[Tutorial] Take Screenshots on Android Phones Without Rooting

Taking screenshots is easy in Windows Mobile and iPhone, but it is complicated when comes to Android. Since Android is being one of the most used mobile platforms but while taking screenshots, it shows the errors. There are several apps to do this, but all apps need your phone to be rooted.

As rooting destroys the manufactures warranty of your phone and many such other issues, lots of people like me, do not root their phone.

Here we will guide to take a screenshot in any android phones without rooting.

Using Android SDK

Screenshot in android phones

  • Now open the file named ddms in it

  • Now in the device list provided, select your device and go to Device -> Screen Capture. Alternatively, you can do this by tapping Ctrl + S together.

Take screen shot in android phones without rooting from windows

  • Now, You will get a screenshot of your android phone in your monitor 🙂
  • Screenshot Android no rooting

    That’s it ! You got the screenshot ! You can save it, rotate it, copy it. Once you have installed the Android SDK manager, you just want to follow the steps 4 & 5. Since you can directly get it into the computer, it i’s really easy to share or post on blogs tutorials etc.

    Hope this tutorial had helped you.

    Link: Android SDK


    Techno May 21, 2011

    Loved the way you explained everything using screens.

    rajeelkp May 23, 2011

    🙂 Thanks Man, I used screenshots so that it’ll be easy for the readers to understand it. Hope it worked 😉

    Sachin July 1, 2011

    Thanks much. The post was very helpful (specifically the screen shots).