This simple walk though will show you how to do a screenshot capture on your Motorola Droid device. In fact, this will work on most Google Android device. Unfortunately there is a simple program that I am aware of you can install on your Motorola Droid device and do a simple screen capture. At least not yet.
Please note that when you plugged your X into your PC for the first time it should have installed the drivers so the USB driver install may not be necessary. This is a step by step for the original Droid which did not automatically install the drivers. I am using this procedure for my X so it works fine.
What You Need:
- USB Driver: http://www.smilepak.com/temp/Droid_USB_Driver.zip
- Android SDK: Android SDK | Android Developers ( This link will take you to the newest Android SDK for 2.2)
- Java SE Development Kit: Java SE Downloads - Sun Developer Network (SDN)
- When you first connect the Motorola Droid, windows will prompt for you to install a driver. If you don't see that prompt, go to your control panel -> system -> Hardware Devices. Find the one with the "?" icon and point the driver update to where you extract the droid_usb_driver to (this will work on other Android devices
- On your Motorola Droid, go to settings -> application -> development and check "USB Debugging" (ref pics 1,2,3 below)
- Extract the Android SDK
- Extract and install Java SE Development Kit
- Go to the Android SDK folder and go to sub folder "tools" (ref pic 4 below)
- Launch "ddms.bat" (ref pic 5 below)
- To start screen capture, go to "Device" and "Capture Screen" (ref pic 6 below)
Below is what you get. That is a shot of my current X home screen. Have fun and be sure to post your results in this thread. http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/dr....html#post7190
And here are a few screen caps of the step by step courtesy of DX member thescreensavers.
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