Tag Archives: Android

How to screenshot on an android phone

The other day I accidentally managed to take a screenshot on my Samsung Galaxy (orginal). So, I thought I would share that information here as I couldnt find this previously when I was searched.

If it makes a difference I am running –> Model: GT-19000. Firmware:2.3.3

How to take a screenshot on a Samsung Galaxy mobile phone

  1. Press the “back-up” button similataneously with the “home” button
  2. Wait. There is a second delay
  3. You will see a short, and quick confirmation message saying that the image is in your gallery
  4. Go to your gallery and you will find your screengrabs in a new folder it creates called “Screen capture”. It may take 5 secs for the folder to appear the first time. So be patient!

In-case you don’t know what the home and backup buttons are – here is a handy reminder.

Screenshot function on Android Samsung Galaxy

Screenshot function on Android Samsung Galaxy

As simple as that.

I am sure that other manufacturers or hardware behave differently. But anyway, that’s my experience.

How to revive/reboot a dead Motorola Xoom 2

Motorola Xoom 2

Motorola Xoom 2

I recently bought a Motorola Xoom 2 which I thoroughly  love and would recommend to anyone/everyone.

And yesterday I felt lost as it died, less than 30 days old. So, under the shop terms I took it back and they were about to declare it dead. But just before it was being sealed up, one of the more geeky guys guessed how to do a proper reboot as a last rite. And behold it rebooted and came back to life and works fine now.

When I was looking online for help there was nothing, so, I thought I would share. There doesn’t seem to be many Xoom 2 owners yet.

How to reboot a Motorola Xoom 2

Without further ado, its really simple. If you turn to your Xoom over to look at the 3 buttons located on the top of the right hand side…

Xoom 2 - buttons to reboot

Xoom 2 - buttons to reboot

You should hold the ‘Power’ button (top one) and the ‘Volume down’ (bottom one) for approx 30 seconds.

It will show a number of lines of boot-up code, then it will go into the normal ‘On’ procedure with the red Motorola logo, and after 30/40 seconds, it will jump to life.

Hope it helps others.