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[How to] Use facebook messages without messenger

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By nemoc 23, Junior Member on 14th August 2014, 11:38 AM
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A quick guide for those who want to use Facebook messages without downloading facebook messenger.

Step 1
Uninstall Facebook messenger (if you have it installed)

Step 2
Make sure you have Unknown sources enabled from device settings

Step 3
Install the attached apk (hello world application) or create a new (empty) android project with the package name com.facebook.orca

As long as the only validation that the facebook app does is checking to find if an app with package name com.facebook.orca is installed on the phone this should work

Tested and working on N4 running omnirom 4.4.4
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14th August 2014, 01:26 PM |#2  
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If that work, I thank you xd

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15th August 2014, 05:37 AM |#3  
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It worked thanks

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15th August 2014, 10:28 AM |#4  
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worked. Thank you, I got annoyed when the fb app says move to messenger,
18th August 2014, 06:01 PM |#5  
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Thank you for this guide...

I made my own small app
19th August 2014, 06:34 PM |#6  
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thank you. finally i found useful solution
19th August 2014, 10:17 PM |#7  
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Very nice.
20th August 2014, 02:43 PM |#8  
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Thank you so much! It worked perfectly.

I went one step further: I froze your app once installed, and Facebook still thinks Messenger is installed. It has survived a reboot.
20th August 2014, 08:03 PM |#9  
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My tutorial:
(0. Uninstall Facebook Messenger...)
1. Go to Play Store and disable Auto-Update for Facebook.
2. Go to Apps - Facebook and Clear Data. Then Force Close the application.
3. Start Facebook, login and go to messages, click "Remind Later"
Tadaa - you can now use the chat in the native Facebook application without installing any apks.
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20th August 2014, 11:13 PM |#10  
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God i hate this "force to install" policy.. Thanks for the tut
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17th October 2014, 12:53 AM |#11  
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thank you
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