1. mobdad's Avatar
    1) I installed Dropbox and I was expecting 50Gb but only got 2Gb. Is there a way to get the additional storage?
    2) It seems very slow from the phone (fast on the PC). Is that normal?
    3) Can you access your Dropbox files and folders through a rooted file manager like root explorer?

    Thanks.
    10-10-2012 11:06 AM
  2. aznberry's Avatar
    1) I installed Dropbox and I was expecting 50Gb but only got 2Gb. Is there a way to get the additional storage?
    2) It seems very slow from the phone (fast on the PC). Is that normal?
    3) Can you access your Dropbox files and folders through a rooted file manager like root explorer?

    Thanks.
    Just follow the steps.. Download dropbox on your computer, laptop and etc..

    Invite your friends to join.

    I got a total of 55 gig..
    10-10-2012 11:25 AM
  3. Robbie Doo's Avatar
    1) I installed Dropbox and I was expecting 50Gb but only got 2Gb. Is there a way to get the additional storage?
    2) It seems very slow from the phone (fast on the PC). Is that normal?
    3) Can you access your Dropbox files and folders through a rooted file manager like root explorer?

    Thanks.
    Bear in mind that it's not a free service.
    10-11-2012 01:02 AM
  4. wilder_jw's Avatar
    1) I installed Dropbox and I was expecting 50Gb but only got 2Gb. Is there a way to get the additional storage?
    It's possible the "free upgrade to 50 GB" was a time-limited promotion that has ended. (I got 50 GB.)

    2) It seems very slow from the phone (fast on the PC). Is that normal?
    Not if my experience is any indication. It's pretty fast. I only see loading lag for particularly large files (4 MB+).
    10-11-2012 08:43 AM
  5. ghuslez28's Avatar
    I started at 2gigs but I invited some people also I recently purchased the GS3 so I got an extra 50gigs for buy the phone. Also DB runs as an app so you won't see the files in the file system like you would on your pc.
    Sent from my GS3 using Tapatalk 2
    10-11-2012 08:52 AM
  6. jrsoit's Avatar
    I bought the gs3 about 2 weeks ago, signed up for dropbox, followed their starter guide and i have 52gig for 2 yrs at no cost. After the 2 yrs, i'm sure there is a cost.

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Xparent Green Tapatalk 2
    10-11-2012 10:35 AM
  7. Skunkape60's Avatar
    I think you have to sign up or into your account from the original setup screen to get the 50 free gb. When you setup your phone it asks you to setup the dropbox. So do a nandroid then a factory reset. When you sign into your phone for the 1st time set up or sign into your dropbox. It took a day for the 50 gb to show in my account.
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    10-11-2012 05:27 PM
  8. mobdad's Avatar
    I think you have to sign up or into your account from the original setup screen to get the 50 free gb. When you setup your phone it asks you to setup the dropbox. So do a nandroid then a factory reset. When you sign into your phone for the 1st time set up or sign into your dropbox. It took a day for the 50 gb to show in my account.
    Hmm, I signed up when I bought the phone 2 months ago. Kinda forgot about it and never used it until now, and there is only 2Gb. I did a wipe data/factory reset when installing the JB leak last week. I don't remember Dropbox coming up on the initial setup. Maybe I skipped it. Will try next time I do factory reset. Thanks.
    10-11-2012 05:52 PM
  9. mobdad's Avatar
    ...DB runs as an app so you won't see the files in the file system like you would on your pc....
    After some research, I found that Astro File Manager actually reads the files just like internal storage or the SD card.
    10-11-2012 10:45 PM
  10. Tkbredx's Avatar
    Don't start over man! I think you can get it from going to the sync accounts section and connecting your account. There. When you log in it should prompt you.
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    10-12-2012 12:49 AM
  11. FBPD10's Avatar
    I had a Drop Box Account before i heard about the promotion and was stuck with the 2gb. I then emailed the help section and they walked me thru the steps needed to get the other 50gb.

    Sent from my SGH-T999
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    10-12-2012 04:19 AM
  12. Skunkape60's Avatar
    Don't start over man! I think you can get it from going to the sync accounts section and connecting your account. There. When you log in it should prompt you.
    Relax... i was suggesting that he make a nandroid backup. Do a factory reset. Sign in from his initial login. After completing the login, do a custom restore of just his data and he's right back where he was 4 minutes before. Not starting over at all...
    10-12-2012 05:25 AM
  13. mobdad's Avatar
    Don't start over man! I think you can get it from going to the sync accounts section and connecting your account. There. When you log in it should prompt you.
    I removed my sync account and entered a new one with a different email address. The phone still recognized that I already had an account. Might have to try the factory reset suggestion.
    10-12-2012 10:00 AM
  14. weston87's Avatar
    What happens to our stuff after the 2 years is up? If we have over 2gb? Do we lose that what's over the free 2gb?

    Sent from my Galaxy Slll using TapaTalk!
    10-12-2012 10:11 AM
  15. mobdad's Avatar
    I had a Drop Box Account before i heard about the promotion and was stuck with the 2gb. I then emailed the help section and they walked me thru the steps needed to get the other 50gb.

    Sent from my SGH-T999
    Did this entail sending an email out to 25 friends?
    10-12-2012 10:15 AM
  16. mobdad's Avatar
    I had a Drop Box Account before i heard about the promotion and was stuck with the 2gb. I then emailed the help section and they walked me thru the steps needed to get the other 50gb.

    Sent from my SGH-T999
    This was the winner (certainly the easiest). The biggest problem was accessing their email address. Like all web sites they hide it well. I received a response in 15 minutes!

    "Hi Larry,

    Congrats on becoming a Dropbox Guru
    ! We've awarded you 48 GB of bonus space for the next 24 months! You now have 50.75 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

    I am moving my music and pictures as we speak. I hope I don't lose any speed up in the cloud.
    10-12-2012 02:33 PM
  17. Tkbredx's Avatar
    Relax... i was suggesting that he make a nandroid backup. Do a factory reset. Sign in from his initial login. After completing the login, do a custom restore of just his data and he's right back where he was 4 minutes before. Not starting over at all...
    Haha. Touch.
    10-12-2012 05:15 PM
  18. middlebill's Avatar
    After some research, I found that Astro File Manager actually reads the files just like internal storage or the SD card.
    ES File Explorer does as well and supports other cloud storage too, like Box & Google Drive. The integration is pretty good and you can copy files from one service to another using ES.
    10-13-2012 10:23 AM

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