How to Install and Use Adobe Flash Player on Android Devices
Adobe Flash Player was once a popular software that enabled users to view multimedia content, play online games and stream audio and video files on web browsers. However, Adobe discontinued the support for Flash Player on December 31, 2020, and removed the download links from its website. Moreover, recent versions of Flash Player have a kill switch that prevents Flash content from running after January 12, 2021.
So, what if you still want to use Flash on your Android device Is there a way to install and run Flash Player on Android phones or tablets The answer is yes, but it requires some workarounds and precautions. In this article, we will show you how to install and use Adobe Flash Player on Android devices in 2021 and beyond.
Method 1: Use an Old Version of Flash Player and Browser
One way to use Flash on Android is to download an old version of Flash Player that does not have the kill switch and a compatible browser that still supports Flash. However, this method is not recommended for security reasons, as old versions of Flash Player may have vulnerabilities that can expose your device to malware and hackers. Also, some websites may not work properly with outdated browsers and plugins.
If you still want to try this method, here are the steps you need to follow:
Enable unknown sources on your device. To do this, go to Settings > Security (or Applications, on older Android OS versions) and toggle on Unknown Sources. Tap OK to confirm.
Download an old version of Flash Player for Android. The last version that does not have the kill switch is 220.127.116.111, which was released in May 2020. You can find a mirror for this version here.
Download a browser that supports Flash. Some browsers that still support Flash are Puffin Browser, Dolphin Browser, Photon Browser and FlashFox. Make sure you download the latest version of these browsers from the official sources.
Install Flash Player on your device. To do this, access the Notifications on your phone and tap on the file titled âinstall_flash_player.apkâ. Once you see the download alert, tap Install to begin installing the plugin.
Launch the browser that supports Flash and enable Flash mode. Depending on the browser you use, you may need to tap on a lightning bolt icon, a puzzle piece icon or a settings icon to activate Flash mode. You may also need to grant permissions for the browser to access Flash content.
Enjoy using Flash on your Android device. You can now visit websites that use Flash and play Flash games or videos. However, be aware that some websites may not load properly or may detect that you are using an outdated plugin and block you from accessing their content.
Method 2: Use an Open-Source Flash Player or Emulator
Another way to use Flash on Android is to use an open-source Flash player or emulator that can run SWF files or emulate Flash content on your device. SWF files are exported content designed to be embedded in a web page using Flash Player. However, since Adobe has stopped supporting Flash Player, you can no longer open SWF files using the official plugin.
Fortunately, there are some open-source projects that aim to preserve and run Flash content on various platforms, including Android. Some examples are aa16f39245