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  1. ManLaw

    ManLaw Active Member
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    How do i do this?
     

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  2. howarmat

    howarmat Well-Known Member
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    you cant do it on the phone until we get it rooted. You can use the desktop tools to do it if you really need to but its not nearly as easy as it should be
     
  3. hth715

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    There is a convenient thread out there on this already. Please search first before posting a new thread.
     
  4. jamor

    jamor Well-Known Member
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    To take a screen shot:

    -Download the SDK from here: Android SDK | Android Developers
    -Once SDK is downloaded, run "SDKSetup.exe" and install platform 2.1 and
    the drivers if necessary. If you've already downloaded HTC Sync, you
    should have the drivers
    -Enable USB debugging on your phone:
    menu>settings>applications>development>check USB debugging
    -Start-Run-type ..CMD--it opens command
    -Type "cd *the path to the tools directory of the sdk*" for example:
    cd C:\Users\Dylan\android-sdk_r05-windows\android-sdk-window\tools
    -Push enter and you'll see ......tools> type ddms.bat and push enter
    -In the new window that opens you should see your device listed. Select it
    and then click device>screen capture
    You now have a pic of your screen.

    -source Macdaddybuff
     
  5. SoFLO

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    Do you guys think there will eventually be an easier way? I'm sure hoping so.
     
  6. ManLaw

    ManLaw Active Member
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    all this just for a simple screen shot? wtf
     
  7. CaptJager

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    Hence the need for root...lol
     
  8. DenverRalphy

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    I can't help but think it a bit absurd you need to root your device to take a simple screenshot. Why it's not a standard feature is a bit of a mystery.
     
  9. XxICEMAN720xX

    XxICEMAN720xX Well-Known Member
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    I guess I'm not sure why an app cannot be created to take care of this simple command?

    Can the "tool" ddms.bat be ported to a standalone application (without the need of sdk)?
     
  10. lgldrgdlr

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    It really isn't that difficult. Once you do it a couple times, and get it down, it takes less than 30 seconds to do.
     
  11. civicsisedan

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    yeah that...

    i have done it 3 or 4 times now and it is real easy now..
     
  12. Sherman901

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    Except that you have to take the screenshot when you're near a computer...

    What if I want to take a screenshot of something while I'm out and send it to my friends?
     
  13. lgldrgdlr

    lgldrgdlr Well-Known Member
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    I do believe there's an app in the market that allows you to do a screen shot directly from your phone. Don't know the name but it's posted in the lets see your ui thread I believe.



    Sent from my ADR6300 using Tapatalk
     
  14. ManLaw

    ManLaw Active Member
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    i think ur phone needs to be rooted though
     
  15. lgldrgdlr

    lgldrgdlr Well-Known Member
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    Ah, nevermind



    Sent from my ADR6300 using Tapatalk
     
  16. Mahalo

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    Wow, that is the first lame thing I have seen with these phones!
     
  17. contagous

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