We always want the grey line to win the competition beating the red line by a very long way, I am just discussing about the YouTube buffering. YouTube buffering icons are the most disliked things in my internet experience, spending countless hours on my smartphone just to watch a small video. It’s not just about Youtube, slow 3G speeds in some smartphone is very annoying & destroys the entire purpose of a smartphone. A good and stable 3G network is all an Internet hog always want.
bahathir of XDA forums seems to have taken this problem seriously and found a way to boost 3G speeds on Android devices using a very simple trick. This trick (You may call it hack) involves in editing a internet configuration file to allow the Van Jacobson TCP / IP header data compression which will boost the 3G speeds on your Android device to a sizeable amount. As per some testers, this trick doubled the speeds up to twice the older connections. But as per us, we got a boost of about 25-30% when we analyzed it on our devices.
This trick needs root permission on your device as it involves modifying a system file. The effectiveness of this tip may vary as per your carrier as the compression technique should be supported by them. So if you’ve a rooted device and desire to speed up the 3G speeds on your device, we shall jump to the method quickly.
Procedure to Speed Up 3G Connection:-
Step No 1: Download the options archive file which consists the internet setup and extract it. Just click here
Step No 2: Copy the extracted options file to the device memory using an USB data cable.
Step No 3: Download any root explorer of your choice, you can get one from the download link down below:
1) Speed Software 2) RootExplorer
Step No 4: Copy the Options file to /system/etc/ppp path and modify the permissions to r-x r-x r-x as shown in the screenshot . (Right click on the Options file and select properties to change the permissions)
Step No 5: Reboot the device once everything is done.
Step No 6: Check your 3G speed after the reboot and comment the boost percent in the comments area.