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03-20-2008, 12:47 AM #1
Change Mac Address Possible Greyed Out No Wifi Fix? [Testers Wanted]
You folks remember our news post the other day about iPhone Linux project? Well maybe you can use ibooter to fix the annoying grey wifi problem many users experience when they screw up their baseband / commboard by changing the mac address of the iPhone. iphonelinux.org just posted some instructions on how to change the mac address using ibooter. For any of you that would like to give the method a shot to fix your grey wifi instructions are as follows (use at your own risk, we ARE looking for some confirmation here):
Download Ibooter. Connect to ibooter and type the following: ( replace xxxxxxx with any mac address )
setenv wifiaddr "xxxxxxx"
Entering recovery mode, starting command prompt
] setenv wifiaddr "01:1c:b2:1c:2b:40"
setenv wifiaddr "01:1c:b2:1c:2b:40"
] printenv wifiaddr
Loading kernel cache at 0xb000000...data starts at 0xb000180
gBootArgs.commandLine = [ ]
usb_interrupt_write: No error
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03-20-2008, 02:17 AM #2
this would be awesome
03-20-2008, 03:19 AM #3
didnt work for me.
03-20-2008, 03:25 AM #4
While on OS X it required hexediting the kernal module, I thought for the iPhone this could be done with the ifconfig command in the terminal:
"ifconfig en0 ether XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX"
You'd prolly want to do a "ifconfig en0 down" before this command and a "ifconfig en0 up" after.
Too late to try myself. Will do so and post results in morning if no one else has proven/disproven.
UPDATE: Yes, this is true. Don't bring the interface down before changing the MAC address though. You have to make the change while the interface is up. But once you make the change, bring it down and then back up. I did this just now, ifconfig showed the address as changed, and when I connected to my wifi, it gave my a different IP (I'd set my router to always assign the same ip to my iphone - so this isn't just a random assignment). Doesn't survive reboot though. Also -- not at all associated with fixing gray wifi. Just a nifty trick if you want to get on your neighbor's wifi and it's being filtered by MAC address.
Last edited by radicale; 03-24-2008 at 01:42 AM. Reason: tested and confirmed
03-20-2008, 11:39 AM #5
03-20-2008, 12:18 PM #6
This will be useful!Click that "Thanks" button if I helped you!
03-20-2008, 01:20 PM #7
Looks Interesting. One of my friend has his phone with grey wifi. Il try it out and let you people know the result.
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03-20-2008, 02:16 PM #8
WOW, someone on here took one of my suggestions seriously lol
03-20-2008, 03:13 PM #9
ibooter for windows needed this to install "Libusbfilter 0.1.12." after installing it my sound card went dead, anything usb went dead, and i had to go crazy looking for a non usb keyboard and mouse to uninstall the stupid thing. thankfully after uninstalling everything works (except ibooter) with friends like you guys who needs enemys
Last edited by rasbill; 03-20-2008 at 03:16 PM.
03-20-2008, 03:33 PM #10
I have one iPhone without WiFi and Bluetooth Signal, unlocked and works fine, only without WiFi, i try this iBooter now.
03-20-2008, 06:57 PM #11
This is only mildly related, but could you use a similar method to change the Bluetooth MAC address? I desperately need to do that.
03-20-2008, 07:05 PM #12
03-21-2008, 07:14 AM #13
sigh i went home and tried this on my home computer, it worked, as far as the commands go, but i lost edge (i had it before this it just didnt show the box) and i lost my phone service as well
and ibooter does not see my phone
an update, my phone keep coming up with errors telling me to bring it to at&t for service, and is really really slow now
Last edited by rasbill; 03-21-2008 at 07:14 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
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03-21-2008, 07:50 AM #14
i gave it try, I am using vista. when I installed Libusbfilter, all my USB ports went dead. They only worked when I uninstall the driver.
I tried the recovery driver, but the ibooter windows stays open for a split second.
anyone have luck with this?
03-21-2008, 11:08 AM #15
i gave it a try using xp. everything went well except changing the mac addr.istill have a grey out wifi
03-21-2008, 12:49 PM #16
my usb devices also whent dead, mouse keyboard nothings works anymore, and ibooter?? don't get connected.
03-21-2008, 03:17 PM #17Don't use iBooter for windows
Last edited by felixbv; 03-21-2008 at 06:03 PM. Reason: Update
03-21-2008, 03:35 PM #18
how did u sort pc out if usb didnt work,im having same problem and dont know how to use recovery driver.i downloaded it n unzipped it.any help please
03-21-2008, 04:03 PM #19
[how did u sort pc out if usb didnt work,im having same problem and dont know how to use recovery driver.i downloaded it n unzipped it.any help please]
Any of the nexts points works
1. Restart PC and give F8 or F2 until windows setup displays. From the menu select "Restart PC from previous checkpoint" or "restart from previous working version" dont remember the text exactly. This will use your last checkpoint
2. Use a keyboard and Mouse NON-USB and unistall the Libusbfilter 0.1.12. program
Last edited by felixbv; 03-21-2008 at 04:06 PM. Reason: Complement
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03-21-2008, 04:35 PM #20
thanx,worked first time.good job i got 2 pc's on net