How to install Adobe Flash on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

How to install Adobe Flash on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
So, it turns out that Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and Adobe Flash can get along, even though the maker of the popular plug-in clearly said its product won't be supported on the platform. Best of all, you don't really need to be a rocket scientist in order to install Adobe Flash on your Jelly Bean smartphone or tablet. In fact, the process is pretty straightforward.

As described on the XDA Developers forum, you have to download the Adobe Flash .APK file. How do you do that? Well, you are free to use the download links provided at the forum thread, available at the source link below. Then install the downloaded file using your Android file manager of choice. In case your device does not have one by default, Astro and ES File Explorer are two good ones that you can try out. And that's it! As long as plug-ins are enabled in your web browser, Adobe Flash content should be rendered.

Of course, Adobe does not officially support Flash on Jelly Bean, so further software updates are out of the question. Furthermore, you can't really complain if the plug-in is buggy or causes your browser to misbehave in any way. Nevertheless, in case you insist on having the feature for whatever reason, at least you now know one of the easiest ways to get it.



1. wendygarett unregistered

Looks like RIM is the only os who support flash now LOLOL

9. Ray.S

Posts: 459; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

The question is... does Flash support RIM? :D

11. wendygarett unregistered

Haha good one!! I think flash start to support rim after android is giving up him LOLOL

16. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1271; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

This article answers your previous article Mr. Ray.S... A good reason NOT to block side-loading...

21. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

I would assume yes, given they are supporting flash, and also use Adobe AIR for one of their app environments.

2. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Im using JB on my tf101, almost no issue with flash.

23. jakson0100

Posts: 27; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

I have adobe flash on my s3 and its working fine , I installed it manually by using this guide .No doubt flash has been removed from play store That however doesn’t mean that you can’t get it.

3. ahomad

Posts: 175; Member since: May 15, 2012

I have been having it in my nexus 7 for quite a while now. you are late phone arena ;)

4. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Yes it's something that I have been using on both my Samsung Galaxy Nexus & My Asus Transformer Prime. Flash works very well with Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean.

5. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

lol I got my secret thumb down stalker not liking that I can attest that Flash does work on Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean. Man I got fans. lol

6. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

lol Watch this. I bet I get another thumb down. Hey you forgot the other articles I am posting in. I mean it's only fair right? lol

7. wendygarett unregistered

LOL here's your thumb up :) looks like someone jealous that android has flash... and you should reduce your fanboyism and unbiased toward apple, by just a little ok? :D

8. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

lol Thank you. I just found it very funny that people follow me just to thumb me down. I mean I really don't care because I do this for fun. I am just glad that to some people SuperAndroidEvo's posts are important enough to read. Even if it's just to thumb me down. "My public, they really love me" as quoted my the immortal Bugs Bunny. lol You are also right. I am going to be more objective when it comes to Apple. I have no beef with the iPhone, just the people who take is a bit too far. Like yesterday there was someone who I won't name, calling people g@y or f@gs. That will not be tolerated. I like conversing with you because this is fun to you, just as it is to me. It's NOT life & death like it seems to be to some people. lol +1

10. wendygarett unregistered

Haha, finally some smartdroid fans here to chit-chat on!!! And I know who that was lol IDK why this site love to keep bashing apple. I admit that ios has no match with android. Doesnt mean ios suck, again personal preference. Many people prefer iphone for three reason, simplicity, elegant, or just to show they are afford to buy. I used to be an mindless ifans who keep persuade my friends last year that stop buying laggy android and wait for an iphone 5 which rumored to have 4g lte, flash, blutooth file transfer and so on to shame android. But what did Apple made? iphone4+s :( I used to bash android but not this time. After I saw an ICS video. I was shocked that It was truly amazing, most advanced os i had ever seen. I love android, the only things I hate here is those mindless fandroid who keep claiming it is the bes, love to create hyped, which means create dissapoint, also keep trolling ios just to rejoice their emotion. And thats why i enjoy to taunt and troll them, by posting weird comment to bash them out :D

12. wendygarett unregistered

LOL now is my turn to received thumb down LOLOL

19. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I think we now have a mutual thumb down fans. lol

14. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

+1 for you.

18. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I remember when I posted a comment about you. I remember saying that you always post little jabs at EVERYONE just to start getting people riled up. You are the person who pushes the first domino to get them all to fall. lol So there is a method to your madness. lol I know many people just like you who wanted & were expecting the iPhone after the iPhone 4 to be the best. Once the iPhone 4S was released they jumped to Android. Trust me you are definitely not alone.

22. wendygarett unregistered

Ya I'm thinking the same way. I jumped to android after purchase iphone4s actually lol... Silly isn't it? And I'm kinda admire you too... For some reasons I cant tells... Idk lol maybe intelligent....

15. MobileCaseReview

Posts: 242; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

SuperAndroid: I flipped a coin on what to give you. Heads thumbs up, tails thumbs down. Regardless of discussion, the coin will always decide the thumbs up and down from now on. HAHA.

17. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Ha, sounds like a villain from Batman. lol Hey it's all good. Heck I may start doing the same also. lol

13. Hammerfest

Posts: 384; Member since: May 12, 2012

Sure, lets remove sideloading and prevent Flash installs! /extreme-sarcasm

20. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

this is an APK that'll be put under lock and key on my Computer and in Google Drive. xD

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.