Question Somebody can make google photos free storage mod ?

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Bartx96

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I have a questions i saw few mods for other phones these mods give free storage on Google photos Pixel 6 is my new phone before im using oneplus 7 with PixelExperiance on these rom i have free space 😮
 

Won't be druv

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96carboard

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So... pay gooble so that you can feed them your private data? Wouldn't it be better to store your data on your own equipment?
 

killer23d

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Any phones up to Pixel 5 still get unlimited Storage Saver in Google Photo, you can simply grab an old Pixel, setup a 2-way sync with FolderSync/SyncThings between the 6's DCIM folder and voila, free photo storage.

I am not sure about you, if there is such hack, I think Google can simply terminate your account and you lose everything, does this worth it to you?
 

koreyb

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Any phones up to Pixel 5 still get unlimited Storage Saver in Google Photo, you can simply grab an old Pixel, setup a 2-way sync with FolderSync/SyncThings between the 6's DCIM folder and voila, free photo storage.

I am not sure about you, if there is such hack, I think Google can simply terminate your account and you lose everything, does this worth it to you?
I have an OG pixel and this is what I do. I use Resilio Sync. Pretty easy to set up. I used to leave the OG Pixel plugged in with a max charge set at 50%. Not taking many photos lately so just turn it on to sync occasionally.
 

TeeHoang

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Pixel Experience, Evo X can offer unlimited back up (no original quality though).
But depends on the ROM & the device & if the dev is going to bake that into the ROM or not.
Root method barely works anymore if you update apps to often :<
 

DGL2033

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With 128 gb of storage, I don't necessarily need to back up to Google photos anymore. After they changed terms last, I stopped, but, the previous backups don't count against my 15 gb storage on Drive. Actually I have 17 gb, due to a promotion way back when, I took the security settings tour. So, now a days, I'm a Amazon prime member, which gives me unlimited photos storage, which is nice, that my wife's Amazon tablet gets the copies automatically when ever I fire up the hotspot to download movies to it. Plus, I can clear storage on my old devices if I really wanted to, and transfer copies there too. For now, I'm using a few of Simple Mobile apps, one calander, and now their gallery app. Amazon photos does the automatic uploads when I'm plugged in. My biggest storage issue, is clearing out most of the 8 gb of Gmail I have neglected. Google Photos, Gmail, and Drive are all on that 17 gb free storage limit.
 

neptun2

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I was using google photos not to backup pictures from my phone (i do that on my pc) but to upload pictures taken with my camera from different trips and create albums which i share with my friends and colleagues. Now i found the perfect free alternative to google photos - yandex disk. Currently they offer unlimited free storage for photos with original quality. I don't know for how long this will continue but it works great for now.

 
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Strephon Alkhalikoi

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I think there is no custom ROM with hack for the " unlimited gphotos hack".. hacking is illegal and there is no custom ROM with that sort of hacks.
For 1.99 euro you have 100 gb of storage.
Umm, I think you're wrong. Not about the lack of custom ROMs with an "unlimited Google Photos" hack, but hacking itself.

It's legal to modify Android. It's a little less cut and dry whether it's legal to modify Google apps, such as the BSG Camera app mods found on XDA, but the issue of legality is moot anyway.

Both Google Camera and Photos can detect which device they are installed on and will adjust their feature sets accordingly. The only way I know of to enable unlimited storage is to change the device fingerprint to a Pixel 1 / XL, and I'm not even sure THAT will work. If you were to succeed the apps would think you had a Pixel 1 / XL and would configure themselves appropriately. That would mean no Magic Eraser, no astrophotography mode, and none of the other features that Google has put into its phones over the last several years.

Trading all the added features available for the Pixel 6 camera and the Photos app simply to gain the ability to store unlimited numbers of photos is simply not worth the hassle. As you point out, Google 1's offer of 1.99/month for 100GB of storage is totally reasonable if people are that concerned. Or they can take the time and manually do it themselves using their chosen cloud storage solution.
 

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