Download Facebook Home Outside Of The US (No Root), Or Even On Unsupported Devices (Root)

If you’re not currently in the US, you may be suffering from envy over us having Facebook Home, don’t. You’re not missing out on much:

But we firmly believe that you shouldn’t bash it till you try it, and those of you who want to try it outside of the US are now capable! All you have to do is download the file from the first post and install it on your supported device! Remember, you have to have an HTC One X, One X+, One, Samsung Galaxy S III, Note II, or S 4 for this to work. Also, make sure to have unknown sources checked in Settings > Security. Then you’re done!

Getting it to work on an unsupported device is more tricky, and it’ll require root and modifying system files. Of course, this is dangerous and should be done at your own risk. But if you’re feeling adventurous, it’s actually fairly easy!

What I did to get it to work on my Nexus 7 was easy. I just went into /system with a root enabled file explorer and started editing a file called build.prop. You’ll see these lines:

ro.product.model
ro.product.brand
ro.product.name
ro.product.device
ro.product.manufacturer
ro.com.google.clientidbase

You’ll have figures after each line. The Nexus 7 had a model of “Nexus 7″ and a brand of “Google,” and you’ll have to change all that to this:

ro.product.model=GT-N7100
ro.product.brand=samsung
ro.product.name=t03gxx
ro.product.device=t03g
ro.product.manufacturer=samsung
ro.com.google.clientidbase=android-samsung

It’ll make the Play Store think you’re using a Galaxy Note II! Then what I did was install Facebook from the Play Store, log in, hit menu, go into Settings, and tap the very bottom where it says “Enable Facebook Home.” This took me to the Play Store, which let me install Facebook Home. Outside of the US, you’ll probably need to use the manual download. If these instructions didn’t work, head over to XDA (first source link) for a lengthier process.

It’s that easy! You’ll have Facebook Home working in no time. Of course, we can’t guarantee that it’ll work flawlessly, as this is something that the developers didn’t intend to happen. But try it out and tell us how it goes!

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