Several Sprint, Boost Mobile, and Virgin USA users reported that they have difficulty streaming music over 3G/4G networks or playing offlined songs with Grooveshark for Android. It took a little time, but our investigators got to the bottom of this, and we’re here to let you know what we found.

Sprint attempts to proxy media streams made over cellular connections through their servers. This proxying causes a conflict with Grooveshark’s playback mechanism, which causes songs to fail on 3G/4G networks. We have found a work-around for you though, if you’ve got a few minutes to call up your network provider. Check it out:

  1. In your phone, dial ##3282#.
  2. Choose ‘Edit Mode’
  3. Put in the password — you may need to call your mobile provider and ask for the MSL code, or the password for ##3282#, and they should give it to you.
  4. Choose Advanced
  5. Change the HTTP PD Proxy Port to: 0
  6. Change HTTP PD Proxy Address to: 0.0.0.0


Follow those simple steps above and you should be ready to rock again! If you have any issues with this fix, please drop us a line on Twitter or Facebook.

For more info on this topic, check out Sprint’s Community Forum.