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[liberationtech] Randomize MAC of Android phone?

coderman coderman at gmail.com
Sun Oct 20 16:53:41 PDT 2013


On Sat, Oct 19, 2013 at 2:32 AM, Jerzy Łogiewa <jerzyma at interia.eu> wrote:
> ...
> Is it possible to randomize wifi MAC of Andorid phone on power up?

this works for most wifi devices if you have root; just modify init
scripts to ifconfig hw ether a random mac (you can do this in shell).
don't delegate something critical like this to an arbitrary app, which
is invoked much later in the start up sequence.

any of the apps which mask the MAC via intercepted calls to
Java/Android APIs will do nothing to hide your MAC on the network,
like you desire.



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