Flash comes to (jailbroken) iPhones

Flash comes to (jailbroken) iPhones

Summary: On Wednesday I published my list of six apps worth jailbreaking your iPhone for -- and here's another. Flash (capital "F") is now available for iOS devices, but you'll have to jailbreak first.

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On Wednesday I published my list of seven apps worth jailbreaking your iPhone for, and here's another. Flash (capital "F") is now available for iOS devices, but you'll have to jailbreak your device first.

The release comes a month after the release of Frash for iPad on July 8, 2010.

It's called Frash and it allows jb'd iPhones to view Adobe Flash content. It was released today by Comex, the developer behind Spirit and the browser-based JailbreakMe tool released a week ago.

Once you have jailbroken your iOS device and installed Frash (RedmondPie.com has a simple step-by-step guide), you can view Adobe Flash in Mobile Safari. Not all Flash content will work though. Frash is in the early development stages (version 0.02), so only basic Flash animations will display, mainly advertisements.

Adobe should have released a jailbreak Flash app a long time ago.

Are you installing it?

Update: Redmond Pie has posted a video of an iPhone 4 with Frash to display the performance:

Tip: PCWorld

Topics: Hardware, iPhone, Mobility, Smartphones, Software Development

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  • Will I install it?

    Probably not. I have not missed flash on the iPad whatsoever.

    Question to people in the know. Why is flash so heavy? It totally abuses batteries.
    People
  • RE: Flash comes to (jailbroken) iPhones

    I'm not likely to install it - I use a flash blocker on my browsers already so why install this? It's cool for those who want it, I'm jut not one of those who does.
    athynz
  • RE: Flash comes to (jailbroken) iPhones

    Flash is annoying enough on the full sized screen of a PC I can't imaging how bad the user experience a smart phone would be if Flash becomes pervasive. Flash may add visual appeal for some but it does so at the expense of usability.
    nokryptonite4me@...
    • You don't need to image ... just watch the test

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtGCaKyd_co

      Do you really want that on your smartphone??
      wackoae
  • RE: Flash comes to (jailbroken) iPhones

    What i'm wondering: if you jailbreak you iphone will that still work after you download a new update from apple? And also would they be able to detect this? <a href="http://www.axzy.nl/dagaanbiedingen.html">dagaanbiedingen</a>
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