If anyone can help - I have tried to resolve this myself for 8 weeks. No luck.
Any of you out there got this tablet and able to watch short (or long!) videos on Youtube and other sites using Flash?
I can't. I either get a green arrow, blue cube, blank box or nothing but a still jpeg image. Occasionally I'd get the loading animation circle on a black background but that's stopped too.
I am using the tablet's default browser which for 1 day showed Youtube videos fine, browser set to Plugins always on, etc. I have also tried Opera etc, no success at all.
I have a Wondermedia 8650 red/green LED - it is badged as a "Lark Freeme 70.0". When Adobe Player stopped working and there were a few other faults aswell, so the device was sent back under warranty to Lark and they repaired all the faults except
the Adobe Player failure.
When Adobe Player 10.1 stopped loading and I could no longer see Youtube etc, I uninstalled it, rebooted, and tried to reinstall it again from having downloaded the 10.1 apk from Adobe's website (apk file). But whenever I tried to reinstall it, it would commence installation but then say installation failed. I tried installing it from the root of an SD card, no improvement. (This SD card has other files on it too, such as my PDFs, photos etc, but has plenty of space, 500MB empty).
The repairer reset the device and Adobe Player was again listed under Applications. (In fact, any user can reset the device and Adobe Flash Player will appear again in the Applications list of course, but it still does not
load when needed such as to view videos on Youtube etc. Resetting the device means losing all newly downloaded programs and data).
I read on another thread that 10.1 was an "evaluation copy" and may stop working. Can anyone explain further. If so, why would it not work again at all even from a device reset? How long was the evaluation copy supposed to work? Mine ceased after 1 day but did not tell me anything, ie no message saying "Evaluation - trial over" etc.
Apologies for writing so much, but I just don't know how to shorten it.
Main questions are:
1. I have the Adobe Player 10.1 apk file on the device - how can I get it to successfully install? it won't so far
2. If I do manage to install it but it still doesn't load again when needed just as before, what do I do? (Repairer and manufacturer take 4 weeks each time it goes to them and they don't fix that anyway and don't say why not.)
3. If I root my device (not entirely sure what that means) will I have Adobe Flash Player 10.1 again?
4. How can I back up all the programs I downloaded from Android Market so that if I send it to the repairer yet again I don't lose those programs when they do their reset or reconfiguration there (last time I lost all my downloaded Market programs after the repairer returned the device)
THANK YOU IF YOU CAN HELP
Specs below - everything is working fine except Adobe Flash Player
Lark Freeme70.0 which is a rebadged Wondermedia 8650
red/green LED, 7" TFT LCD screen 800x480 px
CPU VIA 8650
256MB RAM, 2GB flash mem
access to Google Android Market (but not Play)
Box says "plays video files MP4, ASF, WMV, AVI, DIVX"
From About Device:
Model Number Wonder Media WM8650
Android version 2.2
Kernel Version 184.108.40.206-default
Build number generic-eng2.2 Froyo Ver1.5.5-20110920.083830
No problems with it except the usual failry short battery life, and lack of a working Adobe Player 10.1 and now the inability to reinstall it for a reason I don't understand
PS This thread http://forums.adobe.com/message/4087256
says that the tablet only ever came with Flash 10.1 evaluation version but that it doesn't stop working, it just nags. My tablet never had that nag, but then Flash 10.1 stopped working after just one day. Anyone even know where I can get Adobe Flash 10.1 Evaluation version from in case that one installs and works?