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"The basic idea behind open source is very simple. When programmers on the Internet can read, redistribute, and modify the source for a piece of software, it evolves. People improve it, people adapt it, people fix bugs. And this can happen at a speed that, if one is used to the slow pace of conventional software development, seems astonishing...
...The Open Source pages exist to make this case to the commercial world."    - Introduction to Open Source -

* AndroSS

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AndroSS recognizes two categories of devices - those based on the Tegra hardware platform and everything else. Root is NOT required on Tegra devices and DEFINITELY required all others. If you are not sure what root is or whether your device is Tegra-based, a couple minutes on Google will prove fruitful.

Additionally, there a few known issues. Skip a few paragraphs to read about those.

AndroSS is an open-source, GPLv2'd, ad-free screenshot program targeted at developers and advanced users. It works quickly and quietly, and will not 'watermark' your screen shots in any way.

* activate on hardware camera button or device shake
* configurable compression level (PNG, quality JPG, fast JPG)
* configurable feedback (toast popup, audio notification, vibration)
* persistent mode (remain enabled after each screenshot)
* rootless screenshots on Tegra devices

Known issues:
* On some devices, tinted screenshots, usually red. I haven't been able to pin this down yet - if you come across it, I'd at least like to know what you're running.
* Does not work on Ice Cream Sandwich due to Weird Frambuffer Shit. Email me if you really want to know the details, but be warned that I will talk about megabits and stride widths and endianness.

Feedback welcome. The AndroSS source is available at

Recent changes:
* Fix Norwegian translation not being used on Norsk B?kmal (nb) devices.

* Beta fix for diagonal line/shearing corruption.
* Attempt to use /system/xbin/su and /system/bin/su during root check.
* Add Japanese localization by cielavenir.
* Add Norwegian localization by ?rjan V?llestad.

* Add Russian localization by N. Shapoval.

Content rating: Everyone

Author: Ted Stein
Version: 0.4.3
Market link: net.tedstein.AndroSS
Web site:

Source code:
Code license:
Market downloads: 50,000-250,000
Market rating: 4.1 / 5.0
Category: Top:/Applications/Tools

Added: 2012-03-08
Updated: 0000-00-00
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