Android is notoriously hard to take screenshots on, but we make the tas simple with our user guide.
Take a look to find out how to take screenshots step-by-step.
Two separate pieces of software are required and must be installed on your PC:
Once your downloads are complete a few steps are required to get things ready.
On your computer:
- Extract the Google Android SDK to a folder on your desktop
- Install the the Java SE SDK
On the LG Optimus 2X:
- Press the Home icon, press Menu and then tap Settings
- Tap on Applications
- Tap on Development
- Check the box for USB debugging
Now you are ready to get started.
- Plug your LG Optimus 2X into your computer via USB and Windows will attempt to install all of the appropriate drivers; one of the drivers will not be found and thus you must proceed to Device Manager in your Control Panel and find the LG Optimus 2X (there will be a yellow icon next to it)
- Right-click on the LG Optimus 2X entry and select properties; instruct Windows to update/install the driver for this device and when asked, simply browse to the usb_driver folder inside of the Android software development kit folder that you extracted to your desktop earlier — the device is recognized and the driver is installed
- Browse to the Android SDK folder that you extracted to your desktop and run the SDK Setup.exe to start the program
- Once the application has launched you will be presented with a window as shown in figure 2 above
- Click on the Refresh button so that the application can update its list of operating system SDKs available from Google
- Check off the section next to the URL that is shown in the application; you are now presented with a list of Android SDKs and Google APIs you wish to install
- It is recommended that you select select all available packages for maximum compatibility
- Once the files have been downloaded simply close the application
- Browse to the Tools folder inside the Android SDK folder you extracted to your desktop
- Double click on DDMS.BAT to execute the Dalvik Debug Monitor
- The application will launch with a DOS command window and eventually a Windows based application — your phone will be listed on the left hand side, and you should click on it to make sure it is selected
- Click on the Device menu and select Screen Capture or use the CTRL-S key combo
- The capture now appears on your screen, but there is one final undocumented step
- We recommend that you click on the Copy button and paste the screenshot into your image editor of choice (Microsoft Paint, Adobe Photoshop, etc) – the reason for this is that there is a known bug that does not carry over the colors of the actual screenshot inside the capture utility
Voila! You now have a stunning screenshot from the display on your LG Optimus 2X. Repeat steps 12-14 to generate more screenshots.