Taking Android screenshots from Ubuntu Jaunty

I’ve just added a detailed guide on how to take Android phone screenshots from Ubuntu Jaunty to the Ubuntu community documentation.

I kept following other guides and blogs without success until I came across this bug report about a missing udev rule for the Android devices. Ew!

I also noticed many guides indicate Eclipse + Android plugins (latest release, manually installed) are needed for this which is not the case! Dalvik Debug Monitor (ddms) works just fine without any other third-party, manually installed apps. This is what it should look like once it « sees » your phone:


It’s weird that taking screenshots isn’t easier, as this effectively prevents documenting and illustrating many interesting features. I hope the guide makes it easier for anyone to share their findings in using their Android devices. This should also help prepare training or support material, hint, hint 🙂


The above screenshot shows missed calls, USB connectivity status, Change Settings shortcut in notifications, TwitDroid pending dents (despite the name, it supports identi.ca which is what I use it for), Wifi connectivity status, Vibration mode, cell phone signal, battery status, alarm enabled and the current time, all in the status bar.

I also have a few widgets on the desktop (if that’s what it’s called…), otherwise I am using the default launcher and configuration.

Unless something specifically involves Ubuntu, I’ll mostly be posting only to Planet Android, which I recently joined. See you there (or here).


4 réflexions sur « Taking Android screenshots from Ubuntu Jaunty »

  1. Navigue avec Firefox Firefox sur Ubuntu Ubuntu

    Your Planet Android hackergotchi positively suck. You need to use your fighter pilot helmet one instead!

  2. Navigue avec Epiphany 2.22 Epiphany 2.22 sur GNU/Linux x64 GNU/Linux x64

    What’s the weather widget you’re using? I’ve had great difficulty finding a decent one on the Market.

  3. Navigue avec Firefox 3.5.2 Firefox 3.5.2 sur GNU/Linux GNU/Linux

    Thanks for the Wiki entry on taking screenshots. It was very helpful.

    I don’t think you need to mount the SD card to get it to work, though.

  4. Navigue avec Shiretoko 3.5.2 Shiretoko 3.5.2 sur Ubuntu 9.04 Ubuntu 9.04

    @A.Y. Siu, I am not sure I understand, the wiki says « without mounting the SD card as mass storage ».

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