Identifying / Dead / Android Device Chipset , Processor , CPU

Knowing what device, the configurations, the versions or any other insider things always comes in handy when you deal with any technological aspects such as flashing, getting some suite to your device or implementing it. But, it is not as physical as we say. Any misconception or the wrong information during any of the above mentioned works can cause mobile brick. So, one should always know all these informations about the device the individual is using. Read More : Adding IR Sensor For Your Android Phone | As Remote

You need different firmware files when you are going for flashing. It depends on different chip sets. So, you should be as careful as possible. For example, the tools, flashing procedure for Mediatek devices are completely different from flashing Snapdragon, Intel etc. Also, the firmware extensions are unique too. Read More – Stock Rom vs Custom Rom

If you are not the one who uses Smartphones for just calling, messaging and taking pictures, then it is really better to know all these facts. Different device manufactures have different firmware upgrade or flashing tools. Even though Odin tool from Samsung may work for devices other than Samsung, but it’s not better to take a chance since it has shown its bitter part too. So, if you are doing the flashing, installing firmwares on your own, then I would call it mandatory. Read More – Enable OTG support on Clone Samsung Galaxy Device

Identifying Your phones Chip set / Processor / CPU

  1. There are many applications available on Internets which are rolled out by different forums. But, you should be wise to choose the genuine one.
  2. Download and install. It doesn’t require root access. So, you can directly go ahead and hit the install button right away.
  3. Once the installation is done, run the app and wait for some time so that it fetches the required informations. It shows up all the relevant required data.

My Device is Dead and How can Know Chipset Name?


  • Go to GSMmarena and Serach your Device and Check the Chipset
  • Open The Back case of the device to See the mother board and Fine the Processor IC (chip set) Take the note of its Brand and part No.  🙂

Device is Dead and How can Know Chipset Name

All Processors Names Flashing Types

Note : MTK means MediaTex.


Flashing Types : Check

  • Rockchip
  • Qualcomm MSM8960Pro Snapdragon
  • MTK 6589
  • Quad Core Cortex A7 Processor
  • SC6820
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
  • Qualcomm
  • HiSilicon
  • Snapdragon S4 Pro Processor
  • Qualcomm Snapdargon 800
  • Pega-Dual +XMM6262
  • NovaThor U8500
  • Snapdragon™ Qualcomm Processor
  • MTK 6575
  • Intel
  • Exynos Quad
  • Apple A6
  • Nvidia Tegra 3
  • Nvidia Tegra 3 T33
  • Apple A5
  • Nvidia Tegra 2 T20
  • NVIDIA Tegra 3 AP37
  • TI OMAP 4430
  • STE U8500
  • Hummingbird
  • Huawei K3V2
  • NovaThor U8420
  • BCM21553
  • Marvel Tavor
  • MX5S
  • MT6573
  • MTK 6577
  • Apple A4
  • TI OMAP 4460
  • Apple A6X
  • MTK 6516
  • Apple A5X
  • Nvidia Tegra 2
  • MTK 6276W
  • Apple A7
  • MediaTek
  • Proprietary Chipset
  • MTK 6253
  • Snapdragon™ S4 Processor
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 410
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
  • Broadcom
  • Exynos 5 Octa
  • Spreadtrum
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 810
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 805
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 615
  • Exynos
  • SC7715
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 808
  • Marvel
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 435
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 626
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 427
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 205
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 630
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 600
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 415
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 650
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 652
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 830
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 212
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 200
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 653
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 210
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 616
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 412
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 620
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 610
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 617
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 660

Advance Of CPU architecture / Chipset 


Once I tried to sideload that Google Pikel’s Aurora Live Wallpaper from the
XDA forum and it had multiple download options depending on the type of processor
you phone has.After that i started to read a lot about the android OD and smartphones over the year but,i was confused that processor my smartphone is running.

I wanted to find out whether it is ARM, ARM64, or x86?

To make sure you are downloading the right the files,you should know which processor you have.

One app,nowadays,has multiple versions for multiple processors so that it runs smoothly on each and every phone available. It is not important for you to know which CPU architecture your phone has, If you only install apps from the Google play store. This information will be important as CPU architecture becoming a factor in more and more scenarios these days, including certain sideloaded app updates and,of course, custom ROMs and Gapps , if you sideload.

What is ARM,ARM64,AND X86?

There are 3 main CPU architectures used in Android Smartphones.

They are,

  • ARM
  • ARM64
  • x86

from these three, ARM is most common as it is properly optimized for battery consumption.

ARM architecture is a family of RISC-based computer processors.ARM periodically releases updates to its core-currently ARMv7 and ARMv8-which chip manufacturers can then license and use of their own devices.Variants are available for each of these to include or exclude optional capabilities.

Current versions use 32-bit instructions with 32-bit address source,but accommodates 16-bit instructions for economy and can also handle Java bytecodes which use 32-bit address.More recently ARM architecture has included 64-bit versions.

ARM64 evolved from ARM architecture that supports 64-bits processing for more powerful computing, and it is quickly becoming the standard in newer devices.

x86 is a bit more powerful that both ARM CPUs, but not quite as battery friendly, so it is the least common of the three.

I hope the small post on identifying the different required data sets helped. I have also made posts on different guides of flashing Android devices from scratch and also some newer technological updating posts. Please, go through these posts if interested.

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