Taking ages to download all blocks?

hi there,
its been over 16h strait 67% and it still downloading the whole blockchain.
i am using the latest version , and using wallet gui from the comunity, i have 8 connection.
is there anyway to speed up the process ?
for example telling zcash that i am on x block couple before the end so it will download only the latest?
or making more connections?
or downloading it manual from some where ?
or just skiping an amount of blocks. like really.... 1, its taking an big amount of space. 2, its taking so freaking long to syncs all chains like wth..
i had 84% completed but i had to shut down the pc , when reopning the wallet to keep sync the blocks it took me back to 67% so now i have to wait another 10+h

can anyone give a hand on that?
it seems that i am not the only one whos having this problem. that would help a big amount of ppl.

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"protocolversion": 170002,
"walletversion": 60000,
"balance": 0.00000000,
"blocks": 84797,
"timeoffset": 0,
"connections": 8,
"proxy": "",
"difficulty": 890077.7875294667,
"testnet": false,
"keypoololdest": 1484850808,
"keypoolsize": 101,
"paytxfee": 0.00000000,
"relayfee": 0.00000100,
"errors": ""

are you on linux? and yeah, it'll take a while no matter what....be glad its not bitcoin where its well over a week to sync on an unloaded machine I guess?

yea i am on ubuntu 15.10
so what u telling me is their is no way to bypass that?

what with my example that i gave, is any of them possible?

Your first mistake was shutting the system down, your lucky you didn't break the data and have to start all over.
What is your internet speed. I just installed the @anon47418038 gui wallet on a new windows machine and it took 4.5 hours to complete.

40Mbs download
well i had to shut it down.. so i did.

@kolet, I wasn't attacking you or being a smartA$$, I was making a statement that shutting it down while syncing any block chain is a mistake, and one the I HAVE made..

and if you need a wallet and a T- address, you have to wait for the wallet to sync, no way around it

before i shuted down the pc i did closed zcash wallet gui. then i shut it down. but the gui did not saved the downloaded blocks..