06 11 / 2010
1. Install Android SDK (Google it to find the latest download)
2. Install your Droid/Device Drives on Windows. When it’s installed, there should no longer be a Queston Mark beside the Device in your “Device Manager” in Control Panel -> System -> Hardware -> Device Manager. If there was a Yellow Question mark, you need to right click on it, click “Update Drive”, and point to where the driver is.
Restart your computer
3. Plug in your Android Phone into the USB of your computer
4. On your phone, set USB Debugging enabled. Do so by going to Settings > Applications > Development and enabling USB Debugging.
- Plug in your USB
- On the top panel of your phone, drag it down and ensure USB Debugging is on and USB Mount is on
5. Now that you have Android SDK installed, go to your Android Directory from Command Prompt (Start -> Run -> cmd.exe)
- Go to your android directory /Tools
- Run Android.exe
- run “adb devices” — ensure that your device shows up here
- Run ddms.exe (Dalvik Debug Monitor). This is the debugging tool that you can use for screenshots, debugging, etc.
- You should be able to see your device connected
- Click on Device -> Screen Capture
- You’ll be able to see your phone in use and click “Save” to see screenshots
Laborious? Yes! Let’s hope Android can finally add a feature like the iPhone where you can take Screenshots on device…