[Tutorial] How To Get Facebook Home On Any Unsupported Android Device (Root Required)


Facebook has relesed their new launcher, Home, available on the Google Play Store. However, it’s currently US-only, and only available on a bunch of devices (for reasons known only to Facebook.)

But if you’re from another part of the world, and want to try it on your device, and it’s not supported yet? Don’t worry. Here’s a small tutorial to help you out. Although, you’ll need to be rooted for it to work.

1) First of all, get the Facebook Home .apk for here

2) Then, go into /system using a file manager of your choice (I used Root Explorer from the Play Store). You’ll find a build.prop text file there.

3) We have to edit the following values –

ro.product.model=”Some unique string”
ro.product.name= “Some unique string”
ro.product.device=”Some unique string”

Replace your device’s unique string with “GT-I9300” (without quotes)

4) Reboot. Install the Facebook Home APK and open it. Boom. That’s it. All done.

As it happens, you don’t need Facebook Home to use Chat Heads. It comes with the Messenger app update. So, if you only want Chat Heads, just update Messenger!

Source: Androsym

#Update1: This method is cumbersome and time-consuming so please follow the this article instead

[Tutorial] How To Enable The Facebook Timeline NOW


Whilst it’s rather creepy that Facebook has essentially been your biographer during your time on the world’s largest social network, the common human trait of curiosity will undoubtedly take hold of many who will find themselves nostalgically trawling through old conversations, photos and statuses.

Although the feature has been announced, it is not yet available to the public – only developers. If you think you can entertain the idea of reading the most recent extract of your life story, well, at least your Facebook life story (the two don’t necessarily always correlate), then there is a way you can do so right now.

The process isn’t particularly painstaking, although it will require you to follow the instructions carefully. Before we get started, there are a few things that you should heed:

  • It’s still in development (hence the developer-only access), so don’t expect this to necessarily run as smoothly as FarmVille.
  • You will be the only person able to see your timeline (unless you adjust this rule), but it will automatically be available to the prying eyes on your Friends lists within a couple of days.
  • If you login on a different machine, timeline is disabled, although it can be retrieved (once you have completed the steps in the guide below) by following this link: http://www.facebook.com/YOURUSERNAMEHERE?sk=timeline
  • For one of the steps, you will need a “verified” Facebook account (linked to a credit card or phone number), so make sure you’re indeed verified before you decide to continue.

NOW,Facebook Said that they’ll enable this for everyone soon after the keynote but as of today ie 25/11/11 It has still not been implemented and I’m guessing that’s due to some bugs they found.

But,There’s a Workaround Found by the guys at TechCrunch,which can be used to enable this killer feature RIGHT NOW.

Enabling Timeline

Step 1: Log in to Facebook.

Step 2: You will need to enable developer mode if you haven’t already. Simply type “Developer” in the search box and click on the top result.

Step 3: Go to the developer app, which can be found here should Facebook not automatically redirect you.

Step 4: Create a new app (don’t fret, nobody will be able to see it), and give it a name and namespace (no CAPS allowed with the namespace).

Step 5: Once that’s done, click on the “Get Started using open graph” under the “Open Graph” header.

Step 6: You will then be asked to create a test action for your app, like “read” a “book”, or as I personally opted for, “row” a “boat”.

Step 7: Next, you’ll be met with a config page of your selected action. Navigate through that page and the next three pages of settings.

Step 8: Once you have gone through the last page and hit “Save and Finish”, after a couple of minutes, an invite to try Timeline should appear at the top of your homescreen.

Click it, and you will be met with a page which seemingly covers every nook and cranny of your Facebook life since the day you joined.

Her’s what a Timeline Looks Like :

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Enjoy !