Monday, 8 October 2012

How To Take Screen Shot in Galaxy S2 4.0.4 Stock ROM ?

On 4.0.4 ICS update Samsung changed Galaxy S2 screen capture key combination. The previous combo was Volume down (-) key and power button. The new method is also a two key combination. I feel its a bit faster than the previous combo.

Follow the simple steps to take screen shot in Galaxy S2 Stock 4.0.4 ROM.

1. Go to the screen you want to capture.
2. Simultaneously press and hold the Home Button + Power Button for 2 seconds.

That's it. You will hear a capture sound and a Toast message. To get the captured image go to /sdcard/Pictures/Screenshots.



  • shrivasthava says:
    8 October 2012 at 23:02 works..

  • Anonymous says:
    10 October 2012 at 00:48

    OK... worth a mention you have to keep the two buttons depressed for a half second or so.

  • Anthony Rivera says:
    24 October 2012 at 04:58

    Thanks for mentioning that... It is certainly worth mentioning, which I'm glad you did.

  • Anonymous says:
    27 October 2012 at 01:35

    The anon above me...i thank you so much for that small i know

  • Anonymous says:
    1 November 2012 at 14:29

    doesn't work for me, i tried!

  • sabeer sas says:
    1 November 2012 at 19:13

    Are you on 4.0.4 stock ?

  • Anonymous says:
    4 November 2012 at 06:10

    works a treat - handy. thx

  • Anonymous says:
    6 November 2012 at 12:34

    Very easy - thanks

  • Anonymous says:
    7 November 2012 at 12:01

    Doesn't work for me. Only pulls up task manager.

  • sabeer sas says:
    7 November 2012 at 13:22

    Bro...Are you on 4.0.4 ? If yes ... you may not pressing both buttons at a time..! try again

  • Ivaylo Petrov says:
    11 November 2012 at 12:44

    Many thanks,work!

  • Anonymous says:
    12 November 2012 at 02:34

    Does NOT work for me.
    It opens a kind of task manager. :(

    Worked on 2.3.5, Fail on 4.0.4 in my galaxy R.

    Any tip will be very helpfull.

  • sabeer sas says:
    12 November 2012 at 03:34

    Bro....the above method is for galaxy s2....not for galaxy R....if i get a working..will post soon

  • Anonymous says:
    14 November 2012 at 04:48

    thanks it really works

  • Anonymous says:
    14 November 2012 at 11:03

    Works for norwegian, telenor ISP, standard.

  • Anonymous says:
    16 November 2012 at 13:19

    Doesn't work on the T-Mobile version of the s2

  • Anonymous says:
    18 November 2012 at 16:20

    works for the s3 as well

  • Anonymous says:
    19 November 2012 at 02:23

    Doesn't work for me...only pulls up task manager...i have please....

  • izzrash says:
    22 November 2012 at 06:53

    How for s.galxy plus was root to 4.04..thanks..

  • sabeer sas says:
    22 November 2012 at 10:23

    Are you talking about galaxy s plus....? if yes..there is no official 4.0.4 update available for Galaxy S you may using a custom firmware..and screenshot depends by the firmware you are using...please let me know which firmware you have in GS plus...OR Read this post

  • ♫Bℓυffмαรтєя♫ says:
    26 November 2012 at 22:58

    Great..Its working..I was searching for SS method after updating my S2 from 4.0.3 to 0.4

  • Anonymous says:
    4 December 2012 at 18:08

    Thanks! Nothing else worked!

  • Anonymous says:
    5 December 2012 at 08:17

    Works for T-mobile version of S2. All 4.0.4 S2's are the same. Must press and hold buttons at the same time. Make sure to hold after pressing. If your task manager comes up, you pressed and held your home screen button first or by itself.

  • Anonymous says:
    7 December 2012 at 10:20

    Thanks it works great. God Bless

  • Anonymous says:
    9 December 2012 at 06:09

    Try holding the power button a split second before tapping the home button.

  • Anonymous says:
    14 December 2012 at 21:19

    I no it never worked 4 me either :(

  • Anonymous says:
    25 December 2012 at 22:54

    Thank you guys this really helped

  • Anonymous says:
    27 December 2012 at 07:28

    Sweet! Thanks for the help!

  • Anonymous says:
    28 December 2012 at 20:34

    I used to just press both st same tome vut now i have to hold them then it worked i held till it did it 2-5 seconds

  • Anonymous says:
    1 January 2013 at 03:05

    Opens up the task manager

  • Anonymous says:
    2 January 2013 at 10:30

    IT DOESNT WORK. HERE IS HOW IT ACTUALLY WORKS .."press and hold the volume down and the power button at the same time"

  • Anonymous says:
    3 January 2013 at 14:25

    Thanks for mentioning the mentioning that you mentioned it is always worth mentioning a mention that you previously mentioned unlike one that you may have mentioned without mentioning the former mentioned mention.

  • Emil Movsumov says:
    3 January 2013 at 23:57


  • farahxxx says:
    4 January 2013 at 06:10

    thank you soooo much, very useful post

  • Anonymous says:
    4 January 2013 at 10:27

    thanks vol dwn ans pwr bttn worked

  • Anonymous says:
    5 January 2013 at 16:40

    Have to hold power button first.

  • Anonymous says:
    6 January 2013 at 03:31

    Neither worked for me. Just pulls up task manager both times. My phone automatically updated to 4.0.4 I'm pretty annoyed because before the update holding down hinge and power worked a treat. Now I have no idea... Help??

  • Unknown says:
    12 January 2013 at 09:50

    If you get the task manager you didn't get to the power button soon enough. I find that I don't have to hold them any length of time. Home-then-Power and it takes the 'picture' instantly. Home too long gets the task manager and power first gives the power off menu. S2

  • Kris Ross says:
    25 January 2013 at 13:38

    Its not working for me :( I've tried like A billion times and it won't work,im soooooo bummed !!

  • Sicely White says:
    27 January 2013 at 15:31

    yay this worked for me!!!!!! THANKS

  • elaya raja says:
    30 January 2013 at 08:57

    If you press and hold both in on a time then you wil get it.

  • Lummerguf says:
    3 February 2013 at 02:41

    Remember to hold both buttons for 2 secs. Works for me 2. Tyvm :-D

  • Thanks a million! That worked perfectly for me, I have managed to make screenshots of all the mobile sites we have built as they appear on a Samsung Galaxy S2 now :)

  • Dan Weeks says:
    9 February 2013 at 16:09

    Works for me Galaxy S2 on 4.0.4

    Three Mobile in the UK

    Many thanks guys for the share.


  • these guys are not lying it works for tmobile s2 too i just did it! Godbless !

  • Arman Kouchak says:
    16 February 2013 at 09:53

    holding the power button a split second before tapping the home button" this method works absolutely! I have t mobile s2 and i did it! may be you have to practice several times to fugue it out! Thanks

  • Shay says:
    1 March 2013 at 11:37

    This is the only way it'd work for my TMobile s2 as well. Thanks!!

  • Natasha Chalakee says:
    6 March 2013 at 06:25

    That was how my screen shot worked before. That doesn't work now. It brings up the task manager now...

  • Arnav majumder says:
    6 March 2013 at 13:09

    Yeah...^similar problem: the backgroud apps list appears..!!

  • Andrea says:
    9 March 2013 at 18:36

    It doesn't work at all for me. T-mobile, 4.0.4, tried power + home and power + vol down, and nada.

  • ltlrags says:
    12 March 2013 at 09:22

    If your task manager comes up, you pressed home too early. Press the power key a split second before home and hold them for a second. It will capture -- even if your home button doesn't look like the picture above. I have a newer T-Mobile S2 with all touch screen buttons and it works, but only if I press the power button first. If I press the home button first I get the task manager.

  • Tammy Jones says:
    19 March 2013 at 20:26

    None of the above works foe me. Power and home used to before upgrade to 4.0.4 and other gets task mgr no matter which way u try it. Ugh!!!

  • Cardol says:
    22 March 2013 at 15:10

    Home+power used to work for me until today. Now I get "Unable to capture screen. Try again." Anyone here know why? I've rebooted but it won't work anymore.

    Incedently, anyone getting Task Manager, just press back button while keeping Home pressed, then press and hold Power.

  • Claudia Jordana Trindade says:
    24 March 2013 at 11:45

    Anyone who has a tmobile s2 i tried a technique that works perfect. If you press home and power at same time, task manager will show up. What you have to do is press power first and and then home really quick. And kabam screen captured :)

  • Kabrina Majalap says:
    1 April 2013 at 02:01

    Thanks! It works :)

  • Gyo says:
    21 April 2013 at 06:54

    Harus Bersama-sama nekannya yah. kalau gantian tidak berfungsi

  • Cherry and Lime says:
    29 May 2013 at 10:14

    Thank you very very much this really helped!!!

  • زهير طه says:
    3 June 2013 at 02:30

    I have Sony errecson xpreia arc s with android 4.0.4 but this way not worked. Is there any other way??

  • sabeer sas says:
    3 June 2013 at 09:05

    @زهير طه
    try power + volume down.....

  • Ashita Gupta says:
    5 August 2013 at 01:31

    when I press home button for a while it shows task manager application n its screen shot is taken after pressing power button. what do i do?

  • sabeer sas says:
    5 August 2013 at 06:47

    @Ashita Gupta
    you have to press both power and home button simultaniously...

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