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Free 48GB Additional Dropbox Space for 2 years (Android only, CWM and root explorer methods)

gzrecoil 265 85 May 30, 2012 at 11:18 AM in Tech & Electronics (2)
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Last Edited by gzrecoil May 30, 2012 at 12:13 PM
The thread over at xda-developers has been deleted by the admins, I will re-post it here, great deal.

The deal is supposed to be for those buying the Galaxy S3, but it can work on any android phone.

Wipe data from dropbox using Titanium backup, after wipe, uninstall.

Download the GS3 dropbox recovery zip installation file here:
http://www.mediafire.com/?sbcbo8kmldmanwd

Install the .zip file through custom recovery, used by those with custom roms.

Login to drop box, voila, 48GB is available immediately.

The original thread was below and also offered a way to install via ADB, but I don't have those instructions.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/s...?t=1679889


Thank you crackspider for noting a Root Explorer method which does not require a custom CWM.


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here the instruccions my way

1. download http://www.mediafire.com/?sbcbo8kmldmanwd
2. download root explorer the pay one or just google it (root explorer apk)
3.add this files ;
system/app/Dropbox.apk
system/app/DropboxOOBE.apk
and;
system/framework/com.dropboxpartner.jar (just use copy and paste on root explorer)
4.system/framework/com.dropboxpartner.jar (hold ..scrow down ..click on permissions ...be sure in the top is MOUNT R/O)
5. (OWNER/Read/Write)........(GROUP/Read).......(OTHERS/Read)
6.reboot ur phone
7.system/app/Dropbox.apk and install
8.log in
9.wait a minute and u get the email getting 48gb
10..enjoy

Some people have noted you need to logon to the web portal after installation to claim the 48GB. Everyone is getting it if you follow the steps right, some it is taking 5-10 minutes however.

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Last Edited by FrugalFamilyDC May 30, 2012 at 12:03 PM
Wipe data from dropbox using Titanium backup, after wipe, uninstall.

Download the GS3 dropbox recovery zip installation file here:
http://www.mediafire.com/?sbcbo8kmldmanwd

Install the .zip file through custom recovery, used by those with custom roms.

Login to drop box, voila, 48GB is available immediately.


here the instruccions my way (Don't forget to wipe old drop box data and uninstall first)

1. download http://www.mediafire.com/?sbcbo8kmldmanwd
2. download root explorer the pay one or just google it (root explorer apk)
3.add this files ;
system/app/Dropbox.apk
system/app/DropboxOOBE.apk
and;
system/framework/com.dropboxpartner.jar (just use copy and paste on root explorer)
4.system/framework/com.dropboxpartner.jar (hold ..scrow down ..click on permissions ...be sure in the top is MOUNT R/O)
5. (OWNER/Read/Write)........(GROUP/Read).......(OTHERS/Read)
6.reboot ur phone
7.system/app/Dropbox.apk and install
8.log in
9.wait a minute and u get the email getting 48gb
10..enjoy


Same thing happened with the One X. You will get it for a week, then dropbox will catch on and you will lose it.



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The thread at XDA was closed and I am pretty sure dropbox will catch up on this.
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Sounds awesome, but the thread has been removed.
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Oh well, I personally don't use drop box because it doesn't offer enough space for free, but now that I have 53GB I will use it... If they bump me back down I won't use it again, simple as that, lol. It's free 48gb for two years, I just got it to work 30 minutes ago so might as well do it!

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Sounds awesome, but the thread has been removed.
I posted the download link for the GS3 version of dropbox and instructions above!!! It's everything you need!
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Once you have the 48GB, can you access those 48gb from any device or just that phone?
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Once you have the 48GB, can you access those 48gb from any device or just that phone?
Any device, you just need to sign in on the Galaxy S3 version of dropbox to get the free space.
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You might already know, as so with the HTC One series of devices, where you would get 25GB of free Dropbox space for two years, Samsung is offering in their flagship device, the Galaxy SIII, 50GB of Dropbox space, also for two years.

As was the case with HTC, where the apk was eventually ported to other devices that would benefit from the free Dropbox space, this time the Galaxy SIII got the same treatment and the app was ported by the guys at XDA Developers, to work with most Android devices, offering the huge amount of space. This time though it will not be so easy as just installing an apk. You need to have a rooted device, uninstall any version of Dropbox you might have installed, download the zip with the app from the Galaxy SIII and flash it using ClockworkMod Recovery.

Thanks anyway, Pal. Repped!!
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2 years only.
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Quote from SMAX View Post :
You might already know, as so with the HTC One series of devices, where you would get 25GB of free Dropbox space for two years, Samsung is offering in their flagship device, the Galaxy SIII, 50GB of Dropbox space, also for two years.

As was the case with HTC, where the apk was eventually ported to other devices that would benefit from the free Dropbox space, this time the Galaxy SIII got the same treatment and the app was ported by the guys at XDA Developers, to work with most Android devices, offering the huge amount of space. This time though it will not be so easy as just installing an apk. You need to have a rooted device, uninstall any version of Dropbox you might have installed, download the zip with the app from the Galaxy SIII and flash it using ClockworkMod Recovery.
Thanks SMax, yes, it's two years, but I'm not sure dropbox will be entirely relevant or useful two years from now.

Will edit post title to include two years.. You guys are funny though... I really don't think I will need dropbox 2 years from now with how technology has evolved and how cheap data storage is becoming.
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veeeeeery interesting, i'm booting into recovery as we speak
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Quote from gzrecoil View Post :
Oh well, I personally don't use drop box because it doesn't offer enough space for free, but now that I have 53GB I will use it... If they bump me back down I won't use it again, simple as that, lol. It's free 48gb for two years, I just got it to work 30 minutes ago so might as well do it!



I posted the link and instructions above!!!
Yeah, why can't everything be free!!!??!! I won't use a service that takes a lot of infrastructure and maintenance if they don't give me loads of space fore free!!! /sarcasm

Seriously, there are plenty of ways to earn dropbox space if you are too cheap to pay for a good service. Please do not abuse a great company with amazing customer relations by doing this hack. They will catch you and roll you back, or ban your account.
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If you have an Android and you don't know how to install a flashable zip through recovery, you're going to have a bad time.

Thanks OP, gonna do this once I finish restoring my phone from a new ROM I'm going to try out. Should take about 30 seconds.
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Quote from dzap View Post :
If you have an Android and you don't know how to install a flashable zip through recovery, you're going to have a bad time.

Thanks OP, gonna do this once I finish restoring my phone from a new ROM I'm going to try out. Should take about 30 seconds.
Nice meme usage!

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Yeah, why can't everything be free!!!??!! I won't use a service that takes a lot of infrastructure and maintenance if they don't give me loads of space fore free!!! /sarcasm

Seriously, there are plenty of ways to earn dropbox space if you are too cheap to pay for a good service. Please do not abuse a great company with amazing customer relations by doing this hack. They will catch you and roll you back, or ban your account.
If they do, they do. I will be buying an S3 anyway so I'm really not too worried about "abusing" it... To each their own. I assume in this case it is Samsung being abused, not dropbox, as Samsung will most likely pay storage and bandwidth to dropbox.

Regardless, Samsung hasn't been perfect with some locked bootloaders and not updating their OS's timely(if at all), as well as blocking root very quickly.
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Last edited by gzrecoil May 30, 2012 at 11:38 AM
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Quote from gzrecoil View Post :
If they do, they do. I will be buying an S3 anyway so I'm really not too worried about "abusing" it... To each their own.
Well then just a PSA, be sure to change your dropbox password after entering it into a randomly flashed file downloaded from mediafire.
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