Why No Jailbroken FLash ?

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  1. hundleton1 macrumors 6502

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    i can understand Apple blocking flash on the iPhone due to battery reasons but Adobe could have produced a version to the JB community and thats would have put a massive amount of pressure on apple to allow it, you cant tell me in 3 years that Adobe have not been able to port a version that works ? if you look at it that way i can understand what Steve is on about, 3 years is an eternity in the mobile market and still nothing.
     
  2. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    That's cute, but you really have no idea what you're talking about.
     
  3. Outrigger macrumors 68000

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    Is this a joke or you're serious? If its the latter, do you know exactly what flah is and how it works? You do know its not an app right? Time to pick my jaw up from the floor now...
     
  4. RoboCop001 macrumors 65816

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    The non retardedly rude response would be because if Adobe released their Flash for iPhone to the jail break community, it would probably get Apple pretty upset about it.

    For the record, there had been talks of Adobe actually having created an iPhone version of Flash, wasn't there? It just wouldn't have been approved? Or did they not actually produce one?

    :)
     
  5. carebearsx3 macrumors regular

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    Guys, before you start bashing the guy, know that I used to have Flash on my iPhone. How? Using a jailbroken Safari plug-in called iMobileCinema (no idea if it's still there.) You couldn't see any Flash games (why would you want to, anyhow?), but that was a year ago, and I never really tried any non-App Store games. But I was able to watch any video, on any website.

    P.S. It was great for porno. :D
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

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    Instead of slamming the OP, why not actually answer his question.
     
  7. kkat69 macrumors 68020

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    Flash is technically not an app. It's more a 'plugin' for the browser. The flash movie *.swf can act as a standalone application but the flash people are talking about in a browser is a plugin. There are/were mobile flash versions but the way it runs is not allowed on the iphone.

    I won't say more, google what flash is and how it works.
     
  8. slpdLoad macrumors 6502a

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    Adobe has yet to really demo Flash running on any mobile platform without bugs. Let alone on a OS X platform, where performance is already horrendous on the desktop version. Let alone in an unsupported format that Apple will break every time they update anything.

    A hacked, poorly performing version of Flash on iDevices making the internet rounds is the last thing Adobe needs right now.
     
  9. maflynn Moderator

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    All applications have bugs. The same comment can be made about osx, safari or anything else from apple.

    By the same token, adobe is showing off flash support in the android apps. Regardless of what people may feel about flash. Its a huge disadvantage to have the android platform able to view websites that have flash plugins and not the iPhone.
     
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  11. RoboCop001 macrumors 65816

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    That's what they said about Baywatch.:D
     
  12. DravenGSX macrumors 6502a

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    Jailbreaking provides the ability to add plug-ins and modify the framework. It's completely feasible. Why Adobe hasn't done it probably boils down to several reasons, some political and some technical.
     
  13. MassiveAttack macrumors 6502a

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    If Steve Jobs doesn't want flash on the iPhone then the fan boys and apple apologists don't want it either.
     
  14. RoboCop001 macrumors 65816

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    If there isn't a Baywatch app that compiles all the slow-mo scenes, then there should be :D
     
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    that sucks.
     
  17. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Well, since no one actually has either, why don't I take a stab at it. Jailbreaking is against the EULA of the iPhone. For Adobe to specifically develop an app for the Jailbreak community would be legally questionable at best, it would be akin to EA developing games using the Pandora exploit for the PSP to get around Sony;s restrictions on the device. Either way, this wouldn't end well for Adobe and is never going to happen.
     
  18. andybno1 macrumors 68040

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    that wasn't flash, imobilecinema transcoded flash movies to be playable on the iPhone
     

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