Take the 2-minute tour ×
Android Enthusiasts Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for enthusiasts and power users of the Android operating system. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I want to install a working call recording application on Galaxy S3, but I have found problems with a few apps.

I have tried Auto Call Recorder but it doesn't allow me selecting more than Mic as audio source. Perhaps I can record only my own voice (I haven't tried further and I obviously haven't bought the full program)

I have previously tried Call Recorder Pro but it only recorded my own voice and not the other party's.

I have read here that most call recorder apps require root (OK for me) and Requires the kernel with 2-way call recording patch

The question is, then

How do I make a call recorder fully work on a Galaxy S3 (GT-I9300) with only root for now? Do I need to flash a custom firmware? Or won't it just work at all?

share|improve this question
add comment

5 Answers

up vote 1 down vote accepted

If you don't want to root your phone or flash a custom rom, the only solution is Boldbeast Call Recorder for Android. Just install the app and go. No need to root. No need to "set speaker on" during call recording. Both sides sound in the recorded call are clear and loud. The developer said "optimized for Galaxy phones". Take a look at what their users said; they all said "great".

share|improve this answer
    
Rooting is not a problem: my phone is already rooted. Flashing is. –  djechelon Jun 19 '13 at 9:11
    
By the way: are you affiliated with the company that develops that software? If so, please state that clearly. You answer is still welcome in the community and is being upvoted by me right now –  djechelon Jun 19 '13 at 9:11
add comment

I used to use Auto Call Recorder as well (before my S3), and I was highly unsatisfied when it stopped working (when I switched to S3).

Just yesterday I found out this another great app that just works. And seems like much better than ACR: Record My Call - The solution! No idea how that's even free (even if it does have ads). And, I do have root, but I think this doesn't even need it.

share|improve this answer
add comment

Yes, it is. There is no specific need to flash a custom firmware but you can get the job done with a mod which you can flash from recovery preferably clockworkmod. It is always advised to backup data before flashing. Here's the link for the mod at XDA. But I'm not sure if two-way call recording is supported in this. You can record the other person's voice but not your voice.

share|improve this answer
    
Pretty useless if it's still one-way (even if opposite-way). Question updated for sake of non-ambiguity –  djechelon Apr 4 '13 at 12:59
    
Try this. This is supposed to work and works well with most users. But make sure that you take the right version which matches with your framework version. –  uberz91 Apr 4 '13 at 13:19
    
Thanks for the new link and forgive me if I had no time to test. I will wait for the 4.2 update to roll out to try again. In fact I found this: forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2173126 –  djechelon May 21 '13 at 22:26
    
Why wait for the 4.2 update to roll out? There's a leaked 4.2.2 version from Samsung doing the rounds. You can download it from samfirmware.com. You can also try Android Revolution HD or Omega ROM which are of the latest Android version. You may have to wait forever for the update. –  uberz91 May 22 '13 at 8:36
    
About Revolution and Omega, please understand that I prefer stock by experience. About the leak, I hadn't checked it because I feared it may be unstable for now. Perhaps I could look more into it –  djechelon May 23 '13 at 20:40
show 1 more comment

Automatic Call Recorder works great on S3, but it's not free.

If you have rooted device, custom Omega ROM has this feature on board already (just enable in the settings).

share|improve this answer
add comment

Smart Call Recorder MP3 is a fantastic free call recorder. It offers extensive call recording features and it is neatly integrated with Google Drive for automatic backup of your mp3 voice/call recordings.

share|improve this answer
    
What's your affiliation with this app? –  Al E. Oct 28 '13 at 23:06
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

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