Freitag, 14. Februar 2014

Android 4.4 KitKat / ROMs and the annoying Flash issue

HTML5 is on it's way to world domination and has no sense for old prcursors. So it's sadly but true: One of HTML5s victims is our beloved FLASH. Now the time has come where user firstly realize what it means, when big people stop supporting something, that was recently daily used.

As most users will have realized by now, there are some issues which are shared among most Android 4.4 KitKat Roms. The nasty flash annoyage!!!11 Most Apps / Browser or whatever based on the nativ flash support or a recently (not yet anymore) supported flash plugin get very mad and show craziest behaviour.

For now there hasen't been a really comfortable or native solution. So here is my one and the one that most Android 4.4 ROM users who got no flash support on theire ROM go for with by now:

(Please note that it's your own responsibility to proceed further.
I can't come up for damages and can't always be there with personal advice.
The tutorial may be made on and for TF101 but should work on other devices
and versions too. Be careful. You pay what you destroy!)

If you want to get a deeper inside of why this is for example to mozilla browser: Mozilla Bug Section

First install the hacked flash.apk from posted by surviveland.  You can find it here: hacked flash from xda. Now you got somewhat a bit of flash support. You can open flash videos in stockbrowser and will hear sound but have no picture until you switch to fullscreen. You can also get version from

Hint: YouTube app works fine anyway.

To regain flash support in a browser, install Doplhin.
It's to be read that the JetPack plugin (was nesseccary for flash) is included in the package now. If the "new bundle" does not work. Try to download Dolphin Browser and Dolphin JetPack sperated from Play store and install them.

Recheck if Flash is activated (Settings ->Web Content -> Flash Player). If so: You should be all good. I'll have a look and report in, if there a better solution in sight.

Please proceed to the original thread at if you run into any problems or need more infos about the hacked flash version.

You can have a tlook at this blog or this link if you like to learn more about flash and why it's slowly but surely dying. HTML5 just seems to be the better and more secure way.

Hope it helped. Cheer.

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