throttling hack

Discussion in 'Droid X Hacks' started by rladkins25, Mar 3, 2011.

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    anyone else done this i did this morning and i have seen it in the past but didnt beleave it would work but im getting like almost 2mb s b4 i was getting around 500kbs so it must have done something

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    Throttling hacks are up to much speculation...

    The speed of your 3G depends on a LOT of things.
    Signal strength (even if the phone shows 4 bars it may not be a fully strong signal)
    Amount of cell towers in the area
    Amount of people using the towers at any given time
    Age of the tower, and it's efficiency in broadcasting/recieving.

    What a throttle hack does do, is prevent Verizon from limiting your speed during, say, a very large download or sustained activity (like torrenting or tethering to a laptop or multiple devices for x amoint of days)