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In reply to an earlier post on Mar 7, 2014 7:56:40 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 7, 2014 7:57:19 AM PST
Thank you for your response, I will look into Dell and Micro.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 7, 2014 7:52:38 AM PST
WolfPup says:
Windows 8 and Windows RT tablets are the only ones with real Flash support. Both Dell and Microsoft make some pretty nice tablets in the 8 and 10.6" form factors.

And yes, you can use questionable install files to stick an ancient version of Flash on Android, but it's a gigantic security risk to run old software like that, particularly since Flash was the number 2 vulnerability last year, after Java.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 7, 2014 7:49:34 AM PST
Well that sucks, wish I knew this before purchasing! So what do we do? Is there another?

Posted on Feb 20, 2014 2:05:46 PM PST
WolfPup says:
Not that anyone listens, but I'll point out again that it isn't safe to use old versions of Flash. It's one of the biggest security vulnerabilities there is.

If you want a tablet that runs flash, get something that runs Windows 8 or RT.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2014 10:22:08 AM PST
old_MK says:
Yeah, you can't download it directly from Adobe like you can on a regular computer. You need to install the Dolphin browser first, then the Flash Player file, as well as ES File Explorer to be able to find & install the other 2 downloads, as I recall. I have a Fire HD 7" - don't know which "generation"... but this procedure worked great for me over a year ago. I THINK it was Laura's info in this thread that guided me on how to do it. I'll page back and see if I can find it. However, I have heard people say that there is an issue with the updated version of Dolphin available.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2014 8:20:50 AM PST
Grimwinder says:
Adobe stopped supporting Android devices, there are several very long threads here on work-arounds, use the search function on the right to find them.

Posted on Feb 20, 2014 8:08:58 AM PST
Tammie Rohr says:
When I go to watch a video on my kindle fire, other than YouTube, it says I need Adobe Flash Player. I went to the link, which was and then it asked me which version I want. The options are: YUM, .tar.gz, .rpm, and APT. Which one do I choose?

Posted on Feb 17, 2014 6:12:20 PM PST
B. Wuest says:
Use this tutorial, in less than a minute its installed.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 26, 2013 11:49:19 AM PST
WolfPup says:
It depends on what you're trying to install. Theoretically these 'app' stores are screen for malware (in practice malware gets through), and by installing programs from an alternate source, it's on you as to whether or not that program is safe.

On regular Android, installing the Amazon 'app' store actually requires that you uncheck that.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 26, 2013 11:41:06 AM PST
New Girl says:
Luann, Amazon checks all of the apps that it sells to make sure they will work with the devices listed as compatible. When you buy an app from another source they don't know if it is compatible so they are warning you that it may not be and that they will not be held responsible for any damage. There are a lot of apps available from other markets that are just fine but Amazon has no way of knowing that since they didn't check them. So install at your own risk is what they are saying.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 26, 2013 11:36:47 AM PST
Kindle Fire HD. When I go into Settings under Device and go to Allow Installation of Applications, I get a popup "WARNING...When you use applications from unknown sources, your Kindle and personal data are less secure and there is a risk of unexpected behavior. You agree that you are solely responsible for any damage to your Kindle or less of data that may result from using these applications."
So is it safe to proceed or not?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 27, 2013 9:00:13 PM PDT
Julie S says:
The toolbox link is no good, is there another link we can get, I would love to be able to order my pro ting from my vendor's website that runs flash!

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 16, 2013 2:18:31 PM PDT
Taximom says:
Thank you so much for this! The only part I can't find is the User Settings in Dolphin to set to "desktop", but I was able to watch a flash video so hopefully that doesn't matter much? But again, thank you for the very easy instructions!

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 11, 2013 5:16:42 PM PDT
T. Guysky - The 1st Gen Fire runs on an older version of Android (Gingerbread), so you'll have to find an app that's compatible (at least) with that version of the OS. The one available on should work for you:

You will have to update the Fire's device settings to "Allow Installation of Applications" before installing.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 11, 2013 4:57:04 PM PDT
G - You're very welcome.

Posted on Oct 11, 2013 4:45:08 PM PDT
G says:
Just wanted to say Thank you to all of you and especially Laura for the priceless info. Got Fire hd without the FP and with your great instructions was able to install and watch whatever I needed. Thank you for your time and effort!

Posted on Sep 13, 2013 12:16:40 AM PDT
T. Guysky says:
So I've been reading these forums for what feels like years now. Can someone please help me figure out a way to watch xfinity on demand content on my kindle fire? The app is apparently not compatible with my Fire (I think I have a first gen - it's two years old) so I tried to watch shows directly from the comcast website and have now encountered this hot mess flash problem. It tells me I have an outdated version yet I cannot update it - I have the dolphin browser but still cannot get anything to play as none of the links for flash work. Please help me find some way around this - either an xfinity app that is supported or a way to make the videos playable from the comcast site.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 3, 2013 10:41:50 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Sep 3, 2013 10:06:52 AM PDT
Well, the pros make enemies here every day by attempting to help folks. Dropbox did give me the name of the person who made the (repeated) copyright infringement complaints. What ticked me off was that she was not even the rights holder, just, as far as I can tell, some random person that I probably once told to stop letting her two year old play with a kindle unsupervised if she didn't want it broken...

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 3, 2013 6:40:50 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 3, 2013 6:45:51 AM PDT
old_MK says:
Re: someone squawking about copyright issues regarding the Dolphin/Flash files being in Dropbox...

Interesting...wonder if the iPad Mini creators (or one of the other small tablet makers) is cruising around the web trying to make their competition's tablets look less appealing. Doesn't seem like there would be much motivation for anyone else to squawk about those files being made readily available so we can have full-function Kindles. Just a thougbt.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 3, 2013 4:36:29 AM PDT
Old post, but...

My uncle (a tv repairman back when there WERE TV Repairmen) told me it's because the broadcast signal is weaker from traveling, and being split & bounced & such. The *commercials* are often inserted locally. Because they're full-signal, they boom through.

It's not that the advertisers control the volume.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 3, 2013 1:02:24 AM PDT
Careful what you wish for... Lookout (a malware protection app) can make your Kindle Fire "scream" if it's lost:

Lookout Security & Antivirus (Kindle Fire Edition)

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 3, 2013 12:27:25 AM PDT
Acter says:
> Does not have a hand-clapping Find-Me chip.

... but it would be a great add-on to the machine. laugh

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 2, 2013 11:18:17 PM PDT
Catalina- Use the links from this post:

I had to close the dropbox account. Some less that helpful person started squawking to dropbox about copyright violations...

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 2, 2013 10:10:19 PM PDT
old_MK says:
You ARE using the "goodreader" link a few posts above your request for help here, NOT the "dropbox" links from way back on page 1, right?

I just copied and pasted the link for Dolphin, per Laura's instructions, to see what I came up with, and it SEEMED just fine. There was a download button for the Dolphin browser. Didn't use it, as I don't want to risk messing up my Flash installation, but the link was not empty, and it looked fine...
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