17
Jun
android flash

One of the members at xda-developers has managed to compile an APK for Android 2.0 and 2.1, giving users full Flash support on their device!

Achieved by using a plugin on Android 2.x currently used to enable Flash Lite, the APK that’s been created will remove the Lite version of Flash, replacing it with the full version used on Android 2.2.

Android 2.2 has a new feature called com.google.android.feature.GOOGLE_PLUGIN. And Flash usesit to embed itself inside browser. So browser in 2.1 does not see plugin.

BUT!There's another thing inside - a permission called android.webkit.permission.PLUGIN. It is already used by Flash Lite on HTC devices. So my APK will work and replace Flash Lite. But I did not test, because I do own... Acer Liquid!

So! HTC users! Try this one! And if it will work instead of your flash lite - report. Your help will be used to port full-blown Flash to other 2.0 and 2.1 devices (yeah! 2.0 is also supported!).

A post at Android Central has shown Flash Player 10.1 up and running on the EVO 4G and Sprint Hero, meaning that any other device running Android 2.x could potentially have full Flash support too.

htc evo 4g flash htc evo 4g flash install

This hasn’t been fully confirmed yet, with some users reporting issues or little difference over Flash Lite. If you want to try it out for yourself, head over to xda-developers and download the installer to give it a go. Don’t forget to let us know how you fare in the comments!

Sources: xda-developers, Android Central

John Thompson
John's been addicted to technology ever since he tinkered with his first custom built PC when he was 10 years old. He's also the proud owner of seven Amazon Kindles, but only because he destroyed the first six.

  • ivan

    working perfectly fine on my Evo

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Yes but compared to Flash Lite, is it working on sites that Lite wasn't working on before? That's what we're trying to figure out.

  • http://androidpolice.com Maddroider

    It appears that people think its working because they have not uninstalled the Flash Lite. If you try uninstalling the Flash Lite it will give you same old error 'you need to install adobe flashplayer'

  • http://www.cypher-sec.org thecolor

    well, while I'm denied access to hulu ("won't support the browser" set as Android or desktop) (sucks!)... it does play the intro load (which did not happen before)... and I'm able to load the vimeo player which did not work before although it too does not play the actual vid. :(

    So, I'd think all in all... it's working (a good start).

    I don't typically look for flash based pages, so I need to do some more testing.

    I've attached a few screen shots at the forum.

    HTC EVO

  • http://www.cypher-sec.org thecolor

    I need a good flash test page... other than the adobe flash page. As that seems to work... but now, I can't recall if it worked with lite.

    • stan

      No matter what. I went to a 100 flash sites the beta 3 release did perfect and in games too. Its just not going to work with hulu yet. I want mine too. The funny thing is they sold out alittle and got a working version on to PS3 so I think their joining the new PS3 pay to play network. Thats the main thing people wanted Android for around here. Their games,Hulu,Netflix,Farmville/Facebook,Yoville. The majority of customers that have no clue about modding or anything they just want those and if dont get soon will leave our clan.LOL. Modders probably only account for between a 100 and 200000 of the buyers.

  • milad

    It's totaly working on my evo but it's some how slow , If you wanna give it a try just go to http://www.flashgames247.com

  • chris ponciano

    sweet, so far so good, downloaded and working on my EVO 4g, flash test shows 10.1

    went to adultswims website and am able to watch flash video streaming! awesome! Im loving android more and more and the Evo is my first android phone!

    • jez

      Adultswim works on my EVO without any mods, so using Flash Lite.

  • brandon

    Works pretty good on my wifes eris

  • brandon

    I tried it before i downloaded the apk and after.there was a difference

  • worldbfree4me

    Can someone post the package in the forums as I am unable to login to XDA, Thanks

  • Stan

    will this work for MT3G?

  • worldbfree4me

    Got it and yes indeed it works.. ESPN.go.com is all flash yet I can now watch the videos. Msnbc.com, LA Times.com and the Washington Post.com all stream videos to Evo Great work XDA

    • http://www.cypher-sec.org thecolor

      interesting that the video worked here but I was unable to get it to work on hulu or vimeo. :(

      I wonder if it's the codec being used in the video stream through the flash shell.

      I also cannot get twitlive.tv to show. It just acts like hulu and vimeo. :(

      Bitgravity nothin but the flash shell
      Ustream audio only

      Justin.tv nothin'

      'course, I suppose it could simply be that it's trying to force to much data down the pipe to a slow connection and just chokin'.

  • derick

    Installed on my incredible. the flash games site someone recommended in an earlier post works great on my Droid Incredible. its super smooth, no lag at all. have a hard time fitting some of the games into the browser, but that has nothing to do with flash..
    I didn't run the website before installing though so I can't say if there was a difference. is there anyway to check and see that I am actually running flash 10.1 now?

  • derick

    If you want to test to see if the apk installed correctly, you can go to this website and it will automatically detect what version of flash your browser is running.

    http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/155/tn_15507.html

  • masterdamx

    hey check miniclip before you do it and after check the diferince

  • anthony

    Not working on my htc desire.
    I downloaded it onto my sd card and opened it via the appmanager. When I press the start button I get the message that the "activity-com.adobe.flashplayer is not found"...

  • Earl

    The flashlite plugin from htc that comes default on the evo does flash and appears to be 10.1 when you go to the adobe site. Not sure new version is actually working.

  • http://ccwbadges.com cort

    Works like the champ on evo. I'm a flash developer so I created a flash app on a live webpage that tells you what version of flash your running and it was 10.1 you can also goto the page Adobe sends a user to after installing flash to test it on http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/

  • driftbaker

    sadly.. not working on motorola milestone...

  • http://twitter.com/capang9555 caleb

    does it work on motorola cliq with moto blur 2.1? please reply or tweet me @capang9555 !!! please I would love fash on my phone!

  • roman

    How I put flashplayer in my evo

  • bob

    Just download skyfire if u want to stream videos nexus s

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