How Take Screenshots Of An Android Phone

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Google’s mobile OS Android powered cell phone recently launched in market with the name t-mobile G1. t-mobile G1 gets great write up on its features. Here I am going to share a trick which all of you might be interested to know, its how to capture screenshot of your Android cell phone, or you would probably say how to capture screenshot of t-mobile G1.

How to take Screenshot of Android Phone

Here is the step by step guide which will guide you through this process.

  1. First Download and Install Android SDK.
  2. Then go to Settings > Application > Development and Enable USB Debugging check box.
  3. Plug-in your Android phone to computer using USB cable.
  4. Find the SDK folder in your computer which you have recently installed. On all OS that folder should begin with “android-sdk-“
  5. Now open Tools folder in Android SDK folder.
  6. Double click the file titled DDMS (Dalvik Debug Monitor Service)
  7. Your device should be listed in DDMS highlight it by clicking on it.
  8. Then in application’s top menu go to Device > Screen Capture.

Use your phone to search for the screen you want to capture, then press “Refresh” button to recapture the screenshot.

Source: [MobileCrunch]

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  1. Sarah (May 21st, 2009)


    I am trying to use this but I think the fact that I am using Vista is getting in the way (ie. it won’t run). Any suggestions?

  2. Chris Smith (January 2nd, 2010)

    Thanks. This worked like a charm on my Mac. Even in 2010.

    Happy new year!

  3. Arun (Samsung Galaxy 5) (November 2nd, 2010)

    Thanks a lot.. Worked fine in my Samsung Galaxy 5 (GT-I5503).. Also state the debugging mode in phone should be checked on.. Share this man..

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