With the release of Android 4.4 Kitkat came one big problem: it once again disabled Flash and didn’t allow for an obvious way to turn it back on. Even though the internet is shifting to a Flash-free environment, there are still a whole bunch of websites that require Flash to view appropriately. In this quick guide, we’ll show you how to enable Flash on Android 4.4 Kitkat. Do note, this does not require root access. If you need to watch it, our video above will show you how!
If you want to see the original thread on XDA-Developers, you can find it here. You’ll need to take a short trip there to download the requisite file. So you should do that. What you’ll need:
Okay, let’s get started.
It seems like there are a lot of steps, but it really isn’t difficult at all. It does not require root access and users at XDA report that it works on practically every device that runs Android 4.4 including devices running stock ROMs and custom ROMs. It should be noted that Flash isn’t officially supported so pages with Flash content will probably load a little slowly. The OP stated that sites like YouTube work adequately. It’s also worth mentioning that for the time being, this only works with Dolphin Browser and with no others. When or if that changes, we’ll update our guide here and let you know!
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Yay! Flash is back. I don’t use it, but other people probably use Flash a lot, so it is a welcome re-addition, though I think it was wrong that it was removed in the first place.
…Dolphin Browser on my Galaxy S4 does not show the Jet Pack setting anywhere.
Hmm, should be a way to download it in the settings somewhere.
Just download it from the play store
I’ve been using this since like a few weeks after kit kat dropped just wished it supported boat browser instead of dolphin.
Enabling Flash? You android fanbois are really pathetic.. Get over it, it is DEAD
Well obviously it’s not because people still want it.
You obviously know nothing other than what the media feeds you about this subject.
It also worked for my Sony Xperia Z 4.3 =)
Now tell me how to stop the stuttering and slow down on my Nexus 7 since the kit Kat update because I don’t think I’ll be purchasing a nexus device again.
Try a factory reset. Both my 2012 and 2013 nexus 7 run smooth as butter on kit kat.
My phone can play Flash video just fine (still on ICS) but honestly, I never have the need to use Flash on phone at all.
Rather than flash, I prefer a proper J2ME support in Android. I have a large collection of J2ME games back from Symbian era. And those are really great games.
Where the hell is the menu/setting button? Theres no way to go into settings i just uninstalled dolphin and in the survey that jumps right after theres an option to complain about not having that button.. Just sad
I had the same problem…down on the bottom left side you’ll see a dolphin…your settings button is there. Hope this helps!
thank you so much
The link to download the .apk doesn’t seem to work.
Finally got the file to download but when I use my favorite file manager to install it I get a message which says “unable parse file” anybody know what causes this?
this means its trying to install with the verfiy and install option
or just download uc browser
needs to work for firefox
What About AOSP browser instead of Dolphin Browser?
Or just download Puffin browser…?
worked like a charm. shame firefox’s last update killed flash on my phone.
This is all well and good but you’re stuck using dolphin browser. This isn’t so much of a way to “enable flash on kit Kat” as it is a way to enable flash on a clunky browser.
Followed all the steps and everything installed correctly and I hv the jetpack and flash inabled and still can’t get amazon to play. Any ideas?
Lol 8 easy steps to set up flash. Ummm. Step 1 go to Google play store and download puffin. And your done! 1 easy step to get flash. I’ve been useing puffin for my iPhone the last 4 years. But with my Nexes 5 its way better!
PhotonBrowser does the same thing, and doesnt require any donwloads :)
How do I on flash . . after following all the steps ??
Firefox works better with Flash, been using it ever since Jelly Bean. No lag and the browser just works better. I use chrome most of the time but when I need flash player, I just switch to Foxfire. Yes also on Nexus 7 running Kit Kat. Just used it to make sure before posting
I don’t want Dolphin Browser.So what have to do, nothing?