Jailbroken Windows RT gets a Flash Player

Jailbroken Windows RT gets a Flash Player
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 both Windows 8 and RT, but on Windows RT, it only allows Flash content to Whitelisted sites. So, the slightly annoying thing about the tool is that it only allows you to edit that Whiltelist, meaning you have to add URLs allowed to display Flash content, and it isn't as easy as just going to a site. Still, it's the only way to get access to all Flash content on your Windows RT device right now, so beggars can't be choosers. 

If you want to give it a shot, you'll obviously need a jailbroken Windows RT device, then grab the app from the source and give it a go. 

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11 Comments

1. wendygarett unregistered

Flash remains important to our lives :)

2. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

Coming from an Apple lover, I see your statement as sarcastic

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 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

Posts: 110; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Majority of naughty websites still require Flash player ;)

5. nlbates66

Posts: 328; Member since: Aug 15, 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: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

sorry about that. edited accordingly.

7. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 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: 328; Member since: Aug 15, 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: 244; Member since: Oct 12, 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: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 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

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