Facebook Home Apps Leaked, Disabled A Few Hours After

  • Went black after server change
  • Beta build only
  • Leaked by MoDaCo

A beta build of Facebook Home was leaked yesterday by MoDaCo ahead of the April 12 launch of the apps.

  • Went black after server change
  • Beta build only
  • Leaked by MoDaCo

A beta build of Facebook Home was leaked yesterday by MoDaCo ahead of the April 12 launch of the apps.

The new launcher will be initially compatible with a number of handsets from Samsung and HTC but the leaked build were reported to work on a number of Android devices including the Nexus 4 and the Nexus 7.

The beta build provided pretty much the general Facebook Home experience with the exception of Chat Heads. Moreover, the maximum supported resolution is 1280×768. The build doesn’t require root access but users were required to tick of the “install from unknown sources” option in Android’s settings.

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However, a few hours after the leak, it looks like Facebook has made a server-side change which prevented the app from functioning properly. Specifically, the app stopped syncing with Facebook’s servers causing the launcher to display a black screen. This information is confirmed by MoDaCo founder Paul O’Brien as well as other users who have managed to download and try the app.

As of the moment, tweets from Paul O’Brien suggest that he has somehow made a quick fix to get the app back up and running again and said that he’ll release a version with chat heads working probably tomorrow.

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