How to install Adobe Flash Player on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Adobe Flash Android

As many of you know by now, Adobe Flash isn’t supporting Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, but there is a solution and it’s very easy. There are actually two solutions depending on which device you have. For anyone running Jelly Bean on anything other than the Nexus 7, you can simply side load the APK and enable some plugins. For those of you with the Nexus 7, you will also need to install the stock Browser since the default Browser, Chrome, doesn’t support plugins. Hit the break for all the instructions and download links.

For all NON Nexus 7 devices (as posted by XDA member stempox)

  1. Download Flash Player APK (version
  2. Copy your files to the SD card of your Android device. (Be it tablet or smartphone, it makes no difference)
  3. Install it using any File Manager.
  4. Start the Browser
  5. Go into the Browser settings and uncheck the option of Flash Player (on demand or always on at your discretion)
  6. Finally you have the latest version of Flash also Android!
For the Nexus 7 ONLY (as posted by XDA member Censura_Umbra) – You must be rooted
  1. Download this Browser from AOSP Jelly Bean Nexus S ROM
  2. Place the app in your /system/app folder, change the permissions from rw——- to rw-r–r–
  3. Important: If you see a browser provider.apk and browser provider.odex You need to rename them. You can simply throw in a 1 after the file extensions.
  4. Follow all the steps from the above instructions for non Nexus 7 devices to install Adobe Flash Player.
  5. Enjoy Flash on your Nexus 7
sources: xda – non Nexus 7 / xda – Nexus 7

About the Author: Robert Nazarian

Robert lives in upstate New York where he was born and raised. Technology was always his passion. His first computer was a Radio Shack TRS80 Color that used a cassette tape to save programs, and his first laptop was a Toshiba T1200FB that sported a CGA greyscale screen and two 720kb floppy drives (no hardrive). From the early 90’s through late 2011, he only owned Motorola phones starting with the MircroTAC all the way through to the Droid X. He broke that streak when he bought the Galaxy Nexus. Now he's sporting a Galaxy Note 4, and absolutely loves it. He has a wonderful wife and a 6 year old son. In his free time he enjoys sports, movies, TV, working out, and trying to keep up with the rapid fast world of technology.

  • Eddie Isibor

    I think tablet need flash. more than smartphone, adobe should reconsider flash on Android tablet.

    • bob

      android tablets can have flash just the same as android phones… do your research

      • Me

        the nexus 7 has to be rooted to get flash do your research

        • N7_owner

          On the Nexus 7 to get Flash you don’t need to be rooted, just download the apk and allow to install for other sources in settings. Then you need a browser to work with it as Chrome will not, therefore from the Play store you can download Firefox beta – that will work! No need to be unlocked or rooted.
          I have done this myself!

      • Belle of Texas

        How? Do tell, I’m nit tech savvy, and I really need it. Can you help?

  • Thomas Pickett

    Love flash. Flash isn’t going away no matter how much money apple paid adobe. Plus apps are leaving the browser anyways.

  • Kasia

    Im having the same issue on the asus tf300 tried to follow the directions above the download goes fine but flash still doesn’t work… any advice?

  • Nick

    Will this work if u dont do any rooting. (whatever that means, i just want flash)

  • tainddroid

    Robert n stempox huge thanks. I now have JB and flash on my gnex

  • erickjimgra

    How can I have flash in samsung galaxy note 10.1?

    • Belle of Texas

      Me too. No flash player on my SG Note. Still love it though.

  • J

    The download for non nexus users is down.

  • Jesse Pinkman

    Thank you very mush! Now I’m very happy! :))) works with my tab2 10.1

  • GiZmO

    File has been removed. Can someone post a new link please.

  • jay

    File has been removed. New link please

  • Fabio Baullo

    Just purchased android because my 2 ipaDS have lack of flash
    What a waste of money what aim going to do with this junk now

  • angel

    Just got the new galaxy tab2, and no Damn flash player, can’t believe I bought this pos!!!I’m sure we’re all looking for an answer. What good is this Damon 10 inch tablet then…..

  • ximena pinto

    La acabo de descargar vere como funciona y ai dire ktal

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  • r ub

    I have galaxy s 3. Without flash player

    • adnan

      How get flash player on galaxy s3

  • kalyan

    Send me compatible flash player to my samsung GT-S6102 devise.

  • xrod

    How can i get flash player in my galaxy s3

  • carlos

    Es buenicima

  • alikhans

    I love flash plars

  • timmy

    Called them they said that Google will flash for their mobile platform. Google wants you to use Google+

  • Ragnarok3bood

    For those that got s3 go to, and the other and type of adobe flash player. The only

  • Belle of Texas

    What is Nexus or Nexus7? I’m trying to get flash player on my Samsung Galaxy Note tablet. How can I accomplish this? Can anyone help me?

  • karen

    Can some1 pls help me out , i cant seem to download adobe flash player on my samsung galaxy tab 10.1, i cant seem to download or watch anything . So fedup. Pls advice wat to do …

  • Eric

    I’m on a nexus 7 Android jelly bean. I have seen many claims on how to install, and I’ve done them all. Why can’t this multi-million dollar company just go ahead and make a flash for all the different devices?! I know that’s a lot of work, but that’s the job that needs to be done.

  • cheikinoh

    How can download flash player in my galaxy s 2

  • judy

    I just bought a Samsung galaxy tab 2 10.1 and I cant find the flash plugin …someone please help
    Can’t watch movies nor music videos

    • Terry Brady

      Been trying to join in the game jelly splash , its installed on my mobile ,but it wont play

  • kete

    Dead link

  • Ashfaq Ahammed

    Thanks great articel for great information adobe flash player for new
    version kitkat and lolipop is avalibale and working.