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Thread: HowTo: Take screenshots using built-in SpringBoard hidden feature

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    Default HowTo: Take screenshots using built-in SpringBoard hidden feature
    Pulled this from a different forum posted by Rip Dev:

    While working on the Caterpillar update, we've discovered a fun fact - the SpringBoard can perfectly take screenshots without the help of 3rd party apps!

    Here's how: after setting a specific variable in the SpringBoard preferences file, you're able to take screenshots of anything, including the Lock screen, and the pictures will appear in the Photos so you can instantly share them just like any other picture.

    To enable:

    * Add http://repository.ripdev.com/ to Installer.app if you haven't already
    * Install Apple Screenshot Enabler from the RiP Dev category
    * Take your screenshots ))


    To take a screenshot, hold down Home (Menu) button on the phone and toggle the Mute button. The screen will flash and the screenshot will be saved to the Camera Roll. Simple as that!

    Credit goes to Apple for implementing this... We just found how to activate and use it.

    Enjoy.
    It works well!

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    great find thanks
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    iPhone 4
    4.1 Firmware

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    wow what a neat little find! thx!

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    ignore.
    1.1.4 Winpwned ----> 2.0 Winpwned

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    Which FW versions is this applicable to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rip View Post
    Which FW versions is this applicable to?
    I think it may just be 1.1.3+

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    someone in the know, may want to tell us what FW this applies to. thnx.

    edit: foregt it. its 1.1.3 and newer.
    Last edited by Quaddy; 2008-03-18 at 06:42 PM.
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    It works for 1.1.3 and 1.1.4 firmware. The Images are saved in /var/mobile/Media/DCIM/999APPLE folder as tif images. But you can still see them in your camera roll. And does work great.
    Don't be shy if I helped you use the Thanks button, I do it.

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    Cool, thanks for that.

    Easy screenshots from now on :-)
    If I could help you with my answer give me a

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quaddy View Post
    someone in the know, may want to tell us what FW this applies to. thnx.

    edit: foregt it. its 1.1.3 and newer.
    hey,
    check this out for the method to get it work on 1.1.2- http://windows-mobiles.com/?p=233 It has been explained and for those on 1.1.3 or above and have not installed it yet i have instructions with a video on how to install and use it.
    thanks
    1.1.4 Winpwned ----> 2.0 Winpwned

    Baseband- 04.05.04_G
    Bootloader- 3.9 (1.0.2 OOTB)
    Call In/Out - Yes/Yes
    SMS In/Out - Yes/Yes
    GPRS - Yes
    YouTube - Yes

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    Whoops. I searched before posting a new thread. I figured it would be a release. Thanks for posting this before me.

    Reako

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    Works great, but Capture is higher quality if that is what you are looking for...

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    wow. why would apple not tell anyone about this. Just another great example of the genius that is this community!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eternal View Post
    hey,
    check this out for the method to get it work on 1.1.2- http://windows-mobiles.com/?p=233 It has been explained and for those on 1.1.3 or above and have not installed it yet i have instructions with a video on how to install and use it.
    thanks
    hey thanks, you have been royally thanked

    it works a treat on 1.1.2 now after adding that boolean!
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    Did it using Erica's plutil to add the property, powered the phone off then on, tested on a buncha different screens, works like a charm each time. I had Screenshot and the BossPref control installed prior, I removed the BossPref plugin then Screenshot, Resprung then did the plutil stuff. Flawless.

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