DNS Hostname Changer

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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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
Sep 7, 2014
Doesn't work!!! I have galaxy s2 and when I open it nothing happens, it just stays on the home screen but says the app is running. I made sure it was granted root access to so I have no idea.
A Google User
Aug 24, 2014
Works as advertised.
A Google User
Aug 13, 2014
Awesome Does a great job doing some things so simple that it baffles me as to why Goggle does not have this as an option inside of Android. Now I have to root some of my other Android devices to accomplish this simple task of giving the a recognizable name on my network.
A Google User
Aug 6, 2014
Right for the job Does exactly what I want. 'Too' easy to use...
A Google User
Aug 5, 2014
Works, with SuperUser access It does what it says. But youll need to root your phone.