Enable Adobe Flash Player in Android 4.4 KitKat – How to
Unlike the previous good times when Android equaled FREE and OPEN, Android no longer supports Adobe Flash Player. With the latest Android 4.4 KitKat, Google has moved to Chromium for its WebView. Although tons of websites no longer have Flash Player but it still is being used on a lot of websites. The lack of Adobe Flash on the open Android makes the web experience rather cumbersome when videos are involved.
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However, there is a way to enable Flash Player in Android 4.4 KitKat bypassing Android's limitations. As always, thanks to an XDA developer surviveland for providing the solution. He has devised a solution that relies on Dolphin browser and a hacked version of Flash player.
How to enable Flash Player in Android 4.4 KitKat:
Here us how you can enable Flash Player in Android 4.4 KitKat based device:
- Download Dolphin Jetpack from the Google Play Store. Dolphin Browser & Dolphin Jetpack
- Next download the Flash Player which is a hacked version of Flash.
- Go to Settings > Securities > Unknown resources. This will let you install apks outside the Google Play i.e. unknown installations.
- Make sure to first install any previous version of Flash before installing the hacked Flash Player for the compatibility.
- In Dolphin Browser, go to Menu > Settings > Web Content > Flash Player to enable the flash setting in the browser.
This is not a perfect solution and brings the usual Flash problems but works just fine. Let us know how this goes for you. We do hope that Android remains open at large and do not introduce any such bans on other services.
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