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.


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