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How to Enable Call Recording on Galaxy S4/S5/S6 Note 3/4

Enable Call Recording on GalaxyCall recording is a missing feature for Samsung galaxy devices specially after updating to Android 5.0 Lollipop update.
This method will enable the hidden native call recording feature on different models of Samsung galaxy S4, S5, Note 3, Note 4 and almost any Samsung galaxy mobile phone running on Android Lollipop, KitKat, or Jelly bean.

In this post we will show you how to enable call recording on galaxy phones, by adding the “Record” button instead of the (+) “Add call” button in calling screen.


  • Call recording isn’t legal in some countries because its illegal to record the call without explicit permission from the other party, so that Samsung doesn’t add this feature to all countries and its limited only for few countries, So make sure to check your country or stat’s law before enabling this feature to your device.

  • If you use (+) “Add call” feature, don’t follow this guide because you will not have it after applying the changes to your device.
  • However this guide is extremely easy, you have to follow this tutorial at your own risk.


  • Rooted Samsung galaxy S4, S5, Note 3, Note 4, or any galaxy device.
  • Installed any root explorer allows you to edit system files (ES File Explorer is recommended).
  • Not more than 5 minutes from your time.


  1. Open “ES File Explorer” and press on the top left icon.
  2. Press Tools then choose Root Explorer.
    ES File Explorer 1
  3. Hit Mount R/W, change Path “/” and “/system” from RO to RW then press OK.
    ES File Explorer 2
  4. Once you press OK Superuser will ask for root permission hit GRANT.
  5. Press the top left icon, hit Local, choose / Device.
    ES File Explorer 3
  6. Go to: system > csc
  7. Find “others.xml” file (Some devices doesn’t have “others.xml” you might find “feature.xml” file instead) to take backup before modifying it.
  8. Now open “others.xml” file (or “feature.xml”) as text in “ES Note Editor”.
    ES File Explorer Others.xml
  9. Press on the top right icon (3 dot) and choose Edit.
  10. Search the following lines (at the end):
  11. Create a new line and paste the following line (AS ONE LINE) BEFORE the previous lines (NO SPACES): <CscFeature_VoiceCall_ConfigRecording>RecordingAllowed</CscFeature_VoiceCall_ConfigRecording>
    CSC_Call Recording Feature
  12. Hit the back button then press Yes to save the file.
  13. Save the changes to “others.xml” file (or “feature.xml”) then Reboot, to apply the changes on your device.

The Changes:

Call Record FeatureOnce you restart your device you can check the record button by receiving or making a call, you will have 2 options Start and Stop recording in calling screen.
The saved recording files will be saved to “voices” or “call” folder in the internal storage.

You can revert the changes that you applied to your device at anytime by restoring the backup file step 7 or by deleting the created line step 11.

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  1. i dnt working my samusng s4 SPH-l720 dnt any call recorder apps working kindly everybody help me….

  2. Hi root feature disabled on my samsung n9005 / note 3, android 5.0

    Please help

  3. I did it in my s4 GT-i9505 and worked very nice without problems..

    Thank you very much

  4. Seems like the comment-script here has filtered some parts of my message. Again: In my file it’s “SamsungMobileFeauture” and not “SamsungMobileFeature” at the beginning/start tag and at the end tag. And I don’t know why.

  5. Hi, thanks for your answer! That’s my modified file: http://fs2.directupload.net/images/150608/qtxhwkol.png

    Strange is, that at the top is “” and at the end also “” – there’s an “u” too much… But I never changed that. Why it’s “Feauture”???


  6. Hi, does not work on my GT-I9515. Have now root and added the line, restarted the phone, but there’s always the “+ add call” button. Why?

  7. feature.xml is where I had to add the line

  8. Funciona muy bien. Galaxy S4 lollipop 5.0.1.Gracias

  9. Thank you for your article. So I get the recording button on my GalaxyS4 L720 And 4.4.2.
    And I touch the record button during call, It’s pop up “Recording 00:00” by red text.
    But time was not counted. It kept 00:00.

    And In case of using other auto call recording, app run well, but no file after recording.

    Please help me.

  10. Its not working..

    I have Samsung Galaxy S4, I have call recording option, but unfortunately its not recording my calls.
    I tried your method but there is nothing changed. plz guid

  11. When i click on root explore it says sorry test failed this feature can not run on your device.
    Please let me know if there is any way to continue it.

  12. Good post!!! I sucessfully do it. My Smartphone is Samsung Galaxy E5. No error! Everything is okay. A lot of thanks.

  13. When I try to enable root explorer in ES File Explorer I get “Sorry, test failed. This feature cannot run on your device.”

    Super SU is enabled. Root Checker says that root access is properly installed. I followed the earlier instructions to install

    I searched for this error but have not found any satisfactory resolution.

    I successfully followed the instructions for “How to Keep ROOT for Verizon Galaxy S5 on Android L [OA8].”

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