Call Recorder

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Native voice call recorder for SailfishOS. The latest version is 0.7.2.

This application requires SailfishOS >= 2.0.4.

This application is designed for unattended usage. Once properly installed, it records every GSM call you make or receive. The UI application doesn't need to be run to make this happen.

Please refer to the wiki for usage instructions and troubleshooting.

There are support & discussion threads at TMO, jollausers, TJC.

Licensed under GNU GPL v3.

Source code repository located at

Application versions: 
File harbour-callrecorder-0.7.2-0.armv7hl.rpm634.51 KB29/10/2017 - 16:14
File harbour-callrecorder-0.7.1-5.armv7hl.rpm631.02 KB23/05/2017 - 17:21
File harbour-callrecorder-0.6.2-1.armv7hl.rpm409.28 KB28/01/2016 - 19:56

Version 0.7.2

Search field added to the contact picker dialog

Version 0.7.1-5

gst-plugins-good removed from dependencies

Version 0.7.1

What's new:

  • Support for dual SIM-card devices
  • Backup & restore
  • Database maintenance tool
  • File deletion issue fixed

Version 0.6.2

  • SailfishOS 2.0.1 compatibility

Version 0.6.1

New features:

  • Landscape orientation (#28);

Bugs fixed:

  • Length displayed incorrectly for recordings over an hour in length (#34);

Other notable changes:

  • Danish translation (new);
  • Finnish translation complete;
  • Slovak translation (new).

Version 0.6.0

New features:

  • Search for recordings by date, phone number or contact (#14);
  • Picking numbers for black or white list from contacts (#18);
  • Optional automatic removal of old recordings due to size or age limit (#19);
  • Optional approval of storage after each call (#9);
  • Dutch translation by Heimen Stoffels and HtheB;
  • .nomedia file is created at storage location to prevent tracker from mining recordings as media (#24, #25).

Bugs fixed:

  • Private numbers are now recorded (#30);
  • Changes for SailfishOS >= 1.1.6 were integrated (#29);
  • Regression with default source switching fixed (#21).

Other notable changes:

  • Main page (list of recordings, EventsPage.qml) is now merged with selection page (EventsPicker.qml);
  • Every list item on the main page displays its phone number now;
  • All actions of list context menu are now available in push and pull menus on Details page (EventPage.qml);
  • DBus interfaces were refactored.

Version 0.5.1

Translations updated (in alphabetical order):

  • Chinese (Taiwan) by hanhsuan;
  • Czech by Jozef Mlích;
  • Finnish by Jukka Aaltonen;
  • French by Jordi;
  • German by blubdbibub, peter_berlin, Wasilis Mandratzis-Walz;
  • Greek by Wasilis Mandratzis-Walz;
  • Italian by Yuri Bongiorno;
  • Polish by szopin;
  • Russian by Dmitriy Purgin;
  • Spanish by Carmen Fernández B.;
  • Swedish by Åke Engelbrektson.

Version 0.5.0

  • Black list or white list operation mode;
  • Support for localizations:
    • Italian translation by Yuri Bongiorno;
    • German translation by Wasilis Mandratzis-Walz;
    • Greek translation by Wasilis Mandratzis-Walz;
    • Russian translation by Dmitriy Purgin.
  • Refactored settings page;
  • Contact name shown on Details page.

Version 0.4.2

A version for SailfishOS 1.1.2

Version 0.4.1

Fixed issue #10: Removing recording in UI doesn't remove file in a relocated location.

Version 0.4

  • Fixed issues
    • Empty list placeholder appears when list is not empty (#6): fixed;
    • Workaround for Android microphone issue included;
    • FLAC file now gets removed if a call was not answered.
  • New features
    • Choosing of save location and relocating already recorded files;
    • Choosing sampling rate and FLAC compression level.

Default sampling rate was reduced to 32 kHz. Using sampling rates other than 44.1 and 32 kHz is possible but may yield side effects when playing back using the call recorder UI (see Known Issues)

Version 0.3-6

  • "Automatic startup" feature fixed (see issue #8 on github).

Version 0.3-5

  • Ability to remove recordings;
  • Settings page with ability to turn on/off the recorder, enable/disable automatic startup;
  • Cover actions with quick starting/stopping the recorder;
  • Recording of an already ongoing call. 


ilievdh's picture

Recorder does not work correct on Pro1. It records only my voice. The voice from the call is not recorded.

Historyscholar's picture

DO you update your APP?(●—●)Thanks!

Marold's picture

Hello I got problem on sfos3 that only about 3seconds are actually recorded even if call duration is about 6minutes. Doesn't matter if its incoming or outgoing call. For reference : Im using Xperia X . Please investigate this. Thank You for Your hard work. Best regards

Termitebug's picture

Doesn't record audible incoming calls for unknown reason. Outgoing calls does get recorded fine.

paolomi's picture

On Sailfish os 3 recording does not work: "Stream contains no data". Please fix and update it. Thanks a lot

Pemek's picture


I did some clean up in recordings folder, changed settings for storage limit and problem disapeared.

gembiak's picture

In version 2.2.1, or more precisely in the latest, recording of incoming calls still does not work. Outgoing connections are recorded correctly.

zagrim's picture

Is there some way we users could help you dpurgin in getting around the issue of recordings being silent on SFOS X?

(edit: created an issue in github)

spacemanspiff's picture

On Sailfish X 2.2.0 recording files get created but there is no sound recorded in them.
It seems the sound recording function is not working

6uvNPR's picture

This issue appears to be fixed in SailfishOS 2.2.1

pasko's picture


I have noticed the same, bit in my case it only happens with incoming calls: outgoing calls are recorder perfect!.

I'm wondering whether it is related to the updated version of pulseaudio in Sailfish


foton's picture

During the bluetooth connection between headphone and smartphone is active, it is not working. Is there any fix about this case?

dpurgin's picture

I don't have a Sailfish device to test it now but it definitely worked on Jolla 1 and Jolla C. What device do you have and what Sailfish OS version do you run?


foton's picture

I have sony xperia x and the version is

explit's picture

Thanks DPurgin for the update! Gr8 peace of software!

kuba77's picture

On SfOS I get error when installing the newest version: nothing provides

dpurgin's picture

Hi, can you try 

pkcon refresh


to update repositories?

longbowman's picture

I have same problem.

I tried to update repositories but never helped.

Nexus 5


Fisherman's picture

Hello, thanks for great app.

Can you add feature to select for which SIM card calls will be recorded?

dpurgin's picture


as for now, both SIM cards are recorded automatically. I'm not developing the application actively due to absence of free time but some day I might get back to it!

Thanks & Cheers

MooCrumpus's picture

Cool ... and in germany, possibly forbitten by Datenschutzgesetz :)

dpurgin's picture

Don't tell the police you have it installed :D

ashakunt's picture

Hi, i am unable to see the "ask to save or discard" dialog. In the logs, I see this: 

harbour-callrecorder: Thu Apr 20 04:35:24 2017: [0xb839ade0]: main.qml:167: : Subscribe result: undefined
harbour-callrecorder: Thu Apr 20 04:35:24 2017: [0xb839ade0]: EventsPage.qml:48: : file:///usr/share/harbour-callrecorder/qml/pages/EventsPage.qml:48: ReferenceError: header is not defined

ANy ideas?

ashakunt's picture

and while I realize that this ReferenceError might be unrelated, but I still see that the dialog asking for storage approval is not shown. I have to open the recorder to go and approve calls one by one. @dpurgin, any pointers?


Please note, I am using Intex aquafish and have disabled Sim2 on my phone.

dpurgin's picture


seems like recent API changes in SailfishOS broke this dialog. You can still approve recordings from the app UI. Long tap on an item and it asks whether you want to approve or remove it


arturshaik's picture

Hi, can not install. It writes me: "nothing provides gst-plugins-good". Where Can I find it?

dpurgin's picture


please install 0.7.1-5, this dependency was removed in the latest release

Marold's picture

Hi can any1 point me to some solution after factory reset and new update i cant install call recorder it says nothing provides gst-plugins-good . I used pkcon install command and refresh before that but i wasnt succesfull. Still I dont have gst-plugins and no call recorder. Thanks for any help ! Sail On !  

dpurgin's picture


You can install gst-plugins-good from, I've put it there just now

Marold's picture

Thank You Very much ! :D It works now. This app is a must have :) also thank you for your fast response and Sail On again ! :)