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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4.3
User ratings
501
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]

Android Market Comments
A Google User
Aug 21, 2015
Works! What more...?
A Google User
Aug 16, 2015
Does its job Easy to use, just remember the name you choose can't have any spaces in it. Also, if your device is rooted but this app says the device isn't rooted, check to make sure this app has root access, took me a minute to figure out that was the problem.
A Google User
Aug 15, 2015
Worked Fine, Simple I'm not sure how much more user friendly people want this to be. It just worked.
A Google User
Aug 9, 2015
Perfect Does the job perfectly!!!
A Google User
Jul 26, 2015
Does its job Easy to use, just remember the name you choose can't have any spaces in it. Also, of your device is rooted but this app says the device isn't rooted, check to make sure this app has root access, took me a minute to figure out that was the problem.