The support philosophies at work when discussing Adobe Flash Player might be a little bit confusing. While fully supported by Google’s Chrome browser up until the end of last year, Flash has actually stopped receiving support for Android since Android 4.1 Jelly Bean was the current generation firmware.
The versions to come weren’t that friendly with Flash either, with Android 5.0 Lollipop not offering any support whatsoever. So if you have a device running Android Lollipop and want to use it to check out a thing or place that requires Flash, you’ll be hit by an inconveniance.
There is a way around this however, as you can install Flash manually. In the rest of this article we’ll show you how easily you can get Flash going on your mobile device seamlessly.
- Simply download the APK file for the latest version of Adobe Flash Player.
- Navigate to your phone’s Settings and enable the option called Unknown Sources.
This will allow you to install applications on your device that come from a source other than the official Googl Play Store. Why aren’t we just installing Flash from the Play Store? It’s simple, we’re not doing that because you cannot find Flash on the Play Store, therefore we have to get it manually.
- The next step is to simply install the application and wait for it to do its thing. When it’s finished, you will have the latest version of Flash on your device.
It is worth noting that the mobile version of Chrome offers no support for Flash, so you would be better off using another mobile browser. Dolphin Browser or even Mozilla Firefox’s mobile version make for great replacements. Once you get one of these, or another Flash supporting browser of your choosing, you will finally be able to enjoy whatever content you were prevented from checking out because you didn’t have Flash.