Spoofing MAC Address on Android

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[NOTE: The Information given below is for Educational Purpose only, and not for malicious purpose. If you wish to carry out any type of malicious activity using this information, you are on your own. We, at HaCoder, will not be responsible for it.]

A Media Access Control address (MAC address) is a 12-character unique identifier assigned to a specific piece of hardware such as the network adapter of your WiFi device. In simple words, a MAC address can be used to uniquely identify your Android phone on the Internet or the local network.

Spoofing MAC Address on Android Devices:-

Even though MAC address is embedded on the hardware device during manufacture, it can still be spoofed to input a new one of your choice. Here is a detailed instruction on how to spoof MAC address on your Android phone.

Before you spoof the MAC address, you need to record the original/current MAC address of your device which can be done according to the instruction below:

  1. On the Home Screen of your phone, tap Menu button and go to Settings.
  2. Tap About Device and go to Status.
  3. Now scroll down to record the 12-digit code shown under Wi-Fi Mac address. An address would read something like:

Requirements for Spoofing the MAC Address:-

  • Rooted Android Phone.
  • BusyBox app installed on your phone.
  • Once BusyBox is installed, you need to install Terminal app.

Once the above requirements are satisfied, follow the instructions below to spoof your MAC address:

1. Open the Terminal app and type the commands as listed below:

(This will show your current MAC address, just for your confirmation).

2. Now, type the following command:

(In the above command, replace XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX with your new MAC address)

3. You have now spoofed your MAC address successfully. To check for the change enter the following command again:

(Now you should see your new MAC address)

That’s it for now. Be sure to check other cool stuff at Hacoder.


Any questions, comments or suggestions are welcomed.
Until next time, Its Webster, signing off.

[NOTE: The Information given below is for Educational Purpose only, and not for malicious purpose. If you wish to carry out any type of malicious activity using this information, you are on your own. We, at HaCoder, will not be responsible for it.]

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Hello

    My tablet keeps saying “device eth0 not found”

    Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated

    N.B. Is 0 in eth0 suppose to be Letter O or number 0?

    Thanks in advance

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