Bring Back Facebook Contact Sync with a Flashable Mod
If you’ve been on Android for 2 years or perhaps even shorter, you might remember that in Gingerbread you could sync contacts with Facebook. For unknown (mostly security) reasons, it has since been removed. It was quite nice for Facebook users, as your contacts always had updated photos without the need for any third-party applications. But then Google did what it did, and developers here on XDA used their amazing skills to bring this good back to our devices.
XDA Forum Member cuadedanh created a mod to bring back Facebook sync to CyanogenMod 10, 10.1, and 10.2; PAC; and possibly other custom ROMs. The update comes in the form of a flashable update.zip, which you apply from a custom recovery. Needless to say, your phone must be rooted and have a custom recovery installed for this to work.
If you try this mod, don’t forget to make a backup of your current ContactsProvider.apk first, as you may need it to restore your data if something goes wrong. Needless to say, you can always reflash your ROM, so fear not and check this mod out.
Head over to the development thread to get started and learn how to apply this mod.
[Big thanks to XDA Senior Member herna for the tip!]