Android has been bringing surprises in every of its versions and Jelly Bean was no exception. After the Ice Cream Sandwich, this was a new version, more improved and more powerful than ever, and the smoothness of project butter was very much successful on its efforts to satisfy the users to the fullest.
Android operating systems have become popular because a very wide range of devices can run this operating system. Since its official launching in the 2009 handsets, that was the 1.x – 2.x versions of Android, it started receiving praise and enthusiast positive reviews. All through, it was able to run flash videos on the browsers and other apps because all the Android versions before Jelly Bean 4.1 had flash player support and it came as a built-in option. But on Jelly Bean, Android removed its support for Flash Player and it doesn’t come as a built in option as well.
So what do the users do now? Will they lose all the fun they used to have using Flash Player? Although HTML5 has enriched the web experience to a greater extent but still there are many websites dependent on Flash, and the graphics enhancements of those websites will not show up in the Android Jelly Bean running devices.
Maybe this was a necessary improvement for the smoothness of the Android operating system, as Flash is well-known for slowing down devices and the iOS devices totally excluded Flash player from their whole setup as well. If you can get yourself used to no-flash environment then it’s fine, but if you can’t then there’s solution for you to.
How to install Flash Player on Android Jelly Bean, Manually
Very first thing that should be done is; downloading a flash supported web browser, so that you can test the effectiveness of the manually installed flash player in your Android smartphone. Google Chrome, Opera Mini or Opera Mobile; these browsers don’t support Flash Player. Dolphin Browser HD might be a good option.
Step 1: Download the Flash Player apk installer file in your PC, which could be found on official development page of the xda-developers website. You can’t just download flash player from Google Play Store, because it’s not available for Jelly Bean anymore.
Step 2: Now the 2nd step would be copying it to your phone. Depending on the handset you have, copy the file to your phone’s internal memory or external memory card. It’s easy; just mount your phone on your PC.
Step 3: Navigate to the directory where you kept that apk file. Tap it, the installation will begin. If you don’t have ‘Unknown Sources’ checked in the Developer Options menu in settings, then you have to enable that before beginning this process, or else your phone won’t accept external installation files.
Step 4: Enable the flash option in your phone’s internet browser, Dolphin Browser HD in this case. And you are done.
And that’s it. You should be able to browse flash enable websites on your browser from now on. But as Flash Player is not supported on Android Jelly Bean, you might face problems as well.