[Q] Spoofing MAC address on the Nexus 7 FLO with KitKat
I recently bought a Nexus 7 Flo tablet running the latest Android 4.4. I've since been trying to spoof a MAC address on it, but for some reason the wireless card seems to refuse to use the spoofed mac no matter what I do.
There's a more detailed discussion what I've tried in android.stackexchange.com/questions/57922/wifi-network-not-accessible-with-modified-mac-address (forum won't let me link), but I'll repeat the main points here. I have tried both ip link set wlan0 address XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX
and busybox ifconfig wlan0 hw ether XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX
. They both result in the MAC address being changed as far as I can tell from the output of ip link
and busybox ifconfig
, but when connecting to a network with MAC filtering with the spoofed MAC address being allowed, the device fails to connect. /sys/class/net/wlan0/address
also shows the spoofed address. If I use the device's stock MAC and add this to the filter on the AP, then the device connects successfully.
Has anyone experienced anything similar on KitKat devices?