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[HowTo] Change your Machine Name in System Profiler

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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:

 

ADP2,1

Apple Development Platform

 

While leaving the string brackets all intact, replace it with whatever you want.

Example: PowerHack x86

 

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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