How to Spoof MAC Address on Android Phones

Today on How to section we are discussing one of the ways of spoofing MAC address in rooted android phones. A Media Access Control (MAC) address is a 12-character unique identifier assigned to a specific piece of hardware such as the network adapter of your Wi-Fi device. In simple words, a MAC address can be used to uniquely identify your Android phone on the Internet or the local network.

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:

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  • On the HomeScreen of your phone, tap Menu button and go to Settings.
  • Tap About phone and go to Status
  • Now scroll down to record the 12-digit code shown under Wi-Fi Mac address. An address would read something like: 08:00:28:63:5a:e1

Requirements for Spoofing the MAC Address

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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:

$ su [HIT ENTER]

$ busybox iplink show eth0 [HIT ENTER]

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

  1. Now, type the following command:

$ busybox ifconfig eth0 hw ether XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX [HIT ENTER]

(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:

$ busybox iplink show eth0 [HIT ENTER]

Now you should see your new MAC address.