Usain Bolt ran 100 meters in 9.58 seconds, an insane record-breaking time that might not ever get beat. As fast as that is, wouldn't it feel like a travesty if your Samsung Galaxy S3 took that long to open up Wikipedia?
Surfing the web on my GS3 is pretty fast, but why not make it even faster? No matter how great my internet connection is, if I'm not optimizing my phone to better handle those speeds, I'm pretty much wasting my time and money.
Last week, fellow softModder Danny wrote about a tweak for the Nexus 7 that allows for more bandwidth and speeds up 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi connections. Today, I'll show you how to do the same thing on your GS3.
The name Internet Speed Master pretty much says it all. This free app by nez droid works on both rooted and non-rooted phones, and requires Android 2.3 and up. It should be noted that the application is optimized for rooted devices, and some purported improvements may not be seen on non-rooted devices.
First, download Internet Speed Master from Google Play. After it finishes installing, you'll see a dialog box that links to a XDA forum thread explaining how the mod works and warns you that depending on your ROM, your results may vary from others'.
Tap OK to continue.
It's so easy a caveman could do it. Just tap on Improve Internet Connection. If you're rooted, the button will say Apply Patch instead.
After applying, a box should pop up telling you that your internet connection is now the fastest it can be.
After applying the mod, reboot your device and see how much of a difference it makes. You may notice improved internet speed, or it may not change. How effective the mod will be depends on your carrier, ROM, and whether or not you're rooted (it works for both, but the results tend to be better on rooted devices).
If you are wary of the invisible changes made to your system, or if it just didn't do anything for you, you can always uninstall the application. To do so, just go to Settings -> Applications Manager -> All, select Internet Speed Master, and hit Uninstall.
If you have any questions, post them comments section below, and be sure to let us know how the mod works for you.