I'm trying to change bulk devices UUIDs using DroidExplorer I've opened /data/data/com.android.providers.settings/databases/settings.db selected android_id from table secure to change the value. I then click Write changes however it's not taking the changes even after the reboot the device still reverts to the old UUID of the device. What am I missing and is there a better solution?

The devices are running on Android Kitkat 4.4.2 and they're Chinese tablets.

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I was able to manage that it using SQL command.

  1. Go to /data/data/com.android.providers.settings/databases/settings.db
  2. Open the database using SQL Database Editor
  3. Use SQL Command

    UPDATE android_id SET value = REPLACE(value, 'old-id', 'new-id') WHERE _id <=25

  4. Click File > Write Changes

  5. Exit and Push changes to device

You're done!

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