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[APP][MOD] [UPDATED: 10-25-2013] Facebook v3.7 without location privelages

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By elesbb, Senior Member on 15th December 2012, 09:38 PM
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Here is the latest facebook official app with location 'feature' removed.

I am not sure if you guys who use the app know this, but facebook constantly tracks your location. There is a receiver built into the app that every time you "refresh" the app (Interval settings are found in the settings menu of Facebook) it gets your location and everything you do on Facebook, post a status, send a message, upload a photo etc, your location is added and you cannot turn it off..

So i decompiled the apk and removed all locations ability. That means, no checking in, no nearby, nothing that needs to get your location. You WILL get a forced close. I am working on trying to keep that enabled while dissabling the 'tracking' featrue. Just download, copy apk to your phones storage and use a file browser to install the APK.

Hope you guys enjoy the privacy while also enjoying the Facebook app.

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15th December 2012, 09:54 PM |#2  
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XDA Is having an issue with uploading attachments. Not sure why i'll try again later. Sorry :/
16th December 2012, 01:22 AM |#4  
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Yea i love to try it...

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16th December 2012, 09:32 AM |#5  
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Ahhhh this the reason why FB consume a more MB on my 3G ?

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16th December 2012, 09:37 AM |#6  
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Good idea, but I've turned my location of and it never shows my location when posting any thing.. when I send a private message it gives me the option to turn location of.. is this the same location receiver you are disabling from the app?

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16th December 2012, 03:18 PM |#7  
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Ahhhh this the reason why FB consume a more MB on my 3G ?

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This mod will possibly use a tiny bit less. But it uses so much for its Cache. So things are loaded a lot faster and what not.

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Good idea, but I've turned my location of and it never shows my location when posting any thing.. when I send a private message it gives me the option to turn location of.. is this the same location receiver you are disabling from the app?

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Are you talking about turning your location off under settings of your phone? Well thats different. There is no way to turn it off in the FB app itself. You can turn off the location thing for your messages but its still secretly getting your location.



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16th December 2012, 03:56 PM |#8  
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Thanks. App is working great!

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16th December 2012, 04:09 PM |#9  
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I don't mean to hijack the thread, but a good app that stops location requests for any application is LBE Security Master. It will prompt you each time an application requests to use certain permissions. You can also check a box to never allow the application to access that setting, in this case it would be location.

Just search on XDA to find it, I'm on my phone and I don't think the app is on the market.

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16th December 2012, 04:33 PM |#10  
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I don't mean to hijack the thread, but a good app that stops location requests for any application is LBE Security Master. It will prompt you each time an application requests to use certain permissions. You can also check a box to never allow the application to access that setting, in this case it would be location.

Just search on XDA to find it, I'm on my phone and I don't think the app is on the market.

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Whenever i tried using a third party app to block GPS to the Facebook app, it would cause the FB app to force close irregardless what you did.

I'll try the app and see what happens. Not sure how it goes about granting and denying access. In all honesty i was looking for something like this.
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Just don't use LBE Privacy Guard on jelly bean, it caused my phone to freeze a few minutes after turning on and then rebooted and got stuck in that loop. The only way to resolve it was to use adb and remove the apps file.

The app I mentioned in my post above doesn't seem to have any issues besides that parts of it are in Chinese.


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