Since the dawn of time, owners of Tegra devices have wanted a way to natively capture video of what's happening on their screen. Unfortunately, none of the existing apps (including Screencast) were able to accomplish this goal – until now.

Say hello to the [somewhat] recently-released SCR Screen Recorder, an app that not only promises to capture screencasts of Tegra devices, but delivers on that promise beautifully. To put the app to the test, I not only gave it a run on my Nexus 7, but broke the Galaxy Tab 10.1 out of the vault to ensure Tegra 2 compatibility. To my surprise, it worked perfectly on both devices.

Like all other screencasting tools, SCR requires root access.

Despite working wonderfully on both of the devices I tried it on, SCR is currently listed as "beta," with the Play Store listing noting that it may not work on all devices and/or ROMs. The developer adds that you can report any issues you may have so he can work on adding support for your particular device.

There are both free and pro versions of the app, with the former limiting video recording to a maximum of three minutes and applying the SCR watermark to the recorded video. Naturally, the full version of the application removes all limitations, but it will set you back $6.

Thanks, Jared Morgan!

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Carlos

    I tried this on my Galaxy Nexus, first time it stopped working and the second time my Nexus rebooted. Third time with modified settings (screen resolution, max fps to 20...) it worked" :D
    If I'm up-to-date then there isn't any screen recorded for Galaxy Nexus which would work..?

    • Milind Shah

      afaik, screencast doesn't work on any 4.2 device

      • Carlos

        Yeah, but I didn't speak about any screencast!
        I used SRC screen recorder on my Nexus! :)

        • HashTagHell

          I believe he was speaking about screencasting (which is screen recording) in general. When I had my Galaxy Nexus I remember having the same issue. It has something to do with something Samsung did with the phone itself.

      • MasterMuffin

        It does, I have AOKP Milestone 2 and Screencast works, some colors jist change for some reason

  • http://silverfang77.tumblr.com/ Silver Fang

    Doesn't work on Droid 4.

  • Milind Shah

    not compatible with my nexus 4 for some reason

    • http://kennydude.me/ Joe Simpson

      Worked for mine on GiffGaff in the UK

    • Igneel

      Works on mine.. You sure it's the right app?

      • Milind Shah

        just checked, it's because i am running 4.3 right now :-)

        • Igneel

          yeah, i tested it on 4.3 too and it doesn't work :P

  • http://www.youtube.com/crisr82 Kristian Ivanov

    ...works on Tegra, doesn't work on Mali (or at least the Galaxy S2)
    (well, technically it does, but it works so bad it's not even worth it...switch to CPU and stay in native screen resolution, in games you'll get roughly 15fps tops)

  • TechGuy22

    laggy and not full 30 frame.

  • Amish Crusader

    Doesn't work well mt6589 devices. (colors are off, I think it cut off after a few secs) tried a lot of things but no go.

  • marcusmaximus04

    While it doesn't capture on the device itself, BBQScreen works perfectly on Tegra devices and would certainly qualify as a "screencasting tool".

  • Lalit Mali

    Tried on my Galaxy R(Tegra 2)+CM10.1 and it works perfect with the default settings itself.

  • robert steedman

    Galaxy s3 running a stock TW rom.... doesn't work..


    • UnknownTroll1

      same here

  • taxi333

    Does not work on my Galaxy S3 (d2vzw) running CM10.1.2 (stable)

  • lordmerovingian

    This app definitely did not work on my Sprint Note 2..

    • pizentu

      Works fine on my Att Note 2. I am running Rootbox rom though.

  • marcusmaximus04

    Not that I was really fully expecting it to, but it doesn't work on the leaked Android 4.3(on Nexus 4).

  • http://wapreview.com Dennis Bournique

    The Play Store claims the app is not compatible with my rooted Tegra 2 Motorola Photon 4G (:

    • Carlos

      Requires Android
      4.0.3 - 4.2
      If you are using Gingerbread 2.3.x then it won't be compatible with your phone.

  • spydie

    You forget to mention it was for ROOT only devices

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      You forgot to read the story.

  • pizentu

    Did you tweet this? If so somehow I missed it. Thankfully I caught it in the "32 best new android apps..." tweet. Finally a screen recorder that works on my Xoom as well as it has a fix for the UV swap that causes the colors to invert on certain Roms with Screencast.

    It also captures much higher quality than screencast. If you are someone who uses screencast, You will almost certainly get this app. I loved screencast but I dont think I will ever use it again.

  • mptpro

    Worked on my rooted Nexus 4. However, how do I rotate the video 90 degrees for playback on web?

  • Primo

    Is the SCR App compatible with Galaxy S4?

  • Tom
  • Christopher Fraser

    Recordable (recordable.mobi/app) doesn't need root and supports just about everything.

  • Iwo Banaƛ

    Due to some policy compliance issues (which are now resolved) I had to move SCR Free to a new addres. It's now abailable at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.iwobanas.screenrecorder.free2