Dropbox clamps down on the backdoor solution to get HTC's 25GB of free cloud storage promo

Dropbox clamps down on the backdoor solution to get HTC's 25GB of free cloud storage promo
About two weeks ago the entrepreneurial spirits at XDA-Devs posted a way to take advantage of HTC's free 25GB of Dropbox cloud storage promotion without owning an HTC device.

The promo is meant for the new One series of HTC, those who run HTC Sense 4.0, and gives you the free storage integrated in the interface for two years. 

Dropbox quickly realized that people are trying to game the system, and has now issued the following statement on its support forums:

So if you are one of those pesky users looking for freebies in any form and shape, feel yourself forewarned, especially since Dropbox says it plans to start the promotion when those HTC One devices hit the US soil. Oh, and don't ask us why HTC is listing 25GB of free storage, and Dropbox says 23GB. Rounding error.

source: Dropbox via Electronista

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4 Comments

1. darktranquillity

Posts: 285; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

XDA, malicious apps?. Whats the relationship between them?

4. beatsandmelody

Posts: 109; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

Yeah I like how Dropbox tried to throw in a little terror with their statement. I mean, it's good advice in general, but XDA is not one of those places. And if you regularly use XDA, you obviously know enough about smartphones to exercise that judgement anyway. I actually know what ROM they are referring to, I'm going to go visit the thread and see what they're saying.

2. iWallE

Posts: 48; Member since: Oct 10, 2011

"Oh, and don't ask us why HTC is listing 25GB of free storage, and Dropbox says 23GB." My guess is, because every user gets 2GB for free, so having a Sense 4.0 HTC device gives you a bonus of 23GB to make the total 25.

3. CM_Punk

Posts: 173; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

Gee, why can't people with Android devices pay for things instead of trying to steal them? #bestintheworld

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