How To: Install Adobe Flash Player on Your Nexus 7 Running Android 4.4 KitKat

Install Adobe Flash Player on Your Nexus 7 Running Android 4.4 KitKat

How to Install Adobe Flash Player on Your Nexus 7 Running Android 4.4 KitKat

When our Nexus 7s upgraded to KitKat, one key piece of functionality was lost in the mix—Flash support. Of course, even before that we never had official support on the Nexus 7, but hacks seemed to do the job just fine. As it stands now, Google remains on the warpath against Flash, opting instead for HTML5 use, specifically in Chrome (where Flash never worked anyway), and of course Adobe stopped supporting Android long ago.

This wouldn't be so bad if so many websites still didn't utilize Flash, like Amazon Instant Video, deeming them usable on mobile. So until these websites decide to update and give in to HTML5, it seems like the rest of us are kind of scroogled. That is, until dev Jassy Franc (aka surviveland) decided to hack Flash Player and provide it to the masses. Without further ado, here is how to get Flash working on your device running Android 4.4 and above.

Step 1: Uninstall Existing Flash Player

For compatibility reasons, make sure to uninstall any existing Flash Player you may have running on your device before installing the hacked file that will be provided for you.

Step 2: Install Dolphin Browser

This method does not currently work for any browser other than Dolphin, but luckily it's an efficient and popular one. Make sure to grab the latest version of Dolphin Browser off Google Play.

Step 3: Enable Jetpack in Dolphin Browser

The most recent version of Dolphin includes the Jetpack feature, which previously was a standalone installation. Essentially, Jetpack speeds up Dolphin Browser by using their HTML5 rendering engine that powers the browser for the best web game and app experiences.

Just open the settings by tapping the small dolphin icon in the bottom left corner, and make sure that Jetpack is enabled.

Step 4: Install the Hacked Flash Player

Making sure that you have "Unknown sources" enabled, go ahead and download the newly hacked Flash Player directly on your device. Install it like any other app, then hit "Done".

Step 5: Enable Flash Player

Our final step is to enable Flash support within Dolphin. Go into the Dolphin browser settings, select Web Content, and make sure Flash Player is set to Always On.

Step 6: Make Sure It's Working

Go run a Flash Player Test on the Adobe site—if you see the red, bouncing box animation, then you did it! That's some fine work!

It's a pretty simple, straight forward process that will enable you to use Flash Player in no time. And for my money, this method works much better than using alternative browsers such as Puffin.

26 Comments

Modified apk link is broken ??

It's good to go now, give it a shot.

Worked for me. What's wrong with yours?

Excited to use, but did not work with Amazon. I still get a message, needs Microsoft Silverlight or this device is not compatible even though I have the bouncing f in the adobe flash test.

I had the same issues with Amazon Prime on my Nexus 7:

  1. "not compatible"
  2. "need Microsoft Silverlight"

Fix for #1 - set Dolphin to Desktop mode http://dolphin.com/faq/dolphin-for-android-faqs/dolphin-browser/

"How do I change user agent (Desktop mode, Android mode, iPhone mode)?
After launching Dolphin Browser, pls click Menu->Settings ->User Agent ->Desktop/Android/iPhone ->Done."

Fix for #2 - there was a small link "click to use flash"

Note: I also enabled pop-ups in the Dolphin

Man omar I did all steps but still wants me to install silver light but that doesn't work either any idea of where I messed up ? On the user agent did u do custom and write desktop/android/iPhone ? Appreciate yours and anyone's help this

Got it! It still showed it wanting Silverlight on Amazon, but I went into my Amazon settings and changed preferred player to Adobe Flash, instead of SL, closed Dolphin, reopened, went back to Amz picked a title & played! Thx!

Does not work for Acorn.tv. Error: this protected content cannot be played on this mobile platform.

That may be more of an issue with the website not being supported for mobile devices.

Hi,

it seems not working anymore with the recent update from Dolphin Browser. Please help :)

What is it about the update that ruined it? You can also search for an APK of the previous version if it is indeed the update.

it seems that the new version of dolphin don't have the settings to turn on the flash player. Whenever I'm playing a flash on a website, it says need to install flash.

I will try to find an old version of dolphin and try my luck. :)

Sept 25 -- Google blocked download of the hacked player, citing Terms of Service violations. Had I known I couldn't watch videos, I wouldn't have bought this product.

Thank you so much for this article, it has made my life easy. I needed this update or set of clear instructions to play the audio and view the site. Now I can work on my phone. I dont need a laptop or a tablet. Thank you so much again. Please continue to do the good work, I assure you that you are making somebody else's life a lot easy. You made my day and i can work on a simple Google A1 phone, if I dont have my laptop or tablet handy.

This is a highly appreciated comment. Thanks a lot!

After the whole process no image just sound in my flash test.
Any clue ?
Thanks

Google nexus 7
4.4.4

oh man this worked!!! I was so frustrated with Google for the lack of Adobe flash thing (I watch sweden serials etc. and they are usually on flash sites) and it was a real pain to not be able to watch it on my tablet.

You are awesome! thanks for this.

Use lucky patcher to patch flash player and it will work on chrome browser

I'm going to have to try this. Thanks!

Just went through the process, installing the flash download and Dolphin and following all settings.

Unfortunately, I still get "Error loading player: No playable sources found" when trying to stream a Flash webcam feed. (I can see it find on my Windows machine.)

So, I have to ask: is this supposed to work for Lollipop?

Didn't work for me, no bouncing F , comes up with this plug in is not supported on this device

You can try Falcon SWF Player

Falcon SWF Player can play flash content on your android device. NO need to install adobe flash player plugin, since it have already built-in a flash playing engine. You can download from google play and run flash content i.e. swf file instantly. It is specially design for play flash game, so the response if very fast. All the content is render locally, there is no delay in playing game.

You can download it at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ashleytech.falswf

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