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How to use Adobe Flash Player with Android 4.4 KitKat?

HI guys:

Google has launch the android 4.4 update for a few weeks. Some chinese tablet already get the beta firmware, such as Pipo U8, and as far as i know, the developers are working on the android 4.4 update in our android tv sticks/ tv boxes, That’s really great news.  But Adobe officially stopped supporting Flash for Android in mid-2012, a growing number of online video and game sites have released mobile web pages that don’t rely on Flash, and by the time Android 4.4 KitKat rolled out, some users noticed that even if they tried to install Flash manually, it wouldn’t work.

Developer surviveland discovered that the reason Flash doesn’t work in KitKat is that Google’s latest software is missing some APIs that Flash relies on. So he developed a hacked version of Flash Player which works without those APIs.

You can use the hacked Flash Player as a plugin for the Dolphin web browser to access Flash content on the web on a device running Android 4.4. While Flash support isn’t as important these days as it was a few years ago, there are still a handful of websites that rely on the plugin even when you visit in a mobile device, and this hack provides another unofficial stay-of-execution for Flash on Android.

Here is the instructions written in XDA:

1) Download Dolphin Browser

Surprised, Dolphin just push a 10.2.0 update version to me and I found Dolphin Jetpack was built-in. This means you don’t have to install 2 separate APK now. Cheers!!

Here is the Download Link:

Warning: [/B]You must have Dolphin Jetpack on to enjoy it. As far as I have noticed, Dolphin Jetpack better solves the compatibility with flash player, such as crash issue & freeze issue in full screen.

2) Download the hacked flash player HERE

Warning: Make sure that you have uninstall the flash player installed in your device and then install the hacked one for compatibility reason.

If your devices refused to install apk outside Google Play, you may set in your device (Settings> Securities> Unknown resources) to allow installation of apps from unknown sources.

3) Make sure that the flash setting in Dolphin Browser (Click Menu>Settings>Web Content>Flash Player) is on.

Flash Player is not officially supported and therefore the speed of loading of flash video may be slow. However, I have tried many sites such as YouTube and Hulu. They all work properly with satisfactory results.How to use Adobe Flash Player with Android 4.4 KitKat?


All credit to those developers! and I just tried on my nexus 7 2012 wifi version,it works!

and we will keep eyes on the latest update, once any factory release the android 4.4 update on their android tv sticks/tv boxes, we will share the news with you guys.


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One Comment

  1. i would like to try, but does this only work with dolphin? i’d like to use with other browsers like aosp or maybe firefox.

    here i found a video to install flash on kitkat