Download Booster hidden on Verizon and AT&T Galaxy S5 models, can be activated

Verizon and AT&T variants of the Galaxy S5 were found to be missing the Download Booster feature – which combines Wi-Fi and LTE connections to increase download speeds of files larger than 30MB – that Samsung has been touting ever since it announced its latest flagship, but it looks the option was simply hidden from sight. According to users on XDA, on the aforementioned devices, Download Booster can be accessed by creating a shortcut to it on the homescreen on a third-party launcher (like Nova or Apex), which will also create a new icon in the status bar representing the setting.

Unfortunately, whether Download Booster actually works this way is something that’s unclear. According to one XDA user, enabling Download Booster gets him higher download speeds when using the SpeedTest app, though others say it doesn’t do anything when you’re actually downloading files. A single line of code in the system files can apparently be changed to enable Download Booster natively, but at the moment that isn’t possible, since there is no root exploit available for either variant (though that should change very soon.)

If you want to test Download Booster on your AT&T or Verizon Galaxy S5, download a third-party launcher like Apex or Nova, long press on the homescreen, then choose Shortcuts » Activities » Settings » Download Booster to create a homescreen shortcut. Let us know if you see any noticeable difference in download speeds after you enable it.

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dierk4
27 days 22 hours ago

guess i should have found these comments BEFORE I PAID! been trying to get to firmware download load and all I get is this stupid page

GAJENDRA VERMA
29 days 7 hours ago

yes

fareda
1 month 2 days ago

ggjyky

mcaj
1 month 3 days ago

guess i should have found these comments BEFORE I PAID! been trying to get to firmware download load and all I get is this stupid page!

genarotek
1 month 4 days ago

porque no puedo descargar nada

jessecrsn2000
1 month 7 days ago

Is this working?

riyad mobile
1 month 9 days ago

Where is download link???????????

HeshshaR
1 month 9 days ago

Where is the stupid download link?????!!!!!!!!

la puta que t
1 month 13 days ago

una mierda

jonhy278
1 month 14 days ago

yes

tatthienmobile
1 month 20 days ago

thanhkoy

emarcos145
1 month 25 days ago

NOO SIRVE

JhonnyB
2 years 7 months ago

The most carriers in germany has a downloadlimit of 1 – 2gb/month. So in Germany it is useless.
If i must download some Files i wait until i am at home and then load it over WiFi. I have 50mbit at home and this is enough for me and our tiny village ;-)

Irondust
1 year 8 months ago

1 – 2GB?! 200 MB per mounth … :D

ahmed lotf
2 years 7 months ago

good

 
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