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Android Pie blocks recording calls on mobiles without root

Android Pie blocks recording calls using third-party apps

Android 9 Pie It has brought with it many new features that make this version one of the most interesting in the history of Android. However, as with any other break in the operating system, there are things that work better and others that work worse. A few days ago we reported failures in the fast charging of the original Google Pixel, for example. This problem will be solved by Google as they have already indicated. However, other aspects correspond to intentional behaviors, such as the one that concerns us today.

Android Pie blocks recording calls using third-party apps. To date, if you used applications like Call recording – ACR, you could record your phone calls without major problems. After the elimination of the corresponding API in Android 6 Marshmallow, this possibility had been maintained without the need for root a mobile. It was enough to install these applications and voila, you could record as much as you wanted. However, in Android 9 Pie new locks have been added that prevent them from working in the same way as they had been doing.

Rooting your mobile: the only alternative

This news has come to the fore thanks to the development teams of these apps, who reported the new limitations. In Google They have closed the shortcut they used up to Android 8.1 Oreo, which forces that, if you want to record calls on your mobile with Android 9 Pie, you will have to root it. Complaints have been noted on portals like Reddit, since this was a very popular feature and is not available natively in the operating system.

It should be noted that in the months prior to the launch of Android 9 Pie, information emerged that spoke of the possibility that the system included native call recording. Finally, everything seemed to be a mandatory information beep when calls were to be recorded, so that both parties were aware of the fact. This would be aimed at protecting privacy. However, for the moment there has been no news in this section or news of any kind. To implement something like this, it would be necessary to launch another version of the system, which forces to wait for Android 9.1 Pie or Android 10 Q.