How to Install Flash Player on Nexus 7 on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Devices

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Adobe Flasher Player 11.1 has been taken down from the Google Play Store as Adobe announced they would be discontinuing Flash Player for Android, starting from Android 4.1  devices (Nexus 7 tablet). This was announced in a decision to make people stop using Flash and move to to HTML5.

Nexus 7 users were the first to start with where Flash Player 11.1 was not available in the Google Play Store  – and now it has been discontinued for everyone. We still have the latest Flash Player APK for download if you want, but here is a quick tutorial to install Flash Player 11.1 on Nexus 7, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean devices.

Adobe Flash Player for Android 4.1 / Android 5.0

How to Install Flash Player 11.1 on Nexus 7

Follow the steps below carefully to install the Adobe Flash Player APK on Nexus 7 tablet. It’s pretty easy and I’m sure it shouldn’t take more than 3 minuets to do this.

Step 1 Download Flash Player 11.1 APK file in your computer. If you downloaded directly on your phone, it will be in the folder called ‘downloads’ on SD card.

Step 2Download ASTRO File Manager from the Android Market on your phone. You can use any other file manager as well.

Step 3 – Now in your phone, go to Settings > Applications > check “Unknown sources” box. Tap ‘OK” on the warning.


For Android 4.0+ users: Go to Settings > Security > scroll down and check “Unknown sources” box. Tap ‘OK” on the warning.

Step 4 – Connect your phone to the PC and transfer the Adobe_Flash_Player_11.1.apk file anywhere in your SD card or phone memory.

Step 5 – Disconnect from PC and navigate through the app to your directory where the APK is transferred.

Step 6 – Tap on the Adobe_Flash_Player_11.1.apk file. A popup will show up. Now tap on the “Open App Manager” button.

Step 7 – Tap on the Install button. It will then take you to the Android installation interface where it will show you the permissions required for the app. Tap ‘Install’ again for the installation to begin.

That’s it! The Flash Player 11.1 app is now installed on your Nexus 7.

You can now happily browse through Flash content. However, you will need a third-party web browser (i.e. Dolphin Browser) because Chrome does not support Flash either.

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