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Facebook Chat Enabler

Facebook Chat Enabler Reborn

Notice: this project has been deprecated.

Hi guys,
as you know the famous Facebook Chat Re-Enabler (old thread's OP available below) stopped working when Facebook updated their app to the v28, now after many hours spent finding a solution in the previous months I'm proud to present this new solution!

I state that personally I don't want to be forced to install an app (which I hate for many reasons) only to use Facebook chat or send/receive its messages.

Some disadvantages of Facebook+Messenger installed at same time:
  • Increased battery drain: main thread+background ones for services and receivers are always active
  • Increased load on general resources (like CPU and RAM memory) for the reasons mentioned above
  • You're forced to install another app to chat while you could safely use an unique (Facebook app)

Advantages of Facebook+Facebook Chat Enabler:
  • Never executed by the operating system, meaning no more battery drain and no resource eating at all (Facebook app itself drains battery)
  • Chat and send/receive messages in main Facebook app without Messenger

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Since Reborn version's release I will not share Enabler's apks anymore (and you're not allowed to), but a simple app which allows you to download and install suggested Chat Enabler version for the Facebook app found on your device, called Facebook Chat Enabler Helper:

Features:
  • Easy to use, just two buttons
  • Facebook Chat Re-Enabler for Facebook app until v27
  • Facebook Chat Enabler Reborn for Facebook app starting from v28
  • Override mode to let the user choose what version wants
  • Support text and little how-to for the user
  • No extra permissions required:
    • android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE is required to determine if the device has an Internet connection available
    • android.permission.INTERNET is required to download and let you install chosen or suggested Chat Enabler version between Re-Enabler and Reborn
    • android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE is required to write in memory the Chat Enabled package which is being downloaded
  • Root not required

Note for Reborn: it is a modified Messenger package, for several reasons its manifest can't be edited so I had to keep it untouched. Originally requires many permissions which are not used at all by Chat Enabler's modified package, therefore completely safe. I'm not going to track you, your wife or your friends

APK file: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24052804347841072

APK file (mirror): https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9...HBlNGFSMEk0NHc

Issue report: http://goo.gl/forms/hYglu5VrcM

Warning: In case of devices which have Messenger installed out of the box and not user-uninstallable, Facebook Chat Enabler Helper can't uninstall it. This is the limitation of having Messenger in /system partition, therefore root is required to get rid of it. Do not blame me or my work for this, neither report it in the issue report. It's not my fault!

Instead, follow this:
  1. Search for root methods available for your device and root it
  2. Install Titanium Backup, open it and search for Messenger, then uninstall
  3. Install my app from the links above




Old thread's OP:
**********DEPRECATED**********

Facebook Chat Re-Enabler

Update 29 August: I made a new Facebook Chat Enabler for versions starting from v28 (tested until v44 for now), and finished today to develop and test the Installer which is an user-friendly app to fastly & easily download and install Chat Enabler depending on what Facebook app version is installed on the device. Also features an "Override mode" to choose yourself which Chat Enabler version you want.
Public release scheduled for Sunday 30 August, stay tuned!


Update 5 May: seems that on some devices/ROMs this works even in new Facebook versions. If in your case works, please report in this thread.

Notice: Starting from Facebook v28 this app doesn't work anymore! Please rollback to v27 if you don't want to install the naughty Messenger, until I don't find a solution

Rollback to Facebook v27 how-to:

For who already has a Facebook version before v28 just install Facebook Chat Re-Enabler

Hello guys. As most of you know, chat in Facebook app doesn't work anymore and now you need to install Messenger app. At the moment is not the same for all the countries, as far as I know they are slowly migrating chat from app to Messenger only.

I made this simple app to enable chat again in main Facebook app without installing Messenger.

Root is not needed and works between Android 2.3 and 5.1, on any device that supports Facebook app.

Disadvantages of Facebook+Messenger installed at same time: HUGE battery drain and RAM consumption, device may slow down etc. (especially low-end devices)

Advantages of Facebook Chat Enabler: It's only an enabler and is never executed by the system, meaning no battery drain/RAM consumption/resource eating at all. (Facebook app itself drains battery)

If you have Messenger installed, uninstall it before installing my apk. After installation you don't need to do anything else, no icon is showed in menu and chat will magically work!

Confirmed working on following Facebook versions:
  • Any 27.x.x.x.x
  • Any 26.x.x.x.x
  • Any 25.x.x.x.x
  • Any 24.x.x.x.x
  • Any 23.x.x.x.x
  • Any 22.x.x.x.x
  • Any 21.x.x.x.x
  • Any 20.x.x.x.x+any version before
New updates in future may break this (and to use again Chat Enabler you'll have to install last confirmed working version)

Download new version (26.9KB size + new app name & icon!): https://www.androidfilehost.com/?w=files&flid=21048

Old version: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=95784891001608389

For devices that have Messenger out of the box, without possibility to uninstall it:

A - root required
  1. Install Root Browser
  2. Navigate to preload (might be here in case of Samsung device) or system/app and search for apk file with Messenger icon
  3. Long press on it and choose "delete", give superuser permission
  4. Download my apk and install it
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Not work for me, just this

What Facebook version do you have? It's tested and confirmed working on 20.0.0.25.15
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Working.. Thanks a lot
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What Facebook version do you have? It's tested and confirmed working on 20.0.0.25.15

I'm using ver 23.0.0.0.1, I will test with your version later
Edit: Worked, It not work with beta version :P
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+1 Can you make work with FB v21.0.023.12. Thanks
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Here, latest Facebook version available on Play Store it's 20.0.0.25.15.

May happen that if they remove chat things in a newer version and you update, this app stops to work. Don't update to be sure that doesn't happen
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im currently using the official build and i can do chatting even if i dont have a messenger. i didnt exp. that i cant chat without messenger even from the past
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im currently using the official build and i can do chatting even if i dont have a messenger. i didnt exp. that i cant chat without messenger even from the past

This thing started from yesterday, maybe it's not for everyone at the moment, but you'll soon experience it

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Afraid it doesn't work. On can see l list of messages but then a blank screen when I pick one X then it crashes. Using 23.0.0.0.1
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What if you made an xposed module that attached to the Facebook app?

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