Here’s how to record screen video on Android
1. The easy way to screencast (Android 4.4 AND root required)
- Download Rec. (Screen Recorder) on Android
2. Recordable: the no-root way to record screen video on any version of Android, 2.3 Gingerbread and after
- Download Recordable on Android ($1.99)
3. The sure way: via Android SDK and ADB (works only with Android 4.4 KitKat and later)
4. For earlier Android versions like Jelly Bean: the hard and expensive way (using an HDMI recorder)
Here’s how to capture screen video on Android (using method 1, or Rec.)
1. mozes316 (Posts: 142; Member since: 30 Sep 2011)
I clicked because of the cat... there, I said it.
13. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1214; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
Same here!!! hahaha that's a cute cat :P
6. paynekiller (Posts: 139; Member since: 24 May 2010)
I've been doing this for years with ShootMe. It's not on the Market (Play Store) any more (the developer removed it) but a simple google search for the .apk file on your phone will bring you to it.
It also needed root access, unless you had a 2.2 EVO 4G or some other phone that had a bug that gave apps root access (long explanation). It's pretty old by now since the developer hasn't been updating it, so I don't know how it would work with those new phones/processors, but it works with my Sprint Galaxy S II just fine.
7. lukasound (Posts: 152; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)
First you say that those weak old processors (before tegra3) couldn't record an 800x480 video, then you continue that the only program we can use doesn't support those new chips and leave us with a 200$ capture card that has nothing to do with the latest chipset, just the hdmi out ability...
A pretty useless article, you could have found a smarter way to advertise ScreenCast.
8. downphoenix (Posts: 2293; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
I understand screen recording can be pretty intensive (I still have some issues when using fraps on my PC) but is there really no way besides HDMI or having a beast phone? I would have figured they could figure our a way using the standard micro USB, the data transfer on that is fast enough, right?
11. Comk4ver (Posts: 1; Member since: 17 Apr 2013)
@paynekiller, I know that this is an old article but it says screen video not screen shot...
12. Caleb (Posts: 2; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)
For me this on is the mos easy way and the more stable and the more beautiful sotf
if you want Capture/Record Android Screen Without Root
15. Awalker (Posts: 222; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)
There's comments from 2012 here. If they're going to recycle an article they should at least get rid of the older comments.
16. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1188; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
Adding more ways to capture the screen. The Rec app seems decent enough.
18. isprobi (Posts: 193; Member since: 30 May 2011)
This is the kind of thing that drives me crazy about Android. People claim that it can do so much. But it often requires root or some other action that a typical use would not know how to do. So what real use is it other than saying it can be done? This is like a car dealer selling you a car and saying you can have built in GPS but you have to cut the hole in the dash and wire it up yourself. In reality screen video recording is useless until I can buy a phone and click an icon to make it happen with no modifications.
20. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3068; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
Oh wow, i would really like to know which platform lets you do screen recording. Hell even which platform gives you this level of hacking and super user access. Such a dumb comment.
22. isprobi (Posts: 193; Member since: 30 May 2011)
That is my point. It is a hack not a feature. So it irrelevant to most users until it becomes a feature of the OS.
19. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3068; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
The first one is the best option and it works like a charm.
24. jdrch (Posts: 16; Member since: 08 Jul 2014)
You can also record your screen using Xposed + Wanam Xposed module + Busybox. Unlike Rec, it's completely unlimited and free.