Enjoying the many benefits of Facebook Places? But what if you want to check in somewhere you're not? Your smartphone can automatically detect your geographical location, preventing you from just checking in just anywhere, but like all technology… it's a long way from perfect, even Android mobile devices.
This video will show you how to hack your geographical location on your Android smartphone, essentially trickling down the line into Facebook Places, along with other location-based software like Google Latitude and Foursquare. You can check into any place your little heart desires!
So, what's the best part about this location hack? You DON'T have to root, unlock or modify your phone in any way. Just watch the video for a breakdown of what you'll need to do to cheat your current location.
Setting a fake location:
1. Go to SETTINGS on your Android
2. Go to APPLICATIONS
3. Go to DEVELOPMENT
4. Enable ALLOW MOCK LOCATIONS
— This allows your Android operating system to report fictitious data to any program request.
5. Go the ANDROID MARKET
6. Search for, download and install MY FAKE LOCATION
7. Set your location using the map at the bottom of the screen
8. Click SET GPS LOCATION
9. Go to FACEBOOK PLACES
10. CHECK IN