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Dropbox makes a return to China after being banned in 2010

Dropbox
By James Richardson on 18 Feb 2014 05:20 am EST
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The word on the street is that BlackBerry 10 users can now once again take advantage of the popular cloud storage service Dropbox - after being banned by the Chinese government in 2010. 

A firm favorite around the world - Dropbox comes pre-installed on BlackBerry 10 smartphones, but for the last few years the service has been unavailable in China for reasons that were never clarified. It remains unknown why Dropbox was banned, but if it is back up and running and here to stay it's certainly good news for the BlackBerry user base in China. 

We're unable to perform any tests ourselves so it's over to you Team CrackBerry. Are you in China and rocking a BlackBerry 10 handset? If so, is everything working as it should with Dropbox in terms of cloud syncing? Please let us know in the comments? 

If you are in China and deleted Dropbox from your device due to it being unusable you can download it from the link below (hopefully): 

Download Connect to Dropbox for BlackBerry 10

Source: techasia.com

48 comments

FunktasticLucky

What exactly does this mean? China now has the ability to see what's being stored? Do they have a back door? I don't like this. Not one bit.

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BigManRonnie

Umm...no. That's not what it means.

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40ozskills

Ummmmmmm....yeah kinda what it means

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Karajorma

It isn't in the slightest bit what it means. What it means is that The Great Firewall of China prevented all access to the IP addresses that Dropbox used.

What the announcement means is that they've stopped doing that (for now at least).

That said, I think the article is wrong, access to Dropbox is still blocked for me, both on WiFi and 3G. Not that it really matters, Tencent's offering gives me several Terabytes of cloud storage for free.

40ozskills

Glad to see awake people

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LostOnThePianoRoll

Not sure if trolling...

Posted via CB10 on my Z10STL100-10.2.1.1925

FunktasticLucky

I cheated. I'm currently in Okinawa Japan so it wasn't really that bad for me ;)

snapexp

Just checked out my connect drop app. Nope. Still cannot connected showing "the network is unavailabe". Switched to BOX years ago.

40ozskills

Wow....cloud storage blocked in chicom..nooooo way. come on now.

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40ozskills

Our devices may be built there but i can sure as hell tell you they have no support towards our mobile sharing "habits". This story was hilarious. Did google buy the dropbox servers in china? If so the back door's wide open I'm sure.

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BlackJack-21

Let's hope they don't ban BlackBerry altogether. We all know what phones were used during the Arab Springs, it could happen in China, or anywhere else around the world.

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40ozskills

Thank god for intelligence

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BoldWorld

Can I have some of your 176GB? lol I only have 3gb

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James Richardson

I pay ten bucks per month for 100 GB. The rest I've managed to get for free through having various phones - Android, iPhone and Windows Phone. I didn't actually realize I had so much until you pointed it out! 

LostOnThePianoRoll

I got the free 50 that they gave the first while after bb10 release.. that was one good promo!

If I were you I would cancel the 100 GBs and save the 10 bucks.. since I see you barely made a dent in them.. the 76 should be enough..

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raggnar

Got a wd passport 2T, Dropbox 5G, Box 5G

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prplhze2000

Never clarified? Do you really need it spelled out for you?

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Observation Junkie

Works pretty well here in China.
That is China town in London, does that count?

Catapulted from my Z10.

Drmoe

That's crazy! Too much control there...

Posted using the best phone ever, the Z30!

laoshibuaiwo

Music to my ears. Dropbox can be used on iphone freely,but it requires VPN connection when using Dropbox for Blackberry. What a pity.

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Prem WatsApp

iPhone, spyPhone

iPhone for me? Scr... ahem Q that! (posted from the latter)

mousii

I wonder what concessions they made to make this happen... security doesn't mean anything anymore.

Powered by BB

Y_s

It doesn't work with BlackBerry. I wonder why? My laptop and iPad seems to be working with Dropbox. With BlackBerry I cannot even update Dropbox if there is any upgrade available here in China.

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er yuan

中国用户确实可以用了,可惜只有可怜的2g,这跟没有有什么区别

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mobilesync

Is it 2G for free with options to buy more, or 2G the max?

blackberryz10w

BlackBerry World not open on my Z10
BlackBerry forever

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Karajorma

Here's an article from another site on the subject.

http://www.techinasia.com/dropbox-unlocked-in-china/

I still can't get my BlackBerry to connect but my PC seems to work.

christoph77

Good news for dropbox!

C0038297E Quote of the Day (BBM Channel)

Rudolph Tang

I am in China on China Mobile and yes I can have access to dropbox.

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liusenmiao

China Unicom Didn't work

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Bla1ze

No big deal when Tencent is giving out 10TB lol.

Karajorma

Indeed. They give you 5 times more Terabytes for free than Dropbox give you in Gigabytes.

liusenmiao

As a Chinese user. I think net disk in China isn't safe, so I use box now.

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frozenflame1988

Very good, no need to use vpn any more

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dreamgreed

I shared some files with my friend in China through it on Bbm already =) confirmed to work

archiewu

I've tried to log in but failed, and I don't think it's been fully restored yet

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jayemmbee

Box.com and 50 gb ftw

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seraphim426

After disconect my VPN, dropbox show blank in my Z10 file manager, didn't see any content. So I guess not fully access yet. I am in Zhejiang Prov. and using China Unicom service.

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TomXcution

It doesn't matter,we can still use VPN to connect DB in China.

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Keanu Zhang

still not working, I am in China.

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mycziii

Chinese here, still can't access Dropbox at present

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johuntbb

i don't understand this, i can always access Dropbox in China (without any VPN service of course)

liusenmiao

I can login to Dropbox with iOS and android client, website with https in China . Only BB10 client cannot work.

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nicklas79

Good point! In the next PlayCloud maintenance release there is a lot of fix for dropbox service. Nicolas

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liusenmiao

I'm in China and received an update few days ago, but I still can't login without vpn

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yihill

No, I'm living in Shanghai, I still can't use Dropbox

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ThunderShock2005

Box is better.

Posted from my BlackBerry Q10--AT&T branded but now on T-Mobile