How To: This Super Simple Mod Improves & Speeds Up Web Surfing on Your Samsung Galaxy S3

This Super Simple Mod Improves & Speeds Up Web Surfing on Your Samsung Galaxy S3

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.

Faster Web Browsing with Internet Speed Master

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.

I have yet to root my GS3, so I'm going to show you how Internet Speed Master works on a non-rooted Galaxy S3. If you want to root, there's more than one way to do it, like using ODIN or Casual.

Step 1: Download & Install

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.

Step 2: Apply the Mod

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.

Step 3: Reboot Your Device

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).

Uninstalling Internet Speed Master

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.

Just updated your iPhone? You'll find new features for Podcasts, News, Books, and TV, as well as important security improvements and fresh wallpapers. Find out what's new and changed on your iPhone with the iOS 17.5 update.


Huh. I'm unclear on what it does. Is it simple overclocking? Doesn't sound like it. Must give it a whirl, more out of curiosity than anything else. My rooted S3 surfs the web pretty quickly with Next Browser.

Hey, it's Danny from Nexus 7 softModder,

This isn't overclocking. What's being modded/changed is the default Android TCP/IP configuration on the system. What this mod does is it allows for more data to be received to your device than usual. Normally on stock Android, data is (as an example) kind of sent to your device in a funnel; a lot of data wants to get in, but there is a bottleneck. Think of this mod as widening the pathway so more data passes thru.

Didn't do any good for me actually slowed down my Internet speed I'm uninstalling now

Just a heads up, your milage may vary. This mod is easily removable if speed decreases for any reason. There are a lot of factors in play here, so not everyone can expect to get a dramatic speed increase. Just be aware of that.

wow.Thankyou it quite fast compare yesterday.God bless

Share Your Thoughts

  • Hot
  • Latest