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Android Jelly Bean 4.1 – How To Install Adobe Flash Player (Tutorial, Download Links)

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First Posted: Jul 26, 2012 02:16 PM EDT
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Adobe, last fall, took a decision that they will give up Flash for mobile services. However, when Ice Cream Sandwich arrived, the guys over there realized that users would need some time to get used to the lack of Flash in their future, and decided to extend official support to Android 4.0.

And, since then, we’ve seen some minor bugfix and security updates. But when Google introduced Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Adobe finally put an end to its continued Flash support. In reality, there’s nothing about Jelly Bean that directly prevents Flash from still running, and with a bit of work, you can keep using it on the latest Android build.

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As per reports, XDA member stempox has found that by simply side-loading the APK, users are able to view media content as always through the native Android browser app. From there, users simply have to enable plugins in the browser settings, as was done in previous versions of Android.

The problem with Jelly Bean is that Google has now moved on to Chrome, which doesn’t want to continue the partnership with Flash. What you can do here is you could manually install the old Android Browser, and set all its permissions yourself, or you could install a third-party browser like Firefox that still supports plugins.

But to make matters easy and so that you don’t sweat it out, we are providing the steps to install Flash on you JB device. You will find the steps below.

Note – Before we begin, remember that Adobe Flash Player is not officially supported and therefore the speed of loading of Flash objects in HTML pages is not guaranteed at the highest levels. However, as tested, Flash Player behaves well with satisfactory results.

Here are the steps:

  • Step 1: Download the required files. Apk of Flash Player and flash_player version 11.1.102.59.apk (you will find the download links below)
  • Step 2: Copy your files to the SD card of your Android device. (Be it tablet or smartphone, it makes no difference)
  • Step 3: Install it using any File Manager
  • Step 4: Start the Browser
  • Step 5: Go into the Browser settings and uncheck the option of Flash Player (on demand or always on at your discretion)
  • Step 6: Finally you have the latest version of Flash also Android

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