I just got a Nexus 7 2nd Generation (2013) with Android 4.3.

I installed Kindle, and the device shows up named [my-name]'s Android Tablet.

In earlier versions of Android, I can go to the About screen and there's a "Device Name" option. It's not on my About screen.


You can rename from the Amazon website itself:

  1. Manage Your Kindle
  2. Manage Your Devices
  3. Edit (blue link under Edit Kindle Information dialog) > Edit Kindle Information

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That setting was moved to the (hidden) developer options entry.

At first, you need to activate veveloper settings here, then change your hostname in the debugging section (2nd option group, line 5 in Android 4.3)

  • You should probably mention this is only in CyanogenMod, not stock. – derobert Sep 26 '13 at 18:04
  • Oh, is it? Thanks for the clarification, I wasn't aware of this. – ce4 Sep 26 '13 at 18:05

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