Taking Screenshots on Android
If one needs to take screenshots on an Android device, to quote Mr. T: I pity the fool.
It can be done, though. As a reminder to myself of how to do this, as well as a way to entertain the interweb(s) there's this comparison of how it's accomplished on the iPhone vs. Android.
- Hold down the home button and then push the top button.
- The screen will flash and the resulting image will be placed on your camera roll.
- Turn on USB debugging (Settings-->Applications-->Development)
- Launch phone in bootloader mode (Power on holding track ball down)
- Plug in Nexus One via USB
- Download and install the Android SDK, it's available all over including from Google themselves (http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html)
- Run ./install-superboot-mac.sh from the terminal
- Download/Install ShootMe application from one of 30+ app Android marketplaces stores
- Unplug phone from computer
- Shake phone when on a screen of which you'd like a screenshot
- Turn of USB debugging (Settings-->Applications-->Development)
- Plug in Nexus One via USB, the device should now appear on your desktop as a mounted USB drive
- Inside is a ShootMe folder, your screenshots are in there
Posted by Pedraum at 01:31 PM