Leaked Beta of Facebook Available for Download


UPDATE: Link broken. We’ll update if another becomes available.

Facebook for BlackBerry isn’t the best application out there but it’s certainly one of the most popular. When we last heard about Facebook 1.8, rumors had it that there would be the following features:

  • Faster load times
  • Video uploading
  • Replacing BIS-E notifications with BlackBerry Push APIs

Playing around with a leaked copy of version, there doesn’t seem to be much in the way of “faster load times” and the video uploading isn’t available. Considering this is leaked software, it isn’t surprising but hopefully version 1.8 will come with more than just vague performance improvements.

To try the leaked version for yourself, follow these basic instructions:

1. Make sure you have the latest official version of Facebook for Blackberry installed from blackberry.com/facebook.
2. Download the Facebook beta app OTA from [Sorry link no longer available].
3. When the download is finished and you are prompted to reboot, don’t.
4. Press the red call button to escape to the homescreen.
5. Go your Facebook app icon and click it.
6. Accept the terms and go into the app.
7. Once the app is running open the menu and select options then logout.
8. Re-run the app and input your login credentials to access Facebook.
9. Reboot your BlackBerry after the Facebook app fully loads.
10. Once your BlackBerry is up and running access the Facebook app again. It should now be version without a keycode!

Be prepared for a very lengthy install process. The app froze the device for a while but eventually it worked just fine.

  • endlessike

    So I'm going to go through all of that work for a beta version with no noticeable improvements or changes?

  • Kelipsoe1

    what is the difference? not much of a leak, more of a joke.

  • JAA

    Hair loss?

  • JAA

    retail management schools

  • JAA

    These are the searches I'm getting on a search engine when I click on the link above in instruction #2 (should be the jad, but it's not…)

  • JAA

    Chevy Uplander

  • http://twitter.com/edtonn Eric Tonn

    Just downloaded the beta and it seems to be running MUCH faster than previously. I'm in a low coverage area (brick office bldg), and the app's loading my friends almost instantly. Much better than 1.7, and it hasn't (fingers crossed) hijacked my Calendar…yet. I might actually use this version.

  • http://twitter.com/edtonn Eric Tonn

    Type the .jad URL into your BB browser directly. I had the same issue when I clicked on the URL on my desktop.

  • C133125

    Link is dead.

  • Jadonope

    not actually a leak I got it on May because of blackberry beta zone works great just a few little things to correct

  • Jamie

    The improvements are faster load times, and push notifications-instead of having to assign an email to it to receive notifications.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jamiespencer Jamie Spencer

    can someone please repost the link ?

  • Gkkb

    put a search on google for blackberry app facebook version and you should be able to get the download link. i found one.

  • V_kastro

    link is not working

  • Kayleigh

    Gkbb, where did you find the link - been trawling google since yesterday and I still cannot find a working link. It's driving me round the bend. If you don't want to post it to this then email me it please (kayz400@hotmail.com) thanks!

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