How To Take Screenshots Of Recovery Mode In Android

Taking screenshots is one of the best ways to share true information with your group. The screenshot works as good as any valid evidence for anything. It is known that taking a screenshot in Android is as easy as pressing the volume down button and the power button together. However, if you wish to take the screenshot of your Android at its boot time, you may not be able to take the same with the aforesaid key combination. Moreover, Android comes with three custom recoveries but none of them lets you take screenshot of its boot time. This sums up that the recovery mode of Android bars you from taking screenshots or copying any error. But, if you want to take screenshot of Android recovery mode, it is possible with a third-party application. Today, we are going to guide you through the ways to take screenshots of Android Recovery Mode using a Windows computer.

Before you start, you need:

  1. USB Debugging Turned on:
  2. 7-zip to extract the files (on Windows PC)
  3. Recovery Screenshot Tool


How to take screenshots of Android recovery mode?

To take the twrp screenshots, you may follow the below steps:

  1. You must reboot your device in the recovery mode that can be done with a key combination of Volume Up key + Power key.
  2. Open the 7-zip WinRAR tool and extract the zip file.
  3. There, run the RUNrs.bat file on your PC.
  4. Now, you would see a command window, where you need to click on “Make a Configuration Settings.”
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  5. Before you proceed, you must know the resolution of your Android smartphone. To know that, you can simply search it on any search engine like Google, Yahoo etc. For example, you may simply type screen resolution of OnePlus 6 and it would tell you the resolution.
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  6. Once you know, you can enter the height and width of your device’s screen.
  7. Now, you can see a screen stating, ‘Pulling Framebuffer from your device…’. Ensure that your Android device is turned on.
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  8. Upon successfully done, it would show you a screen to test the images in a correct format.
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  9. Now, you can see a new folder created with the name ‘Pixel_formats’, which needs to be opened in order to see the Framebuffer images.
  10. You’d be provided with many screenshot images, check which one is the correct one and note down its file name.
  11. Now, if you’ve found the correct image, press any key to continue.
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  12. If you see the pictures in correct format, press 1 else press 2 to repeat the process.
  13. Type the file name of the correct screenshot that you noted down and hit Enter.
  14. Now, that everything is set, in any time you wish to capture a screenshot, just press 1 and you would find the screenshot in the new folder created.
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Overall, Android may not openly provide you with screenshot feature, but you can take screenshots of Android recovery mode and twrp screenshots by installing another app. These recovery mode screenshots help you share the problem that you may face with your device to the developers and get the solution for the same. Now that you know how to take screenshots of Android recovery mode, you have the power to explore and get any problem solved. If you know some more tips and tricks for the Android recovery mode, do let us know in the comments below.

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