Recently I want to record some screen videos like to show when bugs happen and e.t.c.Is it possible on a unrooted Sony xperia m2 aqua?If yes how?

  • Are you on lollipop? If so, any screen recording app should work without root (tested that on a note 4). If not, you won't need to wait forever for that update. See here
    – Dan Brown
    Aug 29, 2015 at 7:57
  • No I am on kitkat.Sony haven't released the 5.1 yet and I don't want to break some of the options.
    – Radoslav
    Aug 29, 2015 at 13:17
  • Oh. Well thats a shame
    – Dan Brown
    Aug 29, 2015 at 15:33

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Now, as Sony Xperia M2 and M2 Aqua have received Lollipop 5.1.1 update, you can start recording your screen with the help of screen recorder apps such as Screen Recorder by NLL.


I see that your device originally came with Android KitKat. You can try a command line method here. screenrecord binary does the screen recording. Its maximum recording duration is 180 seconds. In Kitkat, its usages goes by:

Usage: screenrecord [options] 

Records the device's display to a .mp4 file.

    Set the video size, e.g. "1280x720".  Default is the device's main
    display resolution (if supported), 1280x720 if not.  For best results,
    use a size supported by the AVC encoder.
--bit-rate RATE
    Set the video bit rate, in megabits per second.  Default 4Mbps.
--time-limit TIME
    Set the maximum recording time, in seconds.  Default / maximum is 180.
    Rotate the output 90 degrees.
    Display interesting information on stdout.
    Show this message.

In Lollipop, a parameter bugreport is also added:

    Add additional information, such as a timestamp overlay, that is helpful
    in videos captured to illustrate bugs.

An example to record screen using in-built screen recorder (you would need setup in PC and USB debugging enabled in the device),

adb shell screenrecord --bit-rate 8000000  /sdcard/test.mp4

That command will save the screen recording in a file test.mp4 located under /sdcard. Change the bitrate as per your needs, or try an app for GUI.


In my experience with Sony phones, you can hold the power button and it gives you an option to record the screen/take a screenshot. Otherwise, use AZ Screen Recorder - No Root app.

  • Please link the app and also elaborate on the options available written you press the power button and mention the model as well
    – beeshyams
    Feb 8, 2016 at 8:22
  • You might want to mention that the app you linked requires Android 5.0. and above while OP is currently running Android KitKat.
    – Firelord
    Feb 8, 2016 at 20:15

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