orb3000 · Nov 1, 2011 at 08:00 am

Set DNS – Speed Up Android Market Using WiFi

How long does it take for your Market 3.X app to open? It usually takes more than 10 seconds to fully load on my device and I am sure I´m not the only one. XDA member temasek says that you can say bye to the sluggish market by using Set DNS. I have personally tested it and see just little to minimal difference opening my market. It is worth a shot as it changes your DNS´ to a selection of your choice from a list. The app and includes a widget as well for ease of use.

It is recommended to have a rooted Android device but it´s not mandatory. Please try it and share your results with us if it helped improve your market speeds.

Originally posted by temasek
I’m presently using Market 3.1.5 and using wifi it is really really slow. The issue lies with the DNS resolution time. The new market uses url like v11.lscache3.c.android.clients.google.com. The delay to resolve this url over wifi takes usually over 10 seconds. ( +/-). Apparently the new market over mobile network isn’t affected by this.

Now how to speed up new market? Since it is a DNS resolution issue, I think Google should do something about it but in the mean time something a user CAN do to speed up the new market.

I use Set DNS to change my DNS servers to use OpenDNS (there are other choices like GoogleDNS, etc). Once set, the new market opens almost instantly.

Head over to the application thread to find out more information.


_________
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!
TAGS:

orb3000

orb3000 is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. @orb3000 News Writer & Forum Moderator @xda-developers. Windows Phone/Android enthusiast, like HTC and flashing! 100% cert. free of i-products Xalapa, México
Emil Kako · Mar 28, 2015 at 11:01 pm · 3 comments

Best Alarm App for Android?

There are tons of choices to choose from when looking for a great alarm app for Android. While the stock Clock app for AOSP does the job, it may lack some of the more advanced features from competitors. Let us know what your favorite alarm clock app is for Android and why.

DISCUSS
Chris Gilliam · Mar 28, 2015 at 12:45 pm · 1 comment

Pinsy Brings Social Sketching To Your Watch & Phone

Did you watch Apple's VP draw on his wrist during the Apple Watch announcement and wonder "why can't my Wear watch do that?" In typical XDA fashion, one enterprising forum member has brought similar functionality to Android Wear with a twist; it works on phones and watches alike, with other platforms on the way! The app is called Pinsy, and its release debut is a strong proof of concept with plenty of room to grow. You may remember the developer behind this project, XDA...

XDA NEWS
Mario Tomás Serrafero · Mar 27, 2015 at 04:13 pm · 2 comments

Should You Get Wear? Wearer’s Practical Observations

Wear is said to not offer enough for mass adoption, even though its been in the market for over 9 months. I personally have a Gear Live which I purchased 8 months ago, and my experience with it has had its ups and downs throughout my time with it. For the longest time, I was not able to recommend the platform to anyone. Since then, a lot of updates have hit Wear watches, some improving battery life, others changing the...

XDA NEWS
Share This