[Tech]3 Ways to Record Android Phone Screen

--Friday, Jan.27, 2017
Hey guys, I'm starting a Gaming channel soon but I can't find the right app to record my Android screen. Also, I soon realized that I cannot record a screen without background voice. Someone referred me on the Internet but I think they require me to root my device. Are there any other ways? If someone can provide me with a good screen recorder software, it would be greatly appreciated.

We sometimes may need to record our Android screen for different reasons but can not find the good screen recorder program that fits you most. In this article, I would introduce several acclaimed programs for your choice. Please continue to read.

Method 1: Record Android Screen with the Android SDK

A software development kit (SDK) that enables developers to create applications for a certain software package, software framework, hardware platform, computer system, video game console, operating system, or similar development platform. The Android SDK includes sample projects with source code, development tools, an emulator, and required libraries to build Android applications. Android 4.4 added a new screen-recording feature, making it much easier to create video recordings of an Android device’s screen in MP4 format.

Now, please follow the guide below to Record Android Phone Screen with the Android SDK, which requires Android 4.4 KitKat.

1. Enable USB debugging on it. Enable the USB debugging on your phone, so that it can be detected by your computer and receive the command from Android SDK.

2. Connect Android to PC and extract script folder

To record Android Screen, please download the script on your PC and extract it. The extracted folder will have the following files:

Extract Script Folder

Then please connect Android device to computer via the USB cable that is matched. Now you would be prompted to grant the permission to connect to computer. After tapping “OK” on your device, it would start to receive commands. Please go to the script folder and open "AndroidRecordScreen.bat" file.

3. Record Android screen

To start to record the Android screen, you need to press any key on the keyboard on your computer. Then just open the exact screen you need to record and press any key on the keyboard and a new window will open that will confirm that your android screen is now being recorded. To stop the recording, please close the pop-up window and the job is done!

Method 2: Record Android Screen with the Android ADB

If you have any interest in Android, you should be familiar with the term “ADB”. ADB, coming together with the Android Developer SDK, stands for Android Debug Bridge. Not just for the professional developers, ADB fits most of the novices who is without any technical background. It allows the user to send commands to their Android device from their PC. With ADB,you are able to take advantage of most of the benefits that the rooted Android has.

Android ADB can be used in various of settings or operation of Android like controlling your device over USB from a computer, copying files back and forth, installing and uninstalling apps, runing shell commands, and more. Android screen recorder is one of them. Now have a look at the following guide to record screen with Android ADB.

Firstly,please extract the Android SDK package and then go to the sdk\platform-tools folder. Hold Shift, right-click inside the folder, and select "Open command window here".

Open Command Window

Run the “fadb devices” command to ensure ADB can communicate with your connected Android device.

Assuming your device is connected via USB and you have enabled the USB debugging, and you’ve accepted the security prompt on phone screen, you’ll see a device appear in the window. If the list is empty, adb will not be able to detect your device.

Device Appear in the Window

Then run the command: “adb shell screenrecord /sdcard/example.mp4“ to start recording screen. When you are finished with your recording, all you have to do is press Ctrl+C in the command prompt window and it will stop recoding your screen. Note that the screen recording is saved to your device’s internal storage, not to your computer.

Locate Record File

For more information about the command-line options you can use, run the following command: adb shell screenrecord –help

Method 3: Record Android Screen with Android Data Recovery

The other way to record Android screen is to get help from Android Data Recovery's new function Screen Recorder. Android Data Recovery is a very effective third-party software that can solve most of the Android issues. To start the process of recording, please download and install the program on your computer by clicking the download button below.

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Step 1 Run Android Data Recovery on PC
Once download and install the program, please run it on your computer. On the interface, you are able to several different functions of the program. Please choose "Screen Recorder" pane.

Launch Android Data Recovery

Step 2 Connect Android Device to Computer
You can connect device to PC via the USB cable that comes together. As you need to get your device detected by the program, you should go to your device and follow the guide that is shown on the interface of the program to enable the USB debugging on the device.

Connect Android to PC

Step 3 Display Android Screen to PC
Now you are able to see what exactly your Android screen displayed on your computer. Then please click on the Android Recorder button on the right navigation bar and tap "START NOW" button to confirm the recording.

Mirror Android Screen on PC

Step 4 Record Android Screen
After you confirm to start the process, the program would record your Android screen automatically. Please click the red button to stop recording.

Record Android Screen

As you can see above, there are three methods that allow you to record your Android screen so that you can keep the video and share it to others. But with Android SDK and Android ADB, some of the users may be confused about the steps and would be time-consuming sometimes. To get rid of these limits, you are recommended to try Android Data Recovery's new function Screen Recorder. All you need to do is to have the program downloaded and clicking several buttons. Please drop us a comment below if you have any ideas or questions!

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