Install Adobe Flash Player and Stream Flash Videos on Samsung Galaxy Note 2

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In 2012, Adobe stopped supplying the Flash platform on all Android OS mobile devices. However, you can still download and install Adobe Flash yourself. Adobe will continue with updates for security, as well as other essential Adobe patches for you. The reason they discontinued Adobe Flash, was they were releasing the HTML5. This occurred at the same time as the advent of the Jelly Bean operating system, which is hailed as having superior security protection on your Samsung mobile device. It is the "new kid in town" with the most current technology. With so much breaching of security by hackers in recent years, it is just another justification for people who decided they were done with Adobe, and uninstalled the very useful Adobe Flash. Some videos still demand the Adobe Flash, however. Just try to play the Instant Videos if you are a Prime Amazon subscriber without the Adobe Flash Player, or the still popular South Park Studios. The only "entertainment" on your Galaxy Note3 screen will be a message informing you that the Instant Video cannot play because Flash Player must be installed.

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Do not despair; it is rather easy to download and install the Adobe Flash Player on your Galaxy Note3 these days. You will once again have the power to enjoy Flash videos and many Flash-dependent video games.

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How to install Adobe Flash on Samsung Galaxy Note3

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    Note that if Google Chrome is your internet browser, the Adobe Flash will not work.
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    It will work well with the Firefox browser, however. If you are a die-hard Google Chrome user, you can still download Flashify, a similar flash to the Adobe Flash.
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    First, you must go to Menu > Settings > Security, in order to enable the "Unknown Sources" installation by "checking" it.
    This is because Adobe Flash is no longer offered at the Google Play Store. You can disable the "Unknown Sources" once again after Flash has been installed.
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    Open any mobile browser.
    You can use browsers like Chrome, Opera, Firefox or the pre-installed Internet application on your Galaxy Note3.
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    With your preferred mobile browser, go to Adobe's official page for Archived Flash Player versions
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    Scroll your way down until you get to the "Archive Versions" section, where current and previous versions of Adobe flash is available for download.
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    A little more scrolling down will bring you to the "Flash Player archives"; part of it is the archives for Android versions of the Flash Player.
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    From the list of versions, choose the latest one.
    Tap on it to begin downloading the file.
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    Locate the downloaded file.
    You can pull down your notification to see a message that says download of the Flash Player has been completed, you can tap on it to initiate installation. You can also use a file explorer to go to your device's "Downloads" folder and open the downloaded file from there. If you cannot find the downloaded file in the Downloads folder, then search for it on the browser's folder. Some browsers have a separate folder for the downloaded files. Go to the browser's folder and search for the said file.
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    Install Adobe Flash.
    It only takes a click, and after a minute or so you have the Flash Player Settings with your other apps.
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    You are now ready to use the latest archived version of Adobe Flash for videos and some Flash games on your Samsung Galaxy Note3.
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Questions and Answers

When I go to the Adobe's Download and download the latest updated Adobe Flash file for Android, my browser won't do anything?

If you are having problem with the download, check if your browser is blocking the action, or is requesting permissions to download the file. These types of warnings and notifications are on the upper part of your screen just below the address bar. You can also download the latest flash player file directly at this link

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You can download and install the flash player directly from your Android device. Just point your browser app to here:

For ICS/Jellybean version:

http://download.macromedia.com/pub/flashplayer/installers/archive/android/11.1.115.81/install_flash_player_ics.apk

For older Froyo/Gingerbread version:

http://download.macromedia.com/pub/flashplayer/installers/archive/android/11.1.111.73/install_flash_player_pre_ics.apk

Once installed, you can browse to websites that use flash to test out the player. For better compatibility with flash, I would suggest you install and use the Boat Browser from the play store.

After installing,it stalled at the settings page which says I need a plugin.Isn't flash a plugin by itself?

After installing,it stalled at the settings page which says I need a plugin.Isn't flash a plugin by itself?

Some browsers even the stock ones (the ones that come with the phone by default) do not have a flash player (a plug-in). If you have installed the flash player correctly, simply re-launch the app (the browser and the plug in) or reboot the phone for the settings to apply. If it still does not work, try Photon Flash Player & Browser. You can download the app on your app store or by going here:

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https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.appsverse.photon

Nothing happens when I download the file, still cannot view contents

After you have downloaded the file, you must run the installer on the phone. You can check it on the notifications panel or go to the "My Files" and the download folder then run the installer to have it on the phone. You need also to use a different browser, rather than the normal Internet browser that came installed in the phone. I suggest the UC browser then change its settings.

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Download here: http://download.macromedia.com/pub/flashplayer/installers/archive/android/11.1.115.81/install_flash_player_ics.apk Use your regular browser on the phone to download this installer. or select the installer from this archive that suits the OS version of your phone: http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/archived-flash-player-versions.html

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You can find the instructions as well for Samsung Galaxy Note3, which can be applied to Samsung Galaxy S3 and up. You can follow those steps for you to install the adobe flash player to view contents to a certain website that requires you to have adobe.

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Why does not my Note3 support Adobe Flash Player?

May I know how can I download Adobe Flash Player in my Note3? When I opened the page, it will say my Note3 does not support the apps. Please help me, thanks!. I have tried: Downloading the apps through Google and Yahoo page. I think it was caused by: I am not sure

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Excuse me! What else do you do besides installing adobe?

While trying to read a web page, I'm prompted to either use a PC or device capable of using the net says....Adobe fell out with Samsung It's possible though you got to tweak the phone, so here I am

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Help me get a flash on my camera?

Note3 camera I lost the flash, please help

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Nothing happens when I download the file, still cannot view contents

After you have downloaded the file, you must run the installer on the phone. You can check it on the notifications panel or go to the "My Files" and the download folder then run the installer to have it on the phone. You need also to use a different browser, rather than the normal Internet browser that came installed in the phone. I suggest the UC browser then change its settings. First things first, make sure that you enabled the Unknown resources on your mobile phone for you to download the add-on content to your mobile. Just go to the Settings then go to Security and look for the Unknown sources and put a check mark then exit. See the steps below on how you can install on your phone:

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1. Launch your mobile internet browser on phone and search for "Archive Adobe flash player versions" or simply go to this link: http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/archived-flash-player-versions.html

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2. Scroll down in that website then look for Flash Player for Android 4.0 then select the "Flash Player 11.1 for Android 4.0 (11.1.115.81)" from the list of options and let the phone download this add on content for flash player. You can also go to this link to download the file: http://download.macromedia.com/pub/flashplayer/installers/archive/android/11.1.115.81/install_flash_player_ics.apk

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3. Once you have downloaded the file, simply install it. You can do to your downloads folder from "My Files" app on the phone or in the notification panel to install it.

4. Please do remember that this is not applicable on the Internet browser on your mobile phone. Meaning, you need to download another browser from your Google Play store. Launch the Play Store on the phone and search for the browser called: UC Browser, simply download and install it on the phone.

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5. Once you have installed the browser, launch browser then tap the soft key menu on your phone and swipe to the right in the preferences.

6. On the Preferences, tap on the settings then go to the Advanced tab then look for the website preferences then change that to desktop instead of (UA).

7. Now, go to a website where it requires you a Flash player and you should be able to view its contents.

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