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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by lakai113, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. lakai113

    lakai113 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    that you have to download a program or root your phone to be able to take screen shots.. this annoys the hell out of me.. i love everything else about my droid but i just cant get over it
     



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  2. It's an annoyance, yes, but not something I particularly care about.
     
  3. Demache

    Demache Android Expert

    Yes, but since I'm rooted, its no big deal anymore.
     
  4. lakai113

    lakai113 Well-Known Member
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    yea i dont plan on rooting anytime soon.. gonna wait a bit cause i have no idea how this phone is really gonna turn out..

    but really i shouldnt have to root to take screen shots
     
  5. PhoenixFx

    PhoenixFx Well-Known Member

    Yeah, it is annoying, but then again I dont think taking a screenshot is considered something an average user would want to do. I have been using smartphones for over 5 years (I have hacked, moded installed all sorts of applications), but I hardly came across the need to take a screenshot.
     
  6. lakai113

    lakai113 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    the only the only time i want/need to take one is when there is a thread about posting your wallpaper/home screens.. there is always a thread like that on most forums
     
  7. gruss

    gruss Android Expert

    I only want it cause iPhones can do it
     
  8. lakai113

    lakai113 Well-Known Member
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    basically.. pisses me off
     
  9. Demache

    Demache Android Expert

    I think disabled non-root access for security reasons. Which is understandable I suppose, since a malicious program sending screenshots could be bad. It easily allows unauthorized remote access and control of the phone if you let a program do it.

    But then, this would be a case of trying to protect the user from themselves. Screenshots have some legitimate uses such as showing off (homescreens), troubleshooting, remote access (complete control of the phone from your PC), and stuff like that and sort of hinders some abilities of the phone.
     
  10. Tre Lawrence

    Tre Lawrence Android Expert

    LOL.

    I can see OP's gripe. But, rooting is a fairly easy solution.
     
  11. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    You DON'T have to root. Just go to the Market and download the FREE App "ShootMe"

    Sure, it says before you install that it only works with rooted devices BUT this is not the case. I am NOT rooted, nor do I know how to root or hack my phone and ShootMe works perfectly! I'm on a HTC Aria.
     
  12. lakai113

    lakai113 Well-Known Member
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    i have tired it.. you lick 'accept' then it goes to a screen that says 'failed starting server.please check that you have **root*** access on your divice and enable access to the lower level graphics"
     
  13. lakai113

    lakai113 Well-Known Member
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    it does not let me go further than that
     
  14. EmoTonyB

    EmoTonyB Android Enthusiast

    i have seen posts from a few people claiming shootme works on non rooted phones. i have seen WAY more posts like yours saying it DOES NOT work on non rooted phones.

    mine is rooted and it works fine. i would tend to believe the non root phones it works on are a fluke of sorts. may be something with a certain update they have (or dont have)

    i would say if the app SAYS it dosent work without root access... chanced are .. it wont.
     
  15. lakai113

    lakai113 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I don't plan to root anytimesoon.
     
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