Jailbroken Windows RT gets a Flash Player
0. phoneArena 13 Jan 2013, 21:32 posted on
Flash may be on its way out, but it still powers quite a bit of content on the web, especially for games and restaurant websites (and really, restaurants, why do you have to use Flash so much? It's really freaking annoying.) Flash has never been a part of the iOS world, and is slowly being phased out of Android, since Adobe will no longer support it. It is still available on Windows 8, but hasn't been available in Windows RT until now...
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1. wendygarett (unregistered)
Flash remains important to our lives :)
2. simplyj (Posts: 402; Member since: 23 Dec 2009)
Coming from an Apple lover, I see your statement as sarcastic
3. PapaSmurf (Posts: 4140; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Yeah I know. Don't you hate it when you're on a website and a blue Lego piece with a question mark is in the middle of your screen?
6. wendygarett (unregistered)
Yeah kinda annoying :p
4. mick25 (banned) (Posts: 110; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
Majority of naughty websites still require Flash player ;)
5. nlbates66 (Posts: 131; Member since: 15 Aug 2012)
Flash was already available on Windows RT from the start... it was just limited to a whitelist of sites... research research?
10. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2568; Member since: 26 May 2011)
sorry about that. edited accordingly.
7. MC1123 (Posts: 1210; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
I think adobe shouldn't let go of flash even though html5 is better! because sites like YouTube still use flash!!!
8. nlbates66 (Posts: 131; Member since: 15 Aug 2012)
i'll clarify my earlier comment: you didn't need desktop unsigned execute permission (what people are calling jailbreak) in order to add URLs the the flash player whitelist.
9. aco96 (Posts: 147; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)
HTML5 is the future, but it's too early too abandon flash player. I'd like to see updated flash player back in Google Play store. My Nokia X7 has good HTML5 support, but browsing is very limited compared to my Android tablet. HTML5 still needes to mature...
11. 7thspaceman (Posts: 718; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
for Windows Rt to get more acceptance it needs to be able to access all flash sites. it needs the windows 8 desktop browser which shows all flash sites. the start screen browser
on all windows 8 start screen browsers are too restrictive