How to Unfacebook Your HTC First and Turn it Into a Nexus (Video)

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It’s pretty clear that Facebook Home is the defining feature of the HTC First. After all, that’s why the device exists in the first place – to be marketed as a Facebook phone of sorts and offer a slightly more integrated Facebook Home experience than you can get on other devices. But Facebook Home is hardly the only trick up the First’s sleeve. Beneath Facebook Home, it sports the one feature we hear requested more than just about any other: stock Android.

Sure, the First may come with Facebook Home pre-installed, but Home is nothing more than a launcher replacement. And disabling it is quite simple. In fact, there are varying degrees in which you can disable Facebook Home. You can have Home still active while using the stock Android launcher. You can shortcut to the stock Android launcher while only using Facebook Home as a makeshift lock screen. Or you can disable Facebook home entirely and use the First as a pure stock Android phone.

In the video below, we show you exactly how to do just that!

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About The Author
Taylor Martin
Based out of Charlotte, NC, Taylor Martin started writing about technology in 2009 while working in wireless retail. He has used BlackBerry off and on for over seven years, Android for nearly four years, iOS for three years, and has experimented with both webOS and Windows Phone. Taylor has reviewed countless smartphones and tablets, and doesn't go anywhere without a couple gadgets in his pockets or "nerd bag." In his free time, Taylor enjoys playing disc golf with friends, rock climbing, and playing video games. He also enjoys the occasional hockey game, and would do unspeakable things for some salmon nigiri. For more on Taylor Martin, checkout his Pocketnow Insider edition.| Google+