How To: Install Flash 10.1 On Android 2.1 Eclair Devices

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Jul 28, 2010, 8:31:03 AM via Website

It was a well understood myth that only Android 2.2 Froyo was capable enough to handle Flash 10.1. But now as the story unfolds, you can install Flash 10.1 onto your Android 2.1 Eclair powered handsets without any issues. The absence of a JIT compiler and other Froyo goodies might cause some performance issues, but in the end you will be able to surf Flash enabled websites without any problems. Flash10.1-for-eclair

Here is the step by step guide on how to get Flash 10.1 on your Android 2.1 Eclair geared phone

(Rooted Phone Not Needed):

1. The first step is to download to your computer and extract the .apk file.
2. Now navigate to the market and install “Apps Installer” utility to your phone.
3. Now connect your Android phone to the computer and copy .apk file to your SD card.
Make sure that it is in SD card root and not in a sub folder.
4. After this launch “Apps Installer” on your phone and follow the on screen instructions to install flash_for_21.apk file.
5. After installation is complete, simply reboot your phone and there you go! You now have Flash 10.1 on your phone.

This method has been tested and confirmed operational for Google Nexus One, Droid Eris and HTC EVO 4G on stock Android 2.1 Eclair.

Download Flash 10.1 For Android 2.1 Eclair.


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Jul 28, 2010, 12:17:26 PM via Website

hmm...well, I feel let down, as I can't watch videos on the first flash site I visited. It said I needed Flash 9, so I guess 10.1 only allows me to visit certain sites optimized for mobile devices or something? :( I was hoping for more usability that this, but it is an improvement.

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Jul 29, 2010, 3:23:18 AM via App

I will admit I'm a novice to alot of this but will this work on unrooted phones. I have droid with 2.1. Will this work on droid? If will, unsure how to find SD root, downloaded file, unzipped, connected phone to computer but when open phone only see all my apps where do I find root? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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Jul 29, 2010, 3:28:00 AM via App

Also did use appsinstaller.

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Jul 29, 2010, 6:08:48 AM via Website

Well bad news for Motorola Droid.. couldn't get it to work.

However you folks will be getting 2.2 soon then you can just download it from the market.

Must be something to do with my HTC phone having some extras that don't come on most Androids that makes it work (tweaked Browser, Sense UI etc).

Tested both phones side by side: HTC Droid Eris worked; Motorola Droid didn't (used Sony Pictures Website which has Flash Ad on Main page)

Good News for us ERIS users through.. in the event that we don't get 2.2; at less this way we can have Flash 10.1

(Even installed Dolphin HD Browser on Motorola Droid and tested again: still no luck)

Side note for Douglas Carter: I noticed AdultSwim has a "Mobile site"

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Jul 29, 2010, 11:25:35 AM via Website

Just watched several videos at AdultSwim's website without any problems on my Eris.

Then the software must not have worked for my handset then. I checked the mobile site and still wasn't able to watch any videos =/ luckily Android 2.2 is supposed to be very close for the Galaxy S, so it likely won't be very long.

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Jul 29, 2010, 2:28:11 PM via App

Thanks for the info on the droid, just have to hope all rumors about 2.2 true.

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Aug 3, 2010, 2:21:40 AM via Website

I installed flash 10.1 on my Sprint HTC Hero with os 2.1. The videos worked great, and the games played but had some control problems. Thanks for this tip Jay!

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Aug 3, 2010, 2:30:08 PM via App

Think most important feature to me of 2.2 is to be able to put apps on sd card to help with performance issues of internal to full, hate having to install/unistall apps. Use on the fly backup which helps to keep easily accessible.

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Sep 9, 2010, 6:38:40 AM via App

will it work on the htc WILDFIRE???

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