How to Enable Your iPhones Screenshot Feature

How to Enable Your iPhones Screenshot Feature

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These are instructions on how to enable and take screenshots using the built in iPhone screenshot feature. This feature was first discovered by RiP Dev while working on an update to Caterpillar.

You must have 1.1.3 or higher firmware installed on your iPhone to enable this feature.

Step One
Make sure you have added iClarified as an installer source. You can find instructions on how to do this here.

Step Two
Press to launch Installer from your SpringBoard.
How to Enable Your iPhones Screenshot Feature

Step Three
Press to select the Install tab at the bottom of the screen.
How to Enable Your iPhones Screenshot Feature

Step Four
Press to select iClarified from the list of Categories.
How to Enable Your iPhones Screenshot Feature

Step Five
Press to select Screenshot Enabler from the list of Packages.
How to Enable Your iPhones Screenshot Feature

Step Six
Press the Install button at the top right of the screen.
How to Enable Your iPhones Screenshot Feature

Step Seven
Press the large red Install button that appears.
How to Enable Your iPhones Screenshot Feature

Step Eight
You will be notified that you must be on the 1.1.3 or newer firmware. Press the large OK button.
How to Enable Your iPhones Screenshot Feature

Step Nine
A notifications will appear telling you how to use the new screenshot feature. Press the large OK button.
How to Enable Your iPhones Screenshot Feature

Step Nine
You will be returned to the Categories menu once installation is complete. Press the Home button to return to your SpringBoard.
How to Enable Your iPhones Screenshot Feature

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Now to take a screenshot simply hold down the Home button and toggle the Silent Switch. You will notice the screen flash white.
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Step Ten
To view the screenshot you just took, press the Photos icon on your SpringBoard.
How to Enable Your iPhones Screenshot Feature

Step Eleven
Press to select Camera Roll from the list of Photo Albums.
How to Enable Your iPhones Screenshot Feature

Step Twelve
Press to select the small thumbnail of your screenshot.
How to Enable Your iPhones Screenshot Feature

Step Thirteen
Now you can see your high quality iPhone screenshot. You can easily sync this to your computer just as you would with any other photo!
How to Enable Your iPhones Screenshot Feature


THANKS***: Thanks to RiP Dev for discovering this neat tool!

phileo - March 19, 2009 at 9:13am
I cant find the Screenshot enabler in Cydia or Installer with FW 2.2.1 Where can I get it? kthxbai
Rob - March 19, 2009 at 3:01pm
You don\'t need it with 2.2.1 as it\'s now built in and enabled since firmware 2.0. Press home and sleep buttons to take a screenshot. //Rob
Alper Ergin - April 15, 2008 at 5:03am
I installed then restart my phone. but its 15 mins and still with black screen and apple logo. restart it many times and still no change. Any ideas??
Rob - April 6, 2008 at 1:13am
This hack just changes a plist file to enable the built in screenshot ability. It should be possible to revert the changes to the plist file. But I really think your problem is caused some other app you have installed. Try to restore to 1.1.4 and don\'t install any extra apps just ebable this feature and see if that helps. //Rob
Paul - April 5, 2008 at 8:26pm
Well have also just found out this is the app bricking my iPhone. the iphone just becomes completely unresposive. It might wake up for a slpit second or two in the beggining but then the phone becomes completely locked. The only way I know how to fix is to restore the iphone. Something I have done a number of times now as I haven\'t known what was causing the locks until now. Is there anyway to uninstall it from the iphone from remotely logging in to iphoneover ssh or in recovery mode? Cant use iphone to uninstall as its completely locked (e.g. cant load installer). Thanks.
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