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Steps to install Adobe Flash Player on Android

It turns out that the browsers in Android by default come without support for Flash , which has surprised me, so in the following tutorial I explain how to install Adobe Flash Player on Android in a few simple steps.

image First of all comment that Flash Player for Android is a project canceled by the Adobe company, this news was announced in November 2011 but I was not aware. According to Adobe, it will focus its efforts on HTML5 technology by abandoning Flash for mobile phones, Adobe has done a good job. The reason they have put forward from Adobe to cancel the development of Flash for Android is that it consumes a lot of battery.

Despite this, some versions of Flash are available that we can install on our Android device although they are not updated, they can take us out of a hurry, although this operation is only possible on devices with Android 2.2 or higher.

I must also comment that to use the Flash plugin we will need a browser that supports it such as FireFox, Opera, Dolphin, etc. because Chrome does not support this plugin .

Steps to install Adobe Flash Player on Android

  1. We verify that our version of Android is equal to or greater than 2.2 . For this we go to Settings → Phone information → Android version
  2. The second will be to allow the installation of applications from unknown sources . We achieve this by accessing Settings → Security → Unknown origins
  3. Download the APK file , which is nothing more than the application installer. For this you must go to the official Adobe page where you provide a list of the archived versions of Flash Player and download the APK file depending on our Android version:
  4. We open the APK file downloaded in the previous step and select the option to install it with the application installer.
  5. We already have the installation process completed , for security it is advisable to deactivate the changes made in step 2 and deactivate the installation from unknown sources. Finally, you have to restart the terminal so that the browsers identify the installed plugin (at least in FireFox which has been the one I tried I had to restart).

As we can see installing Adobe Flash Player on Android is relatively simple and it is a shame that Adobe canceled this project as it was one of the advantages of Android devices compared to iPhone since the latter can not play Flash.


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