Now that we know what MAC addresses are and what MAC spoofing is, let us take a look at how we can alter our Android device’s MAC address. (You can also do this on Windows as well as OS X)

How to find out your original MAC address on Android?

First of all, let’s start off by finding out our original MAC address. Later on, we can use this to switch back to our “real” MAC address after spoofing.

  • Open up Settings on your phone
  • Go to About Device
  • And finally, Status
  • Now scroll down and find the MAC Address.
Screenshots showing where to find the MAC address of an Android device

There’s a few different ways to spoof MAC addresses, we’re going to follow a method that can be done entirely on the Android device (no PC needed). Now, there’s a couple things you need to do before you can begin:

And now we can begin.

Step 1. Open up the terminal app and type in the following command:

busybox iplink show eth0

This will show your current MAC address.

Step 2. Change the MAC address

busybox ifconfig eth0 hw ether XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX

*Replace XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX with whatever MAC address you wish to use.

Step 3. Celebrate

Once again, check your MAC address.

busybox iplink show eth0

And that’s it!. Now you should see your new MAC address instead of the original one. You have successfully spoofed your MAC address and now this is the address that’ll be used by your device for any communication with other devices.

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