Ubuntu phone: macchanger does not work

Bug #1530387 reported by pgcor on 2015-12-31
This bug affects 7 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Canonical System Image
macchanger (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

On my ubuntu phone (15.04, armhf architecture) macchanger does not work: trying to spoof the mac address in all possible ways, the answer is:

[ERROR] Could not change MAC: interface up or insufficient permissions: Operation not supported

The problem isn't in the interface because I have turned it off.
About the permissions, I run macchanger with writable file system, using sudo, being root user and in developer mode.
I think that spoofing is blocked on Ubuntu phone, when I try to change MAC by ifconfig, the answer is:

SIOCSIFHWADDR: Operation not supported

So I don't know if you will be able to do something.
In each case, thanks and have a happy new year!


Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in macchanger (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
slange90 (sigfried90) on 2016-01-11
Changed in macchanger (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → In Progress
status: In Progress → Confirmed
Costa davide (davide-cst00) wrote :

The problem is in the ubuntu phone system so this bug should be tracked on the canonical devices system image project. Hope that someone fix this bug.

pgcor (pgcor) on 2017-02-02
Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
status: New → Confirmed
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