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How to change android MAC address without root

Hello guys in this article i’m going to show you how to change your android phone mac address without root. let’s start,

How to change android MAC address without root

What is MAC Address?

A MAC address can be used to uniquely identify your Android phone on the Internet or the local network.In brief words, 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.

Why we change MAC?

The most important reason is privacy. If anyone use your local network can easily see your mac address with simple tool’s.This gives a hacker to potentially keep track of your devices.If your original MAC address is public and revealed.a hacker can use it to access your device like
  • Find your ip address
  • cut your internet access
  • make some restriction based on IP address
  • spoof your mac address. etc.,,

How to find android mac address?

This is depends on your android mobile brand but the most common way is go to your mobile Settings> About phone or About device> Status> WiFi MAC Address.

change android MAC without root:

This trick only work for MediaTek processors and This change is temporary. Your MAC address will go back to the original one if you restart your phone.

Step 1:

First you download android terminal emulator application from google play store

Step 2:

Open terminal emulator application and type the below command.

ip link show

This above command help you to find your interface name link wlan0 or etho.

How to change android MAC address without root

Step 3:

Now type this below command to change your mac address.

ip link set wlan0 ( your favorite mac address )

Now we change our mac address without root but some limitation’s are there we are all know the mac address is 12 digits correct. The first 6 digit is manufacture name so you don’t change it. If you change means you will get wifi connection error so you change only for after 6 digit’s.


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