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Twice I somehow captured the screen on my Galaxy S GT-I9000M smartphone. The firmware is Froyo 2.2 I talked with Bell Mobility and they denied this is possible.


Native screen capture IS possible, here’s how:



  1. Go to the screen you want to capture
  2. Press and hold the return key
  3. press the home button key
  4. You will hear the camera shutter sound and see a message saying “Screen captured, saved as image file”


You can, in fact, hold down the return key while navigating to the screen you want, then press the home button.


This requires no app, no download, it seems that native screen capture comes with the phone.
This works consistently for me on my Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant phone – I cannot attest to other Android versions or phones.


How about yours?