Install Flash Player On ARMv6 Handsets Like Galaxy Ace, Fit, Mini and Other Low-End Android Handsets
By on February 21st, 2012

While Flash for Android is pretty much dead, there are quite a few sites out there which still rely heavily on Flash. Ice Cream Sandwich is the last version of Android that will be officially supported by Adobe.

Anyways, Flash for Android is pretty heavy on resources and barely works on phones with a 1GHz processor and 512MB of RAM. According to Adobe, the minimum hardware required to run Flash on an Android phone is at least an Cortex-A8 processor clocked at 800MHz, and 256MB of RAM.

However, one Android user has managed to get Flash Player to work on lower-end Android handsets like the Galaxy Ace, Galaxy Mini, and Galaxy Fit etc. The mod should also work on other low-end Android handsets, which use an ARM v6 based processor.

Installation Steps -:

Make sure your have root access on your phone before following the steps mentioned below.

Step 1: Download this zip file, and extract all the contents on your desktop. Also, extract the contents of the ‘lib.zip’ file present inside the zip file. Then transfer all the extracted files to your phone’s internal memory.

Step 2: Install the ‘Adobe Flash Player 10.03’ APK file on your handset. Start Root Explorer or any other similar app, and navigate to /data/data/com.adobe.flashplayer folder. Now, delete the ‘lib’ folder present inside the folder.

Step 3: Copy the ‘lib’ folder, which is present inside the folder you had transferred to your phone from your PC. Paste the folder inside /data/data/com.adobe.flashplayer folder.

Step 4: Change the permissions of the ‘lib folder to rwxr-xr-x. You can change the permissions by long pressing on the folder, and then selecting the ‘Permissions’ option from the Menu that pops up.

Similarly, provide Read/Write/Execute permissions to the ‘Owner’, ‘Group’ and ‘Others’ to all the four libxxx.so files present inside the ‘lib’ folder.

When done, simply restart your handset and browse some websites with Flash content. Your phone should now properly display all the Flash based contents. Keep in mind that Flash based websites are quite heavy on resources, so chances are your phone will lag heavily or freeze while displaying Flash based content.

Via – XDA

Author: Rajesh Pandey Google Profile for Rajesh Pandey
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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=848225603 Frank Maarten Louwrier

    interesting – how do you install the 10.03 apk file on your phone though? on my phone it just doesn’t install. any solutions?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1168593667 Rajesh Pandey

      What error are you getting? You simply need to click the 10.03 APK file and press the Install button. Works just fine for me!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=848225603 Frank Maarten Louwrier

      Rajesh Pandey well it just says ‘app niet geinstalleerd’ (dutch for ‘app not installed’)

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1168593667 Rajesh Pandey

      Frank Maarten Louwrier You are on Android 2.3 Gingerbread I guess?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=848225603 Frank Maarten Louwrier

      Rajesh Pandey yup!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1168593667 Rajesh Pandey

      Frank Maarten Louwrier Strange. Do you have root access on your phone?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001303583706 Pratyush Ashu

      worked on my fit this trick was developee by me and my friends @ hackers adda

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id= Anonymous

    thx man it works on a galaxy fit.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001303583706 Pratyush Ashu

      i have also fit i will try it a time will come when processor will not matter these smart developers will matter

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1558490839 Amr Easa

    I have ginger bread 2.3 and it is rooted.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id= Anonymous

    Is there any way I can install flash player on an ARMv6 phone without rooting?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000275438586 Joni Cunha

    Works on ICS?

 
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