Facebook Home will make its official debut on the HTC first this Friday, but Paul O’Brien over at Modaco is giving you a chance to try it early. Thanks a trio of APKs, Modaco is offering the set from a pre-release HTC First ROM, but admits they are “rather buggy” and not very functional. Aspects like Chat Heads don’t work, and considering how much I love saying the phrase “Chat Head,” that’s truly disappointing.
In order to use the leak if you choose to do so, you’ll need an Android device (of course) with a maximum resolution of 1280×768 and must uninstall your existing Facebook app. This will exclude some Android devices which have Facebook installed as part of the base ROM, but if you’re on a Nexus device you should be good to go. The current leak of three separate APKs includes the 1) Main Facebook app (katana) 2) integrated SMS messenger app (orca) and 3) Home launcher/shell (home).
If your side-loading skills are feeling playful this morning, hit the Modaco link below to grab the trio of APKs and get started. Or, you can wait a few more days and grab the HTC First and go “all-in” with Facebook.