How to change Wlan Mac Address on MTK Devices

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How to change Wlan Mac Address on MTK Devices – This guide is for MTK devices only and everything that your done to your phone is at your own risk. Sometime a china like MTK6577, MTK6589, MTK6572, MTK65xx has the same mac address and it is creating conflict when connected to wifi network, or maybe you just wanna to modified your wireless lan mac address to fit with your style. This guide is fit for you to fix the issued, This guide is for rooted devices only.

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This guide for educational purpose only, We not responsible if your device bricked after following this tutorial. 


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How to change Wlan Mac Address on MTK Devices 
  1. Install Root Explorer on your device, and make sure your device already rooted.
  2. Open Root Explorer and navigate to /data/nvram/APCFG/APRDEB copy WIFI file to your sd card.
    How to change Wlan Mac Address on MTK Devices
  3. From SD card move WIFI file to your computer.
  4. Install Hex Editor to your computer, Open it and open WIFI file with it.
    How to change Wlan Mac Address on MTK Devices
    How to change Wlan Mac Address on MTK Devices
  5. Compare my old mac address with WIFI file open in Hex Editor.
  6. Now you can change your device mac address using Hex Editor fit it with your needs, remember just change column 04 – 09 don’t change anything else. When finish save a new WIFI file and copy to sd card.
  7. Turn off your wifi, open Root Explorer and navigate to /data/nvram/APCFG/APRDEB copy your new WIFI file and set permission to 660 (rw-rw—)
  8. Done, turn on your wifi. Confirm it on System Setting → WLAN → Advanced Settings
    How to change Wlan Mac Address on MTK Devices

The /data/nvram folder is your device’s heart, If this folder lost then your devices communicating ability will be lost too, so backup this folder or partition using MTK Droid Tools. I hope this guide can help you fix your problems, thank your for reading and don’t forget to share this guide..

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IrmaVetria
5 years ago

Thanks..
but i hv message error
"nvram warning err: 0x10"

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  IrmaVetria

Hi,
Thank you for trusting me to solve your problem, i will give you link to xda developer just follow the link and i hope it will help you solve your problem http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2730486

IrmaVetria
5 years ago

1. I'try HEX editor.. I get wf, bt, ip.. but i hv message error nvram 0x10..
2. I'try to http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2730486, i get a new wf, bt.. no message error.. it's good solution..
but my ip is unavailable
Can i get my ip with build prop or other app..

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  IrmaVetria

So we got the good progress, maybe this can help you, i hope so system/etc/dhcpcd/dhcpcd-run-hooks needs to have permissions fixed to "execute" by "user" "group" and "others" by using your favorite file explorer

this will fix your "obtaining ip address loop" without having to ever use static ip address

IrmaVetria
5 years ago

Thanks very very very much..
its work in my HH..
All Imei, WiFi, BlueTooth, Serial Number is available..
u is the best.. good web solutions for all android.
Thanks,

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  IrmaVetria

Your welcome, nice it can help you with your problem. Glad to hear that. And thank you for leaving positive comments

ahmad taqy
5 years ago
Reply to  IrmaVetria

my p780 problem wifi and bluetooth, how to fix it

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  IrmaVetria

Hello,
I still not yet have guide how to fix wifi and bluetooth, maybe you can search in this comments about other problem and maybe you can find one.
Sorry cannot help you much

lupe
5 years ago

Hi my P6i has no wifi and 3g signal could you help me I tried what you post but I still have the same problem, could you help me with that.

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  lupe

hi,
i don't really know about your device P6i, but if MTK devices have problem with signal, first it must check the IMEI using *#06#, if it invalid then i will suggest to refer to this guide http://bit.ly/1teLvmQ

Kaka Moon
4 years ago

i dont have nvram please help

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  Kaka Moon

Sorry cannot help mate, nvram folder is specify for every device. Ypu cannot use another device nvram

MR HANAFI THE BLOGGER
4 years ago

i had entered the specific mac address and folow all the instruction..but when i check the mac address ( wifi advance setting) it come out different that what i entered..

androidrookies
4 years ago

For following the guide, first you must turn off your wifi after successful change reboot your device then check if mac address already change

unkonwn
4 years ago

Thanks man…wonderfull guide…everything works like a charm 🙂

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  unkonwn

Your welcome, thank you for visit and leave comment

Shinichi Matsuyama
4 years ago

another solution from xda

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2620741

but now i try to find soluton to change S/N.

androidrookies
4 years ago

thank you for your information. hope it will use for the other

dan
4 years ago

hey bro thanks for the guide… so i have a problem here, after doing things exactly according to the post, i got the new tab with the advanced settings section but when i enter it it still shows mac address unavailable… and also any way to fix ip address unavailable error ? thanks

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  dan

what your device, have you try to re flashing the ROM ?
have you reboot your device after finish followed the guide ?

dan
4 years ago

my device is a mediatek clone of samsung galaxy s5, mtk6572. yes I have tried reflashing a number of times and tried different roms too but this is the only rom that boots my device…the others don't… and yes i tried rebooting too, but the mac address keeps showing unavailable….

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  dan

every mtk device even it has same proc, have different behavior. Some device after flashing new ROM it need to fix NVRAM partition first until it can get wifi and signal service and other not need to too. But for samsung galaxy S5 clone i don't know it because never handle it. so sorry maybe you can search about NVRAM partition on Samsung Galaxy S5 clone forum

dan
4 years ago

okay so it's a nvram problem ? i will try searching for nvram pratition then. Thanks for your help !

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  dan

ok, thank you for visit and leave comments

Arthur42
3 years ago

Hi. I can raplace the /data/nvram/APCFG/APRDEB/WIFI file with the MAC address changed but nothing happens. I did either with the wi-fi opened or closed with the same results. Also, when I turn off the smartphone I turn it on again I find the original WIFI file and not my version with the MAC address modified

androidrookies
3 years ago
Reply to  Arthur42

Are your device rooted? This guide need to be root. And if this guide dont help you maybe you can use MAUI 3G or mtk device tool. But first make sure the device is root

Arthur42
3 years ago
Reply to  Arthur42

thank you for your reply. My device is rooted. Root Check says that the "Alps X3 is rooted running Android 5.1". I tried to change the MAC address with an emulator and BusyBox and with MTK Enginereeing without results.
The best method, the one seems works better, is modify the WIFI file but it seems that tha system saves the original MAC address somewhere and replace it at restart. I tried also to change the file permissions (-ro) without success. The WIFI file is restored at every restart

androidrookies
3 years ago
Reply to  Arthur42

I think it because your android version, this work on 4.4.2 and 4.4.3 and never try with 5.1

Arthur42
3 years ago
Reply to  Arthur42

This was also my suspect. Thank you