How to change USB Product ID?

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

  1. reinisbaab macrumors newbie

    Oct 20, 2009

    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,
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Why would you even want to? What difference would it make?
  3. reinisbaab thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 20, 2009
    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


    May 16, 2008
    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


    Jan 24, 2010
    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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