Installing Flash 10.1 on the Optimus S?
06-09-2012 01:33 PM
- I haven't been able to get Flash running, but I thought I'd start a thread so that maybe the hivemind can collectively figure it out. A first approximation of the instructions follows. This will require that you have rooted your phone. See KSmithInNY's excellent post on rooting the Optimus S.
These instructions assume you're using Windows. If you're using Linux, you'll need the Linux Android SDK, and you'll need to have the LG drivers installed. I haven't tried to get the LG drivers working in Linux yet, but once I do, I'll post about it.
Step 1 is to download the Adobe Flash 10.1 APK.
Step 2 is to put the .apk file you downloaded in step 1 in your android-sdk/tools directory and run:adb install name-of-the-apk-file.apkIn this case, that'sadb install "Adobe Flash Player 10.1_10.1.61.68.apk"
This is where things get off track.
Without this apk installed, going to the desktop version of youtube.com in the browser shows me (if I select to view the page in browser) the blue flash-is-missing lego block. With the apk installed, the browser crashes. So, clearly, the browser sees the flash apk and tries to use it, but can't.
That's all I have so far. To uninstall the flash APK, in theory,adb uninstall name-of-the-apk-file.apkshould do the trick, but this fails. Instead you can do the equivalent by running:adb shell
rm com.adobe.flashplayer-1.apk11-06-2010 01:38 PM
- I believe that the android flash 10.1 releases are CPU/GPU specific. The CPU on this thing is pretty weak and while the GPU is the same as the one on the Snapdragon, it still doesn't have integrated flash acceleration like the newer mobile GPUs. Unless Adobe specifically supports this CPU (unlikely) we may never actually see flash 10.1 on the Optimus but maybe someone can try flash lite? I would but I just sent it to my dad as a gift.11-06-2010 05:39 PM
- Presumably the CPU speed is why Sprint disabled Flash.
In principle, the Adobe .apk should work on any Android 2.2 device, so I don't think it's compiled specifically for any particular CPU/GPU combination. I think that the obstacle to getting Flash working on the Optimus S is some check that has been implemented at the Application level to ensure it isn't used. Or maybe tomorrow, when protected apps will be visible on the Market, we'll be able to download Flash from there?11-07-2010 12:23 AM
- 11-10-2010 04:53 PM
- Kevin OQuinnAC Team EmeritusIt did cross my mind when I had my EVO. BUT, it wasn't straight forward and could stop working at any time. I would like to have adobe AIR, though, because of the app possibilities. I personally haven't come across any apps that I want that require flash. I guess it's a preference.11-10-2010 05:42 PM
- It did cross my mind when I had my EVO. BUT, it wasn't straight forward and could stop working at any time. I would like to have adobe AIR, though, because of the app possibilities. I personally haven't come across any apps that I want that require flash. I guess it's a preference.11-10-2010 06:08 PM
still in pre-alpha, but coming soon.
Or there is the official one11-18-2010 01:10 PM
- Hey guys - i just wanted to see what the future has in store for this phone.
Think we'll have a flash player anytime to stream some videos on a browser?
Also, KSmith mentioned something about the phone increasing from 600mhz - how is this possible without new hardware?11-19-2010 11:05 AM
- 11-19-2010 11:12 AM
I'm thinking of jumping to a phone that has Android natively (from a Touch Pro 2 with WM 6.1) and the LG Optimus S came up in my search. I was looking for a phone that got good reviews, that's cheap, and that does not have 4G. (No extra $10 fee)
I see that this phone has been rooted, and has custom ROMs, and also has overclocking and hardware acceleration enabled. (Not sure on the extent of HW accel)
Granted, it's no 1 Ghz monster - But can it still run the full Android version of Flash?
Also, if anyone has a moment, comments regarding battery life, how responsive it is or isn't, things like that, I'd appreciate it.
Thanks!11-29-2010 02:36 PM
- No, unless Adobe decides to stop being jerks and compile it with ArmV6 support, we cannot use it because Adobe has decided to require ArmV7.
Simply put, in the current state, our processor cannot understand the binary code.
Flash Lite is a possiblity, but has not been done yet.11-29-2010 02:40 PM
It installs fine but doesn't show up in the browser.11-29-2010 03:01 PM
- I just got an Optimus S a few days ago and I have to say it's a little disappointing to get a new phone that's only been available for about a month that can't support the flash update from almost 6 months ago. Maybe it's Adobe's fault and not LG's but it's just disappointing to get what is supposed to be the best non-4G Android phone Sprint currently offers and have immediate limitations.12-03-2010 12:09 PM
- I just got an Optimus S a few days ago and I have to say it's a little disappointing to get a new phone that's only been available for about a month that can't support the flash update from almost 6 months ago. Maybe it's Adobe's fault and not LG's but it's just disappointing to get what is supposed to be the best non-4G Android phone Sprint currently offers and have immediate limitations.12-03-2010 12:31 PMLike 3
- I can't get Adobe Flash to install, I want to view flash in my browser. I even tried installing from the SD card, but no luck. Is Adobe flash compatible with LG Optimus S?
I read somewhere that it is not compatible with the LG Optimus S because flashrequires an ARMV7 processor and the Optimus is an ARMV6, something like that, is this true?12-17-2010 01:38 PM
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