Android client won't download work on Samsung Galaxy S6 (and other devices)

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Message 59987 - Posted: 30 Oct 2016, 15:20:03 UTC
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(This may be more of a BOINC issue but there's nothing active for it in the BOINC Android forum and there hasn't been any activity there in almost a month, so I leave it here...)

I just bought a Samsung Galaxy S6 as my Moto G failed. Autosynced apps. including BOINC 7.4.53. Device is running Marshmallow 6.0.1. It won't download any v8 work; just indicates in the app. log that there is none available. It's easy enough to see why: the CPU type field is empty thus the CPU is too new and not identified. Sadly its eight cores sit idle...

Here is a thread on this from the SAH NC forum. Other devices with this(?) new CPU also affected. Recommends to downgrade to BOINC 7.4.43 manually via APK. I haven't gone that route yet.

I haven't received my SIM yet so the device is currently not usable as a phone and won't be for a few days. So, I offer it up for testing. If there anything anyone would like to install/test on it to assist in resolving this even if it requires wiping the device, I'd be more than happy and please advise.
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Message 60014 - Posted: 5 Nov 2016, 13:54:26 UTC
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Seeing the News thread of a new Android beta client, I joined this device to SETI Beta. Unfortunately it still shows a blank CPU type so won't download any work. Also the Details and Tasks page for it just give "Unable to handle request No such computer"... here are the specs:

Name: android_a4c8e073
Model: samsung SM-G925F - SDK:23 ABI: arm64-v8a
BOINC version: 7.4.53
CPU:      (8 processors)
GPU: opencl_gpu Mali-T760 (2679MB) driver: 1.01
Operating System: Android 3.10.61-7610624 (Android 6.0.1)


Since the News thread, this one is kind of redundant, so please feel free to merge it into that one.
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Message 60017 - Posted: 5 Nov 2016, 20:43:23 UTC - in response to Message 60014.  

GPU: opencl_gpu Mali-T760 (2679MB) driver: 1.01
Operating System: Android 3.10.61-7610624 (Android 6.0.1)[/code]

Would be interesting to see performance of GPU part
News about SETI opt app releases: https://twitter.com/Raistmer
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