One of the big selling points of Android devices was their Adobe Flash compatibility. Now that flash is being phased out of convention, you won’t be able to download flash from the Play Market. That however doesn’t mean that you can’t get it.
Disclaimer: We at CareAce take no responsibility for the results of the actions you are about to take. Keep in mind that you are about to install software that is not officially supported and could result in security and stability issues, particularly on Android 4.1 or newer.
Okay, now that we know what we are getting into, let’s make sure we have everything we need. Make sure you are running some version of Android 2.2-4.1. In the case of Jelly Bean, make sure you have a stock browser other than Chrome which doesn’t support flash.
1. Make sure you can sideload apps (more info about sideloading here). Go to Settings > Applications > and check “Unknown sources” for Android 2.2 or 2.3, and Settings > Security for Android 4.1
2. Now we have to procure the .apk installation file of flash. Download the latest version here.
3. Move the .apk to your phone and install it
4. Now pop open your stock browser:
- If you are on Android 3.0 or later, go to Menu > Settings > Advanced > Enable plug-ins
- For Android 2.2 or 2.3, go to Menu > [more] Settings > Enable plug-ins
5. You should now have Flash working on your device!
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