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How to install and use flash on Z2 Tablet (KitKat)

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Hi all, I know that Flash should be dead and also that KitKat made some changes so it´s not easy to use Flash but still I need this.

I have here an Xperia Z2 Tablet with Android 4.4 and Firefox Stable. I was already using firefox and flash on another older Android device, so I thought I install flash also on my new device. Was reading about this post: http://www.androidpit.com/install-flash-player-on-firefox-android-4-4

I was downloading the oldest flash for Android, installed, checked plugin in Firefox and well everytime there is a flash element (video or whatever), I just see a black screen. There is no "you need flash" or "you have to activate flash", just a black screen. Is there some workaround for that problem? Any ideas? Thank you!

Edit: Tested this with Dolphin, Flash is working there. Wish I could use this on Firefox...

Hi all, I know that Flash should be dead and also that KitKat made some changes so it´s not easy to use Flash but still I need this. I have here an Xperia Z2 Tablet with Android 4.4 and Firefox Stable. I was already using firefox and flash on another older Android device, so I thought I install flash also on my new device. Was reading about this post: http://www.androidpit.com/install-flash-player-on-firefox-android-4-4 I was downloading the oldest flash for Android, installed, checked plugin in Firefox and well everytime there is a flash element (video or whatever), I just see a black screen. There is no "you need flash" or "you have to activate flash", just a black screen. Is there some workaround for that problem? Any ideas? Thank you! Edit: Tested this with Dolphin, Flash is working there. Wish I could use this on Firefox...

Modified by HolKlaus

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

Flash Player 11.1 for Android 4.0 (11.1.115.81)

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/34.0.1847.116 Safari/537.36

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guigs 1072 solutions 11697 answers

Try this I believe once downloaded, you need to activate the plug in. Have you tried this already?

[http://mzl.la/NOiydB Try this] I believe once downloaded, you need to activate the plug in. Have you tried this already?

Question owner

Hi guigs2, I already activated the plugin. When a flash element is coming I just see a black box there, it´s something like in your link, there is just no "tap here to activate plugin" (because plugin is already activated). So flash is loading somehow, I'm just not able to see anything.

Does flash work with FF 28 on Kitkat, did somebody test it? Maybe my Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet is just broken, that could be also an answer. Just don't know how to find out what is going on...

Hi guigs2, I already activated the plugin. When a flash element is coming I just see a black box there, it´s something [https://support.cdn.mozilla.net/media/uploads/gallery/images/2013-12-16-10-24-45-b6d767.png like in your link], there is just no "tap here to activate plugin" (because plugin is already activated). So flash is loading somehow, I'm just not able to see anything. Does flash work with FF 28 on Kitkat, did somebody test it? Maybe my Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet is just broken, that could be also an answer. Just don't know how to find out what is going on...
guigs 1072 solutions 11697 answers

You can see what is installed in the about:support page on your Firefox browser that is installed on your tablet. You can also make sure that the plugin is enabled on the phone with these instructions

Also, you can request the mobile version of youtube for the time being. Can you also try the beta version or aurora to see if this still does not work on your tablet? https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/mobile/aurora/

You can see what is installed in the about:support page on your Firefox browser that is installed on your tablet. You can also make sure that the plugin is enabled on the phone with [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-watch-flash-videos-firefox-android these instructions] Also, you can request the mobile version of youtube for the time being. Can you also try the beta version or aurora to see if this still does not work on your tablet? [https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/mobile/aurora/]

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Roland Tanglao
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Hi Holklaus:

Flash video works fine on my Nexus 5 with Kitkat 4.4.2 but of course that doesn't mean there aren't bugs in other devices

What flash video site are you referring to specifically so we can test it alongside with you?

Hi Holklaus: Flash video works fine on my Nexus 5 with Kitkat 4.4.2 but of course that doesn't mean there aren't bugs in other devices What flash video site are you referring to specifically so we can test it alongside with you?

Question owner

Hi guigs2, I used "about:support" and it seems that the plugin is there(?) I will upload the screenshots from the output, probably you can see more. I also tested now firefox beta 29 from the android store and your link aurora, but without any other result.

Hi guigs2, I used "about:support" and it seems that the plugin is there(?) I will upload the screenshots from the output, probably you can see more. I also tested now firefox beta 29 from the android store and your link aurora, but without any other result.

Question owner

Hi Roland, the problem appears on any flash-only website. Just googled a random flash game as example: http://flashgames.de/onlinespiel/pet-feeding/play

I tried this game with the Dolphin Browser on the same device (found on xda an instruction using flash with dolphin on kitkat) and somehow it´s working but with Firefox 28 you just see the blank page. I add some pictures.

Edit: updated links, was defect

Hi Roland, the problem appears on any flash-only website. Just googled a random flash game as example: http://flashgames.de/onlinespiel/pet-feeding/play I tried this game with the Dolphin Browser on the same device ([http://forum.xda-developers.com/google-nexus-5/help/guide-how-to-play-flash-video-android-4-t2548001 found on xda an instruction using flash with dolphin on kitkat]) and somehow it´s working but with Firefox 28 you just see the blank page. I add some pictures. Edit: updated links, was defect

Modified by HolKlaus

Roland Tanglao
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Hi Holklaus:

Just checked: http://flashgames.de/onlinespiel/pet-feeding/play

on Firefox 29.0.1 on  my Nexus 7 tablet and it works fine (it did take a few seconds to initialize before  the game started)

Perhaps it's a Sony Z2 issue. I'll see if I can find a bug.

Hi Holklaus: Just checked: http://flashgames.de/onlinespiel/pet-feeding/play on Firefox 29.0.1 on my Nexus 7 tablet and it works fine (it did take a few seconds to initialize before the game started) Perhaps it's a Sony Z2 issue. I'll see if I can find a bug.

Modified by Roland Tanglao

Roland Tanglao
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and i am using the exact same version of the flash plugin you are using HolKlaus, namely flash 11.1 r1115

and i am using the exact same version of the flash plugin you are using HolKlaus, namely flash 11.1 r1115
Roland Tanglao
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Hi all:

I finally filed a bug for this:

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1025090

Hi all: I finally filed a bug for this: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1025090
Roland Tanglao
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Hi Holklaus:

Our fantastic QA Anthony Hughes received a Z2 tablet today and this game worked perfectly, please see the following comment in the bug:

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1025090#c2

Therefore as per the comment please update your tablet to the July 2014 (or later) Z2 system firmware using the Normal Android system update, then update to the latest flash which I think is still flash 11.1 r1115.81 and please let us know if this game works

Hi Holklaus: Our fantastic QA Anthony Hughes received a Z2 tablet today and this game worked perfectly, please see the following comment in the bug: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1025090#c2 Therefore as per the comment '''please update your tablet to the July 2014 (or later) Z2 system firmware using the Normal Android system update, then update to the latest flash which I think is still flash 11.1 r1115.81 and please let us know if this game works'''