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
Rajesh is a 19 year old nerd, currently pursuing B.Com Hons from Bhawanipore college in Kolkata, India. He loves everything tech, especially Android. You can follow him on twitter @ePandu or mail to him at rajesh@techie-buzz.com.

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