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Directions on how to manually install Adobe Flash Player on your Android device

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Directions on how to manually install Adobe Flash Player on your Android device
Oops! You had in the back of your head all day Tuesday to download Adobe Flash Player from the Google Play Store before it would be removed on Wednesday. But you had last Sunday's Breaking Bad on DVR and you just had to watch it before your buddies would start talking about the episode. The time got away from you and before you knew it, Wednesday was here. Now that you can no longer use the Google Play Store to add the app to your device, are you permanently stuck without Flash?  The answer is no. There is a way to manually add Flash Player to your Android device.

Before we begin, just some things you need to consider. Since Adobe is no longer supporting the software, it could prove to be a bit unstable on Android 4.1. Also, because the Chrome for Android doesn't support Flash, those rocking Android 4.1 need to have a stock browser installed. Additionally, without support from Adobe, installing Flash could lead to security issues. Finally, make sure that your device is set to allow third party software to be downloaded on your device. For those Android devices running 2.2, 2.3 or 3.x, go to Settings > Applications. On Android 4.x, you will need to go to Settings > Security.

Chrome for Android does not support Flash

Chrome for Android does not support Flash

Once that is done, go to http://goo.gl/CA1WU and download the Flash for Android application file (apk). After that, pull down the notification page and tap on the file to install. On the page, ta on install to confirm your selection. When Flash is installed, head to your stock browser. For those running Android 3.0 or later go to Menu>Settings>Advanced>Enable Plug-ins. For constant Flash usage, click on "Always on" or if you want to decide when to run the software, click on "On demand".

Those with Android 2.2 or Android 2.3 should head to Menu > Settings (or Menu > More > Settings), which is where the "Enable Plug-ins" option can be found.

And that is all there is to it! You should uncheck the "Unknown Sources" third party software box for security reasons. Let us know if you were able to manually install Flash Player for your Android device using these directions by dropping a comment in the box below.

source: AndroidCentral

Screenshots for the manual Flash Player installation
Screenshots for the manual Flash Player installation
Screenshots for the manual Flash Player installation

Screenshots for the manual Flash Player installation


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posted on 15 Aug 2012, 16:45 11

1. kaliil10 (Posts: 145; Member since: 16 May 2012)


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posted on 11 Oct 2012, 08:08

7. sunarron (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 Oct 2012)


After installed Adobe Flash Player, you can use this app "Open Flash" to play SWF flash files on android phone:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.xwinstudio.openflashfreei

posted on 09 Dec 2012, 06:26

10. molanjames (Posts: 64; Member since: 11 Oct 2012)


Hi @sunarron unfortunatly adobe pulled flash from play store, now if any want to install flash on android device then he would install it manually. ICS user can install flash by usin this mathod http://www.smartphonesupdates.com/how-to-install-adobe-flash-player-on-android-devices/

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 17:09 2

2. MobileCaseReview (Posts: 240; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


I could've swore a similar article to this was recently posted by PA, or maybe it was based around Jelly Bean.

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 18:20

3. Hammerfest (Posts: 362; Member since: 12 May 2012)


What this article fails to take into account is that there are different versions of Adobe Flash Player for Android...

If you ever looked at the Flash Player GMarket page, the "current version" always said "varies by device", only more impacted by the fact that yesterday I made sure all my market apps where up-to-date on all my devices and they each managed to have a different version...

posted on 16 Aug 2012, 01:34

4. OSFantasma (Posts: 119; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)


This is something i wish google would have bought from adobe, or a least license so they could continue Improving, or Change the current direction of flash.

posted on 16 Aug 2012, 08:17 1

5. spoks (Posts: 44; Member since: 01 Jun 2012)


fortunately we can still access the flash player in google play...https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.adobe.flashplayer

posted on 26 Sep 2012, 03:19 1

6. cybernauticx (Posts: 1; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


i installed falsh on my s3 from herehttp://dcosh.blogsopt.in Hope it helps

posted on 14 Oct 2012, 00:39

8. jakson0100 (Posts: 27; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


How can I have flash in samsung galaxy note 10.1? I found this tutorial http://www.careace.net/2012/10/03/how-to-manually-install-flash-on-your-samsung-android-device/ but getting affraid to follow , any expert please tell me should i follow this guide or not ??

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 04:05

9. mark.w2005 (Posts: 1; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


I've tried that but when installing I get the message "X Application not Installed - The package appears to be corrupt" Im using a Motorola Razr i running 4.0.4. Does anyone have any ideas?

posted on 25 Aug 2013, 18:47

11. tomscot2 (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Aug 2013)


The download link is dead. I was able to download Flash 11.1 here: forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1850772. Otherwise your directions worked perfectly on my generic Android 2.3.2 Blu Elite 3.8.

posted on 26 Aug 2013, 11:04

12. danakinstunde (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 Aug 2013)


i try installing Adobe flash player on my Samsung galaxy y pro duo but wasnt installing. can someone tell me the possible problems?

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