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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Rated, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. Rated

    Rated Member
    Thread Starter

    On the iPhone, when you hold down the top button and the button on the bottom it takes a snap shot of your screen, I love that feature.

    Does the droid have it?

  2. rtb35

    rtb35 Android Enthusiast

    No there is not a screen capture app on the market,i think google have ruled one out for security reasons.
  3. Rated

    Rated Member
    Thread Starter

    Really? Ah that's a bummer. Such an awesome feature on the iPhone.
  4. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum

    There are screen capture apps in the market but it requires a rooted phone. If you want to take a screen shot without rooting, it's a bit of an involved process.

    I'm not sure why this isn't a system function because so many people want to do it, unless the theory is that your screen could be captured without your knowledge and violate your privacy. In any case, this explains it:

    Take Android screenshots without root | Android Central
  5. Jakaro

    Jakaro Android Enthusiast

    If your rooted, look for Shootme or Drocap. Drocap has a timer feature, while Shootme you can shake your phone and it snaps the pic.
  6. RyanB

    RyanB Guest

    Doesn't Home++ allow screen shots?
  7. Rated

    Rated Member
    Thread Starter

    I'm not rooted.
  8. m165

    m165 Well-Known Member

    I too, don't see why we can't do it non rooted. My old Nokia's could do this no problem, and obviously, the iPhone can. Does anyone know a proper reason to why it is not standard?
  9. jev

    jev Well-Known Member

    That's easy: the screen is a system resource that is heavily guarded in any UNIX system - and therefore it is in Android too. That's the reason you require root access for it. The iPhone and especially your old Nokia used a completely different OS. Much easier to hack too BTW.
  10. TheBiles

    TheBiles Android Enthusiast

    Because then nothing is stopping a dev from making an app that takes a screenshot every time you do something secure like read confidential emails or SMS. It's a huge potential security flaw if they don't lock it.

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