Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by danDroid, Nov 6, 2009.
Is there a way to do a screen capture with the droid?
Check the marketplace pretty sure I saw a screenshot app
The ones that I saw all said that your device had to rooted.
The screenshot app requires your phone to be rooted.
If you install the Android SDK you can use DDMS.bat to do a screen capture of the device:
Using the Dalvik Debug Monitor | Android Developers
Great instruction here : Droid Screen Capture – How To Droid Bugs
i cant run the sdk software on windows 7 for some reason
Yes do as stigy said, it's the only way to get a screenshot that i know of.
How come getting a screenshot is so difficult? Why can't it be a simple app?
Agreed mitch. Iphone has screen capture native. Home ++ added screen capture but only of the home screen. I want a free app for non rooted droid for capture of any screen your on. Any developers reading this? I know I'm not the only onw who wants this feature
The problem is an app would have to access the framebuffer (which stores frames processed by the GPU to display the screen) which is processed by the OS directly, so that would require root. It most likely also requires root on the iPhone as well, but since Apple wrote that feature, it's safe.
nah my brother and friend have iphones 3gs not rooted and can do screen capture. come on motorola!
I haven't tried it, but apparently Home++ will do it.
Just on the main Home screen IIRC.....
The app needed from the SDK won't run on XP x64 either. I even rooted my phone just for the purpose of screen capture. Tried two different apps...neither one worked on the Droid for me. Anyone know a solution for the Droid?
Does Windows 7 have the ability to run programs in XP mode? I haven't tried it myself but I think that was one of the features.
I'm using a MacBook Pro and the mac SDK ran fine on my system and I was able to take screenshots at anytime compared to Home++ and OpenHome's feature for screenshots only while looking at your home.
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