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Information about PhoneTapper (free) and XRecorder

April 28, 2011

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Manual recordings :

For manual recordings, the phones microphone is always used as source.
Pause/Continue is only possible for Wave codec (only XRecorder)
Option” Gain” is only available for Wave codec .  Automatic gain controller (agc) is default.

Call recordings :

The default audio source after installing is microphone (“Mic”). This should work for all
phones. To improve recording of the other part, turn on the phones speaker.

Some phones are able to use audio source “Voice Call” for recording of both parties.
Audio source “Voice Call” has been tested on Sony Ericsson X-series with success.

Also select your appropriate call codec (mp4, 3gp or wave) in preferences.
Wave codec is not recommended for call recordings.

Selecting wrong options may cause the phone to restart.

Ringtones :

Press long on a recording in Player and tap on ‘Use as tone’  if you want to set it as ringtone, notification or alarm tone.  Tones could be restored from system settings.

Customized background :

It is possible to customize the background used in this app. Just transfer a jpg image called ‘background.jpg’ to the XRecorder folder on the SD-card. Be cautious and keep the filesize below 50kB.

Filters : (only XRecorder)

Filters could be applied for both outgoing and incoming calls.
If an outgoing or incoming call contains a number from the active filter, it may be recorded or not, depending on the type of filtering.
Examples :
Filtering on “ +47” will catch all incoming calls from Norway  if used as incoming filter.
Filtering on “Unknown” will catch unknown numbers represented this way.

Be aware that contacts often include the country code and may not be suitable for filtering of e.g. outgoing calls.

Tap on names in filter to see number.
Press long on names in filter to edit or delete.

Note: Max 20 phone numbers are  allowed in each filter.

Record none except listed phone numbers :

  1. Press menu on phone and select Filters
  2. Select Outgoing or Incoming filter
  3. Press “None except” button
  4. Press menu and select contacts or add phone numbers you want to record
  5. Press return button or select another filter

Record all except listed phone numbers :

  1. Press menu on phone and select Filters
  2. Select Outgoing or Incoming filter
  3. Press “All except” button
  4. Press menu and select contacts or add phone numbers you don’t want to record
  5. Press return button or select another filter

Folders : (only XRecorder)

With these features, available from menu button, you are able to organize your recordings :

–          Add new folder

–          Remove folder

–          Move selected items to another folder

–          Press long on an item to move it to another folder

–          System folders are :
manual   : Manual recordings
outgoing : Outgoing calls recorded
incoming: Incoming calls recorded
_NOTES : notes

Notes : (only XRecorder)

Press long on a recording, while in Player or Folders to add, edit or read a note attached to this recording. To remove it, simply press long on it and “cut all” i.e. delete all text and press OK.

Notes are added to mail body if recording is sent by email.

DISCLAIMER:  This software is provided as is, without any warranty expressed or implied. We’re not responsible that this software behaves well under all conditions.
6 Comments leave one →
  1. Robert permalink
    May 17, 2011 4:08 am


    I have SonyEricsson Phones, interested to try PhoneTapper (free) or XRecorder to record high quality voice call for both parties in SonyEricsson phones.

    Have trouble to install PhoneTapper. It is said “this item can not be installed in your device’s country” in Android Market in my laptop.

    I also tried Android Market on the mobiles, I can not search both PhoneTapper (free) or XRecorder in the Android Market on 2 phones.

    I am in China, with X8 flashed Orange France, X10 mini pro flashed with UK.

    If your SW limmits countries, which countries you allow to install the SW? Should I change customer code to the relevent countries?

    • May 17, 2011 9:01 am

      Hi, my SW does not limits countries. There must be some other limitations ?
      BTW both app’s require at least Android 2.1.

  2. Robert permalink
    May 17, 2011 10:03 am


    Both phone are Android 2.1.

    I guess that Android Market has some policies , ex, some SWs are limmited to some countries. or Android Market may have agreements with some operators with distribution of SWs.

    I posted a simillar question to Android Market. and waiting response.

    It seems that Android Market does not have unified interface as Apple. I can search many useful SWs in PC’s Android Market, but they are missing on the Android Market on the mobile. It is Confusing.

    • May 17, 2011 10:23 am

      I agree. However it should be possible to install from gmail if you install another app and have the apk file enclosed ….

  3. nik permalink
    October 17, 2011 10:42 am

    Hey. I want to install the full version but can’t find it on market. Love the free but want full!

    • October 24, 2011 7:08 pm

      Yes, sorry I had som problems with Android 2.3.3 and have unpublished it at the moment…
      Maybe I will put it back on for pre 2.3.3 mobiles in a day or two …

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