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How To: Take Screenshot on Nokia Lumia phones

How To: Take Screenshot on Nokia Lumia phones

At the 2011 World Mobile Congress, Windows Phone 7 got a bump up with tons of new features with Mango, the codename for Windows 7.5. With 500 new features, one of the few points in which Windows Phone 7.5 lags behind when compared to iOS and Android is in-built screenshot taking ability. Apple’s iOS has had it since the very beginning of the iPhone and Android acquired it natively with Ice Cream Sandwich, before which users could take screenshots only if they rooted their phones.

Fortunately for Lumia users, an XDA developer has come out with a potent solution in the form of an app called Screen Capturer, which allows the users to use the hardware camera button to take screenshots of the display.

Here’s how to get the Screen Captured app on your Lumia:

1)  Firstly, you’d need to “Developer Unlock” your Lumia. This can be done directly through Microsoft for $99 or by getting an App Hub account which allows the sideloading of up to three applications.

2)  To get the application, you just need to download Screen Capturer v3 from xda-developers.com, the official website of the XDA developers.

3)  To install the app on the phone, you need to use the deployment tool from the Windows SDK. Just use the search in the Start Menu and type in the name of the application.

4)  Once the application is installed, all you need to do is click on “Start Capture Task” to start taking screenshots.

5)  With the application running in the background, navigate your phone to any other application (Note : The app is still incompatible with games and videos)

6)  When you’ve reached your desired screen, use the hardware camera button to take the screenshot.

7)  Your screenshots will be saved in the Pictures Hub in standard JPEG format. You can access them on a PC by connecting the phone and downloading the pictures using the Zune software.

8 Responses to How To: Take Screenshot on Nokia Lumia phones

  1. matt says:

    Gods sake… These phone are so limited compared to iPhones and androids… You seriously have to go through all that? …-.-

  2. jada says:

    I feel betrayed by Microsoft. -.-

  3. Rizwan says:

    Seriously.. Hopeless.. I mean no screenshots… Wat kind of phone Nokia is manufacturing with all limitations

  4. tim says:

    I have to do that to take a bloody screenshot?! I hated this phone after a week and keep managing to find new things that make me hate it even more! Thanks for treating the consumers like jerks, Microsoft

  5. ana says:

    Are you serious I hate this phone with a passion i can’t even download vine or instagram if u guys want people to buy more of these crapy ass phones at least make them better damn…

  6. shauna says:

    That is crap I could go out and just buy an iPhone that comes with it all instead of paying all that money then going to all the trouble to that do the people that invented this phone not relies there is a very limated amount of things you can do
    You can’t send or recieve pics
    You can’t get apps unless your over 18
    you have to sign your phone up onto the computer

    You can send texts – but all phones can do that !
    You can call people -so can every other phones
    You can go on internet -all advanced phones can do that

    Maybe I’ll just get an iPhone or something that isint a Nokia lumia

    your going to loose customers soon get it sorted NOW !!

  7. Res says:

    Easier and built-in method in any windows phone including Lumias is pressing volume down key while pressing the windows button. Screenshot will be saved in the saved pictures album.

  8. Res says:

    My mistake, on tablets it’s volume down and windows key, on phones it’s lock screen button and windows key simultaneously.

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