Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Install Adobe Flash Player Applications

One of the great things when using Android-based smartphones like the Galaxy SIII is that you can download and install a thousand of free app easily through Google Play Store or other sources.

See also: How to Download and Install Apps Through Google Play Store on Samsung Galaxy S3

One of the free apps that might need to be installed on your Galaxy SIII is Adobe Flash Player app or often called as a plugin. These apps will allow you to be able to play Flash files or view Flash-based websites through the browser on your phone.

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How to install Flash Player?
Due to Adobe Flash Player is no longer available in the Play Store, then first you have to set your phone to allow installing apps from source other than Play Store. As written on webcazine.com, here are the full steps you need to do:
  1. Go to Settings through Home screen.
  2. Scroll down until you find Security, then tap on it.
  3. Check Unknown source option to allow your phone installing apps from sources other than the Play Store.
  4. Tap on the OK button to confirm.
  5. On your phone's browser search for "archived flash player versions" then tap on the first site on the result page or you can directly go to this link.
  6. Here you can find and select the latest version of Flash Player.
  7. Wait until the download is complete.
  8. Open the notification panel then tap on Download complete notice to install Adobe Flash Player apps on your phone.
  9. Finish. Now Adobe Flash Player has been successfully installed on your phone.

Well, now after you were successfully installed the Flash Player on your Galaxy SIII, now you can view any your favorite Flash-based site. But, as a note Chrome browser does not support Flash and some of another browser may require you to enabling the plugin or flash support in the browser settings so that apps can work. Whatever it is, try this useful apps then share your experience here through the comment below :)

65 comments:

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    1. You're welcome, buddy.
      Thanks too for coming here :)

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  2. Completely pain free.

    Much thanks

    ARW

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    1. Hi ARW,
      I'm so happy to find this post is useful for you.
      Enjoy reading and have a nice day :)

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  3. On the link does it need to be under the mobile devices category? It wont load the devices for me

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    1. Hi Buddy,
      Thanks for write me a comment.
      Previously I want to know what Android are you using now on your phone? I've checked on that link, the latest version available is for Android Ice Cream Sandwich. If you want to install Adobe Flash Player on Android Jelly Bean, here I find a useful link for you: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1774336

      Hope it helps :)

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  4. Good job ! Many thanks !!!

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    1. Hi Buddy,
      Glad to see you find this article is useful for you.
      Enjoy reading and have a nice day :)

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  5. I am try to watch a show on abc.com through the regular internet not chrome on galaxy s3 and it won't show the video. I have already flowed the steps given but it not working. What else can I do.

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    1. Hi Onyee Braswell,
      Thanks for coming here.
      Did you managed to install Flash Player as I've mentioned above on your phone? And have you ever tried to watch the video using another browser?

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  6. Yes I did download flash player but the video doesn't show up. It goes to the video but it never loads and shows the video it is blank. I looked in the settings downloaded apps and it shows the flash player. But the apps screen only show's flash player settings. I don't know what else to do abc.com is the website I want to watch videos on.

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    1. Hi Onyee Braswell,
      I've read many similar issue with yours in many forums, some of them can fix their problems by uninstalling flash then boot into recovery mode (hold Power button, Home button and volume up button simultaneously) and clear dalvik cache (in advanced menu). Once you've finished, reboot and reinstall flash.
      Hope it helps :)

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  7. Is there a flash player for CyanogenMod

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    1. Hi teri boutsis,
      Thanks for coming here.
      I don't understand much about CyanogenMod. But, if you don't mind you can try the steps I've mentioned above to install Flash Player on your phone then let me know if it works for you. I will really appreciate your willing to share your experience here with us :)

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  8. Thank you very much for posting this!!! It's been driving me nuts that I couldn't get flash! You rock!!!

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    1. Hi Lisa Fox,
      I'm so glad to know that you were helped with this post.
      Also thanks for coming here.
      Have a nice day :)

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  9. When I goes to archeived flash player site and download it...its saying that the flash player is not support for this divce.....what can I do?

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    1. Hi Sachin Dasanayaka,
      Thanks for your visit.
      Make sure you were checked Unknown source option under Security settings as I've mentioned on the step #3 then try again to download Flash Player version which is compatible with your device.
      Hope this helps :)

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    2. I have my "unknown source" checked and it still says not supported for this device (s3).

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    3. Hi Renita,
      Thanks for coming.
      Are you using Jelly Bean or ICS on your phone?
      And you may want to try downloading the older version of Flash Player, such as this version:Flash Player 11.1 for Android 4.0 (11.1.115.54) and see whether it helps :)

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  10. I followed all the steps but my phone says that it cannot open the files. I have a samsung galaxy s3.

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    1. Hi Shanna E,
      Thanks for visiting my blog.
      If you're using any file manager apps on your Galaxy S3, such as ES File Explorer or Astro File Manager, then try to go to the download folder and see whether there is an apk file or not?
      If so, you should be able installing Flash using this files. If not, then you can try to download the apk file here:http://download.macromedia.com/pub/flashplayer/installers/archive/android/11.1.115.63/install_flash_player_ics.apk then try again installing flash apk file on your phone.
      Hope this helps :)

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  11. If I am using 4.1.2 which version should I use

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    1. Hi Johnathan Burnham,
      Thanks for coming here.
      I'm so sorry if you were think that you lost your comment, this because I set it to always moderation. But, I just post your comment only one because I think the rest has a similar meaning. Well, back to to your question, try to use the latest version of Adobe Flash Player. But, if you unable to install it to your phone due to any reason, you can try to install the older version, such as 11.1.115.63. Here the complete link:http://download.macromedia.com/pub/flashplayer/installers/archive/android/11.1.115.63/install_flash_player_ics.apk
      Hope this helps :)

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    2. Thank you so much this worked great :)

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    3. Hi Johnathan Burnham,
      I'm glad to see this works for you :)

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  12. I have the galaxy 3 .I'm trying to do some homework on myitlab .whem I click a file it says you do jor have the latest adobe player which one do I download ? Thank you plz let me know

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    1. Hi Damaris Lima,
      Thanks for coming.
      yes, I've said to choose the latest version. But, some users said that they failed to install it. So, if you do failed installing the latest version, then try to install the lower version (11.1.115.63) as I've said to Johnathan Burnham in his comment right above you.
      Hope this helps :)

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  13. Hi. I started the download, but cancelled it. Now when I try to download it again it says download attempt failed. Can you help please?

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    1. Hi Carter Hendrickson,
      Thanks for coming.
      Try to clear your browser cache. Also if you use any file manager app (such as ES File Explorer or Astro File Manager)on your phone, then go to the download folder and remove .apk file associated with the Flash Player you've just downloaded. Once you've finished, try to re-download Flash Player through the browser.
      Hope this helps :)

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  14. hello....I have successfully ran flash on my s3 for many months but recently its just stopped wotrking...I have reinstalled it....tried using dolphin, firefox...no joy...is it a 4.1.2 issue or something else...im very confused and frustrated and close to performing a factory reset to start and try again....please help!!

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    1. Hi Pat Barnard,
      Thanks for coming.
      Can I conclude that your Flash stopped working after updating your Android to Jelly Bean? Am I right? Which version are you using now? Some of Galaxy S3 users said that they were unable to run or installing Flash after updating to Jelly Bean. So, try to uninstall then reinstall Flash using the lower version (such as:11.1.115.63) then see whether it works.
      Hope this helps :)

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  15. I downloaded the flash file and after it finished I tapped on it to open but it says cannot open file

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    1. Hi Aniceta Alvonellos,
      Thanks for coming.
      Seems you have the same problem with Shanna E who also can't open the file. I was replied her comment. So, you can see the reply on hers, five comments above you.
      Hope this helps :)

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  16. I'm trying to download the flash player for my s3 but I keep getting content not supported on my device. What do I do?

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    1. Hi King Rico,
      Thanks for coming.
      Please make sure that you've checked Unknown source option under Security settings as I've mentioned above on the step #3. Once you've finished, try to re-download again.
      Hope this helps :)

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  17. I tried downloading the flash player on my Galaxy s3, everything worked.. But I still can't view videos online.. It's just comes up blank... Can you please help me?

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    1. Hi Buddy,
      Thanks for coming.
      Somebody on androidcentral forum said that he was managed to solve this problem by going to the browser settings > select Advanced > Enable Flash and plug-ins, set it to always on.
      Give it a try then let me know if it works for you.
      Hope this helps :)

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  18. Thank you so much for this. I was finally able to download Adobe flash player on to my Samsung Galaxy S3. Michelle

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    1. Hi Michelle Potts,
      Thanks for coming.
      I'm so glad to know that it works for you :)

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  19. I've tried all of ur tips but none have worked:(

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    1. Hi Hockey Fan,
      Thanks for coming.
      Can you please tell me, did you received any notification or alert associated with this problem?

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  20. It did not work for me. I downloaded many of them after the other failed. Still nothing. Ibhave a gs3 brand new and I can't watch any videos on it at all. Whoch sucks being that I am in college and need it badly

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    1. Hi Patrick Ramos,
      Thanks for coming.
      Can you please tell me what the alert that you receive associated with this problem? Do you just downloading and yet no success installing it on your phone? Or do you have managed installing it but you still can't watch the video?

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  21. Hey. Thanks for the advice. I managed to install flash version 11.1 but I need to try and obtain at least version 11.3. The file name ends with .swc and my s3 cannot open the file no matter how much I try. The .apk file works fine but not the .swc file. Why is that? How can I fix that? Many thanks for the help

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    1. Hi Patrick Wei,
      Thanks for coming.
      Have you ever tried to open this file through the PC? If not, try to install FileViewPro on your PC to open the file. Here's the link: http://www.solvusoft.com/en/download/fileviewpro/

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  23. I have the s3 and I have read most of the comments and tried everything but I only receieve a blank page when trying to view. I need this to be able to view presentations for my college courses. My plugins are set to always enable/allow. I am running 4.1.2 PLEASE HELP ASAP I am ready to pull my hair out

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    1. Hi Bettina,
      Thanks for coming.
      Can you please tell me what version of Adobe Flash are you using now? Also make sure you have enabled Java Script on your Browser app or try to use other Browser app. Another, try to uninstall and then reinstall Adobe Flash Player on your phone then see whether it helps :)

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  24. go to:- http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/archived-flash-player-versions.html on your s3, under the heading Flash Player for Android 4.0 archives download:-
    Flash Player 11.1.for Android 4.0 (11.1.115.20) install,simples!

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    1. Hi Tracey Clark,
      Thanks for coming.
      Also thanks to leave us a useful link :)

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  25. Which one is good for Samsung galaxy s3 plz

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    1. Hi Mewena Coolen,
      Thanks for coming.
      Try this version: 11.1.115.63. Here's the link:http://download.macromedia.com/pub/flashplayer/installers/archive/android/11.1.115.63/install_flash_player_ics.apk
      Some insiders said that this version works well on their S3 :)

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  26. what flash player am I supposed to download? the one for Android 3x? i have a galaxy s3 btw

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    1. Hi Grace Park,
      Thanks for coming.
      Please take a look at my reply on the comment right above you :)

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  27. Many many thanks for posting this information. It works perfectly :-D

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    1. Hi Dgrrl72,
      Thanks for coming.
      I'm more than happy to know that it works on you :)

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  28. I've done every step that you mention yet adobe refuses to download to my phone. I go to adobe and it still says "We're Sorry
    This content requires Adobe Flash Player, which is not supported by your device. This content can be viewed on a desktop computer or on mobile devices that support Flash Player." So, what else can I do to be able to download it?

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    1. Hi Jessica Pate,
      Thanks for coming.
      Does your phone run with Android 4.3? Well, if you have tried to install any Flash version for Android but have no luck. Keep the Flash player runs on your phone and then download third-party Browser app that support with Flash player(eg. Firefox or Dolphin browser). FYI, this day, I noticed that the stock browser app on my S4 with Android 4.3 has no option to enable plugins(while in my Tab 2.7 with Android 4.0 I can find the plugins option), so I suspect that it causes the Flash doesn't work on stock browser with Android 4.3, then I download Firefox browser app(after install it, go to Settings in Firefox then select Display, tap Plugins and then select Enabled) and now, I'm able to view the web page which is contain Flash using Firefox browser.
      Hope this helps :)

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  29. Works in my regular browser but will not work with firefox on my mobile device. Thank you tho.

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    1. Hi Buddy,
      Thanks for coming.
      Make sure you've enabled the Plugin option in Mozilla Firefox by going to its settings> tap "Display"> tap "Plugins" and then select "Enabled".

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  30. im unable to download any of those im using a Samsung Galaxy S3 version 4.3 any tips? plz and thank you

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    1. Hi Vimal Parisee,
      Thanks for coming.
      Did you receive any error message or notification when you were downloading the flash player? Have you tried to download it using other Browser apps?

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    2. it said it could not open the file after I downloaded it but I guess ill try another browser app

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    3. Hi Vimal Parisee,
      Thanks for getting back here.
      Make sure you have checked "Unknown sources" in the security settings. Also make sure you have downloaded it completely. You can see the file size to make sure the file is not corrupted. Or, you can try to re-download that version or download other Flash version.

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