Bionic Data Throttle Hack

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  1. cthebadge38
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    I'm sure it has already been done but I wasn't able to find it posted on any forums. So...i'm going to post how to remove the bandwidth throttle on the bionic. I hit 6gb's last month and my download speeds went from almost 200kbs to around 3kbs. First time I've had it happen since I got the bionic but regardless it's annoying. After removing the throttle it instantly jumped right back up. Here goes:

    1. download 'root file explorer'
    2.locate the folder 'data' then inside, the 'system' folder
    3.Inside the system folder, locate the 'throttle' folder
    4.Long press the 'throttle' folder and hit permissions
    5.Make sure 'read' and 'execute' boxes are checked in the 'owner' row
    6.Once your done, click inside the 'throttle' folder and delete both files labeled 'temp' and '1226839461'
    7.Reboot and enjoy your throttle free bionic


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    Nice work. Haven't been throttled down yet but will keep this in mind since I come close to 6gb every month.

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    do you just use the speedtest.net app to monitor?
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    No throttling here I'm at just a tad over 2weeks into account[​IMG][​IMG]

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    No, actually I was using PDA net and a torrent downloader to download a file. The torrent downloader gives your speed. I was averaging around 200kbs and almost as soon as I hit 6gb it dropped to 3kbs. Took me a week to get sick of it and finally fix it. I don't have 4g in my area yet. I hear they are not throttling 4g but I don't know if that's true. Where I live I can't even get internet because i'm way out in the sticks. So, unfortunately i'm stuck using 3g for now.

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    Using the speed net test i'm 1557 down 897 up. Probably should have clarified that first off. Lol

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    Hmmm, I think I might go to the Market and search Truck Stops...hahaha
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    Quick question, the numbered file that you say to delete, is the numbers different with each phone? Because mine are not the same. Thanks for the imput!

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    So i looked in data.. system.. empty... ive gone over 5gb many a month... whats the complete directory?

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    I did this for a friends bionic as well and the numbered directory was the same. To the first question about the numbered file not being the same, do you notice your data being throttled? If you do, copy the numbered file and temp file to your SD card and delete them in the directory. If anything goes wrong you can always bring them back over from your SD card. To the second question, the complete directory is /data/system/throttle/. Make sure you do them in that order, not /data/data/system. That's where I kept getting lost as there will be no throttle folder in the second system directory.

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    astro sayz /data is empty... so im guessing.....im good :)

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    Astro only really works on the sd card, if /data was empty you wouldn't be able to use tapa talk to post ; )
    Use root explorer as mentioned in the OP
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    I dont understand... how are you people getting throttled i have UNLIMITED 4g data with my bionic, and I broke down and bought the UNLIMITED mobile hotspot service from VZW for $30/month and use it as my only internet connection for my 2 laptops xbox 360 ps3 and wii. I use on average 50-80 Gb/ month [​IMG]and have never seen slowed speeds, what are you guys doing that VZW is throttling you?
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    I believe the key word there is "4G". I've read in several posts that verizon is not throttling 4G at this time. If that's true, then that's probably the reason your not being throttled. Unfortunately, I'm still stuck in 3g land.
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    Uhh... Why not grab SQLite and go to the first SettingStorage and you will find about 5 "Throttle" lines under "Settings.db/Secure". And just edit all of their fields to "0" and then reboot? Boom. You are unthrottled.
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    Here is my folder content. I am not being throttled.





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    So what is the consensus on this issue? Is there any confirmed throttling? I'm stuck in 3g land is well and have noticed decreased speed while doing large downloads. The data system folder that is mentioned does have a temp files but the files that is only numbers has a completely different name from the 1 mentioned in the o p

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    Makes no difference what the numbers are I found out. My friends phone had different number too do we deleted it anyway and it worked great. I know my speed doubled after removing that folder.



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    Just deleted the folder contents and saw no change in speed 1800~1900 down and 900 up

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