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The Facebook Home app doesn't really do much itself. It gets all its data from the main Facebook app, so it doesn't need to access the Internet. Doing any action from the launcher uses an intent to launch the main Facebook app, so it doesn't need to (say) access your location or take photos to make posts: only the main Facebook app does. To take another ...


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First, in the Facebook app, under its Settings, enable synchronization for all contacts. Open up your contact list and select the Google contact you would like to merge. Then push the menu button and select "Edit Contact". Then hit the menu button one more time and select "Join". Choose which contact you would like to merge it with and you should be good ...


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The "draw over other apps" permission (known to developers as android.permission.SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW) only lets the app create a window of type TYPE_SYSTEM_ALERT. This is the same type of window used by the battery warning, amongst other things, and is shown on top of any normal window, whatever you're doing. Drawing this window on top of the other windows ...


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That feature was removed in the 4.x versions of Android. I use UberSync for my contact syncing and it works great. Haven't had any problems with it and it also has a setting to import high res contact photos. I would recommend that. Set it up once and forget about it.


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In the official Facebook for Android app, you can shut off chat via the following: Start up Facebook Make sure you're in the main menu (press Back if it shows the news feed) Click "Chat" Press the Menu button and hit "Go Offline"


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I did some digging around and found that this change was introduced in an update for Gingerbread. It applies to all Nexus devices starting from the Nexus S (except the Nexus One since it comes pre-installed with Facebook). The problem Google has with Facebook sync is the inability to port the data that Facebook sync adds to the contacts, out of your device. ...


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From the What's New page on the Play Store for the current version of the Facebook app (v3.1, April 18, 2013): Faster photo uploads Get chat heads to keep chatting while you're using other apps if you install Facebook Messenger New permissions to set up Facebook Messenger and Facebook Home, which you can install separately: ...


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From your contact list, select the Facebook contact that you would like to edit. Click the menu button and choose Edit Contact. You'll see an indication that the user is a Facebook contact and may not be edited. Now click the Menu button again and choose New contact. This will create a new contact in your address book and merge the Facebook profile ...


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Funnily enough, as I just noted here I believe that the app is just buggy and unreliable. There's no reason for the individual device to determine whether the application can do something like push notifications. Android's cloud to device messaging requires 2.2 or higher, and the Facebook post notes that that's what they require as well, so I assume that's ...


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Stock Android doesn't offer ability to disallow apps use of specific permissions. At install time, once you agree to accept whatever permissions the app requests - you are stuck with them unless you uninstall the app. Since you are rooted, you can try using Tasker to automate enabling of GPS only when using certain apps like Maps, and disabling it when the ...


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Facebook have a separate app these days called Facebook Messenger, this has both Facebook's chat and inbox features in it. Why they've split it out into a separate app now, I don't know, but this should give you what you're after: Facebook Messenger is a faster way to send mobile messages to friends. With Messenger, you can send and receive messages ...


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Tap the "hamburger" menu in the upper left. (Looks like three short horizontal lines.) That opens a menu. Next to "News Feed" is a gear icon. Tap that. Your two choices are "Top Stories" and "Most Recent". A checkmark will indicate the current setting. Tap the one you want.


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I'm using Android 2.1 and the latest official Facebook App. I go to the gallery and long-press on an image. In the menu, select SHARE and in the list of apps displayed choose FACEBOOK. I immediately am taken to a text field where I can type in a caption. by default the images are sent to the MOBILE UPLOADS folder/album, but you can create a new album and ...


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The Facebook for Android does not currently support groups and pages. Try accessing these features via http://m.facebook.com or http://touch.facebook.com


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Seesmic and TweetDeck are good for spamming updates. If you use Foursquare or PicPlz these both post the "intelligent" version of the checkin or picture to Facebook while doing the normal text + link with Twitter.


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Similar to Permissions Denied, mentioned by Matthew is LBE Privacy Guard which also allows you to selectively disable permissions for apps. Also good for disabling geo-tagging on your photos as well as preventing Facebook and/or Twitter from broadcasting your location.


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On Contacts tab of stock contacts app, hit Options button. Then, choose more ~> Display Options. On this screen, un-check Only contacts with phone numbers. Then, check all accounts whose contacts you want to delete (like Facebook, all Gmail groups). And, un-check all accounts whose contacts you don't want to delete (like Phone, SIM). Tap Save button after ...


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This answer is certainly not eligible for the bounty, but I'm afraid the answer is: it's not possible. Even though I can't share resources that do tell us that it's not possible, I can share resources you'd expect to have the answer, but don't: This Google-fu leads mostly to development threads Again, with "-developer" added things don't improve much The ...


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Open the Facebook app and tap the top left main menu in your sidebar. Scroll to the bottom and select Account > App Settings > Sync Photos. Choose Don't sync my photos. Source.


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The "clear data" option is available on Froyo (2.2) without rooting your phone. It doesn't show what data is there, however.


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This was reported in the Android Central forum here with a link to LifeHacker. It sounds like it will allow you to sync your Facbook calendar without the birthdays because you're exporting the events directly from Facebook. First, you may want to undo the sync that you have going on now. Hope it helps. Quoting the post from Android Central: just go to ...


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Is impossible for you to attempt to make the change withouth the device been rooted. According to XDA Developers Thread, you need to go into your system folder located in your root, to change the keyboard layout file located here: /system/usr/keylayout/[devicename]-keypad.kl.


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An app like Permissions Denied (requires root) can help with that. It says it doesn't work on every device and ROM but there are other similar apps that might if this doesn't do the trick for you. Generally you could also unpack the APK, edit the AndroidManifest.xml file to remove permissions, repack everything, and install that modified version. I'm not ...


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Using Titanium Backup, freeze the SNS x.x.x app with a Facebook icon. You can also disable this through the phone's Settings > More > Application manager. Sources: XDA AndroidCentral


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According to a post in a Google Product Forum: A sync between Nexus devices and Facebook isn't possible by default. To get that information on your phone you will need to install a third party application that will sync the information to your phone. Manufacturers like HTC and Samsung enabled this on their own for the people that bought their ...


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Settings >> Accounts and Sync >> Add account >> Facebook Enter your facebook info Check the Sync Contacts checkbox


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I think this is just the Facebook app being buggy, I've had the same problem. Try doing a sync. I believe only the notifications are pushed, and not the actual new data, so you need to sync to grab the new messages.


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Facebook have just released version 1.4 of their official Facebook app for Android, this has support for both the new Places and Groups features (this is the new Groups feature where you can group your friends, not the old Groups feature which is a bit like the current Pages feature). If you've already got the official Facebook app installed, then you ...


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"Facebook S! version 1" is Facebook for Samsung, available from the Samsung apps store on Samsung Android phones. This is their custom version of Facebook, not the standard Facebook for Android that's available from the Market, it is probably based on an older version of the Facebook app, and is definitely not the same as the current official Facebook app. ...



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