I want to record my android mobile's screen as a video. I tried many apps from play store but they didn't work with me. My device android version is jelly bean(4.2.2) and it is not rooted. So how can I record my screen without root?

  • I tried "Mobizen", "Easy screen recorder", "recordable". You can find them in play store. I am using Micromax a089. Commented Feb 1, 2016 at 16:38

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Yes, you can.

Best App I have found for recording your phone screen: Shou. It requires rooted Android version 4.1 and up. Also, works without rooting your device.

Other applications that you can try Kamcord (Android 5.0+), etc.

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    From the description of Shou: "ROOT your Android 4.1+ (Jelly Bean, KitKat) devices to broadcast or record your screen". So, on which Android version did you test it without root access? Can you provide a screenshot of your Android version and another screenshot depicting that Shou is recording screen in your Android version without root access?
    – Firelord
    Commented Feb 2, 2016 at 13:35

No. As strange as it may seem, there is no way to record your screen without root on android before 5.0. If possible you should upgrade to a newer version, but if that is not possible you have to root. Also it is possible that the apps you downloaded from Google Play Store require root.


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