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[liberationtech] Randomize MAC of Android phone?

Eugen Leitl eugen at
Mon Oct 21 02:42:49 PDT 2013

On Sun, Oct 20, 2013 at 04:53:41PM -0700, coderman wrote:

> 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.

Yeah, if you could randomize IMEI and IMSI just as easily, that'd be great.
> 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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