Today I upgraded to Android 10, more precisely to unofficial build of Lineage OS. My phone is Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro (whyred). I am used to changing my MAC address, because our school tracks network usage. I got around it by setting my MAC to MAC of one of schools iPads. After the upgrade I can't change my MAC anymore! I turn the WiFi off as always (otherwise I would get some error like resource busy) and set the MAC using following command:
ip link set wlan0 address MACHERE
busybox ifconfig wlan0 hw ether MACHERE
In both cases the MAC gets changed, but after turning the WiFi on again and connecting to WiFi, it gets resettled back to where it was.
Any ideas what can be causing this? I have tried (so far):
- multiple different kernels
Fixed by editing