Before you can start, you must ensure that you have the installation of apps from unknown sources check box enabled in your Android settings. This is because you can’t install Flash Player from the Google Play Store. Remember to un-check this box once you’re done installing though.
- Open the Android Settings and go to “Security”.
- Enable the check box “Unknown Sources” under Device Administrators.
- Once this step is done, the actual installation can begin.
Download Flash Player
Adobe removed the Flash Player from the Google Play Store a long time ago, but there are still archived versions on the Adobe homepage. Open the Archived Flash Player versions on your PC (an easy way to avoid common problems when trying to install APKs directly from your handset) and scroll down to Flash Player for Android 4.0 archives. Download the latest version (the one at the very top of the list) and then copy the APK to your phone.
Open a file explorer/file manager of your choice and navigate to the location of Flash Player and install it. That’s it, simple huh! Don’t forget to un-check ”Unknown Sources” in your Security Settings once install is complete.
Using Flash Player
In order to play Flash content on mobile websites, you still need a web browser that supports Flash.Google Chrome for Android does not support Flash, but browser alternatives like Mozilla Firefox or Dolphin Browser are compatible with Flash. To use the Flash Player with Firefox, no further interventions are needed – it will just work once installed. In Dolphin Browser the Flash plug-in must first be enabled in the settings. This is found under Settings > Page content settings > Flash Player > Always on.
That’s it, now you can use Flash Player content on your Android smartphone or tablet!