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Spoofing MAC Address on Android Mobile Phones

Hello friends, today we will learn spoofing MAC Address on Mobile Phones. So let’s me just give you a brief about MAC Address. 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 Mobile Phones

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 Android phone.

You might be interested in reading about how to Spoof MAC Address of Windows Machine :

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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:

  • On the Home Screen of your phone, tap Menu button and go to Settings.
  • Tap About Device 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:

    Example MAC address: E5:12:D8:E5:69:97


Prerequisites for Spoofing MAC Address on Android Smartphones :

  1. Rooted Android SmartPhone
  2. BusyBox app ( You can download it from Google playstore and then install it)
  3. Terminal app (Download it from Google Playstore and install it)


Steps to Spoof MAC Address on Android Devices :

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

$ su [Press Enter]

$ busybox iplink show eth0 [Press Enter]

This step will show you the current MAC Address of your Android SmartPhone.

Step 2 : Now, let type below command to replace the MAC Address with new Spoofed Mac Address :

$ busybox ifconfig eth0 hw ether XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX [Press Enter]

This will replace your original mac address with new mac address.

Step 3 : Now you have successfully spoofed your mac address. Now repeat step 1 to check your new MAC Address.

That’s it Guys! Spoofing MAC Address has multiple benefits and extremely useful in spoofing your identity over the network. Also if you guys are aware or not you can bypass multiple authentications just by spoofing your mac address like whatsapp or other apps which use device ID for verification.

Want to explore all secret Hack codes of Android Mobile Phones :

Secret Hack Codes for Android Smartphones

Want to know how to change MAC Address using C program :

How to Spoof Mac Address using C program

So friends Keep Learning!! Keep Connected!!


About Lokesh Singh

Hello Friends, i am Lokesh Singh, certified Ethical hacker ( CEH, SSA, CSIF , CISSP). Have 8+ years of extensive experience in Ethical Hacking, Cyber Security and Penetration Testing domain.

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