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Journeyman PPN
Journeyman

Device host name

How does one go about changing the device's host name as used on various apps and wifi?

Currently it says something like Android_long_hex_number_here and we'd like to change it to reflect our company's naming scheme.

Any help available for this?

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Wizard

Device host name

This is a tough one PPN, thanks for the post and welcome to the Community - I have been researching this issue for quite some time now and the only solution that I have found requires the device to be rooted and loaded up with a custom ROM. Of course - I advise that you do not root your phone. That said - here is a link to an Android Dev Forum where they have documented the issue and offer workarounds. Please let us know how you make out, thanks!

Journeyman PPN
Journeyman

Device host name

Hi,

Thanks for your reply. Rooting the device is not an option at this time.. 

Thanks for the dev link, we've read the topic and replied.

We'll need the Android people come up with a fix for this.

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