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Kindle Fire needs Adobe Flash player update

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Initial post: Oct 1, 2012 10:46:21 PM PDT
Y. Chen says:
I used to watch ABC dramas on my kindle fire. Not a problem. But I cannot do that anymore. The message says: Viewing the episode requires Adobe Flash Player 10.0.0and later. That says our flash player in kindle is out of date? How can we update the software?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 1, 2012 10:56:09 PM PDT
Adobe are not updating Flash after Android 4.0 so no upgrade above that available.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 1, 2012 10:58:26 PM PDT
Y. Chen - The version of Flash on the 1st Gen Fire is

Adobe is no longer supporting Flash on any Android devices, so there won't be an update.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 1, 2012 11:00:09 PM PDT
M. Ratcheson says:
It would be a downgrade.

And it's possible to do it, see this thread:

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 2, 2012 1:51:57 PM PDT
Kindle User says:
I found the solution here>>

I can now watch.

Posted on Oct 2, 2012 1:52:30 PM PDT
Kindle User says:
I found that this worked today>>

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 2, 2012 3:31:21 PM PDT
Only for the first Generation Kindle Fire . Not the new Fires.

Posted on Oct 6, 2012 3:12:18 PM PDT
Dennis says:
Re: Kindle Fire 2nd edit (not HD) - If I go to ESPN and select a video clip, it says I need Adobe Flash Player (with a link). If I go to the link it says I am running Linux 32bit Safari Browser (not Silk, per se) and notes version If I select optional downloads it provides - yum, .rar_gz, .rmp, apt versions. Is one of these appropriate? How would you download 'directly' from a website to install on KF2? If a website asks for Adobe Flash Player is there an alternative flash player workaround that these sites would recognize?
Which Android version does KF2 use?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 6, 2012 6:44:48 PM PDT
iDRMRSR says:
LOL. Those are Linux code formats, not Android. You are looking for an extension of .APK, if you can find it. That's the code package format for Android devices. Adobe does not allow you to directly download have to go through an application store like Amazon or Google Play or something. Reason being the code from a legitimate Android store is signed as being wholesome! You might be able to find an .apk around but then if it's not perfectly the right version for the Amazon device, it still won't work. I did not buy the new HD version because of this lack of Flash and its attendant problems accessing the web of today. Everybody with a newer Android device is basically in the same boat unless they Google around for a back version of something that still supports FLASH.

Posted on Nov 11, 2012 2:17:03 PM PST
Linda May says:
Very irritating...had to replace my kindle as it would no
Longer take a I am told be Amazon that Adobe does not support flash on my Kindle fire any longer...Kindle and Amazon fighting...I have no access to my banking...on line studies etc....WOW ...this needs to be fixed???!!!! I was told with enough input from disgruntled customers they may find a common ground....well this is my input!!!!!! Others hating this also?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2012 2:25:13 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2012 2:39:53 PM PST
Linda May says:
Bank uses this for on line access... I could get on to view accounts etc I have no access until I download the newest flash...and "file cannot open"...!!!! How do I yell at Adobe????

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2012 2:54:51 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012 12:44:07 AM PST
Steve Shaw says:
there not fighting, flash is obsolete and being replaced with html5.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012 1:34:23 AM PST
Linda - In case you're tracking this.

To install Flash: (You have to have a Flash compatible browser in order to install Flash. You can't install it under Silk.)

Do the following on the Fire HD itself:

Swipe down from the top > More > Device > Allow Installation of Applications.

Install ES File Explorer: ES File Explorer

Download and install the Dolphin HD and Flash Player apk files from this link:

Once both files are downloaded to your Fire, open ES File Explorer and look in the "Downloads" folder. You should see both files there.

Install Dolphin HD *first* by tapping on the icon. Then Install Flash by tapping on the icon.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012 2:16:25 AM PST
Jazzy_Jeff says:
Your bank should be ashamed if they require the use of Flash on their site. That is just irresponsible on their part.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012 3:27:03 AM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012 4:31:53 AM PST
Jazzy_Jeff says:
Even if there isn't an app you should still have access through the browser. I can access my account either way.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 9:05:19 PM PST
abc says:

I've been going around and around trying to get Flash to work on my Kindle. Following your instructions, when I get to the last step--installing Flash Player--I receive a familiar message, that the file cannot be "parsed."

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 11:00:29 PM PST
ABC - Delete the Flash APK and go download it again. Make sure you have installed the Dolphin HD browser first.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 23, 2012 6:56:02 PM PST
Invalid link for dropbox

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 23, 2012 6:59:19 PM PST
Briana - Try a different web browser. I am able to access the dropox link with no issues.

Here are the individual links:

Flash Player:

Dolphin HD 8.5.1:

Posted on Nov 24, 2012 2:40:35 PM PST
C. Backes says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 24, 2012 2:46:38 PM PST
Jazzy_Jeff says:
NONE OF THE NEW ANDROID TABLETS HAVE FLASH!!!! Adobe has stopped supporting Flash on portable devices. Amazon can't give you what is not available. There is another way to get Flash if you read this thread. Sounds like you are not interested but want to be mad at someone.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 24, 2012 3:08:17 PM PST
Oliver says:
There are a thousand threads on the forum that clearly explain how to install Dolphin browser and the correct version of Flash. I continue to be in awe of the patience shown by the forum pros who explain this on a daily basis.
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