Spotlight: CpuPark for Android brings control over your device's active CPU cores

Spotlight: CpuPark for Android brings control over your device's active CPU cores
If you want to get down and dirty with controlling your Android device's CPU cores, try out CpuPark. This an Android app wich allows you to choose how many cores will be active in your device's CPU. This could help improve battery life, among other things, as you can actually choose how many cores will be active when the screen is powered on or off.

The application is very simple and, interestingly enough, does not occupy your entire screen — it's still unusual for Android apps to float! Anyway, the few settings it has on offer let you activate or deactivate the app, while the 'Screen on' and 'Screen off' rows let you choose how many cores you want active in both scenarios. The camera workaround toggle is used if your camera app refuses to work after setting the number of active cores with CpuPark.

The 'Advanced' toggle presents a bunch of settings you might be familiar with from other CPU control applications. More precisely, you can set the maximum core clock speed and preferred CPU governor in Screen on and Screen off modes.

Unfortunately, CpuPark doesn't seem to like the Exynos 7420 CPU found in the Samsung Galaxy S6, which brings to doubt its ability to control octa-core CPUs, or ones not made by Qualcomm. So give the app a try on your rooted device, and see if it works for you. CpuPark is completely free, but it comes with no guarantee in regards to what happens with your device after using it. So, use at your own risk!

Developer: RafaelDownload: Android (direct .apk link)
Category: ToolsPrice: Free

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5 Comments

1. Beto_Lopez

Posts: 44; Member since: Apr 14, 2015

doesn't work on MT6592

2. yonith

Posts: 222; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

I wonder how the SD810 would respond to using this app and turning off two of the cores. I'd take that option over the SD808 bc of the stronger GPU.

4. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

is it possible to turn off two A57 cores on Sd810? What I understand from this app, is that we can limit the number of active cores but we will not know whether these are A53 or A57.

3. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

When I used my phone to read for hours with lowest brightness I lowered the clock to minimum and i can save battery like one half more of time. It's pretty effective.

5. PHYCLOPSH

Posts: 637; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

Interesting screen off profile, but I'll stick with Trickster Mod. Used with care it offers way more control.

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