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Tutorial [Guide] Disable Sprint Proxies to Improve Network Speed

Sprint likes to code a proxy into their phones, acting a kind of middle-man for data between you and the data you want. Over the years people have found that disabling them can improve network speeds, especially when streaming media.
  1. Have your phone's MSL on hand. Some people say you can get it by calling or chatting with Sprint tech support. I got mine using this method.
  2. Open the dialer and dial ##DATA# (##3282#). This will take you to the Data programming screen
  3. Tap Multimedia and then tap Edit
  4. Enter your MSL
  5. Remove the server address from RTSP IP Address and the numbers from RTSP Port
  6. After making these changed the phone should reboot.
  7. You're done!
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Sprint likes to code a proxy into their phones, acting a kind of middle-man for data between you and the data you want. Over the years people have found that disabling them can improve network speeds, especially when streaming media.
  1. Have your phone's MSL on hand. Some people say you can get it by calling or chatting with Sprint tech support. I got mine using this method.
  2. Open the dialer and dial ##DATA# (##3282#). This will take you to the Data programming screen
  3. Tap Multimedia and then tap Edit
  4. Enter your MSL
  5. Remove the server address from RTSP IP Address and the numbers from RTSP Port
  6. After making these changed the phone should reboot.
  7. You're done!
I always wondered about this mod. Has it been proven that having the RTSP IP Address set to 0.0.0.0 and the RTSP Port set to 0 actually improve 3G and 4G speeds? I did this hack on my Photon but I couldn't determine if it helped with 3G and 4G speeds overall.
 
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I'll be watching this one. I am curious if it speeds things up, especlly 3G.
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Its proven look in the evo threads. Im not sure but it had issues at some point
 
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Its proven look in the evo threads. Im not sure but it had issues at some point
It has issues with certain DRM content. Otherwise, there's no proxy it travels through which means faster speeds.

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Has anyone found a way to disable the http proxy? On my old e4gt, this menu also changed the http proxy, but only RTSP shows on the G2. I'd love to avoid proxies for web traffic too. Thanks.
 
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Will this disable mms? Can i revert back by putting in the ip agagin?

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Changing this does not affect MMS. There's a separate MMS proxy setting; just don't mess with that one.

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