Time-Lapse with ChronoSnap – XDA App Review

Some of the most interesting pictures are time-lapse animations that capture the … more

XeroAsh Theme for CM12

This theme by XDA Senior Member balrajs99 features a black and slate gray UI that gives your phone a … more

Samsung Galaxy S6 To Receive Major Camera Update

When the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge were launched, they became the prime focus for … more

Tactile: An Addicting Game with Beautiful Material Design

The game industry has been around for decades, catering to a wide … more
Post Reply Subscribe to Thread Email Thread

Android Phones with Call Recording Function

24th January 2011, 03:16 AM |#1  
OP Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 12
I would like to compile a list of Android phones that either...

1) Come with native call recording functionality.
2) Support call recording with 3rd party app/hack/ROM.

So that people who want this function can make a better purchase judgement. It would be great if you can lend a hand.

Please note that phones/apps that require using speakerphones (i.e. muffled voice from the other side; cannot record while headsets are used) to record the calls do *not* count. You can test by recording with a headset, Bluetooth or wired, and see if the voices from both sides are still loud and clear.

Most, if not all, "call recorder" apps on Android Market make use of such "speakerphone" hacks.

Please don't bring legality discussions here as well.


Jul-12 update: It is obvious now that this issue is not of Google origin, but of individual maker/carrier's decision, so choose wisely (and complaining to Google is unlikely to help.) The key, so it seems, is proper software (e.g. kernel, libraries) support.

Models that have this function built-in.
  • Meizu M9
  • Motorola Defy (Chinese mainland version ME525)
  • Motorola Milestone (with Chinese 2.2 ROM; Thanks to ystong)
  • Motorola XT701
  • Samsung Galaxy S (South Korean version SHW-M110S, with firmware DH09 or newer)

Models that don't have this function built-in but can use a 3rd party app/hack/ROM to record calls in both ways without turning on speakerphone.
  • Developer skvalex claims his/her app can work with a number of devices from HTC and other makers, utilizing certain Qualcomm and Samsung processors, with custom kernel and root. Although I suspect that with proper kernel, a few other call recording apps, perhaps even free ones, would work as well.

The original issue 2117:

Original thread:
Last edited by andyrubin1; 27th July 2012 at 05:13 PM.
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to andyrubin1 For This Useful Post: [ View ]
2nd February 2011, 03:14 PM |#2  
OP Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 12

List of VOIP services that provide call recording functions:
  • Acrobits Softphone
  • Google Voice (only for incoming calls?)
Last edited by andyrubin1; 15th March 2011 at 08:29 PM.
9th February 2011, 04:00 PM |#3  
OP Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 12

List of traditional 3rd party call recording services:
  • Call Trunk (Canada)
  • Google Voice (US) (only for incoming calls?)
  • Rectel (UK)
Last edited by andyrubin1; 15th March 2011 at 08:29 PM.
11th February 2011, 08:44 AM |#4  
Thanks Meter: 1
Are you shure, that call recording works on HTC Desire with MIUI ROM without need to turn on loudspeaker?
12th February 2011, 10:47 AM |#5  
Thanks Meter: 2
I think you need to turn your speaker on for miui rom for the call recording to work.
12th February 2011, 03:02 PM |#6  
OP Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 12
Ooops... I gathered the information from other threads and I don't actually have the devices myself to test, I'll remove them.

THX for the headsup
16th February 2011, 04:07 PM |#7  
OP Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 12
LOL someone says he/she willing pay $250-750 for coding such app

17th February 2011, 06:30 AM |#8  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 9
SE X10 mini + CallRecorder
17th February 2011, 08:31 PM |#9  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 150
Donate to Me
can i record call to lg p500 without activate speaker?
18th February 2011, 03:04 PM |#10  
tomppi's Avatar
Junior Member
Thanks Meter: 0
Last edited by tomppi; 18th February 2011 at 09:25 PM.
Post Reply Subscribe to Thread
Previous Thread Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes