Made the jump, but have a small issue

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    I found a good deal on a verizon s4 at walmart today for $138 (and a $40 gift card on top of that).

    I get the phone home and realize that I can't install flash player. Any ideas what is going on?
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    You didn't say what you have done/tried. It installed fine on my S4. You need to enable installation of apps from unknown sources then use the link in my signature to download the APK and tap to install.

    Did you try something similar and it didn't work?
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    I just went to the play store, and it said I couldn't do it.
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    got it. thanks for the heads up.

    Another question for you. On the droid I had, I was able to set the wifi to turn on based on my gps location, or time of day. Is there a built in app on the S4 that will do this or do I need to look for a 3rd party app?
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    Flash player is no longer supported on Android after 4.0 (ICS)

    Beamed From the white sun in the S4 Galaxy.
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    The Bionic had Smart Actions, but the Galaxy S4 doesn't have an equivalent. There are, however, 3rd party apps that should be able to do what you wish. One that gets mentioned is Tasker (cost $2.99).
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    bummer it doesn't have one built in. Guess I'll look at tasker
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    It also doesn't have a Favorites (for phone contacts) widget, but you can make a folder and stick your favorites there. Actually pretty sweet.

    I downloaded (from the signature) and did the install of Flash, but it doesn't seem to work. I went to End of the World. Flash Animation and tried it on the native internet, Boat Browser and Chrome. None worked. Ah well, it's no biggie.
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    yeah. I can't seem to get it to work either. It's a bit of a bummer.
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    I have the s4 with flash and use Dolphin browser from the play store. You have to go into settings to enable flash. It works.
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    I'm thinking maybe this isn't the answer as so many people have said no but under location services on my AT&T phone there is "My Places" which sounded like what you were asking about.
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    Flash works on Boat Browser, Photon Browser, and Puffin Browser.
    ***EDIT***
    Also works in UC Web Browser and Fox Flash Browser. Just used your link in all of them.

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    I saw the location services, but I'm not sure what it actually does.

    I downloaded tasker. It will do what I'm asking, but good grief it's overly complicated. Don't get me wrong, you can schedule it to do just about anything, but c'mon.
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    Try Phone Weaver. Simple. Using it since Beta Testing. Honestly, set it and forget it....

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    Not on my phone, just shows that it's missing a plug in. It may need to be enabled, but darned if I know how to do that. I may install Dolphin and see what that does.

    I see by your sig that you're posting on a GT-P7510, what about a Galaxy S4?
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    All those browsers and more work fine with Flash on my S4, including Next Browser. A notable exception is Chrome Browser.
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    Take a look @ Battery Guru from Snapdragon in the market. I "learns" where and when you connect to wifi and will turn it on and off. I do not have a wifi connection at work so it turns off. When I get home, it turns on. There's a lot more to it, the above is one example.
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    Well, when I go to that site Boat, Dolphin and the native browser say I need a plugin. I got flash from your sig and have installed it. There must be setting I haven't enabled, but I don't know where that would be.
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    On Boat Browser, tap "menu". Then "settings". Then "page content settings". Choose to enable flash. I keep it "always" on....

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    UC Web Browser and Fox Flash Browser are both free. Also, try Photon Browser. My daughter has the S4 and these all work. I have the Droid RAZR Maxx and the original Samsung Galaxy 10.1 tablet (wi-fi) only. The browser's I mentioned all work.

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