Here is how to enable Adobe Flash support in Android 4.4 KitKat
With Android 4.4 KitKat (and all future versions for that matter), Google moves to Chromium for its WebView and this means Android now no longer supports Flash at all.
The reality of the situation, though, is that Flash is still on a lot of websites, and the lack of support results in some webpages getting displayed with huge blank spots instead of a video or other Flash content. Is there a way to somehow work around Google’s limitations and get Flash to work in the latest Android 4.4 KitKat?
Turns out the answer is yes, and it’s all made very simple by a member of the XDA Developers community, user surviveland. The solution he built relies on the Dolphin Browser - that seems to be best suited to the task - and on a hacked version of the Flash player. It also requires you to allow side-loading applications, so that you can actually install the hacked Flash player that makes it all possible.
Warning: You must download the Dolphin Jetpack in the Google Play as well. As far as I have noticed, Dolphin Jetpack better solves the compatibility with flash player, such as crash issue & freeze issue in full screen.
Latest version of Dolphin Browser
Latest version of Dolphin Jetpack
2) Download the hacked flash player HERE
Warning: Make sure that you have uninstall the flash player installed in your device and then install the hacked one for compatibility reason.
If your devices refused to install apk outside Google Play, you may set in your device (Settings> Securities> Unknown resources) to allow installation of apps from unknown sources.
3) Make sure that the flash setting in Dolphin Browser (Click Menu>Settings>Web Content>Flash Player) is on.
1. mr.techdude (Posts: 536; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
I did it yayyy, it didn't work, as a matter if fact it switched off my nexus 7 and can't turn back on. I'm so done
10. Finalflash (Posts: 1460; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
It isn't him trolling, he is just stupid. The tablet probably ran out of batteries and now he's stumped as to what the problem could be.
2. GoBears (Posts: 333; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)
Then you really need to change your screen name.
11. Finalflash (Posts: 1460; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
Very nicely done, but you should have replied to his comment so other people would be able to see your excellent kick to his teeth.
4. tech2 (Posts: 1791; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
Is anyone else getting 'There was a problem while parsing the package' when installing the flash player ?
Dunno why I keep getting that error on all non-playstore downloaded apps on my Moto G with android 4.3. Any suggestions anyone ? (download from unknown source is enabled)
5. Jobayer (Posts: 87; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)
This problem occurs because you using 4.3 its made for 4.4
14. tech2 (Posts: 1791; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
Typical me. Didn't read it was only for 4.4.
6. Long1 (banned) (Posts: 399; Member since: 18 May 2013)
With 4.3, just downlowd the last flash, from the site.
You don't need this .
7. medicci37 (Posts: 595; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)
I don't see any flash player installed on my device 2 uninstall in the first place. Seems to work
37. molanjames (Posts: 64; Member since: 11 Oct 2012)
Hey @medicci37 if you have Android 4.1, 4.2, 4.3 Jelly Bean or Android 4.4 KitKat then try this tutorial its working
8. alpinejason (Posts: 260; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)
Cool at least people no longer have to be cut off from flash since the majority of videos on the web still use flash
12. Finalflash (Posts: 1460; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
Not a majority but a large amount still do.
16. garlic456 (Posts: 150; Member since: 24 Dec 2012)
Thank you PA. Now I can watch porn with my Nexus 7 2013 again :)
17. Gemmol (Posts: 491; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)
for a person like me who do not like to do all these extra stuff in my droid phone, I will just have to live without flash.......call me lazy or whatever, I just like to use my phone the way it came out the box dont get me wrong all the extra stuff is just benefits, but I refuse to go through such and such just to get my phone to do this or that
34. kelldawg87 (Posts: 1; Member since: 13 Dec 2013)
I don't think you realize that the "extra stuff" you refuse to do is 90% of the smartphone experience and is the single biggest reason behind the mobile tech revolution. Apps, or "extra stuff", are programs designed for your phone, most of which are not there out of the box. I guess you could say they are designed to get your phone to do "this and that". If you ever decide you want try out a cool news app or get curious about all this Angry Birds stuff, just go to the Google Play Store (which is on your phone out of the box) - 1. Browse/search for app 2. Click install. Trust me, once you've seen how much you've limited the usefulness of your phone by just using it out of the box you'll kick yourself for going out of the way to announce your refusal to make your phone do extra stuff!
By the way, this article is the same thing - install 3 apps and your phone will do something new. It might have taken me about ~60 sec longer to get flash than it took you to type up the post where you tell everyone who read the article, and is following the directions, that you refuse to waste your time doing what they're doing because unlike them, you are happy with your phone out of the box.
18. Edmund (Posts: 654; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
Flash works quite well on my Surface (RT model).
35. LoveHater (Posts: 96; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)
Does your Surface Rt work well :::::::?????/
19. rcritchey (Posts: 1; Member since: 29 Nov 2013)
Thanks so much for the assistance. Works great.
21. Tux_Alan (Posts: 74; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)
What about Puffin????? Interface sure ain't pretty but it's clever workarounds make it hell of an efficiency monster!!!!! No browser can rival its performances! Do wish it didnt look straight outta 2009 though... And then some
23. kindlefireowner (Posts: 334; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
I will stick to the free version of Photon browser. I hate the ads, but it's free and plays flash with no problem.
24. true1984 (Posts: 582; Member since: 23 May 2012)
One of the few good things the htc one (yes few) is flash support. I hope that they can put it in 4.4 as w ell
25. sam_windsor (Posts: 1; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)
its not working on my N7, I did follow all the steps not sure why ? any ideas?
26. yo_nutzu (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 Dec 2013)
It works only in normal screen mode. On full screen mode flash player is not responding anymore. Is there any solution for this problem? Thanks!
27. klarry (Posts: 5; Member since: 03 Dec 2013)
I just purchased a nexus 7 2013. I watch and listen to websites like Pandora. All need adobe flash, I followed the steps to install Dalphin and the adobe flash hacked. It now works. This means I do not have to return it to best buy. I will not go without flash. My major question is - What happens when a required flash update occurs? This now works due to a hacked version as I understand it. The ability to maintain a usuable flash player is the only way I will keep the tablet, so not knowing if future version will work or not still makes me think I may return the tablet.
29. klarry (Posts: 5; Member since: 03 Dec 2013)
I am not sure if you are responding to my above concern. Does Puffin Browser always have a working Flash feature? I did a lot with the new Nexus, including just taking it back to Best Buy for the cell phone/data option version. I am pretty sure Puffin was the browser that had so many popups it was unusable. Just by using back arrow within the browser made me enter my Amazon Prime membership log in again even if I was already logged on. I uninstalled. Flash works fine now using the DOLPHIN browser and the hacked Flash. When using the Dolphin browser, I never have to re-enter my Amazon log on. It also allowed me to finally have use of my Pandora account which would not work unless I installed Flash. I can now play flash movies and Pandora music. Having said that, I just hope a Flash hack is available when a different version of Flash is required.
30. 3000ways (Posts: 5; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)
I use flashfox (downloaded from google play store) as a browser. Not the prettiest browser, but I only use it when I know I need to use flash, other than that I use my other browsers to search the web. Puffin browser also works, but after 30 days I believe they charge a fee to continue to have flash support (like a $1.99).
31. klarry (Posts: 5; Member since: 03 Dec 2013)
GREAT!, Glad there are other options. I will try flashfox if Dolphin stops working. If nothing else, I added to these conversations so others know you can keep your new Nexus 7 2013 Droid using 4.4 and still have Flash abilities. I work in a IT department at a college. Flash is mandatory. - Thanks
32. klarry (Posts: 5; Member since: 03 Dec 2013)
Well, , tried to watch an Amazon movie using Dolphin with flash on. even after uninstalling everything, it no longer plays the movie. A search for it on the Google play only shows a paid version. I would buy it, but I went on their website and saw a statement that they are working version 4,3. I have the new 4.4. It seems the browser is not able to work with the new 4.4.
33. klarry (Posts: 5; Member since: 03 Dec 2013)
Decided to purchase the flashfox to see if it works on amazon. seems I now give up. nothing works.
38. corded (Posts: 2; Member since: 23 Feb 2014)
First, about the dolphin browser, you know its Chinese owned, and right now they (the country) is engaged in computer based espionage against pretty much everyone in the West, but especially those in the US.
Dolphin browser has already been caught sending the data info of what you view and do to remote servers, and to make it worse, it sends it in plain text. Keep that in mind when you are using the dolphin browser to login to Bank accounts, of when you use credit cards...
39. corded (Posts: 2; Member since: 23 Feb 2014)