Take Screenshots on LG Optimus One without rooting

If you own an Android device, then you might be aware that it is usually not possible to easily capture screenshots on Android phones. For that, one needs to use the Android SDK method or root their phone and then install some app to do the needful.

LG Optimus One P500 that comes pre-installed with Android 2.2 Froyo OS, doesn’t allow users to take screenshots using shortcut keys. But there is a very easy way to do same and that too “WITHOUT ROOTING” your LG Optimus One phone. Check below:

How to Take Screenshots on LG Optimus One P500 –

1. Make sure your phone is connected to Internet.

2. Open Android Market and search for app named “shootme”. [Market link]


3. Install ‘ShootMe’ app. (It says Only supports ROOTED devices, but works perfectly on P500 without rooting).

4. Open the app, hit the Accept button and then Click the ‘Hide’ button.


5. Give a good sustained SHAKE to phone or shout to take screenshot of desired screens.

The screenshots are saved in PNG format in the folder named ‘ShootMe’ on your sdcard. You can transfer captures to your PC via Bluetooth, Email, USB connection, etc.

Thanks Arpit for the hat tip.


Mayur Agarwal is the founder and editor-in-chief of WebTrickz. As a Technology enthusiast and an Internet addict, he loves sharing useful How To’s and Tips & Tricks. Follow him @mayurjango on Twitter.

14 Responses

  1. Hey Mayur, I just tried this out on my HTC Incredible and after starting the app, I get T&C page, accepting which redirects me to another pop-up saying “”failed starting server. Please check you have “root” acces… blah blah”

    Any help on this?

  2. camille says:

    It dosent work help!

    • Mayur says:

      It works perfectly on Optimus one, I use it daily. To use it, just run the ShootMe app, click the ‘Accept’ button and then select ‘Hide’. Now shake the phone to take screenshots. Hope this helps! 🙂

  3. Anu says:

    Hi Mayur,

    The Hide button is not active for me. I cannot click on it? Any ideas?


  4. This method is not working for me too. I’m getting the same error as Deepak. I’m using Samsung Galaxy Ace. When I press the hide button, nothing happens.

  5. Surendra says:

    Thank you friend, it worked perfetcly for me on my lg p500. Suggest some more useful applications for lg p500.

  6. yoana says:

    Thanks works great on my lg :]

  7. UnknownVT says:

    Thank you so much for this article.

    I have a LG Optimus T (P509) (that is NOT rooted) which is based on the LG Optimus One (P500) that you wrote about –
    so I tried ShootMe and it worked a treat! thanks so much for the hint

  8. Emile says:

    I can’t seem to find that ShootMe app on the market. Is it still available?

  9. Jirisse says:

    Hmm? It’s 2015 now. I searched ‘shootme’ app on Playstore. Why i didnt see that app on the google playstore?

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