DNS Hostname Changer

DNS Hostname Changer


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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
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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]

Android Market Comments
A Google User
Jul 23, 2015
Super Old App This app hasn't been updated in 2 years, so obviously it will not work on a lot of devices (especially newer ones). Shouldn't even still be available in Play Store IMO.
A Google User
Jul 21, 2015
Doesn't remember changed mac on restart
A Google User
Jul 15, 2015
Perfect and simple.
A Google User
Jul 14, 2015
PERFECT! Exactly what I was looking for simple and works perfectly.
A Google User
Jul 8, 2015
It just works but doesn't back up original hostname Gets the job done! The effect persists even after uninstall. But the app doesn't back up original hostname.
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