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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by traderop, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. traderop

    traderop Lurker
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    I sideloaded Adobe Flash on my new S3. I installed the apk right off the Adobe archive site. The flashplayer shows up in my App list, when I try to access the mobile settings (using stock browser, Firefox, Dolphin) I get a black screen. The Adobe test page shows no Flash and of course, none of the browsers recognize flash. Anyone have a solution to this problem?

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  2. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Download it from "Play"?
  3. traderop

    traderop Lurker
    Thread Starter

    It's not on the play store anymore as of August 15th.
  4. Easilyamused

    Easilyamused Android Enthusiast

    I never heard.. Why is Adobe not goiNg to support Flash on Android after ICS?
  5. matttye

    matttye Android Expert

    It's a dying product.
  6. traderop

    traderop Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Apparently they dropped support of flash for mobile browsers, focusing on HTML 5. They took flash off the play store and now if you want it, you need to sideload the apk.
    I installed flash but can't get i two work.
  7. Easilyamused

    Easilyamused Android Enthusiast

    Well, it's only dropping support for mobile... After further reading it seems Adobe is pushing to Adobe Air, which is still Flash, however it's a plugin for the OS, where Flash is a browser plugin ( oversimplified explanation).
    well HTML 5 still lacks some features and seems overall not considered "ready for prime time", although that will likely change on the future.

    Thanks for the replies!
  8. redhook

    redhook Android Expert

    Adobe pulled it last week.
  9. traderop

    traderop Lurker
    Thread Starter

    That's why I'm trying to sideload the app, but it's not working. This is crazy, a high-end phone with a basic, non flash browsing experience.
  10. byrds8

    byrds8 Well-Known Member

    I got my S3 after the 15th and was able to get it off the play store. I believe I got mine on the 17th.
  11. Cheng8

    Cheng8 Member

    I got an auto update alert around 8pm (uk time) for flash, thought it wasnt being updated? lol.

    Also its still on my play store..
  12. sherlock5545

    sherlock5545 Android Expert

    Yeah they pushed an update today. It's just bug fixes. It's still there on the Play Store.
  13. It's bloody stupid is what it is. 80%+ of the sites I visit need AFP...

    Lots of ppl gonna switch over to iphone because of this...
  14. CrimsonPride

    CrimsonPride Android Expert

  15. traderop

    traderop Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I've been trying to do that manually by side-loading and can't get it to work. It's pretty aggravating and I'm considering giving back the phone, got another week to decide.
  16. sherlock5545

    sherlock5545 Android Expert

    What's the point of getting a iPhone if you won't have AFP anyway? Seriously, buying a phone for that purpose only is just idiotic, knowing that Adobe Flash is in decline.
  17. traderop

    traderop Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I love android and wouldn't get an Iphone.
  18. CrimsonPride

    CrimsonPride Android Expert

    i dont understand why you are side-loading, that has been useless for about 2 years, unless you think side-loading means something else. you should just be able to install it
  19. traderop

    traderop Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I thought side-loading is loading an app without using Google Play, i.e. right off the internet. My mistake, I meant installing the app manually.
  20. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    I just realised I didn't have it installed, whilst on tvcatchup.com. pressed the.link "install flash player" and it took me to play, where I installed it
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  21. kmf

    kmf Android Enthusiast

    Last week I downloaded Version from Google Play. Of course, I have no idea whether it actually does anything, or not. It is not listed in Google Play (My apps.)
  22. Matrix Leader

    Matrix Leader Android Enthusiast

    Well why don't you go to a page that needs FLASH and let us know I am really interested because I will be buying an S3 for my GF soon and don't want to end up with a phone that has no Flash (installed but doesnt work that is)
  23. Frank Lampard

    Frank Lampard Newbie

    Mine has got version 11.1 on it and I have just watched something on BBC I player so mine obviously works :)
  24. barryl85

    barryl85 Well-Known Member

    I have Flash installed had it since I got the phone but TV-Catchup doesnt work just says, looking for plug in and never works !!
  25. bigjon1684

    bigjon1684 Lurker

    Mine had a link from BBC iplayer first time I used it 2 days ago to download Flash to watch the content, I downloaded it via that link no probs.

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