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This seems like your terminal doesn't have root access. Is your phone rooted? and did you type su to get to the root user first? On my phone you can tell if you're using root privileges by checking the prompt, $ = no root, # = root.
As superuser run: # netcfg A list with the interfaces will appear. For example my interface was eth0 # ifconfig eth0 down # ifconfig eth0 hw ether your:new:mac # ifconfig eth0 up Note that not all drivers support this operation, and the Android ifconfig do not support these commands. You will need another ifconfig executable, perhaps that from busybox ...
I found a tutorial on MAC address spoofing at XDA that might be helpful: REQUIREMENTS 1) ROOTED PHONE 2) BUSYBOX INSTALLED 3) Terminal App OPEN UP TERMINAL AND WRITE :su :busybox iplink show eth0 (THIS WILL SHOW YOUR CURRENT MAC ADDRESS) NOW TYPE IN :busybox ifconfig eth0 hw ether 00:11:22:33:44:55 (INSTEAD OF ...
This will depend but almost guarantee requiring the devices to be rooted in order to manipulate the hardware. The only caveat emptor is, this needs root and busybox installed, and that the wifi is active: Plug the usb cable to the device, and invoke this, adb shell. Switch to superuser, i.e. su Invoke this - busybox ifconfig wlan0 down to bring down the ...
You didn't name your device -- but most likely got some China import. There were some readings a little time ago about this issue. Normally, a MAC address should be unique to the device -- the producer probably wanted to save some license costs... Nevertheless, that background isn't going to help you much. There are some apps available on the Playstore ...
Your mentioning of busybox use let's me assume your device(s) is/are rooted, so you could give the Wireless MAC Changer a try. Didn't try it myself, though, as I have no need to ;)
Poking around on google there are a lot of other folks with this problem (MAC address is re-generated on wifi/phone resets). It seems to mostly be Motorola hardware. Normally a MAC address is burned into the WiFi device. So it seems very, very odd to generate MAC addresses on the fly like this. Too much software (technically incorrectly) relies on MAC ...
Do the MAC addresses repeat, or are they new randomly generated ones every time? It sounds like whatever ROM you're using has MAC spoofing enabled by default.
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