5 Replies Latest reply on Oct 8, 2014 11:42 AM by kristan blackwelder

    Installing Flash Player on Samsung Galaxy Tab2 10.1 running Android 4.2.2

    MarkWescott

      I need Flash Player on my Samsung Galaxy Tab2 10.1 running Android 4.2.2, but I'm getting a message that it's not supported on my device.  Why is it not supported?

        • 1. Re: Installing Flash Player on Samsung Galaxy Tab2 10.1 running Android 4.2.2
          Mike M Level 6

          Your tablet (Kindle or Galaxy) uses the Android Operating System.

           

          Adobe stopped ALL development of Flash for Android last year. (July 2012) That includes Kindle as well as Samsung Tablets. Additionally, Samsung and Amazon have ended support for Flash in ALL of their newest tablet models.

           

          The following is from Samsung Support (07/31/2013):

          "Beginning August 15, 2012 we will use the configuration settings in the Google Play Store to limit continued access to Flash Player updates to only those devices that have Flash Player already installed. Devices that do not have Flash Player already installed are increasingly likely to be incompatible with Flash Player and will no longer be able to install it from the Google Play Store after August 15th, 2012."

           

          And from Kindle Support (07/31/2013):

          "The Amazon Silk web browser on Kindle Fire 1st Generation supports some, but not all, versions of Flash. Adobe Flash is pre-installed on a 1st Generation Kindle Fire and is disabled by default.

          If you see a message to install Flash while using your Kindle Fire, this means that the content you're attempting to view uses Flash. If you want to view the content, you'll need to enable Flash through the Silk settings menu.

          If a web page suffers from slow performance due to Flash, or you're unable to view a web page with Flash enabled, we recommend switching to mobile view when browsing a Flash-heavy website to see if that solves your problem:

          Some popular websites may also have an app available. Check Amazon Appstore, accessible through the Apps library on your Kindle Fire, for availability.

          The Amazon Silk web browser on Kindle Fire 2nd Generation, Kindle Fire HD 7", and Kindle Fire HD 8.9" doesn't support Flash.

          Some sites use alternative web technologies to Flash in their mobile versions. We recommend switching to mobile view when browsing a website with Flash content to see if that solves your problem:

          Some popular websites may also have an app available. Check Amazon Appstore, accessible through the Apps or Games library on your Kindle Fire, for availability."

           

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

          There are older versions of Flash Player (for Android) at that link, but there are no guarantees any of them will work.

           

          See also: "How do I manually install Flash Player on my Android device?"

           

          You can find info about "Dolphin" for Android at: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mobi.mgeek.TunnyBrowser It seems to be the browser of choice to play Flash content on an Android device.

           

          Also, check the Android forums to see what their "gurus" recommend.

          • 2. Re: Installing Flash Player on Samsung Galaxy Tab2 10.1 running Android 4.2.2
            Mike M Level 6

            Steve,

             

            You've posted this before. Here's what's wrong with doing so:

            1. The link to the APK download in the link you provide is not only outdated (it's 11.1), it's unsafe (there have been a few security updates since then to patch vulnerabilities 11.1, 11.4, 11.9 and 12.0.0.44 all had) - Adobe does not endorse using that version anymore: Beginning May 13, 2014 we will update the version of our "Extended Support Release" from Flash Player 11.7 to Flash Player 13 for Mac and Windows. To continue to stay current with all available security updates, you will need to install the version 13 Extended Support Release or update to the most recent available release. For full details, please see this blog post: Extended Support Release.

            2. The process of allowing instalations from "unknown sources" is neither endorsed nor supported by Google (Android) or Adobe. In fact, it's in the EULA for a Kindle Fire that doing so will void the warranty.

             

            If you wish to PM people with such advice, that's your own business, and people can choose to accept the PM or not, but you cannot post such instructions here in the public forums.

            • 4. Re: Installing Flash Player on Samsung Galaxy Tab2 10.1 running Android 4.2.2
              m_vargas Adobe Employee

              Hi Kristan,


              Adobe stopped supporting Flash Player on mobile devices several years ago.  Currently there are no plans to resurrect Flash Player for mobile devices.  Although the old APK files are still posted, we do not recommend installing it as they do not contain any security fixes.  An alternative is to use the Puffin browser, http://www.puffinbrowser.com/index.php

              ) if it's supported on your device.

               

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              Maria