In about two years, Adobe will stop supporting Flash Player. Websites will have to find better alternatives and HTML 5 appears to be the future of the plug-ins. However, you might have noticed that there still is content online that requires Adobe Flash Player, especially when it comes to mobile devices. In this article we will focus on Android phones.

At a certain point, Adobe began blocking Flash support to Android devices, but it appears that many websites still require it. Ironically, despite the fact that you might need Flash, you cannot find it in Google Play Store anymore. Therefore, the only way to download and install Flash is manually, from the Internet or using Adobe Flash Player Archive Page.

Get Adobe Flash Player for Android

Finding an Adobe Flash Player APK should be fairly easy and you can find the file online if you simply Google it. Now we will focus on the Adobe Flash Player Archive page method. In order to manually install Flash Player on your Android, here is what you need to do:

  • Make sure that you have a stable Internet connection on your Android device. Wi-Fi is recommended.
  • Go to the Settings menu, select Security (if you have older Android versions you might need to go to Applications), then select Unknown Sources. Tap OK in order to enable downloads from other sources.
  • Get out of Settings and open a browser.
  • Go to the Adobe Flash Player Archive page.
  • Scroll down until you find the Flash Player for Android archives.
  • Look for a Flash Player version that is compatible with your Android operating system version. After you find it, tap on it in order to begin the download.
  • Close the browse after it is downloaded and open notifications.
  • Tap install_flash_player.apk., tap Install and wait until it is installed.
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