I found a lot of solution to make a screencast on Android but each time the root is mandatory.

Does anyone have the solution without root?


If you're willing to use external hardware, one good option is an External HDMI capture card and a USB to HDMI cable.

For example a Blackmagic Design : UltraStudio Mini Recorder is only $145 for an HD-SDI and HDMI thunderbolt device, and a Micro USB to HDMI cable can go for as little as $10.

This way the recording does not affect the performance of your device or app. More expensive than an app on the device, but much more flexible.


Well, the reason Screencast and similar apps require root permission is that the video data has to be accessed using the administrative privileges (i.e. roots access)

But you can always use an app such as No Root Screen Recorder to video record your screen. But the problem with this option is that you have to connect your device to a windows computer in order to capture.

This is the only option which is available to given you have no root access.


ASC is an app that allow you to record your screen without root, but only for non-Tegra devices.

I never tested because my Galaxy Nexus is not supported.


The best and the most simple way and the more beautiful, How to Capture/Record Android Screen Without Root


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