I rooted my Nextbook Ares 8" tablet, model NXA8QC116, so I could change the MAC address and host name, as I hate personal data mining and user behavior monitoring.
Device specifics: Model NXA8QC116S, Android Version : 5.1.1, Build # : V3.0.?
Rooted with the binary "Nextbook Ares 8 Stock 5.1.1 Rom modified boot.img" from forum.xda-developers.com
Commands (terminal app):
u0_xxx@NXA8QC116:/ $: su root@NXA8QC116:/ #: busybox iplink show wlan0 [reports the MAC address] root@NXA8QC116:/ #: busybox ifconfig wlan0 hw ether fa:8e:f0:f2:14:27 root@NXA8QC116:/ #: busybox iplink show wlan0 [reports the original, unchanged MAC address]
I tried this with the WiFi both on and off. I also tried leaving "busybox" out of the commands.
Any help is appreciated.