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Adobe Flash + Supported Browsers on the Nexus 7

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OP FranzVz

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 06:06 PM #1

Hello Nexus 7 lovers,

As we all know Chrome comes pre-installed for Jellybean instead of the old stock ICS browser (which is a very welcomed addition) on the Nexus 7. Chrome Mobile does not support flash (and it never probably will). Also Adobe has stopped support for any Android version 4.1 and up (regardless of chipset). But lucky for us Tegra 3 has been supported by Adobe before Adobe decided to stop even hardware support.

I don't use flash anymore really, but a lot of people still do. If you want to install flash and have a browser that can use it, follow the instructions below.

As we all know you can side-load the flash APK even though you can't install it straight to from the market.

For the new people to Android who don't know how, here is how to install app if you have the .apk file:
  • Go to Settings.
  • Go to Security (under Personal)
  • Check Unknown Sources (under Device Administration)
  • Click OK
Now Install Flash 11.1, if you need the APK, you can grab it here: http://www.mediafire...4940h3ixaabr2gp
Now install Firefox Beta from the Play Store (or download the APK below).

I'm sure there are other browsers that support flash, I'll be testing out quite a few and I can make a list here.

List of browsers that DO support flash on the Nexus 7:List of browsers that DO NOT support flash on the Nexus 7:
  • Chrome (The default browser installed)
  • Opera Mobile (This crashed on me clicking on a flash video, anyone else can confirm?)
Any thoughts, tips or tricks for Flash on the Nexus 7?

Edited by FranzVz, 25 July 2012 - 10:34 AM.

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nhat

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 06:27 PM #2

If you're going to install Firefox beta, install Aurora instead.
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fac7orx

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 11:58 PM #3

I use version 8.51 of dolphin which you can get here:

http://www.apktops.c...r-hd-8-5-1.html

(Go to the bottom and select download from apktop)

The new version 8.6 does not support flash, which is why you have to use the older version and not update it. The reason I am using dolphin over Firefox is because Firefox crashes on me with flash for some reason.

Edited by fac7orx, 24 July 2012 - 12:00 AM.

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OP FranzVz

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 07:06 AM #4

If you're going to install Firefox beta, install Aurora instead.


Thanks nhat, I updated the list.

I use version 8.51 of dolphin which you can get here:

http://www.apktops.c...r-hd-8-5-1.html

(Go to the bottom and select download from apktop)

The new version 8.6 does not support flash, which is why you have to use the older version and not update it. The reason I am using dolphin over Firefox is because Firefox crashes on me with flash for some reason.


Good to know that earlier versions of some browsers still work, I wonder why new one's dropped support. Update the list, thanks fac7orx.

Edited by FranzVz, 24 July 2012 - 07:06 AM.

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k.electron

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 07:08 AM #5

i just downloaded dolphin from the market and flash seems to work.


update: spoke too soon.. the new version forces flash to be off... what crap.

Edited by k.electron, 24 July 2012 - 07:09 AM.

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fireplug

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 07:23 PM #6

Look here to get JB, Flash and latest Dolphin with pinch zoom playing together. :)

Cheers

http://rootzwiki.com...h-zoom-working/
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Millioke

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 05:59 AM #7

This doesn't seem to work for me. Just keeps saying "X app not installed"

Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
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fireplug

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 06:32 AM #8

This doesn't seem to work for me. Just keeps saying "X app not installed"

Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2


Are both of your devices rooted so Titanium backup can make data backups and restores?
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Millioke

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 09:00 AM #9

Yup... I'm rooted and ti backup-able. The gnex is working with flash and jb. Flash doesn't want to install on the 7 for some reason.

Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2

Edited by Millioke, 22 August 2012 - 09:01 AM.

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h2on0

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 06:03 PM #10

Thankyou! Combination of firefox beta and flash 11.1 worked.
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