How to Install Flash Player on Android Lollipop!

For those of you with latest Android 5.0, 5.0.1, 5.0.2, or 5.1 Lollipop OS, here’s how to install Adobe Flash Player to view legacy Flash Player-enabled websites.   You will need to use a Flash Player-compatible browser like Dolphin browser (which I highly recommend btw).  This will allow you to enjoy all your flash content even on Lollipop.  And yes, if you have a newer device like the Nexus 6 or Note 4 with latest Qualcomm 805 processor or higher, flash runs really fast.

Step 1. Download and install Dolphin browser from Play Store.


Step 2. Next download the Adobe Flash Player 11.1 and open the APK file.

If you see “Install blocked” warning screen, hit “Settings”.


Step 3. Enable “Unknown sources”.


Step 4. If it doesn’t install right away, you may have to re-open the file, use your Downloads app (if you have one).


You can also download ES File Explorer app to open the Adobe Flash Player APK file, it should be in your Downloads folder.


Step 5. Once Adobe Flash Player is installed, you go into Dolphin Browser settings and set “Flash player” to “Always on”.


Step 6. Go to a flash-enabled site like and verify flash works.


This method will work on all Android smartphones and tablets running the latest Android Lollipop (should also work fine on KitKat).  I’ve verified working fine also on my Galaxy Note 4, Note 3, and Galaxy S5.  No root is required.


Q: Can I use another browser?
A: Yes, you can use any browser that supports Flash Player.  Unfortunately, my favorite browser Chrome does not support it but you can use browers like Dolphin, Firefox, and many more.  If your browser support flash, there will be a setting for it in browser settings.

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  • islevegan

    This did not work on an Asus Zenfone 2 with 4gb of ram. Pandora says there is no flash player installed. However, this web authors ads worked very well every time I scrolled down to each picture. They popped right up in front of what I was reading very effectively.

    • Nick MidWinter

      Hey dude, did you already fix the flash player on your Zenfone 2??

    • Nick MidWinter

      What browser did you use?

      • islevegan

        I tried Dolphin based on suggestions. I was hoping to play higher quality Pandora from the phone but since Pandora is so obstinate about it I am exploring Rdio. Even their free service is 192k.

  • Nick MidWinter

    it doesn’t work on my zenfone 2, i already install the adobe flash player and i use dolphin browser. What should i do?NEED HELP!!!

  • Jose Esteban Robledo

    Running perfect on my phone, LG G3, and my tablet, Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

    • Jaco


  • Mike Rose

    cant get it to work on Nextbook 11

  • Jaco

    Easily the worst written guide on the internet. For starters they never even mention where you might download the flash apk. Stupid!