Often when we buy phones in contract or otherwise, the vendor company puts its own logo and branding on hardware as well as firmware.

Is there a method to help determine the real identity of a device to root it and perform other functions?

  • Do you have a specific OEM in mind? Or a general question? – beeshyams Jul 7 '17 at 13:58
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    You can try CPU-Z, it gathers info about your device , manufacturer, hardware etc – xavier_fakerat Jul 7 '17 at 14:01
  • @beeshyams general question – RinkyPinku Jul 7 '17 at 14:15
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    That's very broad , besides your concern is on rooting - which method to use is dependent on device , variants of device, and OS version or one click apps . Not dependent on who manufactured it – beeshyams Jul 7 '17 at 14:24
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    CPU-Z, AIDA64 are just one of those. If I understood what you want – Једноруки Крстивоје Jul 7 '17 at 15:28

One tool that came to mind, is CPU-Z.


Android version of the popular CPU identification tool for PC, CPU-Z is a free application that reports information about your device.

  • SoC (System On Chip) name, architecture, clock speed for each core ;
  • System information : device brand & model, screen resolution, RAM, storage.;
  • Battery information : level, status, temperature, capacity ;
  • Sensors.

Permissions :

  • INTERNET permission is required for the online validation

  • ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE for statistics.

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