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
8 months 18 days ago
dierk4

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
8 months 19 days ago
GAJENDRA VERMA

yes

fareda
8 months 22 days ago
fareda

ggjyky

mcaj
8 months 23 days ago
mcaj

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
8 months 24 days ago
genarotek

porque no puedo descargar nada

jessecrsn2000
8 months 27 days ago
jessecrsn2000

Is this working?

riyad mobile
8 months 29 days ago
riyad mobile

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

HeshshaR
9 months 2 hours ago
HeshshaR

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

la puta que t
9 months 3 days ago
la puta que t

una mierda

jonhy278
9 months 4 days ago
jonhy278

yes

tatthienmobile
9 months 10 days ago
tatthienmobile

thanhkoy

emarcos145
9 months 15 days ago
emarcos145

NOO SIRVE

JhonnyB
3 years 3 months ago
JhonnyB

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
2 years 4 months ago
Irondust

1 – 2GB?! 200 MB per mounth … 😀

ahmed lotf
3 years 3 months ago
ahmed lotf

good

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