At this time, Adobe Flash Player is not available on Google Play since Adobe is no longer offering support for this software on Android. While websites are gradually making the transition to HTML5, the truth is that many applications are still relying on Flash. Users who own an Android tablet or phone that runs Android Jelly Bean and up, may experience issues while trying to catch up with their favourite TV show online or to play a game.
Some Flash sites give you the option of downloading apps that allow you to access their content. However, getting one app for each site that you visit is not the most practical solution. The good news is that it is possible to get Flash for devices that work with Jelly Bean, KitKat and even the new Android Lollipop.
There are different sources online where you can download Android Player. Simply search for “android flash player apk” and you will be able to find a download link on several forums or sites like Softonic. Here we will tell you how you can manually install Flash Player on your Android device running Jelly Bean and KitKat to access online content and games without any obstacle.
Android Jelly Bean
1. Keep in mind that you will need to allow installation of apps from other sources. Open Settings, scroll down and tap Security.
2. Select Unknown Sources. Allow installation of apps from sources other than the Play Store and tap OK to confirm.
3. Next, look for the Flash Player file that you downloaded and tap it to complete the installation. Once it is installed, you can disable the option to install apps from other sources.
4. Make sure that you have Mozilla Firefox installed as this browser supports the Flash Player plug-in. Tap the three horizontal lines at the right top side of the browser window and select Settings. In Content, select Plugins and preferably, choose Enabled instead of the Tap to Play option.
5. Now, you should be ready to access Flash content using Firefox on your Android device. Certain sites don’t make the Flash content available for mobile browsers, but you can install Phony, a free Firefox add-on that makes websites believe that you are using a desktop browser.
1. In KitKat, you will also need to enable installation from other sources. Open Settings menu, scroll down to Security and tick the box to allow Installation of apps from Unknown Sources. Remember to disable this option after the installation is completed.
2. You can find a suitable Adobe Flash Player version on the XDAdevelopers.com, thanks to senior member surviveland, who took the time to make this work for Android KitKat. When the download is completed, tap on the APK to install the Adobe Flash Player.
3. You will also need to download and install Dolphin Browser from Google Play as this is the only browser that works well with this Flash player.
4. After downloading and installing Dolphin, open the browser, skip the setup screen and tap on the small dolphin icon in the bottom left corner of the screen.
5. Tap Option, then Settings and Web Content, followed by Flash Player and set it to Always On.
6. Flash will now work on your Android KitKat device and you will be able to watch videos and play online games seamlessly