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Adobe has released statements saying they will no longer support flash for newer Android builds starting with 4.1.

I flashed a custom rom of 4.1 the other day and couldn't find any 3rd party flash support in the market. I use flash for Orb to stream tv. Orb has an Android app but it unusable and all around horrible experience (verified by the the many negative reviews) but you could use the website to stream flash as a work around to the poor app which worked great.

My question is: how can I play flash video in Android Jellybean (4.1)

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Flash is closed and fairly complex, you're not likely to ever find a third-party implementation (apart from partial implementations like Flash Lite). –  Matthew Read Jul 12 '12 at 17:51
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Currently, you can side load the flash player on a 4.1 device. Meaning you have to download the apk file and install directly from the device, or with adb. There is no guarantee that flash will work at all in the future. Not only is Adobe dropping flash support for Android 4.1, No new installs for any version of android will be allowed for the Flash Player app from Google Play after August 15th.

I hope that this actually means that Adobe is moving closer to making flash "export" to something that modern browsers can all run, like using the HTML5 canvas. Flash on Android has always been pretty limited. It's only real use was for playing flash video, anything else I ever tried to use it with was buggy and laggy.

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Guide can be found here: androidauthority.com/… and here: forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1774336 –  david6 Sep 29 '12 at 21:27
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Download Jellybean 4.1 adobe flash player apk from XDA-Developers, if you wish to install it manually. Read through the information there first, and install at your own discretion.

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Why should anyone trust this file? Where is it from? Why not get it from the Market for now since it's still available? –  eldarerathis Jul 16 '12 at 23:10
    
Its an xda-developer version of the flash apk. Jellybean users can't download the flash apk from the market. As of Aug 15, 2012 adobe is removing flash from the marketplace. Only updates will be available for certified devices.if you dont want it, then don't download it. I don't care. –  rive Jul 17 '12 at 3:17
    
Should link it from XDA if that's where it's from. –  Matthew Read Jan 8 '13 at 3:36
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