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

  1. traderop

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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

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    Download it from "Play"?
     
  3. traderop

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

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

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    It's a dying product.
     
  6. traderop

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    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

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    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

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    Adobe pulled it last week.
     
  9. traderop

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Yeah they pushed an update today. It's just bug fixes. It's still there on the Play Store.
     
  13. McBuzz

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    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

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  15. traderop

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    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

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    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

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Last week I downloaded Version 11.1.115.12 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

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    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

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

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    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

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    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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