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[liberationtech] Changing MAC addresses on mobile devices

Timur Mehrvarz timur.mehrvarz at
Tue Nov 12 06:26:52 PST 2013

On 24.10.2013 20:48, coderman wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 24, 2013 at 5:23 AM, Timur Mehrvarz
>> The Android Wifi kernel drivers seem to not implement the functionality
>> behind 'ifconfig wlan0 hw ether' (what is behind the ioctl call being
>> used by ifconfig).
> this is not really the kernel itself, but rather the wifi chipset - a
> new kernel on the devices you're having trouble with won't fix this
> ioctl.

I think the correct definition is that *both* components (Wifi chipset +
Wifi kernel driver) need to support this functionality. If either one of
them does not, you won't be able to change your MAC address.

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