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Jan
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This morning, I noticed an interesting thread in the EVO subsection of the XDA forums that claimed to be able to fix music streaming (which was broken in some apps after the latest OTA), while boosting 3G speeds by .2 to .6 Mbps. As the process is very simple and easily reversible, I gave it a go - but decided that I was going to use SpeedTest to benchmark the changes. Unfortunately, what I found wasn't what I expected.

Before doing anything, I ran the test three times. Before the fix my average download speed was 938.67 Kbps. After I ran the fix, my speed dropped to an average of  782 Kbps. I assumed that maybe something was sucking up data in the background (although the 3G indicator was unlit, as shown in the screenshot below).

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I decided to test again. I ran three more trials with the modified settings in place, this time to an average of 846 Kbps. I then put my settings back to stock, and ran the test three more times. Unfortunately, the SpeedTest app didn't save my results for the first two tests, but both times my speeds were about 850 Kbps. The third was 818 Kbps, bringing my average download speed to roughly 839.33 Kbps.

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So what do the results mean? That I have no idea if this helps 3G or not. The XDA thread is filled with users saying it's boosted their speeds (sometimes substantially), but that's not as important to me as the fact that it does fix music streaming, so I'll be keeping the fix in place. Here's how to do it:

If you're running a custom ROM, it must have Sense UI.

1. Get your MSL [MSL Reader works like a charm. You can also call Sprint and ask for it.]
2. After you have your MSL go to your phone and type ##3282#.

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3. Click Edit Mode. [When prompted for a password, enter your MSL.]

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4. Click Advanced

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5. Scroll down to HTTP PD Proxy Port & HTTP PD Proxy Address

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6. Change HTTP PD Proxy Port to 0 (zero)
7. Change HTTP PD Proxy Address to 0.0.0.0
8. Go enjoy Downloads and a .20-.60 mbps increase in 3G speeds!

That's all there is to it. Once you've made the changes, just hit the "Home" button and you're all set - you don't even need to reboot.

Thanks to Avalaunchmods for the post!

[Source: XDA-Developers]

Aaron Gingrich
Aaron is a geek who has always had a passion for technology. When not working or writing, he can be found spending time with his family, playing a game, or watching a movie.

  • greg

    I have done this (to fix an issue with sirius) without rooting.

    • Aaron Gingrich

      Thanks, I fixed the wording in the post :)

  • Andy

    I suggest to restart the phone that way you will get the speed your looking for

    • Carolyn

      +1 - After completing the steps, my phone became laggy and buggy. I restarted and all is perfect now.

  • danny

    how do I obtain the MSL?

    • Aaron Gingrich

      Read step 1.

  • alejandro

    I did it also to be able to listen to the Sirius App. The MSL number? You need to call Sprint and ask for a TECH operator. They will give it to you.

  • samuel

    I just called twice and they told me they cannot give out the MLS hmmmmmmm?

  • Carolyn

    Please read Step 1. There is an app that will get it for you in less than 3 seconds.

    When I have full bars, my 3G speeds are definitely faster. Yippee:)

    • Aaron Gingrich

      Exactly. Thank you Carolyn.

      And glad to hear :)

  • Fabulas

    Now I can steam my XM again. Thanks big time!

    • Aaron Gingrich

      Happy to help!

  • moose09876

    I'm running the latest nightly of CM7, and when I type in the ##3282#, I get nothing. Just sits at the dialer. Any ideas?

    • Aaron Gingrich

      CM7 isn't a Sense-based ROM.

  • Christopher

    I can confirm this works.

  • Jude

    Will doing this effect the warranty coverage or the insurance?

  • Jeff

    I can't change my proxy port. It says the number has to be between 0 - 6xxx. Help please?

  • Dave

    Confirmed for me as well, seems to work great for fixing the Pandora issues, seems to be a wash for speed test, but ping times are a lot lower!

  • Mike

    3x's faster now! Thanks for this article

  • Jaime

    Sprint actually is pushing this change for users who call them.

    http://community.sprint.com/baw/message/257266

  • Miles

    I used cdma workshop demo suggested by a blogger on xda forums. Worked like a charm! So did this set up.

  • Ed

    I've taken this fix a bit further... Basically taken two known fixes and specified an exact order. ...and have seen even more of an increase in speed.

    YRMV

    Check it out.
    http://androidforums.com/evo-4g-all-things-root/280083-major-solution-fix-your-slow-3g-speeds-evo4g.html

    Still trying to pinpoint why it doesn't have the same result for everyone...it seems to be kernel related.

    There are also additional fixes for Pandora
    http://androidforums.com/evo-4g-support-troubleshooting/279370-solution-how-pandora-evo-rooted-non-rooted-users.html

  • SNYPA33X

    I FOLLOWED THE INSTRUCTIONS FK THE Ť AND IT WORKS PERFECT! NOW I GET NO LAG WHEN I'M WATCHING YOUTUBE VIDEOS. EVERYTHING IS FASTER!

  • Rwisejr

    Thanks this worked great !!!!!!!!!! This has been driving me crazy

  • http://charliemcrae.com/blog Charlie

    definitely slowed my speeds down, and I've not had the issue with the music. Put in the defaults and am testing it again as I type, same. Will reset all settings and continue as usual. Thanks anyway!

  • IAmSixNine

    I tried this on my EPIC and i did notice my data speeds did go up but i also seem to have poorer battery performance.
    However i am going to do some more testing.

  • tony

    i did the ##3282# and nothing comes up

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