How to Install Flash Player for Android on Jelly Bean Devices Manually

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Google decided to ditch Adobe Flash player support from Android a while back. From that time onward  there has been no flash player in default Android web browsers including Google Chrome. Although the flash player is losing its ground from the tech world and people are moving more in to HTML 5 but it is still an essential part in few websites at the moment. Therefore, we have today decided to guide you through a full-fledged process which is required to install flash player for Android device manually.

How to Install Flash Player for Android

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The first thing you need to do is that you have to download a browser which will support Adobe Flash Player. Google Chrome and Opera Mini browsers do not support Adobe Flash Player so I recommend you to download Firefox Web browser or perhaps Dolphin web browser. I personally prefer Dolphin web browser more than the Firefox because apart from running Adobe Flash Player, Dolphin Web browser has a lot of other important features as well. And it’s light weight when compared to Firefox web browser. Remember, trying to install Flash Player on another web browser would surely mess it all up.

[alert-note]Make sure to enable the option to install the non-market apps. You can do it by going to Settings -> and tap on Unknown sources to enable installation of external apps.[/alert-note]

Step 1

Now after you have downloaded your desired web browser on your Android which supports Adobe flash player, you will now have to download the .apk file of the Flash Player because it is not available on the Google Play Store. This .apk file of the Adobe flash player can be downloaded from the official development page on the xda developers website. Check the forum and make sure to download the latest version of the Flash player. After downloading the apk file, continue the next step.

Step 2

After downloading the .apk file of the Adobe Flash Player for Android, you now have to copy it to your device’s SD card. You can do it by mounting your phone’s disk to your PC and then copy pasting it to your phone’s SD card.

Step 3

Now you only have to install the apk file on your Android Jelly Bean 4.1/2.1/2 device. You can do this by installing a file manager on your Android. After you have the file manager, navigate to the apk file’s locations; tap on it and install it.

Step 4

Adobe flash player is now installed on your Android device running Jelly Bean. The only thing you need to do now is that you have to enable flash player on your browser. So go ahead into your browser settings and look out for the option which will enable flash player on your device.

And that is about it, you will now have flash player for android running on your Jelly Bean device.

  • CC

    I have had Dolphin Browser for 7 months and it has never allowed flash to be turned on so I of course Adobe Flash Player isn’t working with the Dolphin browser. Since Dolphin won’t allow flash, I was forced to use Mozilla Firefox which doesnt allow flash to work, however some websites & apps will not acknowledge my device as anything other than a mobile device so in those events it won’t play flash; for example Hulu. Even though I have my device set as a desktop version on Mozilla Firefox, Hulu wants to charge me because of being mobile and therefore flash is pointless for mozilla when on certain websites. Are there any other Web browsers that can be downloaded to work with Adobe Flash for Android devices and that will not be considered a mobile device to some websites? Thank you so much for any advice.

    • D

      for dolphin player you can go under settings and turn on the flash setting and set it to always on

  • Sandra Ball

    Followed your instructions. When I got to the step to enable FP on Dolphin, the browser won’t let me turn it on. Get a message that using it might make Dolphin crash. Now, what do I do?

    • Sultan

      Try Firefox browser. should work with Firefox.

  • pfb

    oh, it doesn’t work on dolphin broswer.
    i used firefox beta and it’s doing pretty good. thanks!

  • TAG

    Thank you! Works perfectly on my Samsung Tab 2 10.1 running on Android 4.1.2.

    • TAG

      Forgot to mention I am using the standard internet browser that came installed on the tablet.

  • Anon

    Thanks a lot buddy. Your article helped me get my Flash Player back. :-)

  • Hiral

    Finally I’ve got the flash thing on my android. Thanks.

  • Manjur

    I have installed Adobe Flashplayer 11.1.115.12 on my Samsung Galaxy S4 with Android 4.2.2. Thereafter I was able to run a the TV channel on jagobd.com properly with landscape mode also. By while trying jagobd.com/ekattortv.html or any other channel the landscape mode did not work while portrait mode worked. The landscape screen for some reason came blank although the audio was heard. Any help in this regard will be much appreciated. Thanks.

  • Sree

    Best one if photon browser

  • Sree

    Best one is photon browser

  • Matthew

    Someone tested on Chrome?

  • ferraritm

    Try Photon Flash Browser, it really works with Adobe Flash…and is even best if you purchased the Premium Pass.

    Lookout for the latest version of Adobe Flash at

    The last and latest release is 11.1.115.69. But I doubt using version 11.1.115.58 is better, base on my own experience.

  • Emily

    I believe I need Flash Player to use a feature on the Facebook app. I have followed the directions and downloaded the archived version of Flash Player, but I am still unable to get it to work in the Facebook app. I am trying to add photos to an existing album. I open the album, choose “Add Photos”, but the “Choose File” is grayed out. This happens on my husband’s Galaxy tablet and my Razr Maxx HD, but works fine on my Kindle Fire. Do you have any idea what else I can try?

  • Yves

    Can you send me the complet procedure to Install Flash Player on my Samsung Tablet Galaxy Note 10.1: Android 4.1.2
    I’ve aleady try the procedure eplained her but it doesn’t work

  • Kaffeem

    Thanks for the information. I tried to install the flash player for my Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 with Android version 4.2.2 . I use the internet explorer came with the machine. But it doesnt work. I have already “allow” plugin at the browser and after I install it, I choose “Done” . I have checked and the flash player is installed to my machine. But flash content still cannot be played.

    I tried the same method to my Note 2 with Android 4.1.2 and it works.

    Please kindly help.

  • ichikoe

    hi I have updated my s2 to jellybean 4.1.2 but this flash player still not work help me

  • Simon Shum

    Try Falcon Flash Player on https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.usopen.brinker.ho&referrer=forumanswer0011 . This app allow you to play any flash content on your android 4.0 or higher device. NO plugin or adobe flash player is needed. I just tried it and it work perfectly smooth on my Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 7.