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Best free Android screen recorder to capture your screen

If its either for youtube or just to give a demo to your boss knowing how to capture and record the screen of your Android device is something very useful that at some point will come in handy. There are several apps and there might be a little of an easier solution to this, but after testing several, we came to the conclusion that the quality you get using the built in Screenrecord function is one that no app can provide.

Requirementes: An Android device (duh), a USB cable to connect your device to the computer and a PC running Windows.

Here is how to use it:

  1. First head over to Android Debug Bridge and download the SDK
  2. Once installed, navigate to:  \sdk\platform-tools
  3. right click and press Open Command Window Here
  4. Enable USB debugging on your Android device and connect it via USB to your PC
  5. Once connected, run the following command in the Command Window opened previously: adb devices
  6. If it finds your device without any issue, the recording can start
  7. In order to do this, run the following command: adb shell screenrecord /sdcard/example.mp4
  8. In which “Example.mp4” can be renamed to whatever you want to call the recording. It will store the recording on your device’s SD card.
  9. If you want the recording to stop, simply press CTRL+C on the command prompt

The command allows for a lot of options to be set like a time limit, frames, rotate screen etc all these options can be seen using the following command: adb shell screenrecord –help

Screen record options

Any questions? Make sure to ask them in the comment section bellow!

Alternative method

Like mentioned previously, there are several alternative methods, one of them is mirroring your Android device to your computer and then using capturing software on your PC to record the screen. These methods require a rooted device and are a little more complicated, you can check out how to do so following this great guide from IBM

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