Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by MACHAK07, Jul 8, 2011.
Hey guys Ive been doing research on taking screenshots on our phones what's the best way?
There's an app for the PC called MyPhoneExlporer which allows you to take screenshots or it can be done via the Android SDK. MyPhoneExplorer is most likely easier though.
Alternatively, if you're rooted, it can be done via a number of apps on the market.
I use Drocap2...but then again i'm on the DX1 rooted GB
The SDK is fairly easy to do, once you know how to do it. Just install the Android SDK, Java's JDK, and the X2 driver. Then go to Android>android>sdk>tools>ddms. In the ddms, just hit Ctrl-S and that does it.
...so do you have to be tethered to your pc to take a screenshot? lol
Unless your phone is rooted, yes
They'd more often than not end up on the PC anyway so it's not that big a deal. At least with the SDK and MPE, you're not voiding your warranty just to take a screenshot.
Okay so I have to download SDK and MPE onto my computer or is it done through the market as well? I'm new and I just found out about launcherpro and beautiful Widgets lol
You need to install the MPE app on the market too.
Alright just downloaded on my phone, ill give it a shot when I get home
Screen Shot It works on my X2 without rooting...so far.
I used that as well, unrooted. You have to invert the colors for it to come out looking right in the screenshot itself, at least I did. Also note the demo version you only get 5 screenshots. It does work WITHOUT ROOT though!