Snapdragon 810

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 chipset has gained a lot of attention, thanks to its overheating issues.

Tim McDonough, Qualcomm's vice president of marketing, dismissed the talk saying, "The rumours are rubbish, there was not an overheating problem with the Snapdragon 810 in commercial device."

But that does not seem to be true.

While a range of flagships HTC One M9, Xperia Z3+ and LG G Flex 2 are reported to be experiencing overheating problems, the OnePlus 2 (powered by the Snapdragon 810 v2.1 clocked at 1.8GHz) reviewed by YouTube personality Marques Brownlee, commonly known as MKBHD, claims that the device does not have overheating and throttling issues.

The OnePlus 2 is clocked at 1.8GHz instead of 2.5GHz and uses a thermal gel to dissipate the heat. Even though thermal gel is not an option for other phones, users can download an app, Trickster MOD Kernel Settings, and decrease the clock speed of the processor to overcome heating issues.

Following is a guide detailing how you can clock down the CPU speed, courtesy of DroidViews. You will have to compromise with the performance of the device, but if you are really concerned about the overheating, consider trying the method below.

IBTimes UK warns its readers that it will not be held liable for any damage to your device.

Trickster MOD Kernel Settings changelog

  • Version 2.14.978 (20150402)
  • Add toast showing what is wrong with busybox
  • Revert changes to backend as new SuperSU works fine with L now
  • Update all required libs
  • Remove AndroidPIT and improve donate flow in app
  • Fix some mpdecision init code
  • Fix minfree inaccessible on L
  • Fix issue with donate feature activation method

Trickster MOD has abilities to do the following:
Set I/O scheduler, read ahead buffer, CPU scaling governor, min and max CPU speed
CPU statistics
Set device hostname
Apply Grace Period (was Bootloop Preventer)
Frequency lock

Donate key has the following features:
I/O scheduler advanced control
Color profile for device with color settings
CPU Frequency profile
Voltage profile for some settings
Sound control for faux's patches
Advanced gamma control for N4 with faux's patch
Touch filter control for N4 with supported kernels
Bootloader lock/unlock without fastboot and data wipe for some devices
Kernel backup/restore on some supported devices
Launcher shortcuts to some app operations

Following features depend on kernel support:
Color for Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 4, contrast and gamma tweaks for Galaxy Nexus
Generic hotplug
CPU Temp limit
Minimal SmartReflex voltage of Core, IVA, and MPU domains
Nominal SmartReflex voltage for Core, IVA, and MPU domains
Regulator voltages
GLaDOS live OC of Core, GPU and MPU
WiFi mode for screen off (power saving or full speed)
Vibrator strength
Headset volume boost
High performance sound
Force fast charge
Battery live extender
Touch wake and touch wake duration
fsync control
Sweep 2 wake

Key points

  • Your Android device should be rooted and a kernel installed that supports underclocking and overclocking.
  • Create a back-up of all data of your phone.
  • Also check that the battery of your device is charged properly.

How to fix Snapdragon 810 overheating issues

Step-1: Download and install Trickster MOD Kernel Settings from the Google Play

Step-2: Open the app and grant Superuser permission. Tap info>> General

Step-3: Scroll down to 'CPU frequency control', enter the minimum and maximum speed you want. Note that setting up wrong numbers can cause unexpected results

Step-4: Tap 'Governor status' and select 'ondemand'. Now save the settings

In the end just reboot your Android device.