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21st October 2014, 05:19 PM   |  #501  
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A custom ROM I used a while back changed my Mac address of my phones WiFi. At work they use Mac filtering so j couldn't use the WiFi after it changed. Following the guide I changed out back and can now set it to what ever I want.

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Guide for making a new nvs.map_bin file?

I tried that but no luck...

I have also wl1271-nvs.bin,what I should do with it?

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21st October 2014, 06:17 PM   |  #502  
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One sec I'll post a step by step what I did.

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---------- Post added at 05:17 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:33 PM ----------

Apps i used . Root Explorer and Hex editor ( free from app store )
HTML Code:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=tuba.tools&hl=en
Any file explorer will probably work i like root explorer cause i can set permissions with it when i am done. TURN OFF WIFI BEFORE STARTING THIS .
1. Get Current mac address goto wifi hit menu goto advanced and write that down.
2. Write down what you want it to change it to below it.
3. open root explorer (or your file browser ) and go to system/etc/firmware/ti-connectivity and copy wl1271-nvs.bin then paste it to your sd card external or internal will work.
4. open wl1271-nvs.bin (the one you copied not the original) with hex editor app and look on the first 2 lines and you will see your current mac address it will be listed backwards for me the first 4 were on line 2 and the rest on line 1 change them to match what you want . thats why i said write what you want it to be below the original so you can change 2 at a time . once you are done hit menu and save.
5. copy your wl1271-nvs.bin ( the one you edited ) and paste it over the original found in system/etc/firmware/ti-connectivity ( you will need a root explorer to paste here) then set permissions to match the picture below. now go back and check that your mac has changed to what you want it.

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21st October 2014, 10:04 PM   |  #503  
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Originally Posted by iamteachme

One sec I'll post a step by step what I did.

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---------- Post added at 05:17 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:33 PM ----------

Apps i used . Root Explorer and Hex editor ( free from app store )

HTML Code:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=tuba.tools&hl=en
Any file explorer will probably work i like root explorer cause i can set permissions with it when i am done. TURN OFF WIFI BEFORE STARTING THIS .
1. Get Current mac address goto wifi hit menu goto advanced and write that down.
2. Write down what you want it to change it to below it.
3. open root explorer (or your file browser ) and go to system/etc/firmware/ti-connectivity and copy wl1271-nvs.bin then paste it to your sd card external or internal will work.
4. open wl1271-nvs.bin (the one you copied not the original) with hex editor app and look on the first 2 lines and you will see your current mac address it will be listed backwards for me the first 4 were on line 2 and the rest on line 1 change them to match what you want . thats why i said write what you want it to be below the original so you can change 2 at a time . once you are done hit menu and save.
5. copy your wl1271-nvs.bin ( the one you edited ) and paste it over the original found in system/etc/firmware/ti-connectivity ( you will need a root explorer to paste here) then set permissions to match the picture below. now go back and check that your mac has changed to what you want it.

Wow, Teachme, you get an A+ for learning and doing your own work!

Making a new nvs.bin file by the online Texas Instruments guide does not work, you can edit your own bin file or take one from another phone, editing it, and saving it to your own phone. This is what Teachme did. And he did a very good job with it and with posting the instructions for it. The attached picture will help you hex edit the file.

Welder, I made a color coded hex editor map of the nvs_map.bin file file, showing where each digit of the MAC address is so that you can use the picture to change your own MAC address in a Hex Editor app or program, save the file, and restore it back to the phone. This picture will help you a LOT with this, HexEditor_NV_map-MAC-Change.jpg attached. Use it to change your own MAC address in a hex editor. Page 49 of this thread has a lot of help with this. Teachme is using this Hex Editor app to do the work. This is kind of funny, I wrote the author Alex about this app because it did not work in CM11. I wanted it so bad that I debugged it for him with special debug apk files to get it working in CM11. Alex lives in Ukraine and is heavily involved with the current war, it was hard to get him to trust me and give me his name.

@ChungHung.Chen also helped a lot in this effort. Go change your MAC, it can be done! The attached files will help you a lot with this. You get instructions by iamteachme to directly edit your MAC Address file, and the original instructions to perform this on the hardware backup file, nvs_map.bin and restore it with the wifical.sh command.

NOTE:
If you still have your /pds folder, inside of it will be a wifi folder, and inside of that is an nvs_map.bin file. This is the file used when running wifical.sh in a terminal window as root. Save this entire /pds folder to your PC by the ext-sdcard, once gone, it can never be replaced! Edit the nvs_map.bin file as well to insure accuracy when running the wifical.sh script.

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How to fix your XT910 & XT912 phone's WiFi MAC Address

@iamteachme you did such a good job in writing this HOW-TO Guide for XT910 phones that with your permission, I would like to include in my own HOW-TO Guide for XT912 phones because the files are identical and your procedure takes an entirely different file approach. I will attach the zip file for those that need it. Thank a lot for all the hard work you did on this. It should be indexed here to help others with the same problem. The bold title above is for search engine indexing purposes. Man, you did a really good job, bra. The "Teach Me" is now "The Teacher"!
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File Type: zip Permanently_Change_XT912_WiFi_MAC_Address.zip - [Click for QR Code] (122.4 KB, 4 views)
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22nd October 2014, 12:28 AM   |  #504  
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Thanks bro

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Thanks bro

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You earned it bra. Now everyone can benefit from the weeks of hard work that you did. Welder is very interested and he has an XT910. This works for all Razr phones. You are welcome!
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it seems my phone has no os help please
please i need help i rooted my phone and installed cm 11 it worked well..suddenly i started receiving messages that systemui has stopped whenever i tried to touch status bar it could suddenly bring the msg then i wanted to clear cache it wasn't clearing, so i booted in safestrap un fortunately wiping cache i wiped the system on rebooting i got this message no ios instead i continued rebooting from now and then my xt910 Razr stops on M logo never turns on i need help please...it i don't have ios on it and also i cant like install software like safestrap for me to install cm again
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please i need help i rooted my phone and installed cm 11 it worked well..suddenly i started receiving messages that systemui has stopped whenever i tried to touch status bar it could suddenly bring the msg then i wanted to clear cache it wasn't clearing, so i booted in safestrap un fortunately wiping cache i wiped the system on rebooting i got this message no ios instead i continued rebooting from now and then my xt910 Razr stops on M logo never turns on i need help please...it i don't have ios on it and also i cant like install software like safestrap for me to install cm again

I'm sorry, I don't know why systemui was crashing on you,a number of factors can cause that...

Unfortunately, if you can't get to SafeStrap, you will need to RSDlite the proper image back on your phone. You can't RSD SafeStrap, since it doesn't replace your old recovery, just hijacks it and requires a working stock "slot" installation. Also, as you have an xt910, there is no simple utility to use and you have to have the correct stock image for your carrier.

If you are landing on the "dead Andy" and can get your hands on the latest OTA zip from your carrier and place it on the root of your SD card, try volume up and down together, you might be able to "install update" from stock recovery... This would prevent wiping the internal SD card which happens when you have to RSD.


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End of an era
Ladies and gentlemen I have returned. Unfortunately I return with some bitter sweet news but its not all bad. I will be moving to the Droid Turbo as my main device (hope to have root and etc working ASAP) and I hope to see a few of you over there.

As far as the RAZR goes I love this community and am KEEPING my RAZR not trading it in so I will be able to continue helping out and developing here for that device as well for as long as it remains active. I haven't heard anything as far as 5.0 or CM 12 for the RAZR but I will keep my eyes open and see what I can do for all of you.

This Q&A was initially started by me to gain some more reputation and recognition around here as my quest to become an admin went into full swing. I was called back to Ireland for a couple of months on family business and handed off the duties to Ohmster and the rest of our brilliant community. They have done an amazing job. Now that XDA has setup an "Official" Q&A Help Thread directly under the parent developer thread, this "Handy at the Time" Q&A thread is now redundant and a tad confusing for new members to ask the questions they cannot yet ask in the developer thread. So in the best interests of the Razr Community, I am going to concentrate my efforts to help in the official Q&A thread where I feel my efforts will be utilized to it's best potential. This way all questions to a common thread can all be consolidated in one convenient place and will be easier for new members to find. It has been a lot of fun but the fun is not over, I will see you all in the [Q&A] [ROM][4.4.4][CDMA/GSM] Official CM11 thread soon, right here:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/droi...lable-t2901995

This Q&A thread will close in one week and members are referred to the official Q&A from now on.
Thank you everyone and I will see you over there!!!

Cheers,
Shaun AKA JakeDHS07
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Ladies and gentlemen I have returned. Unfortunately I return with some bitter sweet news but its not all bad. I will be moving to the Droid Turbo as my main device (hope to have root and etc working ASAP) and I hope to see a few of you over there.

As far as the RAZR goes I love this community and am KEEPING my RAZR not trading it in so I will be able to continue helping out and developing here for that device as well for as long as it remains active. I haven't heard anything as far as 5.0 or CM 12 for the RAZR but I will keep my eyes open and see what I can do for all of you.

This Q&A was initially started by me to gain some more reputation and recognition around here as my quest to become an admin went into full swing. I was called back to Ireland for a couple of months on family business and handed off the duties to Ohmster and the rest of our brilliant community. They have done an amazing job. Now that XDA has setup an "Official" Q&A Help Thread directly under the parent developer thread, this "Handy at the Time" Q&A thread is now redundant and a tad confusing for new members to ask the questions they cannot yet ask in the developer thread. So in the best interests of the Razr Community, I am going to concentrate my efforts to help in the official Q&A thread where I feel my efforts will be utilized to it's best potential. This way all questions to a common thread can all be consolidated in one convenient place and will be easier for new members to find. It has been a lot of fun but the fun is not over, I will see you all in the [Q&A] [ROM][4.4.4][CDMA/GSM] Official CM11 thread soon, right here:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/droi...lable-t2901995

This Q&A thread will close in one week and members are referred to the official Q&A from now on.
Thank you everyone and I will see you over there!!!

Cheers,
Shaun AKA JakeDHS07

Bravo!!! (Applause)

Shaun, you are one very active, talented, skilled, and amazing guy. You taught me a lot and it would be a pleasure to join you in the official Q&A thread.

Hey, you ever-so-popular thread has hit 50 pages until the XDA authorities saw fit to actually create a newbie Q&A thread. Now how is THAT for being ahead of the time?

Great work buddy. Meet you on the other side of the fence. There are newbies and seniors alike to help!
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Dear Members,

It has been a blast here in the JakeDHS07 and Ohmster's CyanogenMod Q&A Thread helping everyone, meeting new members, making friends. But with the opening of the Official [Q&A] [ROM][4.4.4][CDMA/GSM] Official CM11 (M10 Snapshot Available 9/18/14) thread now in place, keeping this separate thread open is no longer reasonable. It is much more important to concentrate our efforts in the new, official channel where we can reach and help a lot more members with issues.

So in light of the new official thread, JakeDHS07 and Ohmster's CyanogenMod Q&A Thread is now officially closed. Please post your questions and help requests in the new, official thread. Thanks everybody!

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[Q&A] [ROM][4.4.4][CDMA/GSM] Official CM11 (M12 Snapshot Final)


* It took some doing, but I finally got the Q&A Thread name changed to reflect the current build status, M12 Snapshot. It was getting a bit old at M10.
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