While a lot of the web has already transitioned away from flash players, there are still millions of sites out there that have yet to move away from this technology. Today’s tutorial will show you how to view flash websites on your smartphone or tablet while it is running on Android 5.0, 5.0.1, 5.0.2, 5.1 or 5.1.1 Lollipop.
The first thing you will need to do is head to the Google Play Store so you can download and install the Dolphin browser. This browser has been used to view flash on Android for years and things still work on Lollipop as long as you do a few things in preparation. Some have reported that Firefox works as well but your mileage may vary here. After you have a compatible browser installed, you’ll need to download the Adobe Flash Player v11.1 APK file to your device. This will be linked at the bottom of the article. You’re going to need to install that .apk file(enable the unknown sources option if need be) and once that is installed, you can launch the Dolphin Browser.
Once opened, you will have to dig through the settings, find the Flash Player feature and change it so that it is ‘always on’. Once you have completed this, you should be able to visit a flash website and see that it works. There really isn’t anything else to it. Dolphin itself does offer some Flash capabilities but those are very limited. By installing the Flash Player .apk file that we link below it will allow your phone or tablet to support almost all websites that use Adobe Flash for anything. This could be for videos, animations, games, etc. If it requires flash then it should work on your phone. Remember though, flash can be rather battery intensive so you might see your battery level drop much faster than normal.
Do we have any readers who are still die-hard flash users? Let us know in the comments section below which websites you use for flash content and if this tutorial helped you out.
Source: Flash 11.1