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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by psipher, May 28, 2011.

  1. psipher

    psipher Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Gingerbread 2.3.3 is supposed to allow Screen Capture without rooting. Are there any apps out yet that work on non-rooted phones?....preferably free ones.

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  2. Aggie12

    Aggie12 Android Expert

    I moved this thread to the applications forum since you will more than likely get a better response here vs. the tips and tricks of the DX forum. Unfortunately I haven't found any yet.
  3. cds0699

    cds0699 Android Expert

    Android 2.3.3 Makes Screen Shots a Root-Free Affair

    According to the article above, "ShootMe" did an update to allow devices to screen shot without root.

  4. Sombre

    Sombre Well-Known Member

    You can download Phone Explorer from here which will allow you to take screenshots of your unrooted phone via the PC application. If you use HTC Sync then you'll absolutely love this app.

    deanamarie likes this.
  5. LinuxBob

    LinuxBob Newbie

    Yes, I use ScreenGrab from XDA forums here. It works great w/o root required on the Atrix.
  6. Aggie12

    Aggie12 Android Expert

    Nice work guys. Not even moved an hour and three suggestions. That's why this forum rocks! :p
  7. CCRAY

    CCRAY Newbie

    I have a droid X with 2.3.3 Gingerbread, the Shootme app doesnt work for screen captures. It wants me to provide root access before it will work.
  8. hpyung

    hpyung Lurker

    i have an incredible s with 2.3.3, and the shootme doesn't work for me either .. neither did the screengrab app :(
  9. vosg

    vosg Android Expert

    I just installed the free trial of ASnap on my unrooted Froyo 2.2.1 HTC Wildfire. It works like a charm, but it costs $19.95 which I find rather expensive. But, your income may vary :))
  10. colchiro

    colchiro Extreme Android User

  11. nsa_sailor

    nsa_sailor Android Enthusiast

    picme requires root access.
  12. UniR

    UniR Newbie

    Should be native, and a simple 2 button feat like on some Samsung flavors or Apple's IOS for that matter.

    No excuse really for not having it.
  13. Whiskeypawz

    Whiskeypawz Android Enthusiast

    I'm researching on behalf of a friend who's looking for a screen shot app that will work on a non-rooted Droid X. I have ScreenGrab for my Motorola Photon but he says it won't work on his Droid X. I've seen ShootMe referenced but I can't seem to find it in the Market. Does anyone have a link or know of an alternative that will work? Thanks!
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  14. itsallgood

    itsallgood Android Expert

    I use "Screen Shot It" love it. Motorola Atrix.
  15. mundane24

    mundane24 Well-Known Member

    'screenshot' by Kastor Soft works on my Motorola Triumph even without root. worth a try!
  16. wermser

    wermser Lurker

    As far as I know, you dont need an app for the EVO 3D 4g....just hold down the power button then quickly tap the home button and snap! You should hear a shutter sound and the screen shot will be placed in your photo gallery.
    ECPirate37 likes this.
  17. s0ulthi3f

    s0ulthi3f Lurker

    For the galaxy s its just holding down the back button and quickly pressing the home button. You have to be quick tho!
  18. TimWiley

    TimWiley Lurker

    So is there a way to do this on HTC Thunderbolt running 2.3.4 from Verizon?
  19. SeekerOfTheWay

    SeekerOfTheWay Android Enthusiast

    Wish I could take a screen cap
  20. Escondido

    Escondido Lurker

    I've got an HD2 running the Nexus 1 software. I used to be able to use screenshot it, but can't anymore :( I downloaded the app that Sombre posted up a little while ago, but it seems to not have worked. When I try click on "other" then profile, it says "connection to phone cannot be established: No device attached to USB" What did I do wrong? I have my phone set up to allow the USB debugging, or whatever it's called. Any help/info is MUCH appreciated, thanks! :)
  21. mynetdude

    mynetdude Lurker

    This is infuriatingly frustrating

    why can't they make this work natively? I had shootme on Android and I remember when it didn't work at first and then it magically worked after some updates and I still have shootme but it no longer works on my Evo 4G and the app is gone not even on the market anymore.

    Now I Have the motorola Razr (and before that I had the samsung charge (crap) and the charge had the ability to take screenshots natively (I didn't know it at the time so I would randomly take screenies :p)

    I do not want to have to root why should I? My phone works JUST fine not rooted (other than not being able to take screenshots) I am NOT willing to install a bunch of nonsense drivers that have to be reinstalled each time its restarted anyhow.

    WHY is it SO complicated? I'm thinking iPhone is next when my contract expires. If 2.3.3 makes it possible to take screenshots without root, why can't the apps take advantage of it?

    So I have a couple of useless screenshot apps I bought for other devices they worked on (cuz they don't now) why am I wasting my money?

    I'm not impressed....
  22. ricnar456

    ricnar456 Member

    buy a samsung and you will have screenshot without root only pressing home + back, forget iphone crap.

    Rico ANDROID likes this.
  23. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    That doesn't work with all Samsung phones. I have a Samsung Epic running Gingerbread and the above does not work.
  24. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
    VIP Member

    MyPhoneExplorer allows you to take screenshots without root.

    If you have the SDK installed, you can also do it with that, but MPE is way easier.
  25. ricnar456

    ricnar456 Member

    Correction the samsung galaxys have the possibility of screenshot included and samsung galaxy s2 beat any iphone 4, 4s and clean the floor with that little piece of crap, is the best today by far.

    Ios was the best till two year ago , but sleep and now is copying android (notification bar etc), in ios you cannot change your keyboard, launcher, gallery, music player, etc like in an unrooted android without jailbreaking.

    If you have problem for the screen capture without rooting in certain androids, think all the forbidden actions in ios without jailbreak, in android are posibly customize completely without rooting.

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