Android Enthusiasts Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for enthusiasts and power users of the Android operating system. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Possible Duplicate:
Is there a way to easily record a phone conversation in-progress?

I'm using a Moto Atrix 4G (MB860) running Android 2.3.6 bought from AT&T, and have tried a wide range of call recording apps but have yet to find one that actually works on my device. I notice that some apps explicitly explain that they don't work on Moto phones. Is this a hardware problem? Can I do anything to make it work?

I would like my phone to automatically record all incoming and outgoing calls, and save them in a common audio file type in the SD card or internal storage of the phone.

I've search the website, but the posts I found about call recording are neither specific to Atrix nor Motorola, which I believe are the key to the problem I currently have.

(Despite that I bought the phone from the U.S., I live in a country where call recording is perfectly legal to the best of my knowledge.)

share|improve this question

marked as duplicate by GAThrawn, jlehenbauer, Zuul, ce4, Izzy Aug 14 '12 at 22:24

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

As the references SE article doesn't specifically answer the Motorola/Atrix question, I don't see how this should be marked as a duplicate. – Jubjub Bandersnatch Jul 8 '13 at 16:41
While not easy to do it is possible, see my answer here: – Johnny Baloney Sep 1 '13 at 13:07

Simple answer: No, you can't.

Longer variant: While you can recording your own voice, the system prevents you from recording the remote voice (the person you called or who is calling you). This already frustrated a lot of developers who tried to write some "answering machine" apps. So there seems to be no way without hacking the entire system...

share|improve this answer

Google Voice provides this functionality, if you install it and make calls through that number. They explain:

To get started simply enable the call recording feature:

Click the gear icon and select Settings [on]. Click the Calls tab. Select the checkbox next to Call Options. Once you've enabled it you can turn it on during a call by pressing 4 at any time to record your incoming calls. You can do it when you first accept a call, or any time after it's started. To stop the recording, press 4 again or hang up.

NOTE: I believe this method stores the recorded calls online, but don't know if there is a way to save them to your device.

share|improve this answer

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.