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Take Screenshots in Recovery Mode TWRP/CWM/PHilz Best and Easy Method



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How To Take Screenshots in Recovery Mode TWRP/CWM/PHilz Best and Easy Method

Taking screenshots may be useful in many situations. You may be troubleshooting your device and want showing your developer precisely what is showing up on your display screen or possibly you are writing a guide that will require screenshots. While there are always a bunch of applications that assist you to take screenshots in normal mode, there are just a few methods for you to take screenshots in recovery mode in your device. We Guide you to the best and easy method for taking screenshots in your Android device

If we want to have a screenshot on the device, we all just press the volume down + Power button (Or any other button Combination or gesture) to take a screenshot. Imagine if the phone is in recovery mode. We know that in the recovery setting we can’t press the volume down + Power button or other gestures to have a screenshot.

Requirements For Taking Screenshots in Recovery Mode (TWRP/CWM/Philz)

Below, I’ve pointed out some of the basic requirements about how exactly to take screenshot in recovery mode from an Android device. You might need below things, To capture the screen when you are using recovery mode in Android device. Let’s take a look at it once.

  • Make Sure that you already have ADB Drivers Installed for your Device in your PC.
  • This Recover screenshot toolkit work only in Windows, It will not work in Mac, Linux …etc
  • You must have a custom recovery Installed ( TWRP, CWM, Philz) 🙂
  • Normal USB cable for connecting your device to Computer
  • The Main thing , The small tool ( Less than 10 MB) “Screenshot Capture Toolkit” (You can download from below Link”)

Screen Capture Toolkit for Taking Screenshots In Recovery (TWRP, CWM, Philz)

The tool is developed by makers_mark, We thank him for his good work



How to Take Screenshots in TWRP/CWM/Philz Recovery

To begin with, you will need to Reboot your Device to Recovery Mode, for Taking Screenshot in Recovery Mode. you can take Screenshot from custom recovery while installing Custom ROMs, Gapps and so forth If you’re obtaining some kind of errors in your Recovery Mode, and also you want to talk about that ERROR Together with your friends or developers, for assisting you’ll be able to consider Screenshot from Recovery Mode by following simple guide Below

Your Device must be in Recovery Mode and connected to PC before following the procedures below
  • First of all Download the Recovery Screenshot Capture Toolkit from the link given above
    Move it to your PC (If you’ve downloaded it in your mobile), then Extract the Rar file With Winrar or 7Z
  • After Extraction, go to the extracted folder locate and double click on RUNrs.bat file
    (Look image below)

Recover screenshot capture toolkit folder


  • After opening the RUNrs.bat file It will open New program window like command prompt
Just follow each instruction below as I guide

(Screenshots added for easy understanding 🙂 )

1. Select Option-1 (Make a Configuration Setting)

take screenshots in recovery mode

2. Now it will ask you to enter your device screen size in pixels.

take screenshots in recovery mode

If you don’t know your mobile screen size Search on Google Like this- ” Screensize Device name
without quotes, replace device name with your mobile model EG: ” Screensize S5 G900F
Then enter you screen Width and Height in the Toolkit Window

3. Now it will display Pulling Framebuffer from your device (Just wait 3 sec). Make sure that your device is in recovery mode or it will show an error
After software does its work ( It will Take some Sample screenshots from recovery mode and save in the Toolkit folder)

take screenshots in recovery mode

4. Open the toolkit folder without closing the toolkit window and look the sample screenshots it captured in Pixel formats FOLDER ( It is like rgb,argb and like other color variations). You can note the interesting screenshot color variation and remember the file name (3 or 4 words)Screenshot capture toolkit

NOTE: rgb0 is the normal screenshot variation filename

5. After selecting the color variation go back to Toolkit window and Select ” 1. You see your Image
then enter filename you noted earlier (here we using rgb0)

take screenshots in recovery mode

take screenshots in recovery mode

6. And It is finished, Select any option you want to take screenshot in recovery mode and select Option 3- Get both framebuffers.(2 Images) from Toolkit Window. The tool will save screenshots of recovery mode in a folder With Current Date In Toolkit Folder, Which you opened the .bat file from

screenshots in recovery mode twrp/cwm/philz

Look below the screenshot we have taken with this tool ( with rgb0 option)

Recover Mode screenshot Sample

Yes Guys, Now this is the best and easy method for taking screenshots in recovery mode (TWRP, CWM, Philz). This method is working 100%. We have tested it for guides, Now we are using this Recovery Screenshot Capture Toolkit. If you have any doubt or problems regarding this please leave a comment below. We are happy to help you
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