If you are among one of them who is searching the ways to Change Mac Address then you have come to the right place. Changing Mac Address on Android Device is not as difficult as you may think. Here, I will let you know some of the methods to Change Mac Address on Android Device (Spoof Mac Address). But before I get stated, let me make clear what Mac Address really is and what are the advantages we get after changing the Mac Address?
Mac (Media Access Control) Address is a 12 character unique identification address of Wi-Fi device. It is use to identify your device on the Internet or the local network. Every device has its own unique Mac address.
Mac Address Spoofing is a technique to change Mac Address that is assigned by its manufacturer on a networked device (such as Wi-Fi device). The Mac address which is hard-coded on the network device cannot be changed. But there are some app which make it possible to change the Mac address. In simple word the process of masking a Mac address is called Mac spoofing.
Different users have different reason for changing Mac Address. There could be several reasons behind changing the Mac Address. Some of reason can be like- to access public Wi-Fi and stay anonymous so that no one can track you back using the Mac Address, to make your activity private over the wireless networks, to bypass Mac filtering (if someone has blocked your device from the router so that you won’t be able to access Internet).
Things to Remember
Before jumping into the methods to Change Mac Address on Android Device. First, lets learn how to check Mac Address on your device.
Screenshot showing the process of checking Mac Address
Warning: Change Your Mac Address at your Own Risk
There are several ways to change the Mac Address on Android Device. Here, I will be showing you some of the awesome ways to change Mac Address. I also want you to know that it is also possible that some manufacturer has restricted to change the Mac Address. So based on your device model and brand, result may differ. Also different methods have worked for different users, so don’t conclude that the method didn’t work for you just by trying single method. You better try all the given methods to change Mac address. If it works then your job is done else it is possible that your device has restriction for the manufacturer.
Important Note: Your Device should be Rooted to change Mac Address
This method is one of the easiest method to change Mac Address. It works perfectly fine. Just follow the given step carefully.
Note: For the below given two methods you should also have Busybox App installed in your device. Download Busybox App
This method is also one of the easiest and simple method to Change Mac Address. Just follow the steps as mentioned below:
Terminal Emulator App is one of the best app to change the Mac Address on Android device. This app uses command, so it will be quite interesting way to change the Mac Address as well as to use the app. Follow the steps carefully as shown below:
Note: Try “wlan0” in place of “eth0”, if your code doesn’t work because it is different on some devices.
Now, just type the below commands accordingly in Terminal Emulator App as mentioned below and Hit Enter Button.
As you type su and Hit Enter it will grant you Root Access to the device.
busybox iplink show eth0
This will show your current MAC address of your Android Device.
busybox ifconfig eth0 hw ether XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX
Now replace XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX (Given Mac address) with your new Mac Address and Hit Enter.
You have successfully spoofed your Mac address.
To Check the new Mac Address Enter the given command.
busybox iplink show eth0
If none of the above methods worked for you then you can try some of the others methods respective to the apps. Some of them are listed below:
So, these are some of the methods to Change Mac Address on Android Device (Spoof Mac Address). I hope you are now able to change your Mac Address. Let us know which method worked for you so that it will benefit other users.
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Kaif is an author and co-editor at Appslova. Intellectually curious tech enthusiast and has been specially covering on How to-Tips-Tricks & Fixes with mobile technology news and app reviews.
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