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Screenshot in three ways on HTC One

Screenshot_2013-07-21-17-40-58This is for HTC One with 4.2.2, if you have 4.1.2: android way #2 doesn’t work

Old-school htc way
Press power and home buttons at roughly the same time, screenshot is taken with a camera sound. Saves under Screenshots.

Android way #1
Press power and vol down buttons at the SAME time, you need to press them at the VERY same moment and keep them pressed until you hear a camera sound and the screenshot is taken. Saves under Screenshot and shows itself on notifications, where you can view it and share and such.

Android way #2
Same as above but you down do it via the quick settings menu you get to via either notification (one finger) and then press the quicksetting icon to the right. Or: Drag down with two fingers on notification bar, to end up in the quicksettings at once. And simply tap Screenshot, it will take a screenshot of the screen you was on before you pulled down the notification bar. Saves and shows in the same way as android way #1.

Turn on Developer Options on HTC One running 4.2.2 or above

This is an android thing to begin with, before you start complaining how htc have changed things.

Edit: it’s visible if you just have updated your One, but haven’t done an factory restore.  Or least it was at mine, but after a factory restore it was not visible.

This way work for all htc phones having 4.2 or above, from One X to One with 4.4.2

Developer options
Under Settings are now hidden, you enable it by going to Settings > About > Software information > More.. where you touch Build number 7 times. Which will give you a count down, and then say “you’re now a developer”. And Developer Options are back!

Ok, that’s all good. But, how do I disable it again? To hide it again.
Of course I’ve covered that as well. Read more HERE

Using custom sounds for Notification and Alarm on HTC Android phones

This is really an old trick, but worth to show again.

You can use most types of sound-files, using mostly MP3 and such myself.

It’s pretty easy and straightforward:

  • connect phone to computer (shown on windows 8 here), open the storage.
  • Choose to either, you don’t have to create all. If you just want custom alarms, just create the alarms folder:
    • create folders notifications, alarms and ringtones as separate folders.
    • [shown as gallery] Create a folder called Media and in that create a folder called Audio, and under that create alarms, notifications and ringtones
  • Copy the sounds you want to use into the folder of choice.
  • Done!