When I look into the logs of my router, I have trouble identifying my own phone.

How can I change the name of my phone, on my nexus 4 running latest Android OS, without rooting it? Is it even possible?


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Developer options > Device Hostname should get you where you need to go. You may need to mash "build number" in "About phone" a few times to make the Developer Options appear in your settings app...

EDIT: Apparently that's for CyanogenMod only. Without that option, you'll need root...

  • I didnt find the option "Device Hostname". Im running 4.4 Mar 27, 2014 at 9:28
  • Do you have developer options enabled? Mar 27, 2014 at 12:23
  • Yes, I do have them on Mar 27, 2014 at 21:36
  • Huh, evidently that's a CM thing. Mar 28, 2014 at 4:24

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