Why isn't there a screen cap app for unrooted phones?


  1. droid newb

    droid newb Well-Known Member

    And I'm not talking about one of those connect your phone to your computer types...I want one *on the go* for unrooted phones...I don't know the first thing about unrooting a phone and I've only had my Samsung Transform for a few months so I don't want to mess something up!

    So why is this something that's not available? Help this newb out!

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  2. kejlyCZ

    kejlyCZ Well-Known Member

  3. droid newb

    droid newb Well-Known Member

  4. There is a home replacement app that allows screenshots. Home ++ I think. It's aggrevating because everyone says "you have to root to do it" when I know there is a home replacement that allows it without root.

    However, with that said, I could not justify switching from LauncherPro home launcher for the ONE advantage Home ++ offered IMHO.

    I have also rooted and have no issues with screen capturing anymore. Z4root has a one step root button, and a one step 'unroot' button to make it simple as cake.

    Honestly, I rooted for 1 main reason, for wireless wifi. But screencapture was a nice side benefit.

    z4root + screenshot = you're set.
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  5. droid newb

    droid newb Well-Known Member

    Thank you so much for your response. One of the things I love so much about the internet is how total strangers will go out of their way to help you!

    I found some stuff on z4root but I don't see my Samsung Transform listed as a compatible phone. Do you know if it would work on my phone?

    [APP] One Click Root App 2.1 - z4root - Updated 1.3.0 - xda-developers
  6. droid newb

    droid newb Well-Known Member

    I just put an ad on craigslist to hire someone to unroot my phone...yes, I hate that I can't do a screen cap *that* much.
  7. Mr. Boom

    Mr. Boom Well-Known Member

    I use Z4root, to temp root my Incredible. Most apps for root work with this root. Shoot me(screenshot app) works, Boot Control (reboot/power down app using only touch screen) works, Titanium backup works.
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  8. UncleMike

    UncleMike Well-Known Member

    You can't UNroot your phone if it's not already rooted. And if it is already rooted, then any of the screen capture apps should work. I think what you want is to have someone *root* your phone, not *UNroot* it.
  9. droid newb

    droid newb Well-Known Member

    I read about z4root and it looks like something beyond what I'd feel comfortable doing on my own.

    Doh! Thanks for the correction!
  10. Mr. Boom

    Mr. Boom Well-Known Member

    It is a One click root app. I was scared at first too. It also comes with a one click unroot. Couldn't be easier. Just don't delete anything that comes stock on the phone without doing a full backup first.
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  11. droid newb

    droid newb Well-Known Member

    So it's an app? You just install it on your phone, press a button and that's it? I thought there was all kinds of stuff about downloading stuff on your computer, connecting your computer & phone, installing something on your phone after doing x, y & z and *then* one click to root.

    And where can I find this app? I've searched the market and can't find it anywhere!
  12. Mr. Boom

    Mr. Boom Well-Known Member

    Not for Z4root. I found it, downloaded it, ran it. It works. It is on and off the market, so watch for it, or i think there might be a link to it at the XDA forums.
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  13. Doit2it

    Doit2it Well-Known Member Contributor

    Don't be afraid to root. Most people root to install ROMs. I rooted a couple of months ago. I still haven't installed any ROMs, but I do use root for apps like drocap2, AdFree, and Wireless Tether.

    And with apps like z4root out there, anyone can root. Really.
  14. droid newb

    droid newb Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the info.

    I posted a link to something like that earlier but when I thought I had to do all this crazy stuff I didn't bother looking into it. Looks like I have to register on their forum to get the file.

    I still don't see Samsung Transform on the list of phones though...should I be concerned about that???
  15. Carl6

    Carl6 Well-Known Member

    ShootMe app works fine on my unrooted EVO.
  16. droid newb

    droid newb Well-Known Member

    I tried it awhile ago on my unrooted Transform...no luck.

    If we had 4G where I live I would have gone with the damn EVO but why pay the extra $ every month when you don't have the service, you know?
  17. ab30494

    ab30494 Well-Known Member

    Some phones that will work is not on the list. if your not sur, z4root has 2 options.

    temporary root, your phone will be rooted until the next time u restart your phone than it wont be rooted any more after restart) Should work on 99% of android phones.

    and the pernament root,
    [APP] z4root - xda-developers

    find the download in the first post in this link.

    Z4root is not available on the market any more. what u need to install it is go to the market and search for app installer, i have the one from funtrigger.

    then to get z4root on ur phone , plug it in ur to pc, and move the z4root file on ur sd card. not in a folder.

    then un hook the phone from ur computer, and run app installer, it will bring up a list scroll to the bottom and choose the z4root file, and install it.

    then run z4root. you can always just use the temporary root to try it out, then if you like it do the pernament root.
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  18. lexluthor

    lexluthor Well-Known Member

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  19. lexluthor

    lexluthor Well-Known Member

    double post
  20. K-Rizzle

    K-Rizzle Well-Known Member

    Ditto this! :)
  21. Rotary

    Rotary Well-Known Member

    i have a vibrant . do you think its safe?
  22. droid newb

    droid newb Well-Known Member

    Ran the temporary root. Not one single screen shot app works. Error messages on all of them. Some even say that my phone isn't rooted.

    This is really starting to suck.

    I found this, but there's some kind of crazy thing you have to do to get it to work and I have *no* idea what it all means.

    Screen Capture -No Rooting 2.1 - Android app on AppBrain
  23. Mr. Boom

    Mr. Boom Well-Known Member

    Go back to the app and if it says temp root/ permanent root, it did not work. If it says re-root/ un-root, then it worked. If it didn't work, then do a reboot, and try it again. I had to try it a few times before it finally worked. Recheck what it says after each try. Should look like this when it works.
    [​IMG]
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  24. droid newb

    droid newb Well-Known Member

    I'm so frustrated right now it's giving me a headache...can anyone install this from the link, read the instructions in the install guide and figure out what it means?

    Once you install it you go to Options >> Install Guide

    What I am reading there makes NO sense to me.

    Screen Capture -No Rooting 2.1 - Android app on AppBrain

    All "the dude" wanted was his rug back.

    All this dude wants is to be able to take a screen cap on his phone.

    *sigh*

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