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April 08, 2013

Care to take Facebook Home Beta for a spin?

If you do, and you have an Android device with a maximum display resolution of 1280 x 768 you can. The good thing here is that it doesn’t require too much thingamajig in order for you to set it up. Interested? Head past the break to know how to install it on your gizmo.

facebook home

First up, you need to be able to uninstall Facebook app on your device as the Facebook Home APK cannot be installed while the other is still active. Next you need to download these re-signed APKs care of MoDaCo.com:

Katana
Orca
Home

Once you’ve finished downloading those, all you need to do is install on it your device. Just be sure that installation from “Unknown Sources” is allowed on your gadget. You can check that by going to Settings > Security > Device Administration and make sure there’s a check mark on that field.

Do note though that the Facebook Home, being just a Beta version, still has its fair share of flaws including the Chat Heads feature. Still, the leaked APK should give you a good first-hand experience to the new Facebook Home. The APK is said to work on Google Nexus 4 and Nexus 7, so if you wield any of these devices (or any device 1280 x 768 device for that matter) you can give the new app a shot. And oh, don’t forget to share your experience on the comments field!

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10 Responses to “Care to take Facebook Home Beta for a spin?”

  1. Kristine
    Twitter: tincruz
    says:

    Seems like Facebook blocked the leaked APKs already. It only displays a blank, black screen.

  2. Abed M.
    Twitter: iamogen
    says:

    Oh! You forgot to mention the Messenger needs to be uninstalled too. Hihi! Thank you sir for this article. Works fien on my Nexus 7. :)

  3. Abed M.
    Twitter: iamogen
    says:

    Oh my. Can’t log in my facebook account. It says an error occured try again later.

  4. Wha Antolin RIGOS
    Twitter: CallMeWHA
    says:

    Not working sir. Cant log in

  5. Kilbaine says:

    does this work with Note 1? it has 800×1280 res

  6. richard says:

    not working cant log in google nexus 7

  7. combathero says:

    Facebook already took down the application access in their servers that’s why it doesn’t connect. http://www.afterdawn.com/news/article.cfm/2013/04/09/facebook_shuts_down_leaked_facebook_home_beta

  8. thecorrescode says:

    Facebook still not using HoloUI… Gesh…

  9. The PC Enthusiast
    Twitter: whatswithjeff
    says:

    It’s not working anymore.
    Working for a few minutes and black screen. If you read the comments on the other site, all the users who download and tried also experienced black screens. Looks like the leaked APK is either unstable or FB already blocked them.

    Let’s just wait for the official FB Home apk to be released. It’s just around the corner.

  10. Thanks for the good writeup. It if truth be told was a entertainment account it. Look complex to far delivered agreeable from you! However, how could we keep in touch?

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This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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