Does the kindle fire 7 run adobe flash player?

Megan
20.12.2012
Megan

I just bought the amazon kindle fire 7" (not the HD one) and I was curious if it runs adobe flash player? The guy at toys r us didn't know anything about it, he probably shouldn't be working in the electronics dept. Thanks!

grimrpr6942
20.12.2012
grimrpr6942

No, Adobe no longer supports android/mobile as of August 2012. BUT there is a work around that can be done as follows.
You can install flash by doing the following:

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/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:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/9d8gxh75f0747f1/83fV5m6x2c

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.

JOHN
20.12.2012
JOHN

Yes.
http://forums.adobe.com/thread/959025

ToPoint
20.12.2012
ToPoint

What John mentioned is for the old Kindle First 1st generation, which comes with Flash built-in. There's a setting on the device that can turn Flash on.

However, for the new Kindle Fire 2nd generation (the one you're asking about) and Kindle Fire HD that are currently selling on Amazon, they no longer come with Flash. Indeed, all new tablets running Adroid 4.0 or later won't have Flash (Adobe is having Flash obsolete, replaced by HTML5 technology). But as of now, quite a lot of websites may still need Flash enabled browser to view properly.

There's work around to have Flash running on the new Kindle Fires, just by sideloading another web browser and Flash can work well:

http://budurl.com/KindleFirePlayFlash

Hope that helps.

Guest
03.01.2013
Guest

Do you have to leave your kindle c settings open to third party apps for flash to work or is this just for the installation process?