May 25th, 2010 publishUpdated   Jun 24th, 2010, 10:54 am

Ever since the G1 has been out, everyone’s been trying to figure out how to take screenshots of their device without the need to root their phones or install the Android SDK to their PCs. Why Google has not allowed this functionality without clever hacking is still a mystery, but it appears that the story has changed with the stock of HTC EVO 4G devices given out at Google I/O.


The screenshot application ShootMe – available in the Android market – works on HTC EVO 4Gs that were given out at Google I/O (to take a screenshot, you open the app and then go to whatever you need to take a screenshot of and shake the phone). It’s believed that the I/O devices are retail and are not rooted in any way, so we’re wondering how this could be possible. Hopefully more details arise soon, but for now, the EVO 4G is the only device that this anomaly is happening on (AndroidGuys reports that it does not work on an unrooted Nexus One).

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