1. chirantha7777's Avatar
    WARNING TO ALL S5 USERS. It is confirmed that the S5 Update of Marshmallow 6.0.1 kills the Call Recording ability on your phone.

    That's right folks! Samsung who supports threatening call making villas and governments that wish to stop call recording have done it again! They have broken call recording in the S5 and since Marshmallow is the last update Galaxy S5 will receive (S2 had three, so will S5) I don't think the S5 will receive a fix because Samsung has a hard time accepting their firmware bugs! They just level it on the app developers and walk away. I can still remember Android ICS broke call recording on the Galaxy S2 and it only got fixed in Jelly Bean. In case of the S5 I don't think it will ever.

    I am going to downgrade ASAP because call recording is a essential feature I require anyway. I don't think Samsung being the a 3rd class company they are, would even bother about fixing it ever in the S5 also because the S5 might never receive Android N. I can live without the ugly Marshmallow but never without Call Recording!
    05-16-2016 11:54 AM
  2. ironass's Avatar
    Does this apply to ALL 42 models of Samsung Galaxy S5, both unbranded and carrier branded, worldwide?

    Please post a link to your source.

    By the way, I am on my second update from Samsung for Marshmallow. Call recording is working fine on both releases!!!
    can3gxw likes this.
    05-16-2016 12:42 PM
  3. chirantha7777's Avatar
    My friend has a SM-G900M (Lives in Mexico) which is also suffering from the same. I think Samsung made the mistake on base code while adopting Marshmallow to the S5 hardware. Basically on all 42 models the Mic and speaker paths and addresses to the modem would remain the same hardware wise. So yes, then all 42 models should be affected. Samsung won't fix it because they are being a bit anti-call recording. I'm using the 900FD version, my next door guys 900F is also affected (he had got the Marshmallow update faster than me), but he doesn't use call recording feature. But three of us notice one more thing in common.... overall responsiveness of the phone is horrible as well!
    05-16-2016 12:56 PM
  4. can3gxw's Avatar
    How do you record calls on the S5? Is it baked into the stock firmware, or are you using an app to do it? If you use an app from the Play Store, does it not work? Is the sky really falling or can it be traced back to a specific carrier saying "screw you"? I am betting that this is a carrier specific model (like AT&T or Verizon) that has crippled it and not "EVERY SINGLE GALAXY S5 ON THE ENTIRE PLANET OMG!"
    05-16-2016 01:40 PM
  5. chirantha7777's Avatar
    How do you record calls on the S5? Is it baked into the stock firmware, or are you using an app to do it? If you use an app from the Play Store, does it not work? Is the sky really falling or can it be traced back to a specific carrier saying "screw you"? I am betting that this is a carrier specific model (like AT&T or Verizon) that has crippled it and not "EVERY SINGLE GALAXY S5 ON THE ENTIRE PLANET OMG!"
    No, SM-G900FD is the international variant of the S5. Also call recording apps were able to record calls via the OS VOICE_CALL (Mode 2) Line which is now disabled.
    05-16-2016 05:17 PM
  6. can3gxw's Avatar
    Also call recording apps were able to record calls via the OS VOICE_CALL (Mode 2) Line which is now disabled.
    Again - what app? I have just tried a couple of recording apps from the Play Store and both work 100%. Please don't make broad statements and accuse Samsung (or LG, or HTC, or Apple, etc...) of doing things because they
    support threatening call making villas
    05-16-2016 06:06 PM
  7. Rukbat's Avatar
    No, SM-G900FD is the international variant of the S5. Also call recording apps were able to record calls via the OS VOICE_CALL (Mode 2) Line which is now disabled.
    It's evidently disabled on previous Samsungs too, because none of the apps can record the other end, just me. (Some record a buzz, no voice in either direction, others record the other end so low volume that even playing it through a stereo at a low enough volume that thermionic noise doesn't blow the speakers rarely gives me a word or syllable loud enough to understand.) They must have added it to the S5.
    05-16-2016 11:37 PM
  8. chirantha7777's Avatar
    Again - what app? I have just tried a couple of recording apps from the Play Store and both work 100%. Please don't make broad statements and accuse Samsung (or LG, or HTC, or Apple, etc...) of doing things because they
    Thats a typo. Samsung supports villains! If you disable call recording on the phone... that would be for one reason! to allow no evidence for threatening calls. Samsung is trying to support the stupid EU law which prohibits recording of calls maybe to gain business acceptance. But in turn they are supporting such villains. I personally see no harm in call recording. But call tapping is bad!
    Double Tap likes this.
    05-17-2016 01:52 AM
  9. rokemsokem's Avatar
    Oh snaps. Villains, you say? Jiiiminy crickets. That's all we need are villains. Sheesh.

    Who are these villains? Will my caller ID tell me it's the villains calling if they call? Cause I have a whistle. And I ain't ascared to use it either.
    can3gxw and Feldon like this.
    05-17-2016 02:13 AM
  10. stts's Avatar
    So this is clear as mud. Has it been confirmed that S5 Lollipop and Marshmallow cant record both sides of a call clearly? Or are there 3rd party apps that can still easily record all calls? It is vital for me to be able to record both sides of calls. So if some form of S5 cant do that some how, then theres no point to my getting an S5. I been recording all my calls on an S2 using app Galaxy Call Recorder. It works great on S2s and I expected to use it on a newer phone. S5s are getting cheap, but if they cant record calls clearly then I would have to consider an S7. You cant put batteries or memory in S6s, so I wasnt even going to consider S6s.
    05-18-2016 05:42 AM
  11. RazzMaTazz's Avatar
    If you're willing to root and install Xposed, there's an Xposed module, called XtouchWiz which enables call recording.
    rayzor_uk likes this.
    05-20-2016 12:06 AM
  12. Feldon's Avatar
    If there's no confirmation of this, then the thread should be renamed.
    ironass and ironass like this.
    05-20-2016 10:47 AM
  13. abk16's Avatar
    As mentioned on this other thread:
    I found 1 that works but it does not pop up with a notification of new call recording, If you are interested try Call Recorder - ACR by NLL but if you come across another app please let me know.
    I can confirm this app seems to work with my SM-G900F with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update. Also, the free version has decent enough features to be usable without having to buy the full. I have yet to reliably test it, but it seems alright so far.
    Tritonemusic likes this.
    06-23-2016 09:29 AM
  14. Tritonemusic's Avatar
    Just tried it a couple of times, and I share your experience; it seems to work just fine. I have an S5 from Verizon. Marshmallow 6.0.1.
    06-23-2016 11:13 AM
  15. Scoutyranks1's Avatar
    Hello all,
    I am very new to this forum and have just found out how to make your phone still record with Marshmallow update.
    The new Marshmellow OS comes with a feature called App optimising, otherwise known as doze. This is what you need to do to disable this feature.

    Step 1: Go to setings
    Step 2: select battery
    Step 3: Select battery usage box
    Step 4: Select 3 little dots in top right corner.
    When you select this, battery optimisation will come up on the screen.
    Step 5: Select battery optimisation
    Step 6: You will now be presented with a pop up that says all optimised apps below
    Step 7: Select All apps, you will then be shown all the apps on your phone Samsung that are being optimised.

    There will be a slider button shown in green on all the apps on your phone.

    Step 8: Go through each of the apps and press them once to turn off app optimitation for each of them. You will know optimisation is turned off for each when the green slider slides to the left and is no longer green in colour.

    Step 9: Save any previous call recordings that you need and delete the call recording app you are using, in my case, Automatic Call Recorder by Appliqato.

    Step 10: Re install back your call recording app and now you will see the message that was coming up before telling you that you may not be able to record calls has gone.

    Now you will be able to once again successfully record your calls.
    Please let me know how you get on.
    I have only tried this on my Samsung S5 but I'm sure it will work on all Samsung devices currently using Marshmallow.
    07-07-2016 10:03 AM
  16. Scoutyranks1's Avatar
    WARNING TO ALL S5 USERS. It is confirmed that the S5 Update of Marshmallow 6.0.1 kills the Call Recording ability on your phone.

    That's right folks! Samsung who supports threatening call making villas and governments that wish to stop call recording have done it again! They have broken call recording in the S5 and since Marshmallow is the last update Galaxy S5 will receive (S2 had three, so will S5) I don't think the S5 will receive a fix because Samsung has a hard time accepting their firmware bugs! They just level it on the app developers and walk away. I can still remember Android ICS broke call recording on the Galaxy S2 and it only got fixed in Jelly Bean. In case of the S5 I don't think it will ever.

    I am going to downgrade ASAP because call recording is a essential feature I require anyway. I don't think Samsung being the a 3rd class company they are, would even bother about fixing it ever in the S5 also because the S5 might never receive Android N. I can live without the ugly Marshmallow but never without Call Recording!
    07-07-2016 10:19 AM
  17. Scoutyranks1's Avatar
    Hello all,
    I am very new to this forum and have just found out how to make your phone still record with Marshmallow update.
    The new Marshmellow OS comes with a feature called App optimising, otherwise known as doze. This is what you need to do to disable this feature.

    Step 1: Go to setings
    Step 2: select battery
    Step 3: Select battery usage box
    Step 4: Select 3 little dots in top right corner.
    When you select this, battery optimisation will come up on the screen.
    Step 5: Select battery optimisation
    Step 6: You will now be presented with a pop up that says all optimised apps below
    Step 7: Select All apps, you will then be shown all the apps on your phone Samsung that are being optimised.

    There will be a slider button shown in green on all the apps on your phone.

    Step 8: Go through each of the apps and press them once to turn off app optimitation for each of them. You will know optimisation is turned off for each when the green slider slides to the left and is no longer green in colour.

    Step 9: Save any previous call recordings that you need and delete the call recording app you are using, in my case, Automatic Call Recorder by Appliqato.

    Step 10: Re install back your call recording app and now you will see the message that was coming up before telling you that you may not be able to record calls has gone.

    Now you will be able to once again successfully record your calls.
    Please let me know how you get on.
    I have only tried this on my Samsung S5 but I'm sure it will work on all Samsung devices currently using Marshmallow.
    07-07-2016 10:19 AM
  18. ChiefDog's Avatar
    Does the same on mine most of the time.
    07-12-2016 07:41 PM
  19. po1725's Avatar
    I have S5 SM-G900F I can record both sides
    after updating to 6.0.1 I had problems too but i find some app works perfectly

    Call Recorder - ViktorDegt -> some bugs with side
    ACR - NLL -> can record but not stop auto after call ending
    Boldbeast -> Perfect no issues at all (no root)
    Total Recall -Killer Mobile -> Perfect no issues at all root works better (THE BEST )
    08-31-2016 04:05 PM
  20. JohnM77's Avatar
    You can try this app:
    FonTel - Call Recorder
    Tested with Samsung S5, S6 and Sony Z3 (6.0.1)
    09-08-2016 03:53 AM
  21. CrazyCall's Avatar
    Hi everyone.
    I just bought a Galaxy S5 GM900F. I'm still testing and I don´t know why and for what reasons, it doesn´t record other party on some calls.
    I've tried almost 10 KitKat ROMs. The last one was the SGM900FXX1ANCE downloaded from SamMobile . It is a unknown version (VFJ) 2014-06-07 G900FVFJ1ANCE. This version doesn´t contain native app from mobile operators. I did some tests and sometimes calls are recorded both sides, sometimes not.
    I have one Galaxy S4 I9505, once I upgraded from KitKat to Lollipop 5.0.1, other party recording failed.
    Solution for that was to downgrade to KitKat, reinstall the All Call Recorder and upgrade to Lollipop 5.0.1. But if you uncheck "record other party voice" box, you can´t check it back anymore. Now I'll try to upgrade this new S5GM900F to a Lollipop 5.0.1 and see what is going to happen. I hope it works like the S4 I9505.
    10-23-2016 02:48 PM

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