Enable Call Recording on Xperia Z2 and Z3

Enable Call Recording on Xperia Z2 and Z3

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Call recording, while not legal in every part of the world, is quite handy in certain situations. Some OEMs have decided to implement call recording into their default Phone applications, and sometimes hide it. There are ways to enable the feature, if it’s there but hidden, through Xposed Framewok modules or other apps.

On the older firmwares, such as 4.4.2, Sony had a hidden call recording feature in SemcPhone.apk. This feature was split over multiple applications. XDA Senior Member AndroPlus found a way to restore the call recording feature by extracting the Chinese variant of the ROM. The extracted CallRecording.apk can be flashed onto the device using one of the popular recoveries.

To make use of this feature, your device must be rooted. After flashing the archive, the feature can be found in the Settings → Call Setttings → Call Recording. Be sure to check if call recording is legal in your country before flashing this application. You can find the regulations in this Wikipedia article, but most likely the best way is to check with local authorities.

You can enable the call recording feature on Sony Xperia Z2 and Sony Xperia Z3. You can try with other models as well, but be advised that this method may not work. You can learn more about the method by visiting the Enable Call Recording on Z3 and Z2 23.x firmware forum thread.