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LeakedTT: Check out Facebook Home ahead of Friday's launch with these leaked APKs

Facebook Home APKs leaked, theoretically should run on Android devices with a max resolution of 1280x768

Charles Gantt | Apr 8, 2013 at 9:03 am CDT (1 min, 13 secs time to read)

Facebook Home, the new launcher for Android by the social networking giant, releases this Friday, and will officially be available for the HTC One, HTC One X/X+, Samsung Galaxy SIII, Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy Note II and the new HTC First.

LeakedTT: Check out Facebook Home ahead of Friday's launch with these leaked APKs | TweakTown.com

This morning MoDoCo.com has published a set of three APK files that appear to be the components that make up a pre-release beta of Facebook Home. The only requirements for installing the beta is that the device has a maximum resolution of 1280x768, as well as the ability to completely remove or uninstall the existing Facebook app.

I was able to install all three apps to my aging Motorola Photon 4G, but all I got upon launch was a black screen. Home does not appear to actually reconfigure the home screen, but it remaps the home button to the Facebook Home wall. Pressing the back button allowed me to return to my normal Android home screen, and I was then able to delete the APKs through the normal app removal method.

If you are able to get the leaked Facebook Home APKs working on your phone (at your own risk), please leave us a comment, so we can compile a running list of which phones are Facebook Home compatible. A photo / screen shot of it running would be cool, too! You can download (at your own risk) the APKs from the Mega links found in Source #2, #3 and #4 below.

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A web developer by day, Charles comes to TweakTown after a short break from the Tech Journalism world. Formerly the Editor in Chief at TheBestCaseScenario, he now writes Maker and DIY content. Charles is a self proclaimed Maker of Things and is a major supporter of the Maker movement. In his free time, Charles likes to build just about anything, with past projects ranging from custom PC cooling control systems to 3D printers. Other expensive addictions include Photography, Astronomy and Home Automation.

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