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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by pastafarian, Aug 11, 2012.

  1. pastafarian

    pastafarian Pâtes avec votre foie
    Thread Starter

    Last night I decided to try to get Flash enabled on my N7. I read a couple of tutorials and set to work. I extracted flash from my LTEvo , installed it on the N7, d/l and installed Firefox beta. This didn't work at all, all I get is unsupported mime type where the video should be. I tried the non beta firefox (not supported in 4.1) and it would play one video, fail on the next and need a reboot to work again. Next I installed Maxthon browser. This works, but locks up after a short testing session. Anyone get flash to work properly? What browser and flash version are you using? While flash is not that important to me, now that I've tried to get it to work and failed?

    "He tasks me. He tasks me and I shall have him! I'll chase him 'round the moons of Nibia and 'round the Antares Maelstrom and 'round Perdition's flames before I give him up! "


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  2. JMShort

    JMShort Lurker

    I recently purchased a Nexus 7 16GB for my wife as a gift . we are soon travelling and tablets are far lighter than a laptop. The problem is the lack of flash on Android 4.1
    She was hoping to be able to play games with it, and this is supposed to be one of the things it is marketed towards. But the lack of Flash makes choices severely limited. She is particularly fond of Bejeweled, but this is a flash game so she cannot play .
    Is there any way of working around this? I'm in a bit of hot water now, so any help would be great. Rooting is not an option, as she is not very technical, and I don't want to be on the hook for support.
  3. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique

    Merged your threads folks. Haven't gotten it working myself, but it's no worry for me. We'll get you up and running in no time.
  4. wacko11

    wacko11 Well-Known Member

    I got it working on xscope pro browser.
  5. G-Mac

    G-Mac Lurker

    I side loaded flash, BBC iPlayer and the Olympics app, the flash is working fine for the apps but not on websites. From what I've read it will work with other browsers but I've not bothered trying.
  6. rootbrain

    rootbrain Android Enthusiast

    Try this. Go to all apps, look for "flash player settings" and select it. You should get popup with complete action using... Select your browser. Make sure you select "just once". Browser opens with green down arrow. Click it, should come up with options. Do this for each browser.

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  7. Groid

    Groid Android Enthusiast

    I know you said rooting is not an option, but 'The Nexus Root Kit' thread in the 'All Things Root' gives very good instructions on getting the N7 unlocked and rooted. Doing that allows you to install the stock JB browser and sideload Flash. I just did that and tested on CNN and some other websites. Worked like a charm. If you want to try, you'll get lots of help on the forum and your wife will be very happy.
  8. drunkenmax

    drunkenmax Member

    I've loaded flash, the dolphin browser and BBC iplayer and all works well.
  9. Optimus Prune

    Optimus Prune Member

    I installed it for use with xscope as well. Xscope even gives you instructions on how to do it the first time you start the browser on an N7.
  10. Jay Aristide

    Jay Aristide Well-Known Member

    If it's inappropriate to post any of these files, here, please tell me and I'll take them down, straight-away.

    Adobe Flash Player 11.1 (Sideload this)

    Dolphin Browser HD 8.5.1 (Last version to support Flash. A little slow, but works well - Once installed, DO NOT UPDATE Dolphin HD from the Play Store or you WILL lose Flash support (in Dolphin, that is))

    Firefox Aurora (Tested extensively with Flash, sorta slow and crashes randomly (not even flash related), but works well)

    xScope Browser Pro (Tested extensively with Flash, works great- Fastest/Smoothest video playback)

    Boat Browser (Tested extensively with Flash, works great)

    Smart SWF Player Pro (Plays any .SWF file perfectly - I use this to play Cargo Bridge :D)

    And, this one requires root, but is BY FAR the best option:
    How to install AOSP Browser on the N7 [w/o flashing] (Easy to install, BLAZING fast, rarely crashes, plays Flash *flawlessly* - You still get bookmark sync with Chrome, so keep it installed and use the Chrome bookmarks widget, but the steps involved in making it work requires removing the AOSP browser's ability to sync bookmarks)

    Attached Files:

  11. am_beagle

    am_beagle Newbie


    I am not ageek, please explain how to "sideload" an app like Adobe Flash Player 11.1 ? Do I need to download it to my computer and then using the USB cable to transfer it to the Nexus ?

  12. Jay Aristide

    Jay Aristide Well-Known Member

    You can just visit this thread from your n7 and download it. Once done, pull down your notification bar and tap the download and it will install. It might prompt you to enable unknown sources under development settings, first. If it does, just enable it as instructed. In any file explorer, the downloaded file will be in /sdcard/Download
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  13. pastafarian

    pastafarian Pâtes avec votre foie
    Thread Starter

    I don't know what is up with my particular N7, but none of the Firefox variants worked for me with exception of the release version playing flash once, needing a device reboot to play again.

    Maxthon, never one of my favorites, played OK but crashed and locked up randomly.

    Dolphin works, but is a tad slow and lacks basic pinch to zoom functionality :thinking: A lot of people love this browser, I never understood why. I find it over complicated and bloated.

    xScope seems to be the best choice (so far). This used to be my go to browser back in my Samsung Moment days. I moved on to Opera for its superior d/l capability (or web kit based browsers d/l capability stinks) No free version anymore?

    Boat? Need to give this one a try.
  14. Covart

    Covart Android Enthusiast

    And no one got this quote? Must be our age or trekiness? But...

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  15. Jay Aristide

    Jay Aristide Well-Known Member

    Dolphin HD has one feature ALL mobile browsers need.. A 'back to top' button.

    Yeah, there's still a free xScope
  16. Jay Aristide

    Jay Aristide Well-Known Member

    LOL I got it :)
  17. GeoUSA

    GeoUSA Android Enthusiast

    In Firefox, I have to click the settings button and choose, Request Desktop Site. After I do that, the Flash content will play.
  18. SamCarter

    SamCarter Newbie

    The weird thing is, in Firefox, all flash content is pixellated/blurry, (even the flash player settings menu) but it's perfectly clear on Boat browser and Dolphin.
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  19. soulam

    soulam Newbie

    Thank you. The lack of Flash was annoying and I am not highly techy, but xScope was the easy answer for me. It's working fine.
  20. CrackBaby

    CrackBaby Android Enthusiast

    But, but, there's an app for that! Jewels is a million times better as an app than as a browser game.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
  21. Jay Aristide

    Jay Aristide Well-Known Member

    There are a couple dozen apps/plugins out there that will grab the .swf and related files for you. Combine one of those with the magnificent app I've linked here, and you have all of your favorite games full screen, basically running as apps :)
  22. cosmicalien

    cosmicalien Newbie

    Hi,I'm new here and newish to android, after having an iPad 2 with lack of lash unless our bought an app, you got a laggy slow flash enabled device. I wanted a tab with flash, and thought android was unlike controlling apple, who won't allow flash so you purchase items through appstore. Seems like android/Google p,at might be wanting the same thing. Couldn't believe my eyes when I saw that adobe won't be catering for few above 4. Sorry for rant, but the flash on this is worse than the iPad.
  23. cosmicalien

    cosmicalien Newbie

    Sorry for spelling not used o this
  24. val88

    val88 Android Enthusiast

    I've been using dolphin for flash. The u.s. open is underway and I need to watch at work. :)

    I was using it on firefox but like a poster said, its very pixelated. On Dolphin the quality is excellent and I have no stability issues on my N7. However, yesterday it stopped playing flash. It popped up a message that said dolphin disabled flash because its no longer supported...even though I never updated dolphin. Weird. So I had to uninstall and reinstall. I hope I don't have to do this every couple of days. That would be annoying. If this keeps up I'll go back to stock ics browser.
  25. cosmicalien

    cosmicalien Newbie

    What. Stock ICS browser please. CNT get dolphin HD to work at all. I think its because I i instaled it with the update :(
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