Glitch? Free 24 Months 48GB Dropbox cloud storage for existing Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 owners
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Glitch? Free 24 Months 48GB Dropbox cloud storage for existing Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 owners

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Found 2nd Nov 2013
Right, I'm not expecting much (any?) heat for this, but it may be useful to someone, so here goes...

This morning my Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1") took the update to Android 4.2.2, afterwards I opened the Dropbox app and immediately received an email telling me I had received a bonus 48GB of dropbox storage for 24 months.

I've had a quick look on Google and there is currently an offer to receive this extra storage if you buy a new Samsung device with the Dropbox app preinstalled. However, my Tab did not come with Dropbox preinstalled when I bought it as part of the scorching Carphone Warehouse deal in December 2012.

I assume that because I already had the Dropbox app installed on my Tab when it upgraded to Android 4.2.2 this has tricked Dropbox into thinking that the device was new and had the app preinstalled.

Anyway, look at the link at the bottom (there's a couple of other requirements) and this may work for you too if you can install the Dropbox app on a pre Android 4.2.2 Tab, then apply the update to 4.2.2

May work on other Samsung devices too? - share your experiences with the community!

dropbox.com/hel…/en

TLDR?
1) Open a Dropbox account
2) Complete at least 5 steps from the Get Started guide
3) Install the Dropbox app on a Samung Galaxy Tab with pre Android 4.2.2 OS
4) Sign into the app
5) Update the device to Android 4.2.2
6) Open Dropbox app
7) See if you receive an extra 48GB of dropbox storage
Post your findings in this thread

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I got 48gb on dropbox for 24 months too a few months ago when I got my s4. I also got same with my s2. I think i5s a freebie from samsung.

Is this the p5100 (3g) tab 2 or the p5110 (WiFi only)?

I had no idea about this till I read this topic. Bought a p5110 during the week, then just installed dropbox and signed into my normal account. Having read this checked the dropboox website and blimey -

Samsung + Dropbox Samsung promotion (expires 10/31/2015) 37 hrs ago 48 GB

Thanks OP, I didn't have a clue


Edited by: "Lakeside" 2nd Nov 2013

It's been running for a while now, got the same with my Note 2 last December.

AND...link your partners/friends phones with your Dropbox account and you'll get the same again each time. Worked on my Note 2 and her S3

Thanx OP

I didn't think it had worked for me because when I logged into the app it still showed my previous storage limit (4Gb). But lo and behold, two minutes later I got an email about my account upgrade, now I have 52Gb for two years! Awesome!

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 & using Android 4.1.2 OS...when is the 4.2.2 coming out?

Are you sure you get an ADDITIONAL 48GB storage to what you had in the first place? I had the maximum amount of free space and then registered my new Note 3. The notification in drop box said I was entitled to a further 48GB storage and although Drop box said this was activated, I didn't get any additional storage.

definitely not a glitch...

I have my galaxy S3 dropbox upgrade almost 18 months now, need an exit strategy to back up my files before the 24-month mark.

I'm still stuck on 4.0.4 on my Tab 2 10.1 (GT-P5100), just checked for updates OTA and with Kies but none found. Anyone know how to update so I can get this deal?

yid4life

I'm still stuck on 4.0.4 on my Tab 2 10.1 (GT-P5100), just checked for … I'm still stuck on 4.0.4 on my Tab 2 10.1 (GT-P5100), just checked for updates OTA and with Kies but none found. Anyone know how to update so I can get this deal?



keep trying, was released ota about a week ago.

Original Poster

superivanho

definitely not a glitch...I have my galaxy S3 dropbox upgrade almost 18 … definitely not a glitch...I have my galaxy S3 dropbox upgrade almost 18 months now, need an exit strategy to back up my files before the 24-month mark.



Why do you not think this is a glitch? Dropbox website states this is only for new devices with Dropbox preinstalled, and but feedback confirms it is working for existing devices which did not come with Dropbox preinstalled ?

Original Poster

mrcoops1984

Are you sure you get an ADDITIONAL 48GB storage to what you had in the … Are you sure you get an ADDITIONAL 48GB storage to what you had in the first place? I had the maximum amount of free space and then registered my new Note 3. The notification in drop box said I was entitled to a further 48GB storage and although Drop box said this was activated, I didn't get any additional storage.



Yes, I had 54GB, now I have 102GB.

I am at my limit at 2.6 of 2.88gb - how can I boost the 2.88 to values you are all mentioning? Anyone help with this?

great-deals

I am at my limit at 2.6 of 2.88gb - how can I boost the 2.88 to values … I am at my limit at 2.6 of 2.88gb - how can I boost the 2.88 to values you are all mentioning? Anyone help with this?



I got 8gb this way:

lifehacker.com/585…ree

Then doubled it by adding a student email:

blog.dropbox.com/201…ce/

Slightly off topic but what model no is your Tab 2?
I have a GT-P5100 (3G version) and I am keen to get the JB update but Kies (and the Tab) still say there is no update for me!

Ar460rn

Slightly off topic but what model no is your Tab 2?I have a GT-P5100 (3G … Slightly off topic but what model no is your Tab 2?I have a GT-P5100 (3G version) and I am keen to get the JB update but Kies (and the Tab) still say there is no update for me!



Go to a Samsung ROM site (like SamFirmware, etc.) and search for ROMs for your model. You may have a tab for different region (check region) or you may need to install a ROM for a different region (should have English though) if an update for yours is not out.

You may just have to update it through Odin manually, there is a risk, I personally did not have any problems yet.

PS. I only see 4.2.2 for France (P5100 XXD MI2) - the rest are on 4.1.2.

Yeah - I'm aware that the French version is out there but I would prefer to use the official UK update at this stage.
Samsung UK keep promising it, and it sounds like it is imminent if some versions have it, just wondered whether the OP had a P5100 (3G) or P5110 (WiFI only).

Ar460rn

Yeah - I'm aware that the French version is out there but I would prefer … Yeah - I'm aware that the French version is out there but I would prefer to use the official UK update at this stage.Samsung UK keep promising it, and it sounds like it is imminent if some versions have it, just wondered whether the OP had a P5100 (3G) or P5110 (WiFI only).



You might like to know that this...

phonesreview.co.uk/201…nt/

I realise you're waiting for the true thing, but it might be the reason why you haven't seen 4.2 about.

i have Samsung galaxy s3 and I tried dropbox and I have received 48GB extra space now. see the email below which I received this morning. Anyway thanks heat added...
I think anyone who have Samsung tab or s2, s3, s4 can have extra space.. enjoy with additional space


Dear xxxxxx
Congrats on becoming a Dropbox Guru! We've awarded you 48 GB of bonus space for the next 24 months. You now have 68.88 GB on Dropbox. To get even more space, check out our upgrade options.

Thanks again for supercharging your Samsung device with Dropbox!

Enjoy,
- The Dropbox Team

Murdock78

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 & using Android 4.1.2 OS...when is the 4.2.2 … I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 & using Android 4.1.2 OS...when is the 4.2.2 coming out?



install dropbox and try to get 48GB additional space.... no need to wait for 4.2.2

yid4life

I'm still stuck on 4.0.4 on my Tab 2 10.1 (GT-P5100), just checked for … I'm still stuck on 4.0.4 on my Tab 2 10.1 (GT-P5100), just checked for updates OTA and with Kies but none found. Anyone know how to update so I can get this deal?


Ar460rn

Slightly off topic but what model no is your Tab 2?I have a GT-P5100 (3G … Slightly off topic but what model no is your Tab 2?I have a GT-P5100 (3G version) and I am keen to get the JB update but Kies (and the Tab) still say there is no update for me!


http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/504284/20130906/galaxy-tab2101-p5100-samsung-release-android422-xxdmh1.htm
I used this step-by-step guide to update my P5100 about a month ago.

Simple to follow and official firmware.
Edited by: "Pagals" 4th Nov 2013

One more extra free gig here if you need even more space: hotukdeals.com/fre…877

Ahh it worked for me 48gb extra for the next 2 years

I do wonder what to do with this - very kind but if I load it up with 40+GB of stuff, I have a big decision to make in 2 years time. And I don't want to pay for it
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