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[liberationtech] [guardian-dev] Randomize MAC of Android phone?

coderman coderman at
Thu Oct 24 11:48:36 PDT 2013

On Thu, Oct 24, 2013 at 5:23 AM, Timur Mehrvarz
<timur.mehrvarz at> wrote:
> ...
> 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).

i've had success with HTC, LG, and Samsung devices. less so with
Motorola or newer hardware.

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

unfortunately this problem is getting worse, not better.

best regards,

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