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    Default Disabling Virgin/Sprint's Bandwith Throttling [TUT/TEST]

    This Stops Sprint's and Maybe Virgin Mobile's Bandwidth Throttling issue when using Pandora/Skyfire/Skype/Last.FM/etc


    Get your MSL#
    Easy way to get your MSL #:


    Go to phone > Dialer > ##3282# > Multimedia > Enter "MSL" > You will see RTST Proxy, HTTPPD Proxy > modify every list > set Address with "0.0.0.0", port with '0'.

    I would copy down original #'s just in case you want to revert back for some reason!


    I haven't tested it enough to know what Sprint is blocking/filtering/throttling and why. There are several potential reasons including:

    - The proxy may be throttling bandwidth. Since 32k aac+ uses a very modest amount of bandwidth, you may be ducking under a threshold.
    - The proxy may be doing site-based filtering. Perhaps the site you're connecting to isn't covered.
    - The proxy may be doing content-based filtering. aac+ isn't as well supported as other streaming media. Perhaps it is being overlooked.
    - The proxy may be overloaded with connections, and dropping higher bandwidth streams.

    This is pulled from: Forum.ppcgeeks.com



    Now does it work for the Optimus V?

    We have to, since we are using Android: Go into settings, and update the Proxy from there.



    Does it work for you? It did for me, speedtest posts in a day or 2.
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    i did this on a few phones on sprint. they throttle streaming video and other downloads after doing this fix it also sped up my phone a bit and all my internet apps became snappier
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    I got into the info screens via the long method at PPC Geeks on my V after the short method failed, but the MSL line is not listed/available via that method. On my V, at least.

    I do find it interesting that one of the three ril lines listed, however, is:

    [ril.proxy.bypass]: [true]
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    Quote Originally Posted by TVCCS View Post
    I got into the info screens via the long method at PPC Geeks on my V after the short method failed, but the MSL line is not listed/available via that method. On my V, at least.

    I do find it interesting that one of the three ril lines listed, however, is:

    [ril.proxy.bypass]: [true]
    Same here . . . no MSL listed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TVCCS View Post
    I got into the info screens via the long method at PPC Geeks on my V after the short method failed, but the MSL line is not listed/available via that method. On my V, at least.

    I do find it interesting that one of the three ril lines listed, however, is:

    [ril.proxy.bypass]: [true]
    Same here.
    I am also unable to get ##DATA# to do anything other than try and dial a real number.
    Last edited by scoutconnor; 02-16-2011 at 08:15 PM.
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    I was browsing the files on the Optimus V through adb shell and I came across these strange hidden apps installed on the phone:

    $ adb shell
    # ls /system/app

    SprintHiddenMenu.apk
    LgHiddenMenu.apk
    HiddenMenu.apk

    So naturally I Googled it, specifically LgHiddenMenu.apk, and came across this tutorial to . Accessing the LgHiddenMenu gave me these really advanced configurations and testing for this phone. I think you guys might be able to access the proxy configuration through this. I haven't played around with it much yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by r00t View Post
    I was browsing the files on the Optimus V through adb shell and I came across these strange hidden apps installed on the phone:

    $ adb shell
    # ls /system/app

    SprintHiddenMenu.apk
    LgHiddenMenu.apk
    HiddenMenu.apk

    So naturally I Googled it, specifically LgHiddenMenu.apk, and came across this tutorial to . Accessing the LgHiddenMenu gave me these really advanced configurations and testing for this phone. I think you guys might be able to access the proxy configuration through this. I haven't played around with it much yet.
    I can access it via the short cut > Data (all the way down) > Multimedia, but it asks for a service code. Failing to enter the right one reboots your device.
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    Quote Originally Posted by r00t View Post
    I can access it via the short cut > Data (all the way down) > Multimedia, but it asks for a service code. Failing to enter the right one reboots your device.
    I wonder what would happen if you deleted that LGHiddenMenu.apk? I saw this while exploring using Root Explorer and was a little disturbed by it as well. But if you say that it forces you into roaming, now thats a little disturbing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tremulos View Post
    i did this on a few phones on sprint. they throttle streaming video and other downloads after doing this fix it also sped up my phone a bit and all my internet apps became snappier
    It made no difference whatsoever on my Epic. Then again, the bottom two were already zeroed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TVCCS View Post
    I got into the info screens via the long method at PPC Geeks on my V after the short method failed, but the MSL line is not listed/available via that method. On my V, at least.

    I do find it interesting that one of the three ril lines listed, however, is:

    [ril.proxy.bypass]: [true]
    What long method?
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    yeah, the above way fails to get the MSL. thinking I'm gonna have to work around it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by idbl_fanatic View Post
    What long method?
    The getprop only method detailed in the PPCGeeks post referenced in the original post here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TVCCS View Post
    The getprop only method detailed in the PPCGeeks post referenced in the original post here.

    I saw nothing on mine that looked anything like that

    Sent from my LG Optimus V
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    the only thing I see is ril.edvostatus
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    same here
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    I used ConnectBot, rather than the dialer input, if that makes any difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TVCCS View Post
    I used ConnectBot, rather than the dialer input, if that makes any difference.
    Step by step please?
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    i dont see it either,we need another way to do this

    edit:

    i found some good info on finding msl's maybye this will help.. it had a really good explanation.

    Last edited by nerdmastax; 02-21-2011 at 02:32 PM. Reason: added info
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    Maybe some way to do this with launcher pro like how I found the stock wifi hotspot app with launcher pro
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    i called virgin mobile and they said its aginst their policy to give it out and that its purposely blocked on the phone... so we need to rip it out of it by force...lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by idbl_fanatic View Post
    Step by step please?
    Download Connectbot on your device

    Open Connectbot. In the small dropdown box on the bottom left that says SSH, click and choose local. Put Android or whatever in the nickname box and hit enter.

    Click on Android.

    Type getprop.

    It will show a long list.

    The ril info didn't all come back together on my phone, it was scattered through the log info. A total of three ril lines were provided.
    Last edited by TVCCS; 02-21-2011 at 04:46 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joshua.worth View Post
    Maybe some way to do this with launcher pro like how I found the stock wifi hotspot app with launcher pro
    Im with u on this.. I played around with launcherpro after our talk on the other thead.. I found 2 different places it might b, but neither asked me for the code. It was like it was typed n already when u click n to it... They r n the service program catagory.. .... 1 of them end with msl and the other says virginmsl


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    Quote Originally Posted by TVCCS View Post
    Download Connectbot on your device

    Open Connectbot. In the small dropdown box on the bottom left that says SSH, click and choose local. Put Android or whatever in the nickname box and hit enter.

    Click on Android.

    Type getprop.

    It will show a long list.

    The ril info didn't all come back together on my phone, it was scattered through the log info. A total of three ril lines were provided.
    When you did this, were you able to actually find the MSL code on your Optimus V?
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    Has anyone tried flashing a Sprint rom and then using the Sprint method to get the MSL?
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    Yeah I messed around in a couple of the hidden settings but I'm not exactly sure what I'm looking for
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