Monday, December 12, 2011

Get 50 GB Free Storage On Box.net on Any Android Device

Remember the 50 GB Box.net offer for LG Android phones that was announced a few days ago? If you don’t have an LG manufactured phone don’t fret, because you can easily spoof your phone’s manufacturer's name and model number. All you need is a rooted phone and some guts to tinker around with core Android files.

First install Box.net app normally from the market. If your phone is displayed as incompatible, download the APK file and install it manually.

The next step is to root your phone if it’s not already rooted. To learn how to root, go to XDA forums and look under the section dedicated to your phone’s model. You will surely find instructions on how to root your phone.

Get Root Explorer (paid) or Super Manager (free) and navigate to the directory /system. Tap on Mount R/W so that Mount R/O appears. Now open the file build.prop in the text editor. Find the following lines:

ro.product.manufacturer=X
ro.product.model=Y

Change these to

ro.product.manufacturer=LGE
ro.product.model=VS910 4G

Reboot the phone and open Box.net app. Register for an account using your email address or login to your existing account and you should be automatically upgraded to 50 GB.

Revert the changes you made to the file build.prop. It’s better to make a backup of the file before you edit it so that you can simply restore the original file once you have successfully upgraded your Box.net account.

[via XDA forum]

4 comments:

  1. Fixed headline:
    Get 50 GB Free Storage On Box.net on Any *Android* Device

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  2. can this be done with regular web browser or iphone safari?

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  3. @vvvlad, no. But it might be possible to install Box.net app on Android emulator and upgrade your account. There are tutorials on how to install APK on Android emulator... try searching for them.

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  4. There are few ways to Sync with PC too. You can use SocialFolders for free with 2000file / month limit or if you sign up from this link https://socialfolders.me/r/1voj6 we both will get addional 1000 files/month. For me that's more than plenty. :) With this feature I love it more than dropbox :)

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