Adobe Flash can still run on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean – with some tweaking

Recently, Adobe announced that Flash for mobile will no longer be supported. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich was the last mobile OS to get an official build of Flash for it. Luckily (for those who really want Flash), there is a way to get mobile Flash running on Jelly Bean.

To achieve this you’ll need to sideload the Flash install the APK file on to the device although this alone isn’t good enough to get you Flash support. What you’ll need to do next is find a browser that supports Flash. The Google Chrome found in Jelly Bean no longer supports the software which means you’ll either need to install an older version of the web browser or switch to something like Firefox which still supports Flash.

This of course isn’t an ideal and easy way to get Flash up and running and we have no idea how long 3rd party browsers will support Flash running this way, but for now it’s a workable option worth looking at if you desperately need Flash on your Jelly Bean smartphone.

More detailed instructions can be found over at XDA Developers.


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