Kindle Fire: How to Enable Flash

Since support has been dropped for Adobe Flash, it’s difficult to get it to work on the Amazon Kindle Fire. There is a way it can be done though. Just follow these steps.

  1. Allow installation of applications from unknown sources by going to “Apps” > “Settings” > “Applications” > “Apps From Unknown Sources” > “On” or “Settings” > “More” > “Device” > “Allow Installation of Applications” > “On” depending on the model of your particular Fire.
  2. Open the Silk web browser and go to the Mozilla FTP site in the browser, then select “Go“.
  3. Select the the file that ends with the extension of “.apk“.
  4. A notification should appear at the top of the screen that says “Downloading”. This should switch to “Download complete”. Tap the notification area at the top of the screen.
  5. Tap the “Download complete” selection.
  6. Select “Install“.
  7. Open Firefox, then go to “Menu” > “Display” > “Plugins” and set it to “Enabled“.
  8. Ensure Firefox is closed to where it is not running at all.
  9. Download and install Flash Player for Android (options toward the bottom of the linked page).
  10. A notification should appear at the top of the screen that says “Downloading”. This should switch to “Download complete”. Tap the notification area at the top of the screen.
  11. Tap the “Download complete” selection.
  12. Select “Install“.
  13. Open the “Flash Player” app.
  14. Choose to perform the action using “Firefox“.
  15. Tap the box to activate the plugin.

You should be all ready to use Flash with Firefox on your Amazon Kindle HDX, HD, or original.

Comments

  1. Terry says

    On Kindle Fire HDX (3rd gen). OS=FireOS 4.5.4
    I uninstalled a newer version of Flash ….59, performed the steps though downloading the pre-ics flash install apk at link above using SIlk. When I attempt install by opening downloads via Silk menu and taping the flash apk I get “File cannot be opened”.
    Q: Do you have an update to this tech note? Or has Amazon blocked install of this flash version?

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