Install Flash Player on Nexus 4 with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

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Adobe took down Flasher Player 11.1 for Android from the Google Play Store back in July when it was discontinued for Android devices for good. The new Nexus family (Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Nexus 10) with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean does not support Flash Player 11.1 either and can’t download it off Play Store as well. This was announced in a decision to make people stop using Flash and move to to HTML5.

After Nexus 7, it is going to be the Nexus 4 users who will not get to try and experience Flash Player 11.1 on Android — but, there is always a way to do so. We still have the latest Flash Player APK for download if you want, but here is a quick tutorial to install Flash Player 11.1 on Nexus 4 with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean on it.


How to Install Flash Player 11.1 on Nexus 4

Follow the steps below carefully to install the Adobe Flash Player APK on Nexus 4 Android phone. It’s pretty easy and I’m sure it shouldn’t take more than 3 minuets to do this.

Step 1 - Download Flash Player 11.1 APK file in your computer. If you downloaded directly on your phone, it will be in the folder called ‘downloads’ on SD card.

Step 2Download ASTRO File Manager from the Android Market on your phone. You can use any other file manager as well.

Step 3 – Now in your phone, go to Settings > Applications > check “Unknown sources” box. Tap ‘OK” on the warning.

OR

For Android 4.0+ users: Go to Settings > Security > scroll down and check “Unknown sources” box. Tap ‘OK” on the warning.

Step 4 – Connect your phone to the PC and transfer the Adobe_Flash_Player_11.1.apk file anywhere in your SD card or phone memory.

Step 5 – Disconnect from PC and navigate through the app to your directory where the APK is transferred.

Step 6 – Tap on the Adobe_Flash_Player_11.1.apk file. A popup will show up. Now tap on the “Open App Manager” button.

Step 7 – Tap on the Install button. It will then take you to the Android installation interface where it will show you the permissions required for the app. Tap ‘Install’ again for the installation to begin.

That’s it! The Flash Player 11.1 app is now installed on your Nexus 4.

You can now happily browse through Flash content.

However, you will need a third-party web browser (i.e. Dolphin Browser) because Chrome does not support Flash either. you can download Dolphin Browser (or any other browser) from the Google Play Store for free.


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  • http://www.mantrais.com/ SteveM

    This is the only reason people love the Android. You can do lots of customization with it. So we don’t need to worry about the adobe flash support for the Nexus devices.

  • http://www.mantrais.com/ SteveM

    This is the only reason people love the Android. You can do lots of customization with it. So we don’t need to worry about the adobe flash support for the Nexus devices.

  • Derk

    Nexus 4. I followed instructions, unzipped the apk on my laptop then placed it into the download folder. then i went into astro file, found the download folder and installed the apk. Next, I went to a site with flash using the Dolphin browser…and nothing. not working. So I found in my apps, there is a flash player settings icon. i clicked on it, and set it to always open in dolphin. it goes to the url, but again, nothing shows up in the browser. Any ideas?

    • jack

      exactly the same here

  • luis americo

    funciono para el nevegador nativo en el galaxy nexus mas no para chrome