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How to Install Flash on Android Jelly Bean Smart Phone and Tablets



For Android smart phone, Jelly Bean does not support flash on websites. That means you can not play flash based animations on Android Jelly Bean powered smart phones. Adobe, now does not support flash player on Android. Still, you can install Adobe Flash Player on Jelly Bean devices by following this guide.

After HTML5 and CSS3, Adobe flash popularity has decreased. But this does not mean that all websites has upgraded to HTML5 and CSS3 for their animated content needs. So what you will do if you want to look some of the websites that use flash, on your new Android smart phone?

The solution is the last version of Adobe Flash Player on the Google Play Store. Install it and it will work with your Jelly Bean device. But it is no longer available through the Google Play Store, you’ll need to install it from a side-loaded APK. Some developers exported their copy of Flash Player and uploaded it so you could install it manually.

Check if side-loaded apps can be installed on your Android Jelly Bean smart phone.


  • Open the Settings menu
  • Go to Security
  • Enable Unknown Sources (if its not already)

You may see a warning about third-party software. Accept it in order to continue.

Installing Adobe Flash Player

  • Go here
  • Download the file named as install_flash_player_ics (1).apk (Size: 4.49 MB – Uploaded By stempox)
  • Copy file to the SD card of your Android device
  • Install it using any File Manager
  • Start the Browser
  • Go into the Browser settings and uncheck the option of Flash Player (on demand or always on at your discretion)
  • Finally you have the latest version of Flash also Android

Also read this thread at XDA Developers.

Disclaimer: Installing third-party software means taking risks with your device and/or personal information. You will be responsible for any issues caused by the installation, and should only proceed if you are prepared to deal with these possible consequences.

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