The Jelly Bean firmware update for the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 brought a host of new functions, features and improvements to this impressive tablet device. Google Now, New Notification panel, smoother UI, better battery performance, live preview at notification center, Blocking Mode, and lots more. All the Tab 2 7.0 users got the JB upgrade after a long wait so they should have been happy. Right! But a recent study disclosed that the “wish to downgrade firmware” has been dominant among Samsung’s Galaxy range of devices getting Jelly Bean.

I can confirm on the basis of the comments I receive on this blog, and what users say at other forums, that the Jelly Bean update made their device slower, laggy, less battery efficient and so on. I have two Galaxy devices (S3 and Note 10.1) and both are on Android 4.1.2 but I have seen any of these issues on them.

Today, at one of my articles, a user commented that he wished to downgrade his Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 from Android 4.1.1 to Android 4.04 simply because he missed the screenshot button at the bottom bar very badly. And when I told him a solution for the issue, he withdrew his decision to downgrade firmware.

It is right that the Android 4.1.1 firmware update took away the screenshot button from the Tab 2 7.0 but the screen capture function is still there, but now it has become a little complex though. Here is how you can take a screenshot on your Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 on Android 4.1.1 or 4.1.2 firmware.

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Press the Power + Volume Down keys simultaneously for around 2 seconds and the screen will be captured. All screenshots, by default, are saved to SD Card> Pictures> Screenshots folder on your device. As it might sound to you, it is not as friendly method as it was with the previous ICS ROM but constant practice would make you get used to it.

As an alternative, you can take assistance of a screenshot app from the Google Play Store. Some of these apps do not require root and come free. Here are a few good screenshot apps, my favorite being the Screenshot ER.

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