Tomek Kondrat · Nov 30, 2013 at 04:00 am

Add Screen Recording to Your KitKat Project ROM

Native screen recording is one of the new features of Android 4.4. Google finally decided to give its users the ability to capture a video of the contents of their screens. This is very useful in various situations, such as presenting a new feature or simply demonstration some instructions.

Unfortunately, the ADB command to do this is not the most convenient solution, as screen recording is limited to 30 seconds only. Luckily, this amazing feature can be added to almost every source-built ROM, thanks to XDA Senior Member 0xD34D, who decided to share his commits from ChameleonOS.

We won’t lie to you; it’s not easy-peasy. You need to know how to build a ROM and use GitHub, as those commits need to be cherry-picked from the original repo. But it’s really worth it to try to build your own ROM, especially when there are plenty of good guides for using GitHub and ROM building. When the feature is added, it can be triggered by pressing volume up and power button.

If you are interested in adding this feature to your personal ROM project or simply wish to add it to one of the more popular ROMs, make your way to the original thread and learn more.


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Jimmy McGee · Mar 3, 2015 at 06:00 am · 1 comment

True Silent Mode for Lollipop – XDA Xposed Tuesday

Android 5.0 Lollipop is a great release. It’ has improving usability with material design, given us quick access to our notifications on our home screen, and more. However, there are some very unique idiosyncrasies regarding the notification sounds and silent mode. Basically, it’s not truly silent. In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that helps you truly silence your Lollipop device. XDA Recognized Developer tonyp created the True Silent Mode module. TK shows off...

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Emil Kako · Mar 2, 2015 at 01:03 pm · 1 comment

How Do You Usually Access the XDA Forums?

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Faiz Malkani · Mar 2, 2015 at 12:39 pm · 1 comment

Google Announces Plans for Projects Titan, Loon and Link

Once a year, top players in the mobile sphere gather for MWC, to show off what they've been working on and collectively set the standard for the year to come. Yesterday was a big day with the launch of HTC and Samsung's flagships, alongside numerous other announcements, and today it was Google's turn to take the stage. SVP Sundar Pichai took the stage in Barcelona to speak about Google's network initiatives, Project Link and Project Loon, as well as to...

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