How to get 25GB of Dropbox storage for free
Manufacturers like HTC and Samsung have started to pre-install Dropbox on their phones and people who link or create a Dropbox account through the existing app get an additional free storage of 25 (HTC) or 50 (Samsung) GB for 2 years. A very clever tactic to lure customers who rely on cloud storage. But the problem is: You’ll have to buy the phone to get the free space. Fret not, folks at XDA-Developers have managed to extract the Dropbox app pre-installed on HTC One X and modified it so that it can work on any Android device.
You’ll get 23GBs of additional free space, for 24 months, like other HTC One X users. To begin, follow the instructions below:
WARNING: It may not work on all accounts and some accounts can also be disabled by Dropbox. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK.
- If you already have Dropbox installed on your Android device, you must Clear Data, Force close and finally uninstall it from Settings > Applications > Manage Applications > Dropbox.
- Download and install the Dropbox+23GB APK. Make sure Unknown sources is enabled under Settings > Applications or Settings > Security (on Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean) before installing the APK!
- Launch the app as usual and log in if you have an account or create a new account if you don’t have an account.
- Wait for the confirmation email. The confirmation email can take up to 30 minutes.
- That’s it! You now have a total of 25 GBs of free space (2GB default + 23GB additional). Don’t upgrade to a newer version of Dropbox immediately. Upgrade after a month.