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Root Easy way how to improve 3G(2G) troughput

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by lviv73, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. lviv73

    lviv73 Well-Known Member
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    There is a hack for modifying "/system/build.prop" file to make Android use T-Mobile's HSXPA protocol to improve 3G speed greatly,here is the original thread: Easy way how to improve 3G(2G) troughput - xda-developers

    This hack is for G1,but maybe someone with more skill can make it work on Behold 2.I have already tried it on my BH2,speed increased but i have to do more testing to be sure,there are minor differences in G1 and BH2 "build.prop" file,original BH2 file doesn't contain "ro.ril.hsxpa=1" and "ro.ril.gprsclass=10"
    lines to modify so i have added them myself,maybe BH2 contains those two lines in another file,cold someone look into this,because my 3g speed can be as low as 5kbs and never over 50kbs- that's laughable,my 2G speed on ATT with Iphone was 80kbs,i think BH2 on T-Mobile is capable of much greater speed but its not set up right,this is my first thread so sorry for any mistakes.
     

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  2. Mastermind278

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    Actually on 3g this phone is superfast. Here is a screenshot of the speed... download Speedtest by ookla from the Market to test. As you can see I am maxing out the 3g speed. This phone might have lots of bugs, but 3g is not one of them.

    In the screenshots you will see me maxing out UMTS and proof that I was connected to UMTS rather than the HSPDA network.
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    For comparison here is a speedtest with the phone forced on EDGE network:
    [​IMG]

     
  3. lviv73

    lviv73 Well-Known Member
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    I only get 270kbps download and 370kbps upload!lol.Maybe in NJ they have better network,im in Buffalo NY,question is why upload speed is greater than download?One more thing i dont have Android data plan,just internet but phone is using 3G network,you think if i get data plan i get higher speed?
     
  4. brmayhem

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    Woow that is incredibly fast. I get ~550 kbps; ~400kbps. Location: FL
     
  5. xblue95

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    Ya, my speeds are consistently 500-600kbps range download in Witchita Kansas, which suxs!
     
  6. kkarlin

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    This may be worth looking at if you're on TMO, it would explain some of the variances.
     
  7. lviv73

    lviv73 Well-Known Member
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    Switched to Android data plan-speed is the same as it was before,i know 3G speed gotta be faster than that,att 2G is faster than my tmobile 3G,my reception is 4 bars-the highest
     
  8. chadmd23

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    Signal strength isn't directly correlated to speed. Speed is dependant on the tower's capabilities and its back haul. You may be in an area with an old tower, you should speak to TMO and let them know, they may not know that something is wrong.
     
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  9. bionicgrape

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    I'm in Boston and I get roughly 500 dl and 300 up. I was really hoping for better, but not surprised based on the performance of the phone on the network.
     
  10. psz

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    In New Orleans. (Local test server is in Atlanta)

    After running five tests, here's the results:
    DOWN UP
    664 478
    573 425
    601 323
    3049 186 (WTF?!?)
    2717 398



    I'm guessing on the last two that either A: Cached data is throwin off the result, or B: The phone/service went into a "download burst" mode.

    I killed the app (ATK), waited one minute, and then ran one last test:

    DOWN UP
    2125 399
     
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  11. lviv73

    lviv73 Well-Known Member
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    Good lookin,i told tmobile about slow speed and month later i get 200 to 400kbps.
     

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