Installing the Stream Recording Software

Requirements
  • You can alternatively use a rooted Android VM, such as Andyroid or Genymotion, and record your game for upload from your desktop Windows OS machine.
  • BlasterZone recording requires a rooted Android device.
  • It is assumed that the user installing this software is generally knowledgeable in the process of rooting devices, and use of the adb tools for Android.
  • You can alternatively use a rooted Android VM, such as Andyroid, and record your game for upload from your desktop Windows OS machine.
Important Notes for running on Andyroid or Genymotion VM
  • To root Andyroid, use Root Kit v3.5, downloadable here
    It is highly recommended you use Root Kit to also install BusyBox in your Andyroid VM. Genymotion is already rooted, so you do not need to specifically root it yourself.
  • You may increase amount of RAM the VM has available by modifying its VirtualBox settings. This may be useful if you experience slow app performance, or find that apps are being killed by the OS during recording.
  • After system files are modified by enabling or disabling the driver, you will see a message box stating that the device will restart. However, in some cases the VM may not restart automatically, but stall where the restart is supposed to happen. In such a case, you will need to manually shut down and restart it.
  • Before you install and enable BlasterZone on the VM, you are advised to set the Superuser automatic response to ‘allow’ access by default (rather than ‘prompt’). If you do not do so, the VM may appear to hang after reboot.
Important Notes for running on Android 5.x Lollipop OS

Installing BlasterZone requires about 10MB of available space in the /system partition. You can check the amount of space available by running ‘df’ from the console. Very often, Lollipop clamps the amount of available free space to a much smaller amount than that actually available on the partition.
E.g. you may see ‘df’ reporting only a few kB available on /system.In order to install BlasterZone, if you have less than 10MB available, you will need to reclaim this available space in the /system partition prior to installing the APK. Otherwise, the installation will fail.To reclaim /system partition space, many devices have patches available that can be installed via recovery mode. For example, if you have a Google Nexus 10 manta, this link describes how you can use TWRP to install a patch that will reclaim the /system partition space easily.

To Install

Prior to installation, you are advised to set your Superuser control to automatically grant all superuser requests (rather than prompt with timeout). If you do not do so, you may find that after rebooting the device, it may take a long time (several minutes) to start up.It is also highly recommended to install BusyBox prior to installing the BlasterZone APK. BusyBox can be installed from the Google Play store at this link. If you are installing on Andyroid, BusyBox can be installed via the Root Kit.

  • Download the appropriate APK above.
    • The device and OS combinations have been tested for the corresponding APK listed.
    • Certain APKs may work well for similar devices and OS combinations, however such use is at your own risk.
    • You can use the ‘getprop’ command in the shell to identify your [ro.product.manufacturer]-[ro.product.device] identifier values
  • Ensure that in your Android Settings, under ‘Developer Options’, the option for ‘Verify apps over USB’ is disabled, and the option for ‘USB debugging’ is enabled.
  • Connect your device to your PC via a USB cable, and run ‘adb devices’ to ensure it is detected
  • Run ‘adb install BlasterZone.apk’ on the downloaded apk file to install it on your device
  • A BlasterZone icon will appear in your device. Tap that to launch the app
WARNING
  • Rooting your device may void warranty and cause permanent damage to your device. Doing so is at your own risk.
  • You are advised to back up your device prior to installing BlasterZone, using third-party software such as Nandroid backup.
  • BlasterZone will modify some system files, and not all device and OS combinations have been tested. If your device fails to boot after install of BlasterZone, you may need to manually revert to the pre-install state via the third-party backup software.
  • By downloading the software below, you agree to release BlasterZone from any and all liability that may arise.


Device

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APK Download

Genymotion VM www.genymotion.com 
(x86 Windows / Mac / Linux)
Andyroid VM www.andyroid.net 
(x86 Windows only)
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Google Nexus 10
Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N8010
Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 GT-N5110
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Google Nexus 7 (2013)
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 GT-P3100
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S
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Pipo M7 Pro
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Huawei Mediapad Youth 2
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