I’d like to change the wifi MAC address on my FP2. Does anyone already succeeded with that?
On this forum topic I found this topic for FP1, they managed with “ChameleMAC” app, but this app is not compatible with FP2 (for MediaTek processors only!)
I tried those instructions but without success:
ip link show
ip link set wlan0 address XX:XX:XX:YY:YY:YY
ip link show wlan0
Even if the last line display the new address (I changed only the last 6 characters), when I go to Settings > System > About phone > Status > WiFi Mac address, it’s still the old address !
I found another method with busybox but I don’t have it installed.
Afaik to change it permanently root access is mandatory. Otherwise a change is limited to the actual running session until the next reboot.
I have used the termux app to use this command:
ip link set wlan0 new MAC address
Is that data actually updated each time the settings panel is opened? After you run the commands that show a changed MAC address, do devices that you contact over Wifi (e.g. your access point) see the altered or the original MAC address?
When i type that, I have an error message:
Error: either "dev" is duplicate, or "84:cf:bf:66:66:66" is a garbage.
That’s why I typed ip link set wlan0 address new-mac-address
I tried today. Strangely, after the mac change, I couldn’t connect anymore to my router, even with several trials. I then launched airodump-ng on my laptop to capture the network, and it detected… both new and old mac addresses ! I looked back to my FP2 and it was now connected to the router, with the old address ! So the mac change lasted for 5-10min then somehow reverted to the real one by itself
We had this topic some time ago.
I tried this command “ip link set wlan0 *new MAC address” from here where it reads:
But to be true, I cannot reproduce any useful result with Termux or Android Terminal emulator now.
After entering any of the above set… commands both terminals simply freeze without any result. I kept this command for some time in my archive but did not test it thoroughly. Although it should work on non-rooted devices it does not look like being of use for me.
If it’s only for home use maybe your router has such an option built in as mine has.
For on your way maybe you have to accept installing a specific app as listed and get root access. Btw. altering your MAC without root is as I could read only temporary until the next reboot. But I guess this would be ok to have it on a per- session basis.
Sorry that I could not contribute more here.