First of all what is dropbox :
"Dropbox is a Web-based file hosting service operated by Dropbox, Inc. that uses networked storage to enable users to store and share files and folders with others across the Internet using file synchronization. It was founded in 2007 by MIT graduatesDrew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi as a Y Combinator startup." Wikipedia
HTC made a partnership with dropbox to add 23go of space on HTC devices users dropbox for 2 years.
It’s only available for HTC devices but someone on Xda ([MOD] Dropbox APK +23GB of space *v2* - xda-developers) made an apk to make it happen on every android devices.
Follow my tutorial if you want 23go more space for free :)
(Sad) News :
Message from the modder of the app found on Xda
Today I got contacted by Dropbox CTO and he kindly asked me to stop creating and sharing those mods.
No doubt this was a mistake.
He also said that any bonus space gained using my mods, will be taken away.
So, please, don't ask for the APK and don't PM me.
I've removed as many links and files as possible.
If you really need that space, support dropbox and buy a Pro account!
I was being stupid, just testing my skills, as I don't need that space at all. :|"
What do you need to complete this tutorial:
An android device (I have a Samsung SGS2) or you can install BlueStacks on a windows PC !!
A dropbox account - create one on www.dropbox.com or you can use my referral address: http://db.tt/WtIZfDGN (Thank you if that’s the case :)
First step (optional):
You need to activate on your device the possibility to install .apk from "Unknown sources"
To do this follow this :
To allow app installs from non-Market apps, tap the menu button on your home screen, then choose Settings >> Applications >> Check Unknown sources
Second step (optional):
Change the password of your dropbox account just for security purpose if you want.
And you have to complete all the "introduction" five step that you can find here : https://www.dropbox.com/gs
Third step :
Download the modified apk :
Fourth step :
Uninstall the official dropbox apps if you already have it.
Install the modified one and log on with your account.
Fifth step :
You have to upload a file to your dropbox through the modified dropbox.
After a few minutes/day it depends (I had to wait a day to receive the email)
You should receive an email like this one :
“Congrats on becoming a Dropbox Guru! We've awarded you 23 GB of bonus space for the next 24 months! You now have 25 GB on Dropbox. To get even more space, check out our upgrade options.
Thanks again for supercharging your HTC device with Dropbox!
- The Dropbox Team”
Sixth step :
Uninstall the modified apk and install the official one.
Now enjoy it :)
There is also a third version of the modified .apk of dropbox (the one here is the V2) that you can find here :
If with the V2 dropbox it still doesn't work try with the signeddropbox.apk :)
If you have any questions don’t hesitate!
(V3) signeddropbox.apk :