Screen Recording feature coming to CyanogenMod (video demo)

by: Chris SmithOctober 20, 2013

CyanogenMod developer Koushik “Koush” Dutta has demoed in a new video a new feature coming to the custom ROM: screen recording.

The app will let anyone interested in capturing on video the action on the screen of their Android smartphones and tablets as it happens. And there’s support for audio as well, as you can see in the video above.

By simultaneously pressing volume up and the power button, users will be able to record the screen of their devices. As you can see in the demo video, they’ll have the option of showing the movement of the finger on the display as well.

The status of the recording will be shown in the notification area, from where users will be able to stop it. That’s also where users will enable and disable the touch action.

The feature is certainly useful for anyone interested in showing off certain app features and/or bugs directly on the phone – therefore developers will certainly be interested in this one – but regular users will also be able to record their displays when using certain apps.

The app will be available in CyanogenMod “soon,” but Koush did not specify when that will happen exactly.

In case you were wondering, this one will not be available as a standalone app for Android, so you’ll have to run a CyanogenMod edition ROM on your device to enjoy the Screen Recording feature.

  • Santeri

    This will actually come in really handy!

  • Frederico Silva

    One other thing that caught my attention: that gallery app (GalleryNext). I googled it and couldn’t find anything. Next CMod gallery app?

    • MasterMuffin

      They said they’ll make a new gallery app

  • RanRu

    I thought main reason devices didn’t already have this feature was for copyright reasons. If memory serves, one of the Galaxy phones (Note 2?) had the feature for the Korean market, but they removed it on the US model.

    • Android Villain

      In that case, the no phone would be allowed a camera and ScreenCast wouldnt be allowed to be sold on Google Play and Screenshots wouldnt even exist!

  • ruiner

    custom roms are boring they don’t bring anything cool to the table and is not worth all the efforts to root, back up, and flash.

    • MasterMuffin


    • IDontKnowMyName

      Having used AllianceROM on my Galaxy Note for while I can only say it made the phone faster/smoother and better battery life. And not to mention that the developers added a ton of features and customization to make the whole experience so much better. So yea a custom rom is very awesome to me if it’s not to you.

    • Doan

      To each his own.

  • Haas

    If this feature comes in the latest stable release of CM, Android gamers will finally rejoice…

  • 007

    this is so cool, CM rules !

  • chamika

    No need to root the device if u have nexus 7 2013 . it already has this screen capture technique in build.. No need to have cyanogen mode either.. Running android 4.4.1

  • Renato2014gv

    When this cm ROM will be available to Samsung gt-n7000?