SCR Screen Recording 5+ Now Works on Lollipop without Root

November 10, 2014 - Written By Alexander Maxham

In Android 4.4 KitKat, one of the features that Google introduced was screen recording. Now they wanted you to use the Android SDK to be able to record your screen, but there were plenty of apps that would do it straight from your phone with Root access. Now in Android 5.0 Lollipop, one of those apps called SCR Screen Recording works without the need of root. Which is a pretty big deal, in my opinion. Now you can do a screen recording without needing root access. Although it’s still nice to have, especially on a Nexus.

Of course, SCR Screen Recording isn’t the first app to allow you to record your screen without root on Lollipop, there are plenty of others thanks to the new API in Android 5.0. But this is one of the more popular apps out there. There are a few versions of SCR Screen Recording out there, you’ll want the one linked below as the others aren’t compatible with Android 5.0. It comes in both free and paid versions. The free one lets you record your screen for about 3 minutes, while the paid one gives you unlimited time. Additionally, the free one has a watermark on your screen recording and the paid one does not. The paid version is only a dollar, so it won’t break the bank, and it’s probably worth it just to support the developer.

I’m not sure how often us normal users would use screen recording, but it is  a nice feature to have, especially without root. I think I’ve only used screen recording once since it was announced as part of KitKat last year, and that was to do a tutorial for the site. How many of you out there have used screen recording on your Android smartphone or tablet? Be sure to let us know in the comments down below.