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    Thank you for the kind welcome.
    My name is Jan and I live in Michigan. The reason I'm here is I'm so confused about if Android has an alternative to adobe flash player. I have a droid maxx and I can't access a lot of information because the phone doesn't support flash. Are there answers to this situation?
     
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    First, there are older flash players that still work, but you may have to use a different browser.

    Archived Flash Player versions

    There is talk that Firefox works for flash sites. For me, I've not run into a site yet that doesn't work, but it may be because I side-loaded the player.

    Try this;

    - Installed SWF Player - Flash ®FileViewer from Google Play and started it
    - As the SWF Player - Flash ®FileViewer required Flash Player, it referred me to Google Play Flash Player download page.
    - Download and installation of Flash Player was from there a usual process of installing an app.
    - I could not see Flash Player in the Google Play installed items list, but it is listed in the internal installed programs list. Flash content runs in the default browser and there is a settings icon in the apps list.
     
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    Fox cat,
    I downloaded swf and it told me to download flash player plug in, but when it directed me to Google play to download the plug in, it said "device does not support this"
    I also checked my apps and flash wasn't installed at all. Am I doing something wrong
     
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    No, probably not. There are many potential workarounds, and some have worked in the past but don't now. I would suggest checking back here as someone will have a proper solution for you. I'll keep researching myself if I have time. Rest assured, if it can be fixed, we (the community at DroidForums.net), will find a way.
     
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    Thank you so much, it has been so frustrating!
     
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    Hello and welcome to the forum!

    Looks like FoxKat is on the hunt for ya...good luck!
     
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    Fox kat
    I downloaded the photon browser, your right its different. I know beggers can't be choosers but Im hoping you or someone can come up with a different solution.
    I'm surprised there aren't more people with my same issue since android doesn't support flash player.
     
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    Here's Flash Player. Make sure "allow unknown sources" is checked in your security settings or it won't install. There's nothing nefarious, it's straight from Adobe just copied onto my Dropbox for sharing.
    http://db.tt/2s0fPfYI
    Try it with Firefox browser. That's the only one I know of that still works reliably.

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    Welcome to the site. Hope you got this worked out. DancingNexus