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Here is how to enable Adobe Flash support in Android 4.4 KitKat

0. phoneArena 29 Nov 2013, 08:20 posted on

Android used to be the land of the free allowing all sorts of liberties including support for Adobe Flash…

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posted on 29 Nov 2013, 08:52 2

1. mr.techdude (Posts: 569; 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

posted on 29 Nov 2013, 12:26 15

9. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)

Try harder troll.

posted on 29 Nov 2013, 13:20 11

10. Finalflash (Posts: 3083; 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.

posted on 29 Nov 2013, 13:49

15. tech2 (Posts: 3451; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)

lol.......my stomach hurts ;D

posted on 30 Jul 2014, 22:06

40. David62 (Posts: 1; Member since: 30 Jul 2014)

On the adobe flash 4.4 I have downloaded dolphin/jetpack made sure unknown sources is accepted received adobe flash but can't install. (Conflict)

posted on 29 Nov 2013, 09:05 32

2. GoBears (Posts: 449; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)

Then you really need to change your screen name.

posted on 29 Nov 2013, 09:35 2

3. Reality_Check (Posts: 277; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)

Hahaha... That was hilarious !! :D

posted on 29 Nov 2013, 13:21 6

11. Finalflash (Posts: 3083; 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.

posted on 29 Nov 2013, 09:44

4. tech2 (Posts: 3451; 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)


posted on 29 Nov 2013, 10:11 4

5. Jobayer (Posts: 167; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)

This problem occurs because you using 4.3 its made for 4.4

posted on 29 Nov 2013, 13:37 1

14. tech2 (Posts: 3451; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)

Typical me. Didn't read it was only for 4.4.


posted on 29 Nov 2013, 10:23 3

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 .

posted on 29 Nov 2013, 10:38

7. medicci37 (Posts: 1276; 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

posted on 29 Nov 2013, 10:40 1

8. alpinejason (Posts: 262; 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

posted on 29 Nov 2013, 13:22 1

12. Finalflash (Posts: 3083; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)

Not a majority but a large amount still do.

posted on 29 Nov 2013, 13:36

13. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)

Its been slowly switching to html5.

posted on 29 Nov 2013, 14:12

16. garlic456 (Posts: 251; Member since: 24 Dec 2012)

Thank you PA. Now I can watch porn with my Nexus 7 2013 again :)

posted on 29 Nov 2013, 16:57 1

17. Gemmol (Posts: 792; 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

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 22:40 1

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.

posted on 29 Nov 2013, 17:07 1

18. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)

Flash works quite well on my Surface (RT model).

posted on 16 Dec 2013, 19:45 2

35. LoveHater (Posts: 176; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)

Does your Surface Rt work well :::::::?????/

posted on 29 Nov 2013, 21:09 1

19. rcritchey (Posts: 1; Member since: 29 Nov 2013)

Thanks so much for the assistance. Works great.

posted on 29 Nov 2013, 23:22

20. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 805; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)

Use firefox for flash support

posted on 29 Nov 2013, 23:41

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

posted on 30 Nov 2013, 07:03 1

22. weedl (Posts: 50; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)

nice ^_^

posted on 30 Nov 2013, 10:35

23. kindlefireowner (Posts: 503; 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.

posted on 30 Nov 2013, 22:01 1

24. true1984 (Posts: 823; 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

posted on 01 Dec 2013, 13:32

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?

posted on 03 Dec 2013, 03:50

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!

posted on 03 Dec 2013, 18:41

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.

posted on 04 Dec 2013, 21:07

28. CradleVindicated (Posts: 11; Member since: 26 Sep 2013)

Let's use Puffin Browser.

posted on 05 Dec 2013, 10:46

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.

posted on 05 Dec 2013, 11:37

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).

posted on 05 Dec 2013, 13:57

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

posted on 05 Dec 2013, 19:26

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.

posted on 05 Dec 2013, 19:54

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.

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 07:46

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...


posted on 23 Feb 2014, 07:52

39. corded (Posts: 2; Member since: 23 Feb 2014)

Corrected source:

posted on 02 Jan 2015, 16:50

41. ianfranklin (Posts: 1; Member since: 02 Jan 2015)

Hi, can anyone please help. Just tried to download the hacked player. I'm using an internet TV box Android 4.4.2 (CS918-Android-RK3188-) This displays flash in Firefox and Dolphin but as soon as I try to go full screen the browser quits. Running stuff from youtube full screen Is not a problem.
Would anybody able to send me the file as an attachment please.

posted on 17 Jan 2015, 08:32

42. tempasfujit (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Dec 2014)

Most of the tablets that support adobe flash (ice cream sandwich)have all but dissapeared and I nearly bought one until I tried the Dolphin Browser route on my KitKat phone?
First I thought it was going to be a wind-up BUT IT WORKS!!
So well done and thank you to the developers do fixing this most important problem which should never had ever happened in the first place.
5star fix!!

posted on 21 Mar 2016, 03:48

43. StarCheung (Posts: 2; Member since: 21 Mar 2016)

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.

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