Knowing what processor you device has can be beneficial and sometimes time-saving. Either you are about to install a new Xposed module, install a codec pack or flash a custom ROM; you will need you know what the inners of your device are. You may risk your device to brick if you’re trying to perform system level alteration without knowing what type your processor is. Here’s how to know what processor your Android has.

How to Know What Processor Your Android Has

Whether your processor is an ARM, ARM64 or x86; finding it is pretty simple. There are some apps that can help you find this information along with other hardware information. the simplest and popular one is Droid Hardware Info. Follow the steps below to know how to use it;

  1. Download Droid Hardware Info from the Google Play Store. It is available for free.
  2. Once installed, open the app and grant any permission it asks. If you don’t, the app will not be able to access your device’s hardware information and provide you with no results.
  3. Tap on System tab located at the top. You’ll find your processor architecture there, along with a lot of other relevant information. however, CPU Architecture and Instruction Sets are what you will need the most. Screenshot the screen or note them down for future reference.
  4. Now, match the info with the following; these are the 3 main CPU architectures.
    1. ARM: ARMv7 or ARMEABI
    2. ARM64: Aarch64 or arm64
    3. X86: x86 or x86abiKnow What Processor Your Android Has

Most of the devices today has ARM architecture as it is the most optimized and uses low power and drains less battery. ARM64 is somewhat the same but with a 64bit processing. X86 delivers performance but at the cost of battery life. This is why almost no device manufactured in 2017 use this processor.

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