DNS Hostname Changer

DNS Hostname Changer

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Simple app which allows you to change your device's hostname to your custom defined hostname. This setting will remain after rebooting. The device hostname is changed and the network services are toggled so the device updates the DHCP and DNS servers with the new hostname. Once completed you should be able to ping your device at the user defined hostname. For instance, checking a default android device's hostname from DNS would show "android-abcdefghijklmnop" or some long unrecognizable name. Changing the hostname will update DHCP and DNS so that your device will appear as "your-defined-name".

Sorry but this is due to Google making the hostname setting a secure setting. I have no control over this.

WRITE_SETTINGS: Required to change the hostname and toggle airplane mode.

ACCESS_WIFI_STATE: Determine if we need to toggle the WIFI once the hostname is changed.

CHANGE_WIFI_STATE: Toggle the WIFI if needed.

RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED: Retain hostname change across reboot.

Tags: 4 dns.

Recently changed in this version

Version 1.1
6/21/2013 Fixed forcing name to uppercase by request

Version 1.0
1/23/2013 First Draft.

Please let me know any issues or feedback,



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Comments and ratings for DNS Hostname Changer
  • (69 stars)

    by Fernando Viñan-Cano on 03/04/2014

    Top notch fix to something that should be standard

  • (69 stars)

    by Павел Жук on 26/03/2014

    Does not retain changes across reboots in spite of being present in autostarts! a) rooted b) app on the phone (no native SD, no Link2SD)

  • (69 stars)

    by Tamás Tegzes on 23/03/2014

    It's working.

  • (69 stars)

    by Muhammad Khalid on 10/03/2014

    Great  using OPPO ColorOS Custom ROM

  • (69 stars)

    by Alex Loo on 24/02/2014

    No dramas!

  • (69 stars)

    by Sarah Stephens on 02/02/2014

    Change host name. Saved. Rebooted phone - still old name. Restarted connection - still old name. Refresh dhcp list - still old name.

  • (69 stars)

    by L C on 17/01/2014

    Worked like a champ. Saved me from running Abd on my computer.