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Old April 27th, 2013, 06:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs up [HOW TO] Install Adobe Flash Player on Galaxy S4

Adobe Flash Player still works great on the Galaxy S 4, but only on some browsers. I was surprised that they have even blocked it on the stock browser. But it works well when used with the right browser. No root necessary.

Video Tutorial: Galaxy S4 Tips & Tricks Episode 1: How To Install Adobe Flash Player on Samsung Galaxy S4 - YouTube

Step 1: On your S4, go to Settings -> Security -> Enable Unknown Sources
Step 2: Download apk directly from Adobe. Adobe still updates Flash regularly every month, so use this link instead of downloading an old version from someone's private link. Scroll down to "Flash Player for Android 4.0 archives" and download the latest version.
Archived Flash Player versions
Step 3: Download Boat Browser.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.boatbrowser.free&hl=en
Use this for all your non mobile browser needs. Naked Browser also works, but the UI might not be for everyone. I hear the UC Browser works too.
Step 4: Open Boat Browser -> Menu -> Settings -> Page Content Settings
Step 5: Enable flash/plug-ins -> Always On
Step 6: User agent -> Desktop

Additional Note: Flash DOES NOT work on: Stock Browser, Firefox (Buggy), Chrome, Dolphin (maybe with a tweak?). Haven't tried Opera, Maxthon, or Puffin.

*Latest Adobe Flash Player (As of April 27, 2013): Link: Download Adobe Flash Player v11.1.115.54
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Works on the S3 also - thanks much!
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Strange, since flash works on my S3 with Dolphin, stock browser and Xscope, just as examples. I have a stock device and all up to date apps.
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Still can't get it to work for Facebook apps. Just keep getting the page that says "you need flash....." even after doing all the above.
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Still can't get it to work for Facebook apps. Just keep getting the page that says "you need flash....." even after doing all the above.
I'm not following..? Facebook apps shouldn't load Flash content in them. If it's a video posted to Facebook, it should play on the native video player (or a third party one), or if it's Youtube it should give you the option of opening in the Youtube app or in a browser, and if it's any other kind of content that would load in Flash on your full OS computer, then it should open in a browser. Am I not understanding you correctly?
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If you install Flash Player, there is no need for Boat BRowser. Just use Internet that should be built-in.
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I tried the Boat browser and found out I love the thing

Have a S3 and Flash works very well with it. Thanks to the OP
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I switched (from Dolphin) to Boat Browser as my secondary browser a while back and I like it a lot.
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I'm not following..? Facebook apps shouldn't load Flash content in them. If it's a video posted to Facebook, it should play on the native video player (or a third party one), or if it's Youtube it should give you the option of opening in the Youtube app or in a browser, and if it's any other kind of content that would load in Flash on your full OS computer, then it should open in a browser. Am I not understanding you correctly?
I play My Vegas slots which is an app on Facebook and every time I try to play on my phone or tablet I get the error that says "The latest version of Flash Player is required to play this game." Then there's the Adobe flash installation box. but it won't install. I tried using Boat Browser with the plug in/flash enabled all the time as above but I still get the error.
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I play My Vegas slots which is an app on Facebook and every time I try to play on my phone or tablet I get the error that says "The latest version of Flash Player is required to play this game." Then there's the Adobe flash installation box. but it won't install. I tried using Boat Browser with the plug in/flash enabled all the time as above but I still get the error.
Ah, ok. I thought you meant using the Facebook app itself. But you mean using a "Facebook app" in the Facebook website in a browser, right?
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sideload the flash apk and use the stock browser which supports flash.
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Ah, ok. I thought you meant using the Facebook app itself. But you mean using a "Facebook app" in the Facebook website in a browser, right?
yeah, it's a Facebook App
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sideload the flash apk and use the stock browser which supports flash.
Not sure what this means, "sideload the flash apk"?
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Not sure what this means, "sideload the flash apk"?
Put it on the SD card and install using My Files.
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Can you explain with a little more detail. I didn't even know I could install anything to my SD card. Still a little new with the technical stuff!!
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Flash works just fine on Firefox with the Flash APK sideloaded
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ta for this when my s4 finally arrives i shall do this!
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Put it on the SD card and install using My Files.
OK I tried doing this but when I get to the install page I click install and it says
"x application not installed". I put the apk on my SD card and used My files to install it and it didn't work. What am I missing?
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How to Get Adobe Flash on Samsung Galaxy S4 Working.

There are only a few Web Browser that are able to use the flash player, Stock and Chrome DO NOT WORK. there is a list of compatible browsers down below.

First what you wanna do is open the Adobe Archive link I provided and scroll down to where it says Android 4.0.

Adobe Archive Site: Archived Flash Player versions


Now pick the first on and it should stat downloading a APK file.
Install and you should now have flash on you phone, but like i said the Stock and Chrome browser are not compatible use on of the following listed.

List of Compatible Web Browsers:

-Boat Browser
-SkyFire
-FireFox
-FireFox BETA

If you have another compatible browser, Please feel free to leave a comment so I can add it to the list. Thanks

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Boat and Firefox crash for me when using flash, not tried skyfire though. Will give it a try.
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I have the new USA Galaxsy S4, I followed all steps and it didn't work. I installed boat browser and it crashed while stream download! please advise.
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I followed these instructions and it works fine on Firefox Beta, but not on Firefox. Boat Browser is weird in that I get the sound, but black box for the video. Anyhow I'm happy it seems fine in Firefox Beta
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Flash player for my Galaxy S4 installed and using through Boat Browser. It works! Thank you your instructions were very easy to read.
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Flash player works on firefox,however when I switch it to full screen mode,the screen hangs ans blackouts.Anyone can provide help on this please?
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I cannot seem to be able to download flashplayer on that site. It blocks it or is gone altogether.
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Here you go -

http://download.macromedia.com/pub/flashplayer/installers/archive/android/11.1.115.81/install_flash_player_ics.apk

From http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/archived-flash-player-versions.html

Via http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1061194

I just downloaded from that one so I know it's good.
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Followed these directions and it worked on my Motorola Droid Maxx. Thanks
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THANK YOU!!!! My HTC Rezound died this past weekend. I switched to the Galaxy S4 but was so annoyed when I got home to find I couldnt play Flash vids.. THANK YOU a million times for this fix. I am again one happy camper!!!!!
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Here i would like to add that adobe has updated the flash player apk version and the new version is 11.1.115.81 which can be download from adobe's official site .
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Here i would like to add that adobe has updated the flash player apk version and the new version is 11.1.115.81 which can be download from adobe's official site .
That's linked a few posts up.
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I downloaded the latest version of flash player, but why I still can not watch any flashes? Does it have to do with some settings? Any help will be highly appreciated!
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I have never had any problem with adobe flash player working with dolphin browser.
Just go into settings/web content & set flash player to on demand
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Dolphin Browser APK 8.5.1 supports Flash. It's the only "Flash supported browser" my S4 is sporting currently.
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