Adobe pulled their Flash app from the Google Play store months ago. Even though Flash is a dying technology, it still is used on many websites. I find myself needing it on my Android device pretty often. Fortunately, you can still use flash on Android if you want to. It just takes a little more work.
- Go to “Settings” > “Application Settings” and ensure “Unknown sources” is turned “On“.
- If you don’t have one already, download a browser that supports plugins. I personally use Firefox. You can get it here or here.
- Download Flash from Adobe’s website. Just scroll down to the section for Android, and download the version that is right for your device.
- Once Flash is downloaded, swipe down the notification bar, and select it to install it.
- There is normally a setting within the Browser app on your Android to allow plugins. The availability and location of this setting can vary depending on your device. In Firefox for Android, it was located under “Menu” > “Settings” > “Display” > “Plugins“.
You may have to restart, but the device should now be Flash enabled.