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DNS Hostname Changer


*** REQUIRES ROOT ACCESS ***
If you do not know what this is you probably do not have it and this will do nothing for you.

Simple app which allows you to change your device's hostname to your custom defined hostname. This setting will remain after rebooting. The device hostname is changed and the network services are toggled so the device updates the DHCP and DNS servers with the new hostname. Once completed you should be able to ping your device at the user defined hostname. For instance, checking a default android device's hostname from DNS would show "android-abcdefghijklmnop" or some long unrecognizable name. Changing the hostname will update DHCP and DNS so that your device will appear as "your-defined-name".

Permissions:
*** REQUIRES ROOT ***
Sorry but this is due to Google making the hostname setting a secure setting. I have no control over this.

WRITE_SETTINGS: Required to change the hostname and toggle airplane mode.

ACCESS_WIFI_STATE: Determine if we need to toggle the WIFI once the hostname is changed.

CHANGE_WIFI_STATE: Toggle the WIFI if needed.

RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED: Retain hostname change across reboot.

Recent changes:
Version 1.1
6/21/2013 Fixed forcing name to uppercase by request

Version 1.0
1/23/2013 First Draft.



Please let me know any issues or feedback,

Thanks,

[email protected]
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4.3
User ratings
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Installs
10,000+
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File size
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About DNS Hostname Changer
*** REQUIRES ROOT ACCESS ***
If you do not know what this is you probably do not have it and this will do nothing for you.

Simple app which allows you to change your device's hostname to your custom defined hostname. This setting will remain after rebooting. The device hostname is changed and the network services are toggled so the device updates the DHCP and DNS servers with the new hostname. Once completed you should be able to ping your device at the user defined hostname. For instance, checking a default android device's hostname from DNS would show "android-abcdefghijklmnop" or some long unrecognizable name. Changing the hostname will update DHCP and DNS so that your device will appear as "your-defined-name".

Permissions:
*** REQUIRES ROOT ***
Sorry but this is due to Google making the hostname setting a secure setting. I have no control over this.

WRITE_SETTINGS: Required to change the hostname and toggle airplane mode.

ACCESS_WIFI_STATE: Determine if we need to toggle the WIFI once the hostname is changed.

CHANGE_WIFI_STATE: Toggle the WIFI if needed.

RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED: Retain hostname change across reboot.

Recent changes:
Version 1.1
6/21/2013 Fixed forcing name to uppercase by request

Version 1.0
1/23/2013 First Draft.



Please let me know any issues or feedback,

Thanks,

[email protected]

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A Google User
Yesterday 2:05 PM
Proper app Does what it says, small, not bloated, doesnt require reboot. This is a win !
A Google User
Sunday 6:11 AM
as it easy to identify devices in network spaces
A Google User
4 days ago
Awesome. Thank you Worked as advertised.
A Google User
Oct 14, 2014
Simple Works perfectly on 4.4.4 - Nexus 5
A Google User
Oct 11, 2014
Still Works After Reboot On Nexus 7 2013 Kit Kat 4.4.4 as i said in the title, it just works after trying lots of other apps!