May 14, 2010
This is a HOW TO about how to spoof your MAC address. A MAC address is a combination of numbers and letters that are unique to your own wifi card. I am not responsible for how you use this, I am just putting it out here. Don't flood this thread with how it is illegal because there are legal uses for this (such as pen testing).
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First, you need to download a free app called Android Terminal Emulator. It is free and works on the Incredible. You do not need root for this to work. To change back to your normal MAC Address, just follow these steps to change it back or restart your phone.
It makes this easier if you already know your real MAC Address which can be found at:
All Programs > Settings > Wireless & Networks > WiFi Settings > Menu button > Advanced
Keep this in mind
Then, open the Terminal Emulator previously installed. You need to run a few linux commands to get the change. You need to find the name of your card. To do this type this without the quotes (''):
'ip link show'
This will provide a list of a bunch of different interfaces. Find the one that has the same MAC address as the one found above. On the Incredible, it is the last one called eth0. I will use eth0 in the examples, but if it is different, then change eth0 to your own one in the following commands.
To change the MAC Address, type this without the quotes (''):
'ip link set eth0 address XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX'
'ip link set eth0 broadcast XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX'
XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX is the new MAC Address you want where each X is a letter A-F or number.
Finally, to check if the MAC Address has changed, type this without the quotes (''):
'ip link show eth0'
It should now show the new MAC Address. I haven't checked if it sends this MAC address to the router, but I think it will. I will update once I check it.