android apps that I can use to post on the web, but I'm having a hard time figuring it out. I followed the instructions on this page: How Take Screenshots Of An Android Phone

    But when I run the DDMS I don't see my G1 listed. Can someone help me figure out what I'm doing wrong?

    Thanks

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  2. RozzaC

    RozzaC Well-Known Member

    I just tried it out...

    If it's your first time connecting the G1 while you are running DDM, then you may have to install a driver for it like I had to...

    Did you get any prompts asking you to install a driver at some stage?

    ---EDIT---

    Wait...cancel that....it doesn't work for me either xD
    Mine is set for USB debugging and not mounted too...

    ---EDIT 2---

    Ok, did some fiddly stuff and figured why I couldn't get on there....
    Sorted the problem out and now I think it's all alright...
    Basically, my drivers weren't installed on my computer...so I had to make sure I install them...

    Here's what I did...
    Note: This is assuming you have already unzipped and installed the Android SDK to where you want....

    1. Connect the G1 to your computer and mount it (Select the "Mount" option when you get the notification that your G1 is connected to the computer)

    2. Go into your Device Manager (Control Panel -> Device Manager)

    3. Look for an entry in the Device Manager that says "Unknown Device"

    4. If you can't find that, then look for an entry that says "Android Phone" under the "Portable Devices" Branch

    5. Whichever one you find...right click that one and select "Properties"

    6. If it was the "Unknown Device" that you found...then there should be an option to install a driver for the device....select that option..

    7. If it was the "Android Phone" that you found, then you will probably have to re-install the drivers...so select the "Update Driver" option...

    8. When it asks you how you want to install the driver, select the "Manual" option to browse your folders for the driver...

    9. Navigate to your driver folder in the Android SDK that you installed....for example..

    X:\androidsdk\android-sdk-windows-1.1_r1\usb_driver\x86 (for Intel Processors)
    or...
    X:\androidsdk\android-sdk-windows-1.1_r1\usb_driver\amd64 (for AMD Processors)

    Where X: is the path to your android SDK installation...

    10. Press "Next" and it should hopefully find the driver and install it for you.

    11. Open up DDMS and it should hopefully all be ok.

    I hope I haven't missed out any steps in that....and I hope it works for you...

    Good luck...
  3. oddfather

    oddfather New Member

    Hey RozzaC,

    Thanks so much for doing all that leg work. I tried exactly what you did, but my computer isn't recognizing the driver. Every time I try to update the driver in the device manager and point it to the driver file in "usb_driver\x86" it says "The specified location does not contain information about your hardware"

    I did everything else correctly but the Android driver just won't install on my computer. I'm using Windows XP SP3. Any idea what the problem could be?

    Thanks!
  4. justjimjpc

    justjimjpc Premium Member VIP Member

    When you look at the items in computer devices... and items that have Yellow Exclamation marks need to be deleted before trying to install new driver and or hardware...
  5. RozzaC

    RozzaC Well-Known Member

    Hmmm....did you find Unknown Device or Android Phone when you went into device manager?

    Secondly....check what files are in the usb_driver/x86 folder...

    It may be because you didn't unzip the files correctly...

    Write a list of what you got in the folder....
  6. oddfather

    oddfather New Member

    Turns out "justjimjpc" was right. I needed to delete the items with yellow exclamation marks. I did that and reinstalled the driver and it worked just fine and I was able to take screenshots on my G1.

    Thanks guys, your help is very appreciated.
  7. RozzaC

    RozzaC Well-Known Member

    I never actually thought of that...and to be honest I didn't actually notice justjimjpc's post until now :O

    Nice one justjimjpc...

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