Display Recorder Lets You Record Your Jailbroken Device’s Screen On iOS 5


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Did you know that you can easily record your jailbroken iOS device’s screen with an app called Display Recorder? Thanks to a recent update that introduced iOS 5 compatibility, jailbreakers running the latest version of Apple’s mobile OS can record screen activity and share it with the world.

Display Record is a fantastic Cydia app that has been around for years. Version 1.2.5 introduces the ability to record your screen on iOS 5, save the movie file, and share it with YouTube or your desktop computer.

If you’re unfamiliar with Display Recorder, it’s basically a screencasting tool for iOS devices. If you’ve jailbroken iOS 5 and have access to Cydia, you can buy Display Recorder for $4.99. The app offers robust options and customization for recording the managing your screen activity.

Display Recorder saves high-quality video from both portrait and landscape orientations in h.264/MJPG/AVI codecs. There’s a web interface that can be used to offload your recordings to your desktop computer when on the same home network and control your iOS device’s screen remotely. There’s also onboard YouTube integration for getting a video online quickly.

Activator integration lets you trigger Display Recorder from anywhere in iOS. The default trigger is a simultaneous tap and hold of the Home and Power buttons.

You can get Display Recorder for iOS 5 in Cydia today.

  • recyclops117

    Damn it. I hope Apple makes this a feature, so awesome. 

  • prof_peabody

    If this can be used to record a FaceTime call, it would be one of the first things I’ve heard of in ages that’s actually worth jail breaking for.  

  • iDaBoss

    previous versions could so i assume it still can

  • ddevito

    wow – that is one cool app. *want*

  • ZenFire1

    Hi, I present on stage and want to broadcast to a large tv or projector for all to see — then want to get it to the macbook pro in real time, and record in iMovie (or?), so I can edit, burn, post to web.  I’m using Sketchbook Pro for iPad2, Brushes, and other drawing programs..  Its the brush strokes I want to capture and post.  How do I do this?  Thanks.

  • mattrathbun

    Zen, I’m also a speaker and hate the limitations of screen recording…  I use an Apple TV with HDMI to the projector of screen.  iOS5 lets you send the signal to the AppleTV wirelessly.  That means you can wonder about without being tethered to the AppleTV