How to install Flash on an Android device step-by-step

instalar Flash en un dispositivo Android

When Google launched Android 4.1 Jelly Bean in the year 2012, the support for Flash was removed. Since then, no longer downloadable in the Google Play Store, and also was removed from the mobile platform. We do not mean the light of a flash for photos, but a convenient software platform for viewing television or movies in your phone, or play a variety of games online. Flash was an application that separated the Android ecosystem of Apple.

At present, although Android phones come without Flash from the factory, many people still want a way to recover the software platform. Fortunately, Adobe realized this and now allows Android users to download its Flash player directly from the web site of the company.

It is important that you know that, because Flash is no longer officially compatible with Android devices, you will not find security updates, correction of errors and assistance. You could also experience stability issues when downloading and using Flash, many of which get worse when using modern devices that are running newer versions of Android, such as Marshmallow, Nougat, Oreo , and Foot.

That said, if you’re still determined to install Flash on your device, here’s how to do it step by step.


If you are running Android 4.1, also known as Jelly Bean, or some other more recent, all you need to do is install a browser that supports Flash on your device. However, these browsers are becoming rare. Let’s take a look at two options that we currently recommend if you believe that it is necessary to interact with Flash content on your Android device.


If you need to access Flash content on your Android device, the best option is to install the Puffin browser. Runs Flash in the cloud, although it does, as if you were locally on your phone. Allows you to play games, watch videos, and access to a large amount of Flash content. It also has fast speeds, and encrypts your browsing activity, an advantage if you are concerned about online security. Puffin also offers a variety of other tools and topics.

You must take into account that servers in the cloud that handle your activity is based in the united States. If there are any restrictions of location on the content you’re trying to access, it is possible that it is not available to users outside of that country. The application also is blocked, in countries such as China, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Even so, Puffin is still your best option if you need access to Flash on your Android device.

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Photon Flash Player & Browser

how to install flash on an android phone

Another excellent way to access the Flash content, both on the web and on your phone, is Photon Flash Player & Browser. Not only does the app is compatible with Flash videos, but also with Flash games, so if you’re feeling a little nostalgic, you can play some of those classic games online. As expected, the application supports formats such as FLV and SWF, but also supports formats that are more modern, so you can set it to be your default browser.

Another great feature is that Photon Flash Player & Browser says that it acts as a VPN when you are using it. In other words, it ensures that, even when you are in a public network, your browsing will be secure and private. In addition, it unlocks content.

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Before you begin, you must make sure that your phone or tablet is running an os between Android 2.2, and 4.1. Can you find what operating system is running on your device by going to Settings> About phone (or About tablet).

Step 1: Modify the security parameters

Once you have confirmed the prerequisites, you can begin installing Flash on your Android device. First, go to the security settings of your phone to allow the download of applications outside of Google Play.
Allow Unknown Sources Android

To do this, go to Settings> Applications (for Android operating systems earlier) or Settings> Security (for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean), and check the box for Unknown Sources. There you will be asked to confirm your selection, and when you do, select OK. Now that your security settings have been changed, return to the home screen and open your browser. To that take into account, Google Chrome will not work for this on Android devices using Jelly Bean 4.1 or later.

Step 2: Downloading Flash from the Adobe website

Go to the files of Adobe Flash Player in your browser, and scroll down until you get to the lists of downloads of Android Flash player, where you’ll find two separate sections: one with download links for recent versions of the operating system and one for versions compatible with Android OS 2.1-2.3 and 3.0. Updates to Flash Player latest Adobe for Android ( for Android 2.xy-3.x and for Android 4.0.x) were published in 2013, and at the head the two sections. We recommend that you choose to download most recent that is compatible with your Android device.

Adobe Flash Player Downloads

Once you click on the download compatible, the Flash Player installer should begin automatically. When the download completes, return to the home screen or closes the browser.

Step 3: Install Flash Player

Then, go to the Notifications on your phone and tap the file titled “install_flash_player.apk”. Once you see the alert download, tap where it says Install.

Then tap Done after the installation has been completed, and then click again on the browser of your phone to enable the new additions. If you are using an Android 3.0 or later, go to the menu of your browser and then click Settings> Advanced> Enable Plug-Ins. If you are using Android 2.2 or 2.3, go to Menu bar of your browser and click on More settings> Enable Plug-Ins. Once that add-ins are active, your Android phone should begin using Flash. You can run a Flash test by visiting this site; you’ll See a brief Flash animation at the top, followed by the version information.

Step 4: reactivate the security settings

Now that the download is complete, be sure to return to the file Configuration or the file Security, if you are running Android 4.1, and uncheck the box for Unknown Sources. This way, you can keep your Android device safe. Once the security settings back to normal, you’ll be able to use Flash Player on your Android phone or tablet. If you have problems with downloading or you want to have a reference, you can visit the Adobe site or the page of frequently Asked Questions of Flash Player.

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