Android ID is a unique ID to each device. It is used to identify your device for market downloads, specific gaming applications that need to identify your device (so that they know it’s a device that was used to pay for the application), and such. The importance comes when we use leaked 2.2 ROMs which is pretty much every ROM right now out there for the captivate. The leaked 2.2 ROMs (at least for some ROMs) have a bug where every device that flashes the ROM has the same android ID. This results in having to try to re-download a market app over and over again and failure to register to play the game you bought.
In order to fix it, a random android id generator has been implemented on many ROMs at boot so that every device that is flashed gets a different ID. Also, you can go back to JF6 (stock 2.1) and check your android ID by downloading the “Android ID changer” from the market. Once you write down your android ID, you can download the same app in 2.2 and change the android ID that you’ve written down.
STEPS TO CHANGE ANDROID ID »
- Install Android ID Changer.
- Open, Now you will see ‘ + ‘ on the top of the right.
- Click on that and Save a new ID.
- That’s all.