Here is how to enable Adobe Flash support in Android 4.4 KitKat
posted by Victor H. / Nov 29, 2013, 8:20 AM
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.
We have just tried it on a Nexus 5 and it all works flawlessly. Just follow the instructions right below, and your Nexus 5 or freshly updated Android 4.4 device will once again play Flash with ease.
Keep in mind that since this is not an official release it might not work perfectly smooth, and of course enabling Flash comes with enabling all the vulnerabilities of the technology. Still, in our experience, it all worked just fine, without any issues.
Note: You can use this how-to tutorial guide to enable Adobe Flash on Android KitKat-running phones like the Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy S4, Note 3, HTC One (M8), LG G3, LG G2, Sony Xperia Z2, Moto X, Moto G, etc.
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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 Nov 29, 2013, 8:52 AM 2
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Try harder troll.
posted on Nov 29, 2013, 12:26 PM 15
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Then you really need to change your screen name.
posted on Nov 29, 2013, 9:05 AM 32
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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) Thanks.
posted on Nov 29, 2013, 9:44 AM 0
Posts: 167; Member since: Feb 22, 2013
This problem occurs because you using 4.3 its made for 4.4
posted on Nov 29, 2013, 10:11 AM 4
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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 Nov 29, 2013, 10:40 AM 1
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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 Nov 29, 2013, 4:57 PM 1
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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 Dec 13, 2013, 10:40 PM 1
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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 Nov 29, 2013, 11:41 PM 0
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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 Dec 03, 2013, 6:41 PM 0
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