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    Does anyone know of a way to change the hostname on the phone for easier home networking there are alot of different computers and devices managed on my home network.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dlaxtn2 View Post
    Does anyone know of a way to change the hostname on the phone for easier home networking there are alot of different computers and devices managed on my home network.
    Settings > Applications > Development there's a setting for device hostname. Don't know if that's what ya need or not.

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    thanks cant believe i over looked that.
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    Default Re: changing the host name on the phone

    That worked for me on Froyo, but now in Gingerbread I must use linux commands:

    devShare: Android - Change Hostname
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    Default Re: changing the host name on the phone

    That never worked for me on Froyo but it's always worked for me on GB
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    Quote Originally Posted by dlaxtn2 View Post
    Does anyone know of a way to change the hostname on the phone for easier home networking there are alot of different computers and devices managed on my home network.
    Updating for archival purposes, since this page appears at the top of many web searches concerning changing the Hostname.

    On ICS/JellyBean and most likely KitKat (not 100% as I don't have it yet), the Hostname can easily be changed hy going into Settings > Developer Options and then changing it in there.

    OR you can use this method which should work across all Android versions (all the following require root access, there may be other non root methods available, you might find it in Settings > Applications > Development)

    Use a File Manager app like Root Explorer and open up "/system/build.prop". Add this at the bottom "net.hostname=NewHostname". Make sure to leave a blank line at the bottom of build.prop, then save the file. On the next reboot it should be set.

    If you just want to temporarily change your Hostname, or used the above method and want to set the new Hostname that you just set without having to rebooot, then use a Terminal app (ConnectBot, Terminal, etc) and type:

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    su
    setprop net.hostname NewHostname
    Last edited by HarvesterX; 09-12-2013 at 07:04 PM.
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    I can't find applications .

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