Want to get faster 3G/4G download/upload speeds on your Epic 4G Touch (or any Sprint Android smartphone)? There’s a hack you can bypass Sprint proxy to get 20-30% faster speeds (when you have good signal).
Step 1. Download the free app Android Terminal Emulator from the Play Store and run it.
Step 2. Type:
This will give you a 6 digit number, that’s your MSL code, write it down somewhere.
Step 3. Next press “##3282” on your phone dialer. This will bring up the hidden menus. Select “Edit” and enter your MSL Code here.
Step 4. Choose “Others”.
Step 5. Choose “Multimedia”.
Step 6. Change everything to as shown below:
Step 7. Reboot and enjoy faster 3G/4G speeds. This method will also get you to access certain sites that Sprint (might) have blocked.
Original settings just in case you want to revert (Why the heck you would want to I don’t know):
What is a Proxy?
In layman’s terms, a proxy is basically a “middleman” between the internet and your phone. Sprint uses their own proxy to track, watch, and control your internet access. Sometimes, this can cause a slight delay and hinders internet download/upload speeds on your phone. By bypassing the Sprint proxy, you can have a direct connection to the internet.
You might not achieve 20-30% faster speeds all the time but you will most of the time based on my testing.
You can also watch the experiment I did with Evo 3D couple months back which proves this here:
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