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How to Change Mac Address of Any Android Smartphone or Tablet

In our previous post we discussed How to Control and Hack any Wi-Fi Router via Any Android Phone. In our next post we will talk about end to end encrypted voice calling and privacy. And today’s post is also related to privacy and anonymity that you can achieve using your Android device. Today in this post i will show you how you can change Mac Address of your Android device whether it’s a phone or tablet.

Why Change Mac Address in Android Device?

Good question, well you never know when someone is tracking you or your movements on internet. We call these movements Digital Footprints. If you know Edward Snowden then you know what i am talking about. Even when your Wi-Fi is turned off, your phone may be broadcasting information to whomever is in range. This could be used both to track repeated visits to as well as your exact movements in an area under surveillance. But now you have an option to make your Android device completely disappear like dozens of people do everyday.

How to Hide or hange Mac Address of Any Android Phone?

This Android app has been developed by Chainfire called Pry-Fi. Pry-Fi changes your Android device’s mac address randomly. It will completely hide your device’s original Mac address and the changed mac address will not be used again. Even if you connect to same or any other network. Pry-Fi app requires root access and if your device is not rooted, i will recommend you to read The easiest way to Root any Android Device without a PC.

After installing Pry-Fi app from Play Store, all you have to do is open the app and grant Root Access. Once you grant Root permission to Pry-Fi app, it will automatically change mac address of your Android device to a random mac address.

Even when you are not connected to any Wi-Fi network, the MAC address will constantly be pseudo-randomized and chnaged. It follows a pattern that makes the trackers think you are a real person but they will not encounter your MAC address again. Pry-Fi has an option called “War mode”.  When War mode is enabled, Pry-Fi tries to make your Android device appear like dozens of people.  This will slowly poison their tracking database with useless information.

Conclusion

It’s not only Wi-Fi that can be used to track you. Still If you care about your privacy and do not want to get tracked, you can use this app. Also, in our coming posts i will discuss more about privacy, security and other ways through which you can safeguard your privacy.

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Written by Ravi Singh

I am an Avid learner and Tech Enthusiast. He is the Founder of Techposts. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+. You can also subscribe to his YouTube channel for HowTo Video Guides and reviews.

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