I am happy now – at least for the fact that I now can take screenshoots from my HTC Legend Android Phone. A weak spot in the Android OS has so far made it nessesary to “root” your phone to gain the rights to take screenshoots of the content of your smartphone. Now I followed this guide: ihely.dk – “Screenshoots på Android enhed uden root” and voila here are a few screenshoots just to show you that it is actually working.
That is nice – I have had the need in some of my blog posts, where I now can better show what I am talking about.
Since the guide at ihely.dk is in danish I will give you a quick guide here:
Prepear your phone by allowing debugging
Get development tool: http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html
You may then have to install Java SDK (the development tool will tell you if you need to install that first, and where to find it).
Install the platform pakages
When you see something like that above, you can choose which packages to download, I just took them all. It takes a while.
Ready? Plug in your phone to your computer through an USB
I have installed on “j:” – you probertly will have to locate the DDMS.BAT in your C:\Program Files\Android\android-sdk\tools
Run the bat file and you will get something like this:
The ‘Dalvig Debug Monitor’ – highlight the phone icon, and choose “Device > Screen capture…”
You will then get your screenshoot ready to save or copy to clipboard like this: