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[HOW-TO] Permanently change the WiFi MAC address on HTC Desire V

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Default [HOW-TO] Permanently change the WiFi MAC address on HTC Desire V

*** ROOT access IS required ***

1. Go to settings and turn Wi-Fi Off.

2. Open your favorite Terminal Emulator App and type the following:
> su -
> cd /data/misc/wifi
> calibrator set nvs_mac wl1271-nvs-calibrated.bin xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
> cd /
Where xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx is your new (desired) MAC address.

3. Go back to settings and turn Wi-Fi On again.

Why would you want to do this?
Well if you, like me, have two HTC Desire V's and you have made a CWM backup of one of them and restored it on the other - to save yourself the hassle of having to set everything up the way you want twice - you will probably find that you two phones now have the same Wi-Fi MAC address, and thus that your router will be assigning the same IP-address to them.
(Last edited by methaq; 13th August 2014 at 01:51 PM.)
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I get "calibrator: not found" when I enter the command.

Does this only work on the device listed? Any advice?

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