The Easier Way to Install Flash on iPhone 4 and iPad

HiFiGuy528

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Anyone tried this on iPhone 4? Works or buggy?

http://gizmodo.com/5608095/the-easier-way-to-install-flash-on-iphone-4-and-ipad


Didn't you hear? Flash (well, Frash) came to jailbroken iPhones yesterday. But if that eight-step process was a little bit complicated for you, there's a new three-step method available right now.

It's actually the same basic scenario, just streamlined into a single Cydia package for your downloading convenience by the German-based Applephiles at Benm.at. According to iThinkDiff, on your jailbroken iPhone 4, 3GS, or iPad:

1. Open Cydia > Manage > Sources
2. Edit source and add http://repo.benm.at
3. Search Frash and install it.
And voila! Flash content should play to your heart's desire (though you'll need to tap the Flash component to get it to play). The whole thing takes just a few minutes, but won't work on your 3G due to processor architecture incompatibility. As always, proceed with caution! [iThinkDiff, image via Rewrite Tech]

 

NJRonbo

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Don't want to be the guinea pig.

Would be interested to see if this
works without corrupting anything
else.
 

jman240

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Also a good idea to add the SBSettings toggle so you can disable this at will.
 

chell

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I installed it from the repository mentioned above. It works fine on some flash based stuff (especially banners) and not well at all on others, especially complex ones (flash animations won't load).
 

powaking

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Tried it on Hulu, just crashed Safari. But ads like the one on Netflix's main page (if you're not logged in) worked fine. I removed it as it needs much more work (maybe include an option in Safari's settings to turn it on/off).
 

meagain

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Nov 18, 2006
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All I could get to work was a banner.

Hulu - "the video is not available on the iPad"
Realplayer - nope.

Darn. I've yet to get frash to work for me.

Would like to hear of sites where it's worked for folks. I just want to see it working somewhere at this point. :)
 

c2006

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Jun 16, 2010
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Frash is enabled and I've resprung multiple times, but whenever I go to a site with flash content, it's just not there. Even the homestarrunner website has the "Everybody! Everybody!" title, but then it's just a blank black screen, nowhere to tap to initiate flash...
 

monkey28rb

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Jun 19, 2010
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remember people this is an alpha level at best! It still needs a lot of work before it is even considered beta! Just give it sometime!
 

Nykwil

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anybody have any input on battery life and stability after installing frash? As much as I'm interested, I'm not willing to take the risk if it means stability/battery problems.
 

Psant

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Jun 12, 2010
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It crashes my Huli when I try it, but other flash websites and banners work fine. Pretty awesome!
 

meagain

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Nov 18, 2006
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Is it at all possible it's the METHOD of install used that's preventing it from working better?
 

Shorts.

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Jul 20, 2010
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i used the SSH way of installing frash and it works.. as well as an alpha works
 

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