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Facebook Home now unofficially available for everyone

Facebook Home officially graced the screens of smartphones across the world last week, but it’s not available on every device out there. Facebook is limited Home to a select number of handsets for now, and tablet support didn’t make it in time for launch either. Naturally, the internet didn’t stand idly by once Facebook Home was released. MoDaCo has released a modified version of the app that can be installed on any Android device.

If it’s a simple location issue that ails you – and if you’re in the UK, then it probably is – then you need only grab the modified APKs then activate Facebook Home in the Settings menu. There are a couple of extra steps for devices that aren’t supported, though, the most important being that any existing Facebook application is uninstalled prior to trying the patched version.

All in all, curious social networkers will be downloading three APKs before giving Facebook Home a whirl: the main Facebook app, Messenger, and Home itself. After all three have been installed, users should then dive into the Facebook settings menu and activate Home.

Feedback from users installing the modified version has mostly been positive, but it looks like there are still some low-end devices out there that aren’t support by Facebook Home even with the patch. Anyone with a handset featuring a 1080p display – like the Sony Xperia Z, HTC One, or Samsung Galaxy S4 – maybe also run into some optimisation issues. Still, at least there’s an option to give Home a whirl while Facebook works on official support for more devices.

[spotted at Engadget]


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