Enable Screen Recording on Android 5.0 Lollipop Without Root

One of the new features of Android 4.4 KitKat was the screen-recording feature. You can record anything that happens on your phone’s screen, but you could do that only via PC and ADB (Android Debug Bridge) or your phone must be rooted and suitable app installed. That has changed with the Android 5.0 Lollipop update. Android 5.0 does not require ADB and root access to record screen.


With Android 5.0 Lollipop, you can record anything that happens on your phone’s screen by installing suitable apps. No root access is required as in Android 4.4 KitKat. Screen recording apps makes use of the android.media.projection API, which allows apps to capture the device’s screen without ADB and root access.

What are the uses of screen recording on Android smartphone? It can be useful in many situations, for instance, if you want to show off features of an app, or playing of a game, etc. The possibilities are endless.

Here I am presenting two best apps that enables screen recording on Android 5.0 Lollipop without root.

1. SRC Screen Recorder:

This Android 5.0 Lollipop application lets you record your phone’s screen, so that you can show off your app development to others or simply share something interesting with your friends.

The free version of the app can be downloaded from Play Store [HERE] and it lets you record up to three minutes of the video and has a visible watermark.


Once installed, open the app, select video resolution, bit rate, frame rate and then start recording.

2. ilos screen recorder – No Root:

This app lets you record videos from your Android Lollipop screen. You can share your video on Youtube or Facebook, or save them directly to your mobile device, G Drive or Dropbox.

The free version of ilos screen recorder – No Root can be downloaded from Play Store [HERE].


Once installed, open the app and tap “Capture Screen” at the top to start recording. To adjust video quality, tap “Quality” in the top right corner and select the video resolution of your preference.

Kannan is a computer and Android enthusiast, a blogger by passion and a tech freak. His always ready-to-help attitude, knowledge and hard work is what drives him.

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