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How to install and Activate Adobe Flash Player on Android  Jelly Bean devices. Google Nexus 7 and Galaxy Nexus Smartphones and it should work on others.

Google Android Jelly Bean 4.1 does not officially support the Adobe Flash player. Although a number of sites have been converted to HTML5, one may still find oneself restricted access Flash empowered content.

It is possible to activate Flash on a Jelly Bean device manually. But it is not supposed to run for all devices that Flash will work for, but it has been tested on the Google Nexus 7 and Galaxy Nexus smartphone and it should work on others.

The procedure for the installation that will be stated later is not recommended either by Adobe or Google.

Here are some steps to install the Adobe Flash Player :

1. Download the Adobe Flash APK

Google will not let you download the Flash Player plugin from the Google Play Store once you have installed Jelly Bean, so you will have to obtain the Application Package File (APK) from the web. This is available from the XDA Developers forum –


It's under 5MB in size so shouldn't take long to download.

2. Copy APK to your device Copy the file over from your computer to your device. Once this is done go to Settings > Security and then checkbox the “Unknown sources” box on your Android device. This allows you to install apps from sources other than the Google Play Store.



3. Install using ES File Manager

In order to install the Flash APK, you will need to locate it on your device. You can do this by downloading the free ES File Explorer app from the Play Store. Open the ES File Explorer and the Flash icon should be visible. Click this and you will be asked to install Flash.

4. Download Firefox Beta for Nexus 7

If you have the Nexus 7, you will not be able to use the Chrome browser to play Flash videos, as Google has not built in support. You will have to download Firefox Beta from the Play Store. If you have a device which has been upgraded to Jelly Bean, Flash should work with the built-in Webkit browser.