How To: Enable the Hidden Voice Call Recording Feature on Your Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Enable the Hidden Voice Call Recording Feature on Your Samsung Galaxy Note 2

How to Enable the Hidden Voice Call Recording Feature on Your Samsung Galaxy Note 2

In most states, it's completely legal to record a telephone conversation that you're a part of without the other parties knowing. You can even record a conversation that you're not a part of, as long as you have consent from at least one person involved in the call.

However, there are a few states that require everyone in the conversation to be aware of recordings for it to be legal. California, Florida, Massachusetts, and Washington are just several of the fourteen states that demand it.

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Unfortunately, since smartphone makers can't make their devices with each state in mind, they tend to do what's best as a whole. In this case, that's leaving out the call recording option entirely.

Some actually include it, but disable it based on region, like Samsung did with the Galaxy Note 2. So, if you have a Note 2, it's totally possible to bring back that hidden voice call recording feature.

Method #1: Installing SecPhone (Root Required)

SecPhone allows you to record phone calls by simply pressing a button on your call screen. Pretty handy, right? It will record both voice calls, as long as one isn't using a Bluetooth mic.

To install the SecPhone mod onto your Galaxy Note 2, you'll just need to flash either the XXDMB2/4 Odex/Deodex or XXDMB5 Odex/Deodex zip files, depending on your model, to your rooted device via recovery mode.

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Once your phone reboots, you should have the recording capability right on your phone interface.

Method #2: Google Play Apps (No Root Needed)

If you don't have a rooted Galaxy Note 2 (and don't want to root), but still want to have call recording capabilities on your device, there are several phone recording apps on Google Play that'll do the trick.

  • Record My Call is one of the most popular free call recording apps on the market. But, you have to always carry out your conversation on loudspeaker, because it can only record incoming and outgoing calls from your phone's microphone. That's why the rooted method above is good, because it bypasses this restriction, but this is a good non-root alternative.
  • Call Recorder is another free and popular call recording app, but with many more features such as recording all of your voice calls, locking recorded items to prevent from auto-cleaning, enabling/disabling notifications, and changing the recording source, quality, and channel.
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If you don't mind paying, there's also Total Recall and Call Recorder, but they're like ten bucks each.

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13 Comments

Which file do I flash for the Verizon note 2 running Jedi xv12?

Which system version are you running?

How do I find it? Verizon sch-1605.
Android version 4.1.2

Don't know. How do I find it?

I like that.

Hi, i have been having seriously problems in regards to my wifi, andriod & iphones my laptops & also all the devices like my dad's Samsung tab & all devices that connected to my wifi. All this happened when i friends of mine came to my place ask for my wifi password conned me by telling me that he can find out whether my gf have been cheating on me by using my laptop logging into facebook, since then i have been having connectivity issues, fraud on credit cards, eavesdropping on my phone conversation, recorded audio files & screen-shot on my phone and worst my location. Due to this issue i changed my router as advice by the asus service advisor, change my laptop and numerous change of phones exp: from note 2 changing to note 2, i too find it ridiculous. But after numerous changes the situation is still the same and is affecting my life. Please any gurus can help out because i really do not have knowledge on IT. This is also why that i have stray to this website and i found out that my phone does have an sec phone is it by default that note 2 have it? Please advise thanks.

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Victor Chen

Which file do I flash to the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 2 running 4.1.2?

Which file do I flash to GT N7100 samsung note 2 running 4.4.2 version

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