[GUIDE] How to Record your Screen in Android 4.4 KitKat


Android 4.4 KitKat, brings some very interesting new features with it. One of them is the ability to Record your Screen using ADB (Android Debug Bridge) without rooting your device.

Below we will describe how you can archive the “Screen Recording” stuff. It’s easy and simple (this guide is ONLY for Windows).

First download ADB_Package.zip and save it to your PC. Extract the .zip package you just downloaded by right-clicking it and select “Extract All“.

Download UniversalAdbDriverSetup6.msi and install it on your PC.

On your device go to SettingAbout phone and keep hitting the Build Number until you see a popup message saying “You are now a developer!“. Press back button and then tap on “Developer Options” menu and turn on the “USB debugging” option.


If you have done with all these, plug your device in via the USB cable and wait for the drivers to be installed. When the installation is complete open the ADB_Package folder you extracted earlier. Hold shift on the keyboard and right-click in any blank section at that folder and select Open Command Prompt Here.

In the command prompt, type the following and hit the Enter button on your keyboard:

adb shell screenrecord /sdcard/demo.mp4

You can change the filename of the recorded file from demo.mp4 to whatever you like. For example you can type adb shell screenrecord /sdcard/whateveryoulike.mp4

As you can see in the above line you have to write in the command prompt, the recorded file will be saved in the root of your sdcard. You can also change this by typing for example adb shell screenrecord /sdcard//My_Videos/whateveryoulike.mp4 and the file will be saved to the My_Videos folder of your sdcard.

After you type the line above in the command prompt and hit Enter, the recording will start immediately. If you want to stop recording your device’s screen you can hit Control + C on your keyboard. Simple as that. Then you can find your new MP4 video recorded file in your device’s gallery and/or at the folder you typed in the line above.

Here you can find more Screen Recording options and settings so you can play with the bitrate, duration etc.


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