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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Kamau, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. Kamau

    Kamau Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    My ability to take Screenshots using the power & home buttons seems to have disappeared after root. Is there another way, or do I have to install an app to do it? Also, I already see that you can hold down the power button, and get it along with a list of options, but I'd rather have a one-method.
     



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  2. Prinny

    Prinny Resident Linux Nutcase

    Some ROMs I believe have that feature removed..

    Which ROM are you on?
     
  3. Kamau

    Kamau Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I'm on MidhightRom Senseless.
     
  4. mastersoup

    mastersoup Android Enthusiast

    isnt it power and volume down on most roms?
     
  5. Kamau

    Kamau Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Not on mine.
     
  6. Tejer

    Tejer Android Enthusiast

    Then that is something that should be posted in the Midnight senseless rom thread to see what the dev or other users of that rom say. Being a rom that removed all the sense based files, etc. I would venture to say it got borked or removed in the process. But you'd have to confirm that with the dev or other users that use it in that thread. D
     
  7. Kamau

    Kamau Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    That is why I posted here in the root section.
    I figured:
    (a) Devs browse more than their own thread.
    (b) Someone else may have had the same problem.

    Thanks though. I will try it.
     
  8. ramjet73

    ramjet73 Android Expert

    I can't guarantee that any of them will work since I don't use the ROM you've installed, but there are three ways to change the buildprop setting that controls the native screenshot function:

    1. Manual edit of the buildprop file. You want the value to be "true".
    2. Make the same change using a buildprop editor like the one in ROM Toolbox.
    3. Try this app with is supposed to toggle the buildprop setting.

    Some ROM's and kernels have the native screenshot disabled because it interferes with the sweep to wake (S2W) feature, which can simulate a Power+Home sequence and take a screenshot accidentally. Depending on how it was disabled in the ROM/Kernel the buildprop setting may longer function, so if you try one of the alternatives above and it doesn't work, then follow the advice to post in the ROM thread.

    ramjet73
     
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  9. Kamau

    Kamau Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I already have posted there.
    I just wasn't sure if it was something that was removed, I did by accident, or what.
     
  10. adamhos1234

    adamhos1234 Android Expert

    You could just download the screenshot app from play store. It works well on any rom
     
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