Taking screenshots on many Android devices hasn’t always been as easy as it should have been. In many cases, you couldn’t even consider it without rooting your device first. If you own a T-Mobile HTC Amaze 4G, I’ve stumbled upon a little trick that might make your life easier if you need to take screenshots of your device, but you don’t want to root your phone and void your warranty to do so. In fact, the process is very simple and doesn’t require any hacking or trickery at all.

To take a screenshot using a stock HTC Amaze 4G complete the following steps:

  1. Press and hold the power button (this only needs to be held for a quick second before completing the next step, so be ready.
  2. Now, press your home button.
  3. That’s it — screenshot taken, problem solved
If you need visual confirmation, check out this how-to video:

See? I told you it was simple! I’ll be doing a full review of the Amaze here in the coming weeks. The device is absolutely stunning, and I’ve enjoyed having it for the few days. I’m still not sold on it over the Samsung Galaxy S II, but it’s a close call. I can say this much already though — he Amaze has a camera that is second to none.

  • FILA

    you got the Amaze for Christmas?…bastard! But you gotta root it! I was looking into buying it this past weekend, but no CM love yet, however I do see that stock ROM for it and HTC just released for unlocked bootloader, of course they do this now to me

  • agnes

    but when i press the power button it turns off

  • Corice

    Thanks! I was trying to figure out how to take a screenshot of something I saw on Facebook and figured I’d google it and this came up first. Worked, no problems. You just hold the power button for a few seconds, tap the home screen simultaneously and it snaps the screenshot! Thanks again…

  • ness

    Just hold power button and home at the same time. Eaassyy. No rooting or extra apps required. 🙂

  • AtriumXP

    Works on stock HTC Inspire as well. Just verified.

  • http://idk.com alethea

    Oh my gawd thank you so much !!!!! It really does work amen ! Lol

  • http://toms.endoftheinternet.org Tom

    Honestly, do you have any idea how helpful this is!?

    If you come within 100 miles of Kansas City, shoot me an email. I’d like to buy you a beer … or two. *grin*

  • Shaun

    Awesome. I knew there had to be a way to do it. Thank you sir!

  • BeeingAnandan

    Worked fine.. 🙂

  • Blogercup

    Thanks for providing good article on “How to take screenshots on your HTC AMAZE 4G — No root Necessary”. http://www.blogercup.com