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Rooted EVO 4G running AOSP ROM has built-in screenshot feature

Snap20110725_000418 Screenshots are an important feature of smartphones. There will always be the need to share something on your screen with somebody. Here at G&E, we always have your back. Even before the HTC EVO 4G was released, we told you how to take screenshots with the OG EVO. We have also covered how to take screenshots with the EVO View 4G, without the HTC Scribe digital pen. And last night, we showed you how to take a screenshot with the EVO 3D

Now, thanks to all the folks that develop AOSP ROMs, taking screenshots on a rooted EVO 4G is easier than ever. 

If you are an MIUI user, there has always been a nice feature hidden in your ROM. Any time you would like to snag a screenshot, simply press the Menu button and the volume down key on your EVO 4G at the same time. The screenshot will be saved in /sdcard/MIUI.

If you use a (newer) CyangenMod-based ROM like CM-7.1.0-RC1 or Kushdeck's 2.3.4 Gingerbread ROM (version 1.2.1), then you are also in luck. A nifty new option has been added to the menu that pops up when your EVO's power button is held down (see image above). Simply press the screenshot option and whatever is on your screen will be saved to /sdcard/DCIM/Screenshots.

But what about those rocking Sense ROMs? What about those sticking with 2.3.3 CM-based ROMs? What if you want to take a screenshot of the new "screenshot option"? Well, there is always ShootMe (or PicMe). ShootMe uses funky methods to take snapshots of your rooted EVO 4G. As it was back in May of 2010, when our first screenshot article was written, ShootMe is still free on the Market.

Whichever method you choose, always remember to share everything cool you do with your EVO (and include screenshots – you pick the method).

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Sam Sarsten

Sam Sarsten is a former contributing editor at Good and EVO, which was merged with Pocketables in 2012.

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