How To: Install Flash On iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch


Disappointed at the lack of Flash Player on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch? Really want to be able to browse Flash websites and play Flash games on your iOS devices, but tired of Apple deciding never to bring it to its smartphones, tablets and portable media players? If your iOS device is jailbroken, you don’t have to wait any longer for this. Yes, we’ve got great news for iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch owners who were looking to see Flash content on their iOS devices. Read on for more details and complete installation instructions.

Just a few weeks back, we told you about Frash that aims to bring Flash to iOS devices and we even featured a complete guide on installing it on your iPad. However, that was not a stable port but more of an experimental one, and had several shortcomings, limitations and bugs. While the version that we’re bringing you today isn’t entirely bug-free or complete, it has been compiled to be a bit more stable than the previous one and fixes some of the bugs while bringing better performance. It also works on iPhone 3G/3GS, iPod Touch 3G, iPad, iPhone 4, while the previous one supported only the iPad.

Getting tired of the details already and can’t wait to get Flash up and running on your iOS device? Here is a simple step by step guide how to install Flash / Frash on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad.

Disclaimer: Please attempt this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips won’t be responsible in case your device bricks or any other damage occurs due to this method.

  1. The first step is to make sure that you have a jailbroken iPhone. You can jailbreak your iPhone using JailbreakMe 2.0.
  2. Once done with that, install SSH on your iPad. You can follow our step by step guide posted here to do so.
  3. Now create a folder with the name “Cydia” in /var/root/Media, create another folder called “AutoInstall” inside the Cydia folder.
  4. Next, download Frash.deb file from here. Please do let us know if the link stops working, we will update it with a copy exclusively hosted on our servers.
  5. After this, reboot your iOS device and you’re done.

That should do it – Flash should be working on your iOS device. Got it up and running on yours? How is the experience coming alone? Finally breathing a sigh of relief, or disappointed by any shortcomings? Don’t forget to tell us about it in the comments below.

[via Grant Pannell]