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[HowTo] Change your Machine Name in System Profiler

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    Wandering Samurai

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Are you sick of seeing Apple Development Platform in your system profiler every day? Well spice things up a bit with a quick edit.

First, use sudo -s to login as the super user. Next, paste this command into terminal:
nano /System/Library/SystemProfiler/SPPlatformReporter.spreporter/Contents/Resources/SPMachineTypes.plist
Use the arrow keys to scroll all the way down to the bottom, until you reach this:

<string>Apple Development Platform</string>

While leaving the string brackets all intact, replace it with whatever you want.
Example: <string>PowerHack x86</string>

Once you're finished, save with CTRL+O, then exit(CTRL+X).

After that, repair permissions on your mac, just to be safe, with:
diskutil repairPermissions /

Once that's finished, check out your System Profiler again, and it should have your new name!

Here's what I did for mine:
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Any way to change ADP 2,1?



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