As we all are aware of the fact that Android is no longer supports Adobe Flash player, instead of it Google shifted to its Chromium concept for viewing contents on the web on its latest Android versions. Adobe officially terminated its flash player service in the days of Android 4.0 but to the pleasure of many users, the Flash player plugin worked until Jelly Bean 4.3. We have also shared an article earlier where the users could also install the Flash Player manually on Jelly Bean devices.
Although there are a lot of websites moved from Flash, but still it quite prevalent in many websites till today. Unfortunately, due to some fundamental changes in Android’s latest 4.4 offering, Flash Player doesn’t work properly. But if it is Android platform, anything is possible. We have researched a little bit and found that there is a solution available on XDA developers website which we will explain underneath. Here by following the below mentioned steps, we can turn on Flash Plugin and enjoy the contents while browsing through the web.
How to Enable Flash on Android 4.4 Kitkat
- Just go to Play Store and download and install ‘Dolphin Browser‘ on your device.
- Make sure the ‘Dolphin Jetpack’ is installed by default with the browser. If it’s not installed then manually install it from here.
- Open up the application and go to the Settings menu located at the bottom and select web content.
- Under the web content there will be bunch of options, just tap on the ‘Flash Player’ option and turn it to remain ‘Always on’.
- If you have installed any previous version of Flash player on your device, uninstall it to avoid compatibility issues.
- Now you have to download a modified version of Flash Player APK file that is available for download on XDA forums. Link
- To install an external APK file on your device you have to enable the option to install from unknown sources. To do that, go to Settings on your device, go to Security -> and then do the Tick on the option which says “Unknown sources“.
- Navigate to the downloaded APK file and install it.
- That’s it. Now you can access any Flash content on your mobile through the Dolphin browser. For avoiding any security risk or compatibility issues, just uncheck the ‘unknown sources’ box by navigating to the installed Flash player application and clicking on security tab.
By following above mentioned easy steps you can enable flash content on our device. But it is to be noted that Flash Player plug-in will work only in Dolphin browser as there is no static and permanent solution available for other browsers yet. Also as the Flash is not officially supported, you might feel sluggishness while loading Flash contents on a web page. Still in our testing it worked perfectly on Nexus 5.