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[Guide][Flash] How to play flash video on Android 4.4 Kitkat

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By surviveland, Senior Member on 29th November 2013, 08:34 AM
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Got the new Nexus 5 and found that flash video playing is totally incompatible with the Android 4.4 Kitkat, no t in Dolphin, not in Firefox and other browsers. This is too bad and I can't imagine it just happened.

I digged into the code since then and found that some critical APIs have been removed from Android 4.4 that flash uses. DAMN IT!

open failed: cannot locate symbol"_ZN7android10Vectorlmpl19reservedVectorlmpl 6Ev" referenced by "libflashplayer.so:..

After several days of coding, I finally found a way out with a hacked flash player. Being so excited and i can't wait wo share it. Here is the guide about how to install the hacked one and how to play flash content in the sites in Dolphin Browser.

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: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...k.TunnyBrowser

Warning: [/B]You must have Dolphin Jetpack on in the settings 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.

Great thanks to @techfanatic9 for recording the video about How to Install Flash Player on Any Android KitKat Phone!

Here is the Video.
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29th November 2013, 09:01 AM |#2  
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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.
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29th November 2013, 09:24 AM |#3  
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working on my nexus 4. surprisingly found your link through the official dolphin faq

https://dolphinbrowser.desk.com/cust...ticles/1365883
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29th November 2013, 09:57 AM |#4  
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Excellent work, flash is back on my Nexus 4, Puffin has a terrible performance compared.
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Has anyone tested this with Firefox? Is it Dolphin only?
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Has anyone tested this with Firefox? Is it Dolphin only?

tested with firefox and it isn't working
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29th November 2013, 11:13 AM |#7  
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working on my nexus 4. surprisingly found your link through the official dolphin faq

https://dolphinbrowser.desk.com/cust...ticles/1365883


It says it doesn't work on android 4.4 with Dolphin?
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Works perfectly on my Nexus 7 2013 running KitKat, great work surviveland!
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29th November 2013, 11:26 AM |#9  
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Works great with dolphin. I love my nexus 5 and flash. Dolphin with jetpack is extra good too. I found I had to put the setting to "always on" to get sound on one site. Thanks for getting round this problem. This is the power of android + xda developers.
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Appears to be working on my Nexus 7 2013 (100% stock 4.4) as well
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confirmed working on Nexus 10 stock KitKat, excellent work!

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