How to get Adobe Flash on Android Tablets
How to get Adobe Flash on Android tablets that did not come with it pre-installed? Many of the tablets using versions of Android prior to 3.0 came with Adobe Flash pre-installed. However, when Android 3.0 was initially released, there was not a compatible version of Adobe Flash that would work with 3.0. Shortly thereafter, Adobe Flash was pre-installed on several Android tablets until it was discontinued when a later version of Android was released. Since Apple’s iOS devices did not support Adobe Flash, many applications were being built in favor of HTML 5 instead. Adobe Flash was available for a short time from Google Play store to download, but it is now no longer available.
You can still manually install Adobe Flash on an Android tablet by following these steps:
- Make sure your Android device is connected to the Internet.
- Open the Settings menu.
- Select Security (or Applications, on older Android OSs).
- Place a checkmark next to the “Unknown sources” check box.
- Tap OK to confirm your selection.
- Close Settings.
- Launch the browser.
- Search for “flash player archive page” or navigate directly to http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/archived-flash-player-versions.html
- On the Archive page, scroll down to “Flash Player for Android archives”
- Select a version of Flash Player that is compatible with your Android operating system.
- Tap the link to download the Flash Player installer. Download begins automatically.
- When download completes, close the browser.
- Open Notifications.
- Tap “install_flash_player.apk”
- When prompted, tap Install.
- When installation is finished, tap Done.
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