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

gzrecoil 274 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.


Quote from crackspider View Post :
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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Quote from phonic View Post :
Wait. So you haven't installed the hacked app and gotten the free space yet? You need to do that first, my explanation was how to get around uninstalling it, reinstalling the REAL app, and not losing your space afterwards.

If you haven't done the first part yet, you could actually be in a better position.

First, make a backup of your system using Titanium Backup Pro (full backup). If you already have the normal version of DropBox installed, remove that. Then change your android ID to something random (you can revert back later from your backup). Then, reboot into recovery, wipe cache/delvik, then install the dropbox.zip file. Boot up normally, launch dropbox (the hacked version), and get your free space. Once it's confirmed, stop/kill any dropbox processes. Then go back into Titanium Backup, delete DropBox, and change your device ID back to what it was (from the backup). Then reboot back into recovery, wipe cache/dalvik, boot up normally, and reinstall the old DropBox app from the backup you made.

You should be good to go then, and your device ID would be the same in the end.
I already did install it and everything was glorious. I also got my 25GB from my new Evo LTE when we got those. I had around 77GB and life was grand. Then, there was an update in the Market that I installed and shortly thereafter my storage was down under 30GB so I lost the hacked storage. I'm attempting now to get it back.
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anyone lose their storage without updating the app? i think i lost mine when my iphone dropbox app updated...
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when I tried to install the zip file I keep getting the following error.

signature verification failed
installation aborted.

any ideas?? I have an s2 running stock
Thanks,




Quote from sipora View Post :
Dropbox and Samsung have teamed up to offer free 50GB storage for new Samsung Galaxy SIII purchases. If you're not ready to grab a Samsung Galaxy SIII, you can still grab this amazing deal by following these steps (for android devices, root and CWM recovery required)

Caution: I'm not responsible for your bricked devices.

STEP 1: Download this link below and copy the zip file to your phone. Don't unzip it!
http://www.mediafire.com/?sbcbo8kmldmanwd

STEP 2: Uninstall the current Dropbox app on your phone if you've already had one.

STEP 3: Boot into Recovery, choose install zip from sdcard and flash the CWM-S3-Dbox.zip file you've just have downloaded.

STEP 4: Reboot your phone, launch Dropbox app and log in. Wait a few minutes, you'll receive an email indicating that you have activated 48GB


-Enjoy!!!
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will try this. hoping it works
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still works
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Still works. Took a minute for the extra space to show up.
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just did it, thanks!
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Oddly enough, i did this for my own account, and my mother's account, switching Android IDs using Titanium Backup (never found a use for that particular feature until now Stick Out Tongue), and she just had her space removed after two weeks, but mine is still there after roughly a month. It might not help that my Galaxy Note runs Jelly Bean and her Nexus S is still on ICS, even if the Android ID that activated the promotion corresponded to JB with the patched APK.
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Quote from BlakeS View Post :
Oddly enough, i did this for my own account, and my mother's account, switching Android IDs using Titanium Backup (never found a use for that particular feature until now Stick Out Tongue), and she just had her space removed after two weeks, but mine is still there after roughly a month. It might not help that my Galaxy Note runs Jelly Bean and her Nexus S is still on ICS, even if the Android ID that activated the promotion corresponded to JB with the patched APK.
So did you change ID on both devices or just yours? At what point in the process did you change the ID?
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Quote from OstrichSak View Post :
So did you change ID on both devices or just yours? At what point in the process did you change the ID?
I did the process for my own account first, in which I cleared the data and uninstalled the regular Dropbox app (and turned off automatic updating for it), then i fired up Titanium backup and chose a new random ID, which rebooted it, i forced it into recovery and cleared the cache for good measure.
While in recovery, i connected over ADB and pushed the patched apks and framework, and applied permissions via the adb shell. When it booted back up, it had Dropbox installed as a system app, so i signed in using that, and about 5 minutes later, got the email and space. I still have it, too.
I then rebooted, back into recovery, manually removed the 3 files, cleared the cache again, and once booted, i restored my old ID and reinstalled Dropbox from the Play store.

About two weeks later, I tried the same procedure with my mother's Nexus S running CM9, but i had overlooked the fact that it required Jellybean. I went home and tried it again using my Galaxy Note (CM10), and it worked, she said that she'd gained another 48gb for a total of 53gb. A week later, last night, she emailed me asking where the space had gone. I logged into her account, and she only had her normal of 5.5gb that she'd earned through referrals.

She said she wasn't notified of any change, but when i tried the HTC Sense promotion earlier this year, i was notified when my space was removed (i hadn't changed Android IDs)
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