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How can I rename my Android device? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change the name of my Android device? It has a really long cryptic name. I want to rename it to something shorter.
Sheehan Alam's user avatar
6 votes
2 answers
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What is my phone's hostname/network name?

This should be really easy to find, but I've done a bunch of google searching and haven't found anything that works. On Linux, you just type hostname and it tells you, but that doesn't work on my ...
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How to change wifi device name on Android 7?

How can I change the device name of an unrooted Android 7.0-based Gigaset GS170 smartphone so it appears with a meaningful/readable name e.g. in a router's list of connected wifi devices? Various ...
O. R. Mapper's user avatar
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1 answer
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How to ping a local network host by hostname?

I recently wiped my phone and now I am unable to ping a machine by the hostname. Pinging by IP works. I have a machine, let's say it is called NAS. From my Router and PC, ping NAS finds the machine. ...
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Where is the "android_id" stored and when does it change?

I want to build a device_id with android_id, any one knows the answer to these three questions? Where is the android_id value stored? When is the android_id value initialized, i.e. the first time ...
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Connecting to WiFi via ADB Shell

I've tried all publicly discussed methods I could find to connect to WiFi via ADB on a phone with a broken screen (no display/no touch). The closest I have got is via wpa_cli using the method #1 ...
Fahad Yousuf's user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
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Is dhcpcd used in newer Android versions? How to configure new DHCP client?

Basically, there's a file /etc/dhcpcd/dhcpcd.conf . Is this file or dhcpcd used at all? My phone runs Android 7.1.2 and I wanted to change the default hostname using the hostname somename line in this ...
Mikhail Morfikov's user avatar
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How to assign a hostname to an Android device?

When you connect to a WiFi network, the router assigns an IP to the android device (like 192.168.1.105). Now when a FTP or HTTP file server is run on the android device, other devices should type that ...
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How can I know the hostname of an Android phone for use in SSH connection?

When setting up public key authentication on SimpleSSHD server on my Android phone, by http://www.galexander.org/software/simplesshd/ Quick start Install SimpleSSHD. On any computer which ...
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Change Phone name on Nexus 4

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 ...
Enrique Moreno Tent's user avatar
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What results in blank net.hostname property on Android device using ADB?

Referring to https://superuser.com/questions/408539/how-to-set-friendly-network-name-of-android-computer/1022739#1022739 You can check the device's hostname with net.hostname property (no root needed ...
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Android 9 on Sony Xperia XA2 not accepting any incoming connections on WiFi

I got an XA2 and did all the updates, which gave me Android 9. I have a few other Android devices but all on versions 6 to 8. I routinely use FTP servers on Android devices to get files onto them. ...
Mikhail Ramendik's user avatar