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Think You Need Root Access to Capture Screen Shots? Think Again

Steven Blum
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Among the many reasons users cite for rooting their devices, the ability to take screen shots is usually high up on the list. But rooting the device in order to gain this sort of acess is not always a piece of cake. For those who wouldn't like to void their warrantee or possibly brick their phone, an app exists for taking screenshots without root access. The only catch? You need a Samsung or a phone with an unlocked bootloader.

Using the app is incredibly easy. You just pull down on your notification tray and click the shortcut that says "Screen Capture." Alternately, you can train the app to capture a screenshot when you shake your phone. 

Download the aptly-named Screen Capture Shortcut Free by clicking here.

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  • Maria Brambova Sep 28, 2011 Link

    and downloaded... Why does it take so long to release something like this? And why isn't it standard like with iPod?

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  • Jean M. Sep 28, 2011 Link

    I bet Apple has a copy right....

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  • Dirk W. Sep 28, 2011 Link

    On a Samsung Galaxy S2, it is already possible to take a screenshot by pressing the power and home button.

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  • Lilly Righteous Sep 28, 2011 Link

    Would this work on the Xperia play?

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  • Yan Matusevich Sep 28, 2011 Link

    OMG! This is the best piece of Android news I've hear in ages! Finally!

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    Christopher Silva Sep 29, 2011 Link

    Yep, my GS2 has this built in. Come on Moto, LG, Sony and HTC! Get moving here!

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  • red Sep 30, 2011 Link

    I downloaded it too. I never could get the power home button taps thing to work on my Samsung Galaxy 4g to work, so this is terrific news! Thank you Steven!

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  • charlotte gray Oct 3, 2011 Link

    I have a Samsung Galaxy s2 and I just tried to download this app but it says that my device is not compatible with this item! Does anyone no why :-(

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