I'd like to try out Facebook Home however I don't have an approved device to install it from the Google play store.

I've tried googling this to not avail...where can I download the latest version of the APK released on May 10, 2013 and how can I install it.

  • Black Hat things aren't allowed here... Sorry. – Android Quesito May 12 '13 at 4:54
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    What is black hat about it? – hagope May 12 '13 at 16:30
  • You know you don't have approved device to install the app.. – Android Quesito May 13 '13 at 7:02

There's actually no need to "black hat" or sideload the app. If you can't find it in your Google Play search, or if clicking on "Download" from the http://facebook.com/home page lands you in the Google Play install page but it says your device isn't compatible, then don't worry, there's another way.

I have a Sony Ericsson Xperia P and I googled hard for a solution; then I read that Facebook pushed an update recently which (in addition to adding support for 2 more phones) let's you "Use Home anyways". So how to install Home in the first place, you say? Head on over to 1 Mobile Market (http://www.1mobile.com) and download their app. Once installed (make sure you enable "Allow unknown sources" in your phone's Security settings), look for Facebook Home in the 1 Mobile marketplace and install (again, make sure you can install from unknown sources). It should run automatically once installed and you should see the "Use Home anyways" option.

Facebook Home the legal and official way. Worked great for me! Enjoy!

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  • Using a different marketplace is, essentially, the same as sideloading. – ale May 22 '13 at 17:52

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