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    Any way to change the Wi-Fi Device name and MAC address on the S3?

    Is there any way to change the Wi-Fi name my router sees and possibly the MAC address too? Rooted S3 here.

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    I believe the MAC address is assigned to your phone and can not be changed. As for your router, are you looking to change the SSID? The name your phone sees....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffrey View Post
    I believe the MAC address is assigned to your phone and can not be changed. As for your router, are you looking to change the SSID? The name your phone sees....
    I'm trying to change the name the router sees identifying my phone. Presently my router shows the name of my device as android-fwufwfh667fhf78 and I would like to change it to something different. As for the MAC address, it is different for the Wi-Fi adapter than the phone network. I know the MAC can be changed on Linux desktops without too much fuss. The phone is Linux based so it is possible if one knows how to do it. I don't. I'm not so much worried about the MAC as I am about assigning an easy english name to my phone. Changing the MAC would be a bonus as I can assign an address that would make the phone show up as an iPhone.

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    Re: Any way to change the Wi-Fi Device name and MAC address on the S3?

    AFASIK you can only change the device hostname of you phone while running a custom ROM. I would imagine there is a tool out there you can run with root access to change the MAC of you phone, but beware, anything like that you do could cause harm to your phone.

    Tap'd from my 747 roc'n AOKP M1!!

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    Re: Any way to change the Wi-Fi Device name and MAC address on the S3?

    I believe MAC address can be changed as I know it can be lost (it was a known issue on my old device) we basically had to ping the WiFi radio to create a new nvs_map.bin which defined the MAC. I looked around this device and did not see that file so I believe the chipset probably stores the data differently. Sometimes however this information is kept in a secure efs partition and cannot be modified, at least without intensive modifications.

    Sent from my 4.2 jelly-beaned SCH-I535

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    Re: Any way to change the Wi-Fi Device name and MAC address on the S3?

    I did some poking around it appears a MAC definition exists at /system/etc/wifi some txt doc in there indicates MAC is set in NVRAM. Modification may be possible but messing with the NVRAM is sketchy, as if its bricked typically will require a JTAG to fix. So beware, a developer may be able to give some further insight. I'm not sure if MAC is read off the txt then set in NVRAM at boot if so it may be a fairly simple modification.

    Sent from my 4.2 jelly-beaned SCH-I535


 

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