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How to Enable Your iPhones Screenshot Feature

Posted March 19, 2008 at 2:15pm by iClarified
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!
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phileo
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
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
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
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
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.
Rob
Rob - March 30, 2008 at 6:34pm
You can uninstall the hack but it will stay be there. The best thing is to uninstall it from the installer. Install BossPrefs 1.6x and in the BossPrefs config turn off screensaver feature. If you copy the screenshot to your computer it will look just great. But the picture quality looks bad on the iPhone. If you open the last picture in the camera roll and scroll to the left to see the previous pictures that somehow makes the screenshot look good. //Rob
thierry
thierry - March 26, 2008 at 3:35am
could it be uninstalled?
CanadeEh?
CanadeEh? - March 23, 2008 at 5:13pm
Same problem as previous comment, screenshot captures, but it very fuzzy and blurry quality.
Rob
Rob - March 23, 2008 at 6:59am
It seems to work but the quality is horrible. Is there a way to increase the quality? //Rob
mike
mike - March 22, 2008 at 11:42am
I installed it. I seems to take the screenshot; however, it does not appear in the camera roll. Any thoughts?
Dominik
Dominik - March 20, 2008 at 5:58am
Is there any possibility to do this for my iPod touch? I've installed the package already but on an iPod touch there is no "Silent-Switch" Button!
Mark
Mark - March 20, 2008 at 2:00am
works perfectly fine on my 1.1.4 unlocked/jailbreaked iphone i never used any of the other screenshot apps before, but i love how this works even while im playing games or using just about any other app on my iphone ^__^
soller
soller - March 19, 2008 at 5:59pm
Steve, what do you think, how they doing these tutorials ? Do yo like the pics here ?
Steve Anderson
Steve Anderson - March 19, 2008 at 4:58pm
why would you want a screen shot of your phone for just write down on a bit of paper what apps u have incase you ever have to restore not that hard is it
ossi
ossi - March 19, 2008 at 3:18pm
I agree. No Problem and I took already tons of screenshoots to document my settings.
question.com
question.com - March 19, 2008 at 3:06pm
dont know how it bricked your phone. it works flawlessly for me
rick
rick - March 19, 2008 at 3:04pm
I just did this and it bricked my jailbroked 1.1.4 iphone!! sucks !! dont do it!
question.com
question.com - March 19, 2008 at 3:03pm
works great
ossi
ossi - March 19, 2008 at 2:30pm
I installed it. Works great. US iPhone, 1.1.4, activated, Jailbroken and unlocked
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