How To Mine Dogecoin With Your Android Device

By now, we’ve all heard about Bitcoin, one of many cryptocurrencies that are now commonplace in the realm of the internet. The rise and various falls of Bitcoin brought crypotocurrenicies into the mainstream collective consciousness, spawning a huge explosion of new cryptocurrencies. One of those is Dogecoin, a fairly new alternative to Bitcoin, built on the same open source structure of the quasi-mainstream virtual currency. Dogecoin is truly borne of the internet, its namesake coming directly from an internet meme which blew up in 2013.

So, you wanna mine Dogecoin. Such coins! Great news! While the most common and fruitful way to dig for the altcoins is with a PC, it is possible to mine Dogecoins from anywhere, using your Android smartphone. A number of Android apps exist which will allow you to mine all colors of altcoins, including Dogecoins. You’ll want to sign up with a mining pool and create a Dogecoin wallet before you get started, which takes a little bit of work. While I won’t go into detail on how to do that here, you can find a whole bunch of resources here, including a beginner’s guide which will get you set up with Dogecoin.

There are a few Android apps out there which mine Dogecoin, and I tried out Coin Miner Pro. The app is simple and lightweight, and gets the job done. Paid and free trial versions of the app are available, with the paid version carrying a fair $1.44 pricetag. Not only can you mine Dogecoins with the app, but it supports mining of Bitcoin, Litecoin and any of its variants and supports the stratum mining protocol. The app will work on any Android device running Android 2.2 and up.

This app is a great way to get started mining Dogecoin, even if it’s not as powerful as mining on a PC. Keep in mind that older devices, especially ones with single core processors will run very slowly, mining almost nothing at all. Newer devices, ones with quad-core processor perform quite well, but are still leagues behind the power of a desktop. But it’s still a kick, and an interesting proof of concept. And who knows, maybe your little bits of Dogecoins will get you to the moon someday.

Head to the Google Play Store to check out Coin Miner Pro now! Wow, such coins!

  • C Jacobs

    3 whole reviews….

  • C Jacobs

    3 whole reviews….

  • Sam Schutte

    I’m skeptical that mining this way could ever be worth it – from some of the numbers I glanced at on the Galaxy S3 for instance, they were show 2 kH/s – pretty low numbers. At that rate, mining Dogecoins might barely get you 2-3 cents per day…and less as the difficulty increases. So it’d take 48 days just to break even on the app purchase price…mining scryptcoin derivatives on anything except high-end GPUs is a waste of time, so don’t waste your time on these apps for your Android.

    • funkytaco

      You don’t have to mine Dogecoins. You could mine another altcoin on day zero.

      • Sam Schutte

        Correct. All of which – any scrypt coin – would be a waste of time mining on anything but a GPU. CPU mining, including mobile CPUs, is a thing of the past. Wanna do something really pointless, go download this app and use it’s Bitcoin setting to mine bitcoin – and wait 10,000 years to find a block…

        • Jeff

          Good thing many mobile devices have GPUs. Mine has an Adreno 305. And I really doubt anybody is going to try BITCOIN on an android device. Most laptops and mid range desktops even have a hard time with that these days.

      • Sam Schutte

        This is just my opinion of course, so if someone has calculations that prove otherwise, I’d be interested in seeing them.

        • funkytaco

          Sam, instead of speculating, what you can do is download the app, figuire out it’s hashrate using an online hashrate calculator. Then you also want to look at the “difficulty” as posted on coinwarz or other cryptocurrency charts. But, you’re right in your other post – it would be pointless to mine Bitcoin this way, as the difficulty level is currently 2,193,847,870.

          • Sam Schutte

            Firstly, I do not own an android device. Secondly, why should I do the author’s research for him?

          • funkytaco

            You said you were skeptical mining this way could ever be worth it. I’m not saying you had to do this. I’m posting this for other people to see.

  • tetrisd

    Is there a way to hook an android up to an external jerry-rigged graphics card device or something? I feel like there should be a hack for that.

  • Onyx

    downloaded the app coin miner pro… doesn’t work for me for mining dogecoin … -_-

  • Nathan Dornbush

    I just opened my wallet today, I’m very exited about how fast the community is growing and whats its doing for the Olympics teams! I know most people are skeptical, but the were skeptical about Bitcoin too, and look how that turned out.High hopes for the future for sure!

    DOGE: DU8dStaLxzcihxEQxh7UX54AuRn1SsThZu

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