[TUT]Call recording on HTC One X, a noobs Guide! [UPDATE 23.05.12]
I have wrote a noob's complete guide to call recording on the HTC One X (International, Tegra 3 edition), this guide gives clear step by step instructions. More experienced users will not need this guide, but, may find the app review and sample recordings useful.
If you are already rooted go straight to Part 3
Unlock your phone's bootloader at HTCDev
The HTC One X (HOX) is not currently in the listed devices, don't worry just select "All Other Supported Models" from the drop down menu and follow the simple instructions, if you need further help see guide B in step 2. The down side to this is that it will your void warranty to some extent, how much is debatable. If you have phone insurance like me it will be less of a worry.
This is unfortunately the only way to root a HOX at the moment, we are still waiting for S-Off.
Root your phone.
There are already a few guides on rooting the HOX, I will link to a few below, I followed guide A.
How to root your HTC One X (for Windows, Mac and Linux) by paulobrien.
I used this guide and followed the section "EASIEST ROOT METHOD - 'RECOVERY + SUPERSU'" I had no problems.
[Tut] Preparing Your One X for Custom Roms (For Dummies) by bagofcrap24.
This guide is very detailed, it not only explains how to Root you your phone but also guides you through unlocking your bootloader via HTVDev.
[TOOL] HTC One X All-In-One Toolkit V1.0 [4-17-12] [PERM ROOT][Noob-
Proof] by hasoon2000
As the title suggests, this is an all in one tool kit.
Ok, so now you have your phone unlocked and rooted, my guide can begin...
Flashing Onepagebook's call recording patch
Download Onepagebook's excellent patch (Sound_Phone_Original_REC.zip) from the first post on his thread, <<HERE>>
I downloaded the zip file straight to my phone and recommend you do the same, it will then be easy to find the zip file your phone's download folder.
Before you proceed you should make a back up of your phones original "Sound_Phone_Original_REC.zip" file I used Root Browser from Google Play market for this. Find the file at the following path in your phone...
... and save it on your pc or somewhere safe (I Gmailed it to myself
Boot into recovery on your phone and flash the patch, if unsure follow steps a-d below.
Turn off phone, hold down the volume down button and turn the phone back on, keep finger on the volume down button until you see the boot menu
Select "Recovery" using the volume buttons for up and down and the power button to select
I use ClockworkMod Recovery, and I can now see the ClockworkMod recovery screen.
Select - install zip from sdcard, then, - choose zip from sdcard, - Download/, and finally, - Sound_Phone_Original_REC.zip then allow your phone to apply the patch.
Still reading? Good, because now your phone is capable of 2 way call recording. You just need to choose an app.
Popular (IMO Best) Call Recording Apps and Reviews.
I have tested 3 call recording apps and uploaded sample recordings from them all...
1. Auto Call Recorder
by Appstar Solutions
*This app worked straight away with default settings, Audio Source "Mic" and File Type "AMR"
*Quality is great
*Easy to share files via Bluetooth, Google Drive, Drop Box, Gmail, Mail or Skype
*You can add call comments
*Its free (but you can go pro)
* Nice UI, Easy to use
*You are limited to a maximum number of 40 calls in the inbox before they get deleted over, so you either have to save the calls you want or share them. (I gmail them to myself)
*Not optimised for ICS
You will not be disappointed with this great app, only lost points on the 40 call inbox limit and not being optimised for ICS
This is the app I use, I used this app on my desire too and have always been happy with it. Imho this is the best call recorder app available for android.
To enable 2 way recording through this app, just enter the app preference setting and set...
(Record calls from) to (Standard Android API)
(Call recording format) to (AAC) or (AMR) I have not tested the others.
Select (Standard Android API preferences) then (Audio Source) and choose (Microphone)
*Works with a wide range of different phones
*Great sound quality
*Developer is helpful and maintains/updates/improves the app regularly
*Developer uses these XDA forums and has a valuable input in threads
*Loads of file formats to choose from
*Loads of options
*Share via Bluetooth, Google Drive, Drop Box, Gmail, Mail or Skype
*Nice UI and easy to use
*Optimised for ICS
*Highest rated call recorder app on the Google Play Market
*The price, but hey, the guy works hard on this app and it is a quality product so I am happy to support it.
*Needs 3 simple steps to set up, but, it's fairly straight forward and only takes a min! (See guide above)
It is hard to see how you could improve upon this app, very popular and well supported. It's price lets it down a little, but, you get what you pay for.
3. Record My Call
by NATHANIEL KH
*Good quality sound
*Works without changing any settings
*Great renaming options
*Search filters are a useful bonus
* Integrated with NexiWave
for speech to text Automated Transcription (I have not tested this feature, requires registering with NexiWave and costs)
*Not optimised for ICS and very small hard to press icons
*Only mp3 file format
A free workable solution with some neat and interesting features, let down by a lack of options & file formats and its really small buttons. Not as user friendly as it could be.
I was curious about Total Call Recorder and decided to give it a try today, but, I couldn't get it to record at all, on either of the 3 available settings.
*Update 23.05.2012* *Bluetooth*
Onepagebook has explain on his thread <<HERE>>
that the patch has (so far) only been created to record the path to the audio chip set i.e. the mic, which it does amazingly well! However he is still working on the patch to mod the headset path, which he hopes will be working "in the near future" to enable Bluetooth recording.
For the time being you can just disable call recording when connected to bluetooth, to do this with...
by Skvalex, just open the app, press the settings button and select "Preferences" then "Standard Android API Preferences" "Action on BT connected" and select "Disable recording"
2. Auto Call Recorder
by Appstar Solutions, open the app, press settings, scroll down and make sure "Bluetooth, Disable recording when bluetooth connected" is ticked.
On a final note; CallRecorder by Skvalex's set at ACC format uses less memory per call than Auto Call Recorder set at AMR and much less than Record My Call in the only available format, MP3. This is something you may wish to take into account when making your decision.
I have uploaded 3 test calls to this post, so you can hear the quality for yourself. Auto Call recorder, Callrecorder by Skvalex and Record My call. I hope you will find these useful.
If you did find this guide useful, have anything you want to add or have found other call recording apps that work please thank me or leave a comment.
I hope this guide helps and saves people some time.