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[MOD][Xposed] XFBSync - Restore native FB contact sync via Xposed [CM10+]

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30th November 2014, 04:24 PM   |  #151  
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Not dead, just not high on the priority list. I opensourced the code, so anyone is welcome to fork it if they wish.

Okay then. Any way you could point us in the right direction? A link to that source would be nice...

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1st December 2014, 01:58 AM   |  #152  
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Okay then. Any way you could point us in the right direction? A link to that source would be nice...

It's on the first post (github link).
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FYI, for anyone who needs this to work, Carbon ROM has it built in.
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How likely this will be fixed if Facebook removed sync from the app?
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How likely this will be fixed if Facebook removed sync from the app?

Very unlikely, as there are other FB sync apps out there.
18th December 2014, 03:10 AM   |  #156  
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Very unlikely, as there are other FB sync apps out there.

@agentdr8 you do realize that despite such a prospect, those developers who actually tried doing such a thing were suckered into Facebook's payroll and the apps were abandoned (Mathhias Roth and HaxSync are a perfect example). The apps that currently exist on the Play Store do NOT allow Contact Sync, and the reason why is very simple: it requires a modification of the ContactsProvider.apk in /system/app (or /system/priv-app on 4.4.x) and modification of system files requires root access and an insecure kernel (in my case, as despite root access on my HTC One M8, I can't change a single system file).

The only reason most individuals have no worry is because OEMs like Samsung and HTC modify it themselves. This is an AOSP/Untampered/Skinless Android issue and like @RandomPooka said earlier, CyanogenMod devs refuse to do this by principle, as Facebook is indeed a bunch of code savages that do everything in their power to retain control of their code. They make Apple and Microsoft's closed-source OS framework look tame in comparison. Those boneheads need to be taught a lesson, and a note to all who fork agentdr8's code - DO NOT BE SUCKERED INTO FACEBOOK'S PAYROLL. If Cyanogen, Inc. can turn down an offer from Google, you should have the same degree of self-control and nobility to say NO.
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...Those boneheads need to be taught a lesson, and a note to all who fork agentdr8's code - DO NOT BE SUCKERED INTO FACEBOOK'S PAYROLL. If Cyanogen, Inc. can turn down an offer from Google, you should have the same degree of self-control and nobility to say NO.

I agree with your comments and will add that if the FB app has no contact sync built into it any more, making it work the way it used to would be a huge undertaking. Aside from the small edit in ContactsProvider, the rest of the code needed for contact syncing is quite large.

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