How To: Install the New Facebook Home Launcher on Your Nexus 7 Tablet

Install the New Facebook Home Launcher on Your Nexus 7 Tablet

How to Install the New Facebook Home Launcher on Your Nexus 7 Tablet

Facebook Home was just released in the Google Play Store a couple days ago, and for those of you eagerly waiting to get it on your Nexus 7, you'll unfortunately be stuck with this message:

The new Facebook Home launcher app is blocked on the Nexus 7, because Facebook only released it for a few select Android phones. Home for tablets probably won't appear for months, but that's okay, because you don't have to wait that long!

In this article, I'm going to show you how to get Facebook Home installed and working perfectly on your Nexus 7 tablet.

Before You Begin

Make sure you've backed up your Nexus 7, just in case something goes wrong, but you should be able to just delete the apps from your device like you would any other apps. Regular backups are a good idea anyway.

Facebook, Messenger, & Facebook Home Patches

Since the official versions out on the Play Store have checks to see what device it can be installed on, you'll be downloading and installing modded versions on your Nexus 7. Before you download the following modded apps, make sure you uninstall Facebook and Facebook Messenger from your device.

Download these modded versions directly onto your tablet:

Make sure Unknown Sources is checked in Settings -> Security.

Install the apps in any order.

Facebook Home Up and Running!

Log in like you normally would, then launch Facebook Home and enjoy! If you want, you can set it as the default launcher for your Nexus 7 tablet by tapping Facebook Home, followed by Always.

Here's the home screen with your Facebook profile picture and the Facebook Home app launcher—tablet sized! Your friends' pictures from the feed take up the entire screen and act as a slideshow.

Plus, the Chat Heads works perfectly! Drag them anywhere on the screen and tap it to open up the chat.

Give it a try and tell us if it worked for you!

If You Don't Like Facebook Home...

Just delete the apps like you would normally, and reinstall the original Facebook and Facebook Messenger apps from Google Play.

If you had something go wrong, you can always use the backup you made to return your Nexus 7 to how it was beforehand. Check out my guide to restoring your Nexus 7 for more help, or just ask below.

8 Comments

Work for me.

samsung galaxy tab 2.7. whether the application is safe? is there any hidden malware? I am just scared that's all (sory my langue bad, google translate)

The app is safe.

These modded versions won't get the normal regular updates, they are modded after all, and I haven't seen any updated apks anywhere yet.

Not right now I'm afraid.

Should there be a tablet version, the left panel should show all of your posts. Wished there was a feature to turn it off.

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