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The UDID is a SHA1 of a few fields (including a couple MAC addresses): we actually know the exact algorithm; if you are seeing patterns in them it is either a trick your brain is playing on you or a trick the user is playing on you (some people modify their UDID occasionally to keep themselves from being tracked by apps).



How do you modify the UDID? Does it depend on the model?

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At some point, the UDID is being processed by code, so you don't really need to permanently modify anything: you just edit the code that generates it and make that return something different. These kinds of changes are very simple using Substrate, the library we all use (that I developed) for changing code at runtime. For the UDID, the obvious candidates are "edit every app so [UIDrvice uniqueIdentifier] returns fake" and "edit lockdownd so it calculates the wrong value every time it is generated".

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