1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    I'm trying to optimize workplace experiences through mobile optimization. I can't change the server settings.

    1) Is there a way to make individual applications present themselves as operating on a different device? (i.e., make a Pixel 3 look like Samsung Galaxy 10)

    2) Under separate user profiles, can I make one profile appear as a different device while using a separate profile to obtain security patches?

    3) Can I do any of this without rooting/flashing Android 10?
    09-04-2019 07:55 AM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    Hi, welcome to Android Forums

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    09-04-2019 08:43 AM
  3. mustang7757's Avatar
    I don't think you can without root if that even available after root, but you can change the looks of a phone with launchers ,icon pack and such
    09-04-2019 08:44 AM
  4. ManiacJoe's Avatar
    That is an interesting solution.
    What problem are you trying to solve? Should the server even care what phone your app is running on?
    Rukbat likes this.
    09-04-2019 03:35 PM
  5. Galactic Zoo's Avatar
    The answer to question 2 is a no. The security patches are device specific.
    09-04-2019 03:41 PM
  6. Galactic Zoo's Avatar
    I'm not clear with the first question. I have a few devices and all apps look the same regardless of device. Why is it necessary to have one device impersonate another? What is the method employed in installing these apps?
    09-04-2019 03:52 PM
  7. Rukbat's Avatar
    If you're talking about servers like Play or Google's (or the manufacturer's) update server, no - drivers are specific, usually to manufacturers (it's not fun writing a driver that will work with 10 different manufacturers), updates are specific not only to the model of phone but, in some cases, to which SoC is installed in that particular variant of that model.

    So since you can't do one and 2, you can't do it with or without rooting the phone (which is just putting one additional file on the phone - a binary called "su" - any additional files are just to control access to su).

    If you're talking about any other kind of server - web, FTP, email, etc., it doesn't care what kind of device you're using - cellphone, PC, mainframe - as long as it can run the proper client (software that communicates with a server) and has access to the internet.
    09-04-2019 04:11 PM

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