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  1. JokerElite

    JokerElite Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Is there anyway you can take a screenshot without rooting the phone? And without having it connected to your computer while you take the screenshot?

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  2. exclamation_mark

    exclamation_mark Android Enthusiast

    I am also interested in knowing this.
  3. Connectz

    Connectz Android Enthusiast

    Me three!
  4. mityman50

    mityman50 Member

    Oh wow. I used to use PicMe but now I guess you have to be rooted to use it. That's extremely gay. I don't see the point in that.
  5. One Beast

    One Beast Android Enthusiast

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  6. Connectz

    Connectz Android Enthusiast

    I guess there is no solution besides root for mac users?
  7. One Beast

    One Beast Android Enthusiast

    No root No Solution......
  8. R1_Rydah

    R1_Rydah Well-Known Member

    the shootme app in the market works on stock Evo's running software versions 1.32.651.16 and earlier, if you're past that version you're s.o.l.
  9. beeperdoo

    beeperdoo Newbie

    i dont understand why we cant do this??? iphone does it easily.


    All you have to do is download Android-sdk_r06-Windows file. I think you can find an extension of the file on the Rooted Post area. I found my extension on the Rooted Post area related to the Hero.

    Well after downloading the Android-sdk-windows file, then open it up and look for the folder titled "TOOLS". Plug your EVO into your computer, sync it by choosing sync on your phone. (You must have the latest HTC Sync file),

    Now I will put all the steps to do in order.

    1) After selecting the TOOLS folder, select ddms
    2) After selecting the ddms file, a dialog box will appear (choose run).
    3) After you select run, a C:\windows\system32\cmd.exe box will appear for a minute or less.
    4) Then a "Dalvik Debug Monitor" box will appear with your phones info on it.
    5) Select the little phone icon in the box.
    6) Select "Device" which is located next to File, Edit, and Actions.
    7) Once you have selected "Device" you will see "Screen Capture".

    Once you select screen capture, it will make a copy of what ever screen your phone is on. Each time you capture a screen shot, hit save, and save it to where every you choose to. I made a file titled "Screen Shots" in My Documents folder (for example).

    Well I hope this helps.
  11. ScorpDX

    ScorpDX Android Expert

    Did you even read the question?


    I apologize, I just re-read the whole question. At first I just saw the "Not Rooted" part. Just trying to help my fellow EVO'maniacs.....lol

    Sorry again.
  13. ScorpDX

    ScorpDX Android Expert

    No worries. I just wondered the same thing as the OP and I got excited thinking there was a solution...
  14. melissai_

    melissai_ Well-Known Member

  15. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Extreme Android User

    melissai the app "shootme" reportedly now works without root....so the use of a pc or mac wouldn't be necessary
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  16. +1 to Mr. Ed.

    I installed ShootMe this morning, and it works great on my scared-to-root Evo.
  17. John94404

    John94404 Lurker

    Downloaded the app from the Market today, installed it, paid absolutely no attention to the statement that it won't work on unrooted phones. It works perfectly .. the screen shots go right onto the SD card, and I share them to my Dropbox and from there to the world if I want to.

    Go for it .. give it a try. Perhaps you'll have similar good luck. My phone is running the latest software and firmware.

    --John :)
  18. robj

    robj Lurker

    just grabbed it from the market as well. NOT rooted and it works for me
  19. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Extreme Android User

    Yes... it has worked since October lol
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  20. BlainesMOM

    BlainesMOM Lurker

    Why isn't there a screenshot application that works easy, for un rooted phones? I don't understand....
  21. sleepymama

    sleepymama Newbie

    someone correct me if i'm wrong, but i've read that it's a security issue.

    it used to work on the evo by accident - in one of the updates last year, an exploit was left open (i'm not sure of the terminology here, something like that) that allowed unrooted phones to take screenshots. with the latest updates, it's been fixed and no more screenshots.

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