How to change USB Product ID?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by reinisbaab, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. reinisbaab macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I have a USB stick with:
    Product ID: 0x9016
    Vendor ID: 0x15a4


    The question is - how can I change/simulate/alter or whatever do, so that my Mac thinks that the device actually has a Product ID of, for instance, 0x9029 instead of 0x9016?

    Is this even possible?

    I would very much appreciate a clear solution.


    Thanks in advance,
    Reinis
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Why would you even want to? What difference would it make?
     
  3. reinisbaab thread starter macrumors newbie

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    A software recognizes and works with a USB DVB-T receiver, with Product ID 0x9015.

    I have a USB DVB-T receiver with the chip which is needed, but with a different Product ID 0x9016.

    If I would make my Mac to think that the device attached has a product ID 0x9015, then it would work with the software.


    Anyways, I would appreciate a solution.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    It's more than just "tricking" software into thinking it's a different USB device. If the software is only compatible with a specific device, "faking" the Product ID won't help. It won't make it compatible. Get the right device that goes with the software.
     
  5. Intell macrumors P6

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    I don't think there is an easy way to change it. I'm not sure but on some devices it might be burned into the chipset itself and unchangeable.
     

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