[HOW TO] Install Adobe Flash Player on Galaxy S4

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Lucidmike

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Adobe Flash Player still works great on the Galaxy S 4, but only on some browsers. I was surprised that they have even blocked it on the stock browser. But it works well when used with the right browser. No root necessary.

Video Tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMJCnUuzjc0

Step 1: On your S4, go to Settings -> Security -> Enable Unknown Sources
Step 2: Download apk directly from Adobe. Adobe still updates Flash regularly every month, so use this link instead of downloading an old version from someone's private link. Scroll down to "Flash Player for Android 4.0 archives" and download the latest version.
http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/archived-flash-player-versions.html
Step 3: Download Boat Browser.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.boatbrowser.free&hl=en
Use this for all your non mobile browser needs. Naked Browser also works, but the UI might not be for everyone. I hear the UC Browser works too.
Step 4: Open Boat Browser -> Menu -> Settings -> Page Content Settings
Step 5: Enable flash/plug-ins -> Always On
Step 6: User agent -> Desktop

Additional Note: Flash DOES NOT work on: Stock Browser, Firefox (Buggy), Chrome, Dolphin (maybe with a tweak?). Haven't tried Opera, Maxthon, or Puffin.

*Latest Adobe Flash Player (As of April 27, 2013): Link: Download Adobe Flash Player v11.1.115.54
 
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hung2900

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I highly recommend Ocean Browser for S4.
Right after realising that stock browser does not support flash, I switched to use this great thing.

Before this one is for tablets only (mostly Nexus 10 users) but now also for phones.
 
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Thunderica

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Not working. Tried with multiple browsers but nothing. Even with several flash versions. I9505 on XXUAMDC firmware.
 

open1your1eyes0

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Seriously this is not working on stock browser? It did on the S3. Has the stock browser really changed that much? Anyone else has any tests on the stock browser?

EDIT: Seems like we have further confirmation also stating it as unusual - Link

EDIT 2: I have a theory if we pull the Browser apk from the Galaxy S III we can still use it in the S4. Someone interested in testing?
 
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soraxd

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Seriously this is not working on stock browser? It did on the S3. Has the stock browser really changed that much? Anyone else has any tests on the stock browser?

EDIT: Seems like we have further confirmation also stating it as unusual - Link

EDIT 2: I have a theory if we pull the Browser apk from the Galaxy S III we can still use it in the S4. Someone interested in testing?

I'm currently doing this. as in my browser is the browser from my s3. I found the easiest way is to make a titanium back up of it on your s3, then copy the files over to your s4 and drop the files in your titanium backup folder on your s4 and simply restore the apk (just don't restore the data). the s3 browser works fine, however when I try to download it seems to force close.. not sure why.. still investigating.

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skanj

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I'm using boat browser but it crashes every time I go to gsm arena. Could someone test and see if it does the same.

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Terrorantula

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Don't work on any browser, even boat it just shows a black square, can only get an image if I fullscreen it.
 

Idan73

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Sure it's samsung doing. If it was just due to jellybean no other browser would be working with it. And it works just fine on my 4.2.2 jellybean nexus 7, once stock android browser is copied to it and flash installed, as well as 4.1.2 s3 and my note 8.0.

Actually it works amazing on stock note 8.0 browser, third party android based browsers sometimes hiccup with it playing flash and sometimes crash, but stock is a champ. It even has smart reflow, removed on android builds browsers since gingerbread.


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Terrorantula

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Firefox works fine for me but no other browsers do, Boat lets you enable it but it is so unstable and breaks the page.
 

open1your1eyes0

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Based on what I'm seeing here I think our best chance is to pull the browser from the Galaxy S III or stock AOSP browser (not Chrome) on 4.2.2 on Nexus 4.
 

aydink_1903

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Dolphin beta works flawlessly if you activate flash player with xml trick.

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    Adobe Flash Player still works great on the Galaxy S 4, but only on some browsers. I was surprised that they have even blocked it on the stock browser. But it works well when used with the right browser. No root necessary.

    Video Tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMJCnUuzjc0

    Step 1: On your S4, go to Settings -> Security -> Enable Unknown Sources
    Step 2: Download apk directly from Adobe. Adobe still updates Flash regularly every month, so use this link instead of downloading an old version from someone's private link. Scroll down to "Flash Player for Android 4.0 archives" and download the latest version.
    http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/archived-flash-player-versions.html
    Step 3: Download Boat Browser.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.boatbrowser.free&hl=en
    Use this for all your non mobile browser needs. Naked Browser also works, but the UI might not be for everyone. I hear the UC Browser works too.
    Step 4: Open Boat Browser -> Menu -> Settings -> Page Content Settings
    Step 5: Enable flash/plug-ins -> Always On
    Step 6: User agent -> Desktop

    Additional Note: Flash DOES NOT work on: Stock Browser, Firefox (Buggy), Chrome, Dolphin (maybe with a tweak?). Haven't tried Opera, Maxthon, or Puffin.

    *Latest Adobe Flash Player (As of April 27, 2013): Link: Download Adobe Flash Player v11.1.115.54
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    Dolphin beta with flash enabled,
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    Confirmed working with Firefox.

    Simply to confirm. Stock, not rooted, no mods. Seriously one hour old. The most recent ics flash from the initial link works, on Firefox.

    You still have to "click" the flash area to enable it each time, but that may be configurable. I don't mind it, anyway. Let's not lie; it's just for porn. Might as well stay alert.
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    For anyone interested flash works in dolphin browser once you delete or rename the following file:

    /data/data/mobi.mgeek.TunnyBrowser/shared_prefs/mobi.mgeek.TunnyBrowser_preferences.xml

    Worked for me!

    It's a bit unstable though to say the least.:D
    Sent from my GT-I9505 using xda app-developers app
    Just get dolphin jetpack and then flash works perfectly without crashing. Live streams work too.
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    Don't work on any browser, even boat it just shows a black square, can only get an image if I fullscreen it.

    Now Confirmed only FireFox for andriod..that have flash working ,Enjoy