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8th November 2019, 10:46 PM |#3261  
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Hello hello. Minor update - the Video tab ("Watch" tab?) seems to have reared its ugly head, complete with red notification badges for things I never cared about in the first place, which Facebook wants me to care about because they're trying to grow their video platform. Sigh.... I thought I had taken care of this (like I did with the Marketplace tab) and yet the Video tab is back. I guess they weren't pushing this to me when I made the 16.1 release, so I had no way to test the patch for the Video tab... but after a minor tweak, that patch is working again.

This is a minor update to the 16.1 experimental release, but I'll leave it in a post for a few days, before updating the top post. If you actually like the Video tab, it should be fine to stay on 16.1.
facebook-lc-v16.2.apk

As for the compatibility/installation issues, hmmm. The base APK that I used for this release was labelled as being for "Android 5.1" on apkmirror (or so I remember, anyway), but looking more closely, it looks like the APK requires minimum API level 26, which corresponds to Android 8.0. This unfortunately leaves a lot of older devices in the dark. I've been meaning to go back to using the Android 4.1 version as the base APK, but they are using a new "redex" format for packaging the DEX files, and between work, work, startup life, work, more work, and the revent PG&E power outages, I have not had any time to try to reverse-engineer this yet. Some things about it seem straightforward, but there seems to be a lot of extra data that goes with the DEX files, and I'm not quite sure what to do with it. When I have some time, maybe I can take a look. In the meantime, the previous release should continue to work for Android 4.1+ devices. Yes, the "new UI" has a new color scheme, but you really aren't missing anything.

As always, have fun, and good luck!
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Thank you. But like v16.1 parsing error on android 7.1.
9th November 2019, 12:03 AM |#3262  
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Android 6.0.1 not compatible, Problem with Parsing Error

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Thank you. But like v16.1 parsing error on android 7.1.

Read it whole you'll know why
9th November 2019, 05:20 AM |#3263  
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Read it whole you'll know why

Ya I Know its only compatible with Android 8+, I was just post this just for the Info only
9th November 2019, 05:30 AM |#3264  
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No video tab which is good.

Still can't interact with anything in groups and profiles listed under albums here.

Overall seems stable in 16.2 but needs a few days to be sure.

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9th November 2019, 06:02 AM |#3265  
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Here you go. Working for 7.1.1
https://www103.zippyshare.com/v/vlsTQKZO/file.html

Seems to be running fine. Only issue I've come across so far. The icon for the APK is a generic android one. Tried replacing but keeps reverting back to the generic icon. Use nova launcher to change the launcher icon.
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9th November 2019, 02:55 PM |#3266  
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Hi, any way to bring the sort button in the marketplace? It should be at the bottom of the screen - see screenshot
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9th November 2019, 05:22 PM |#3267  
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Finally a clean version of FB I've been looking for this, I hate the extra stuff that the official has and also the useless updates that didn't really make anything better. I don't want to offend anyone but I just wanna say that I hope this doesn't leak our info's or anything, other than that everything's working and the bugs that the others reported doesn't really bother me so it's fine. Great work.
11th November 2019, 01:04 AM |#3268  
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For the record, the current lc-16.2 is based on Facebook 242.0.0.43.119 (176515213) (arm-v7a) (360-480dpi) (Android 8.0+).
Latest lc-Messenger, Facebook Messenger 236.0.0.14.120 (176465023) (arm-v7a) (360-640dpi) (Android 5.0+).
Cheers. Btw, great work.
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11th November 2019, 08:29 AM |#3269  
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facebook-lc-v16.2.apk

As for the compatibility/installation issues,

-evilwombat

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Still can't interact with anything in groups and profiles listed under albums here.

@evilwombat if it's not much trouble, can you look into below 4 things to make this version rock-solid for long run ?
  1. We can't interact with anything in groups and profiles listed under albums. (Can't open Pics in Albums )
  2. Sharing Pic form post to External like Whatsapp is also not working
  3. (Option next to GIF for new comment) Comment Strikers are not loading
  4. Sometimes stories are visible "in-line"


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Android 6.0.1 not compatible, Problem with Parsing Error

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Thank you. But like v16.1 parsing error on android 7.1.

For compatibility with previous version of android, users can try to use apps like https://appcloner.app/ or similar, as they have option to decrease minimum android requirement from my previous experience at modding. Though i won't be able to help much as i haven't done it for a long time but just play with the settings when you press clone and see if you can get something useful. You may need premium version of AppCloner which you can buy it or find it from somewhere. Do share outcome here for others.
11th November 2019, 03:20 PM |#3270  
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The latest versions on Facebook on here are working good but the only bug i am seeing is stickers are not showing in comments, just an empty box. Thanks.
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11th November 2019, 03:23 PM |#3271  
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The latest Facebook versions on Facebook on here are working good but the only bug i am seeing is stickers are not showing in comments, just an empty box. Thanks.

I get the boxes too but only with some stickers and only if the stickers are included with text. If the sticker is just a sticker its fine.

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