Record android screen using android SDK and ADB

Posted on  1/27/2015

There are many ways to record android screen , there are many applications those are capable of doing that but some of them requires root access . In this tutorial I am going to show you how you can use android sdk and tools to record android screen .


  1. Android Device Running ” Kitkat ” or later
  2. System with android sdk installed

You can Download and install android sdk
and make sure that you’ve installed platform tools and you can access adb tool .
first start adb

$ adb devices

sample output :

$  adb devices
* daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
* daemon started successfully *
List of devices attached
d66479a device
adnroid adb
adnroid adb

after that , you can see if any devices is attached with your computer , if not then enable developer option and connect your android device then try again . this tool record in mp4 format you can use vlc or any media player to play it quality of video vary device to device .

$ adb shell screenrecord  /sdcard/record17.mp4

after that press ctrl + c to stop recording . you can find that recording on root of your sdcard .

Screen Shot 2015-01-27 at 4.48.29 pm
Screen Shot 2015-01-27 at 4.48.29 pm

Sample Recorded Video

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