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Old March 19th, 2012, 12:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Do I need Flash Player?

I was trying to clear some space on my Desire when I noticed that I could uninstall updates for Adobe Flash 11. Having managed fine without upgrades I did the uninstall. It appears that Flash Player 11 has now disappeared from my phone. That's the bad news. The good news is that I have an extra 12 Mb of space! I can find Version 10.1 installed but it says it has 0kb.

What do I really need Flash for? If I reinstall it it will presumably install the full version which will be even bigger than I had before. I'm hoping I can manage without it?

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Flash 10 is built in as a /system/app on the HTC desire so its there but not eating into your usable space.

BBC news videos, possibly you tube etc etc. They'll still work but the mouths might be less in sync
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Thanks, I've tried You Tube and it looks a bit dodgy! I'll have to decide which is more important to me.
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The BBC iPlayer won't run without Flash. I've decided I'd rather do without the former than have to have the latter!

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If you're not rooted etc, you can't be without flash player
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I uninstalled the Flash Player updates too and just use the factory version (10, I think) and so far haven't run into anything online that it won't play!

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I have uninstalled the Flash Player 11.1 updates several times, on my unrooted Desire, and unticked "Automatically Updated" on Market/Play but Adobe ignores this and keeps updating???

Just a thought but if Google/Adobe ignore my explicit instructions not to update my computer are they breaking British Law?
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I have uninstalled the Flash Player 11.1 updates several times, on my unrooted Desire, and unticked "Automatically Updated" on Market/Play but Adobe ignores this and keeps updating???

Just a thought but if Google/Adobe ignore my explicit instructions not to update my computer are they breaking British Law?

I would suspect its a bug with the updating system rather than explicitly ignoring your choice
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