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 ...
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.
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.
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 ...
I had EXACTLY the same problem. I couldn't find a solution else where. The only solution was to use a .nomedia file in the /sdcard/DCIM/Facebook directory and moving the *.jpgs to another folder. I had made a Tasker task referring to a reddit post in /r/tasker. Here is the description and the XML for importing it. You have to create the %destpart and add a ....
Update: The settings location was changed, now at:
Settings & Privacy --> Settings --> Media and Contacts --> App Updates --> Auto-Update Facebook
Open your Facebook mobile app and navigate to that location to turn off the option:
(From the three lines icon at the top, at the bottom you'll have Settings & Privacy which should be expanded).
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: http://www.facebookhome....
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 ...
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.
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
Go to the login page, tap on "Problems in signing".
Enter your primary Facebook email, Skype will send a code to your email.
Copy it, go back to the Skype app.
Tap on enter the key, paste the key in it.
There's your Skype account named facebook:your.name.
Tap on your Facebook profile, tap sign in with Facebook
Then Facebook login page will appear and enter ...
Facebook released v2.3 around 20th March 2013, Here's a snapshot of the page with Facebookv2.3.
Facebook announced it's enhanced status update on how they're feeling around 10th April 2013 which is the reason it's not included in the App.
Update the app, you'll get this feature.
Facebook started forcing this change a couple of months ago. There's nothing anyone can do about it. I find it rather annoying myself which is why I switched to a Facebook wrapper app like Swipe
It has a workaround for this behavior. I suggest you do the same.
While this is a feature of the Facebook app itself, it appears there is no feature to do this with the current version of Facebook Messenger as of this answer (version 184.108.40.206.61).
The only current method in order to use the Android assigned default application for the URL is to Click the Menu Icon and click Open in ...
However if you are noticing that ...
No, if you want user to have an apk installed from playstore. It has to go through play store app. Only other way I can think of is to make user download an apk file of your application from your server (Not a ideal thing to do)
The following answer is supplemental.
I recommend using the phone settings menu to disable SNS. If it is already running the phone will handle that automatically by force-closing it. Go to Settings > More > Application manager > All. If you ever want to enable SNS again, you can do so by going to Settings > More > Application manager > ...
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 ...
No there is no way you can view your own password, once the password is entered correctly you get a session with Facebook. Your phones uses this to authenticate with Facebook. In other words, the password is no longer in the device its memory.
You can however reset it here.
For this you need to have registered a phone number or email.
[Can I] save my Facebook password?
If you're using a browser on your Android OS, preferably popular ones like Firefox, Chrome, Opera etc. then you can enable Save Password functionality for websites. Mostly, it is enabled as default setting. On the other hand, if you're using an app like Facebook to log-in into your account, then it is not possible to save ...
You cannot run two instances of app with same package name because when you try to install it out of the box because the package installer checks if an instance of the package you are trying to install is already present and if present asks if you want to update the existing app.
You can however change the source code of an existing app to fool the system ...
Manual methods might be tricky here. I'd recommend taking a look at Greenify, which will take care for such apps automatically (after you've told it so – you're the boss after all ;)
Greenify (source: Google Play; click images for larger variants)
As the screenshots show, Greenify can "hibernate" apps automatically when the screen is off (and it can do ...
This worked for me: Navigate to
and delete your account, then don't ever visit the site again.
Facebook never opened the Play Store ever since, so I suppose this workaround is just fine.
You can't remove those apps from firmware without root but you can uninstall any system app for current user or any user using ADB.
Assuming ADB is installed and PATH is set if not you can do it with a simple internet search.
Obtain package name for app you want to remove.
Open Terminal/Command Prompt
Make sure device is connected by running adb ...
Go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/calendar
Click the Gears icon next to Today on the top left, then click Export
Right click export your friend's birthdays and select Copy Link Address
Go to https://www.google.com/calendar/
Click the arrow next to Other calendars
Select Add by URL
Paste the URL Address you copied from Facebook in step (3)
Click Add ...