Install Adobe Flash Player and Stream Flash Videos on Samsung Galaxy Tab Lollipop/Marshmallow vs Jelly Bean/KitKat

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Install Adobe Flash Player and Stream Flash Videos on Samsung Galaxy Tab.

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Since 2012, Adobe Flash no longer supports any of the Android mobile devices. So, it will appear on your Samsung Tab 2 as a third party "unknown" app to download. Since 2012, you cannot find Adobe Flash Player in the Google Play Store. You must select "Allow installation of non-market apps" before following the instructions below. Adobe announced that the company was going to higher user protection with the HTML5. This is a predicament since so many videos that online require the Adobe Flash to download and view. Fortunately, archived Adobe Flash files can still be downloaded and installed on your Samsung Galaxy Tab. Also, you can still update the Adobe Flash once installed with the latest security patches. Note that Adobe Flash will not stream in the Google Chrome browser. Firefox will work, and with the reputation as the fastest browser anyway, it is recommended. Other browsers may work but are not reliable.

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Method 1: Lollipop/Marshmallow

Download and Install Flash Player

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    From the home screen, tap "Apps".
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    Inside Apps, tap the "Settings" gear.
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    Inside Settings (MORE tab on Lollipop) tap "Security".
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    On the Security screen, make sure "Unknown sources" is checked.
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    Tap "OK" when the alert box pops up.
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    Now we need to download Flash Player, so open up your favorite web browser.
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    On a new tab, go to downloadandroidfiles.org.
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    When the page loads, tap "Apps (APK)", it's the first link in the list.
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    On the following page, scroll down and tap, "Kitkat.Adobe.Flash.Player.11.1.apk".
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    Next, scroll down to and tap the link; "Download Kitkat.Adobe.Flash.Player.11.1.apk".
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    Tap "OK" when the warning pops up.
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    Once the file has downloaded, tap "OPEN" at the bottom of the screen.
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    If the quick link disappears before you can tap it, go to, "My files" and locate it in your downloads folder.
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    Once you've opened Kitkat.Adobe.Flash.Player.11.1.apk, tap "INSTALL".
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    Once the installation is complete, tap "DONE".
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Install Dolphin Browser

We need to download and install the Dolphin web browser as it is the only one that will support Flash.

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    From the home screen, tap "Apps".
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    On the Apps screen, tap "Play Store".
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    Once inside the Play Store, type "dolphin" into the search box.
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    The search results will bring you to the Dolphin browser app page, tap the green "INSTALL" button.
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    On the permissions screen, tap "ACCEPT".
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    Now that Dolphin has installed, tap "OPEN".
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    On the Dolphin welcome screen, tap "Start".
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    Now on the browser's main page, tap the little dolphin icon near the bottom, followed by the gear icon.
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    On the General Settings screen, tap "Flash player", then select "Always on".
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Test Flash Player

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    While inside Dolphin, go to ultrasounds.com.
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    Once the page loads, you should see the logo at the top changing colors
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    This means Flash Player installed correctly.
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    To double check, go back to your original browser and visit the same link/site
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    You will see a message near the top saying plugin is not supported.
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Method 2: Jelly Bean/KitKat

To install the latest archived Adobe Flash Player onto your Galaxy Tab:

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    First, press the Home button, and go to Menu (button to the left of home button) > Settings > Security > Unknown sources box
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    (If you have an older Tablet OS loaded, you may need to go into "Device administrators" to find the "Unknown Sources" box.) This step is essential so that you can download and install the Adobe Flash Player onto your Galaxy Tab since it is a third party application now. Also for security reasons, when done, you may wish to turn this feature back off.
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    Now, go to Google browser and open it
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    You can use other browser applications like Opera, Firefox or the mobile Internet app.
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    Using your mobile browser, go to Adobe's Archived Flash Player versions page."
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    Tap on the link that says "Archived versions" to automatically jump to the "Archived versions" section of the article
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    You can also manually scroll down to get to the said section.
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    Scroll down a little bit more until you are on the "Flash Player archives".
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    Now scroll down the page and find the Android 4.0 archives.
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    Tap the top version on your screen and download it
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    This will be the only one that Adobe is still generous enough to update periodically.
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    Once the Adobe Flash Player is downloaded, pull down the Notification bar and tap on the "Notification" that the Adobe Flash Player download is complete
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    It will immediately start the installation of your new app.
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    Installation of flash on your Samsung Galaxy Tab is complete.
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    For security reasons you may wish to turn the "Unknown Sources" option off again now that the install is finished
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    See step 1 to get to that menu setting again.
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Steps: Stream Flash Videos on Samsung Galaxy Tab

After installation of Adobe flash on your Galaxy Tab, do the following to watch flash videos on your device:

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    Ensure that you have Firefox, or another comparable browser installed, go to the Settings > Page Content settings to confirm that you have the Adobe Flash plugins enabled.
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    Set up your Adobe Flash Player
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    Be sure to use desktop website version, not the mobile version of it.
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    Open a flash streaming site and enjoy
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    You will now be able to view and stream flash videos on your Galaxy Tab.
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You should now be able to play one of your favorite videos and many video games finally with your new Adobe Flash Player application. Now you have one more app to make using your Samsung Galaxy Tab, even more, fun to use!

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Questions and Answers

How to install Adobe 9.0 on Galaxy Tab 4?

How do I install Adobe 9.0 on Galaxy Tab 4

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    Press the home button.
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    Press the menu button.
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    Tap on "Settings".
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    Tap on "Security".
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    Check "Unknown sources".
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    Scroll down and tap on the required version (9.0).
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    Open the downloaded file and install it.
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    Install a browser that supports plug-ins
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    You can pick Dolphin, for example.
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    Run the browser.
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    Now, you can navigate to a page with a Flash animation to see if it works.
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How am I suppose to get a plug in?

I have a Galaxy tab, using Firefox and there is no page content in the settings.

You need the Firefox version app 27 or higher for the Adobe plug in to be allowed. Also, some of the Galaxy Tabs came without Intel CPU and not ARM CPU. You need ARM to be able to use Adobe Flash player.

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How do I know if it installed correctly?

It installed, but now I need to see if it worked. how?

From within your Firefox browser go to What Is My Browser/Detect is Flash Installed. This link will tell you if you have installed the Flash properly.

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    Clear Cache from with Applications Manager of Minecraft Pocket Edition and Uninstall.
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    Go to My Files/games and delete com.mojang.
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    Now put your tablet into Recovery Mode and choose Wipe Cache Partition
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    Wait for the tablet to reboot.
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    Re-install the latest version of Minecraft from Play Store.
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    Do not disconnect from WiFi.
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    Now open Minecraft Pocket Edition for the first time from within Play Store.
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I need to install a flash player on my Samsung Galaxy Grand Primer cell phone I bought about 1 week ago. send Samsung this message to Samsung tech support?

I'm disabled with a brain injury and don't know where to find or install the flash player for this cell phone?. Please, will someone help me? Thank you. Diana Doll. I have tried: It came up on the screen I need it. Haven't tried anything yet. I'm lost don't know how?. I think it was caused by: I play games I'm home more of the time can get around. I'm disabled.

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If you play games that require flash, then you will need to install the Firefox app from within Google Play. Set that up as your preferred browser and then follow the instructions on how to edit the app for the Flash Plugin.

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Stuck on finding 4.0 version, don't see it in the list of archived flash versions. Want to install on my Samsung tab 4?

Looking for how to install flash player on my tab 4. I have tried: Followed the step by step to the archived flash player page, cannot find the 4.0

Look for 11.1.115.81 in the list. This is for Android 4.0 version.

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Does Samsung Galaxy (2016) J120F require any additional software to be downloaded? I want to watch tennis channels for free on my cell. Do you have an idea Sir?

You could do that with several of the sports apps within Google Play. Some are not free while others contain ads for the streaming content. Tennis TV app within Google Play is just one example.

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Rant about stuff and extra detail for needless rant

Unfortunately, it is all about the upsell with devices. They keep changing their products to make them "better" or different from the competitor and then upsell with extras. It is like buying a car instead of a device.

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Adobe Flash player is installed on my Samsung Galaxy S2, I am trying to use an online video course. I can hear, but no video?

My Samsung S2 has flash player installed. Can hear sound but no video when I want to watch an online course

Try an app like Photon Flash Player.

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Installed once but when streaming from a link, I get a message that it's not supported by my device and directs me to a site to buy a player. Very frustrating

This is a constant bug with Adobe Flash Player. Make sure that you are streaming from the Firefox browser each time to try to avoid any hiccups. Sometimes the phone will revert to Chrome or whatever browser was stock installed also.

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