If you've tried watching a video that requires Adobe Flash Player installed on your Samsung Galaxy Note 2, then you're probably well acquainted with the "Flash Player is not installed" message.
If you try tapping the deceiving Install Flash Player button it takes you directly to the Adobe website, where you're greeted with a message saying:
"We're Sorry. This content requires Adobe Flash Player, which is not supported by your device. This content can be viewed on a desktop computer or on mobile devices that support Flash Player."
Ain't that some bullshit. Adobe did go through the trouble of developing a Flash Player for Android, but official support ended with the release of Jelly Bean, and it was removed from the Play Store.
Since there are still many sites that require Adobe Flash Player installed to watch videos—Amazon Instant Video and South Park Studios, just to name a few—what are we to do?
As it turns out, you can easily install Adobe Flash Player on your Galaxy Note 2 by downloading the final version directly from Adobe.
Go to Settings -> Security and make sure Unknown sources is checked. This allows you to "side load" and install 3rd party applications. You can disable it again after you're done.
Adobe keeps an archive of previous versions of their software. Here's a direct link to download the newest (and final) version of Adobe Flash Player APK file. Click this from your phone.
After the APK downloads, go ahead and Install it. It'll add a Settings App to let you configure the way it works, but you don't need to use it as the plugin needs to run from within a browser.
Unfortunately, Google Chrome for Android does not support plugins, so you still won't be able to use Flash there, which brings us to the next step.
Download a browser that supports plugins, like Firefox for Android. There are a handful of other browsers that also work, but I like (and trust) Firefox the most.
You can now stream your videos on Amazon Prime, South Park, or any other site that requires Flash. It also works for many touch-optimized Flash-based games (though not all of them; some older games have not been updated to support touchscreens).
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