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Can this software be used on NON-snapdragon chipsets?
francomanganiello
Join Date: 29 Dec 14
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Posted: Tue, 2015-01-06 04:30

Hello!

If it is possible, i would like to know if, by any chance, the Trepn Profiler could be used to measure the performance of a NON-Snapdragon processor. For example, a MediaTek SoC.

Thanks in advance!

 

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ToolsPM
Join Date: 15 Feb 13
Posts: 393
Posted: Tue, 2015-01-06 08:34

That's a good question. Trepn should run on ANY smartphone or tablet running Android 2.3 or later.

What should work

- Frequency and load of all CPU cores

- Memory usage

- Percent battery remaining

- GPS state

- Bluetooth state 

- Screen state 

- Wi-Fi state, Wi-Fi RSSI level

- Application state

- Mobile data state

 

Extra capabilites you'll get when used with a Snapdragon processor

- Accurate battery power (on supported devices)

- GPU frequency and load

Wi-Fi and Cellular data by app 

- Screen brightness

 

What I'm not sure about

- Wi-Fi and Cellular data by app are not supported on all devices, but it's not based on chipset manufacturer.  

- Screen brightness

 

If you have a MTK device and can test it with Trepn, please share your results here.

- Rick

 

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francomanganiello
Join Date: 29 Dec 14
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Posted: Wed, 2015-01-07 11:25

Thanks for the quick reply!

I own a Snapdragon-powered device, but i was curious about this possibility. 

I thought it might be a way of knowing whether your smartphone is running on a Qualcomm processor or not.

 

Can you think of a way of knowing this?

 

 

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ToolsPM
Join Date: 15 Feb 13
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Posted: Wed, 2015-01-07 12:27

Sure. There are many ways to tell if your mobile device has a Snapdragon processor in it. Here are a few:

1. Use the "Find a Smartphone or Tablet" page on the Snapdragon website.

2. Launch Trepn Profiler and use the menu soft-key to go to the About page. Then touch "Device Info." It will display a something like "msm8974". A quick Google search will tell you whether your processor is a Snapdragon.  

3. Use one of the many apps in Google Play like CPU-Z, which you can download here.

- Rick

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francomanganiello
Join Date: 29 Dec 14
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Posted: Wed, 2015-01-07 14:29

I really should say how grateful i am for your responses, Rick.

I had already checked all those ways, and in all of them the information shown was like you said, "msm8ABC". So i guess there are no doubts about my SoC.

As i am no programmer, i must also ask this: can this information be faked? I mean, can a fake device fool all this apps and make itself look like something else?

I'm a bit paranoid about this, i know it!

Greetings from Argentina!

-Franco

 

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ToolsPM
Join Date: 15 Feb 13
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Posted: Wed, 2015-01-07 15:53

Hi Franco,

Greetings from Southern California!  I hope to visit Argentina one day.

I agree your processor appears not to be a Snapdragon. I’m not an expert, but I suspect it’s possible to fake the processor name, but I don’t know how to do that. Even if the name was changed to a Snapdragon, it would not enable battery power, GPU frequency and the other SD unique stats.

Best regards,

- Rick

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francomanganiello
Join Date: 29 Dec 14
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Posted: Wed, 2015-01-07 16:06

Rick,

Maybe I got you a little confused. What i meant by saying that my processor was MSM8ABC was it has all four numbers. Actually, it states MSM8226, a SD 400.

I also checked and it shows both GPU frequency and battery power.

 

I hope i can visit California some day too!

Thanks for everything!

And if you're planning on visiting some day, feel free to ask any question!

-Franco

 

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ToolsPM
Join Date: 15 Feb 13
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Posted: Wed, 2015-01-07 16:14

That's great news.

- Rick

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