Use Adobe Flash on Your Jailbroken iPhone 4 in 3 Easy Steps [How to]

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We can now easily jailbreak the iPhone 4 running iOS 4.1 using Geohot’s Limera1n along with the easy How To written by fellow Cultist Sayam Aggarwal. Once you’ve completed the jailbreak your iPhone 4 can be customized in many ways. However, more importantly you have the ability to add features via apps that Apple doesn’t endorse. You won’t see these  apps in the regular iTunes App Store on your iPhone 4. Instead you’ll have to download or purchase these apps like Frash, an app that puts Adobe’s Flash player on your iPhone 4, from the Cydia store instead.

Today, I will show you how to add Flash playback to your jailbroken iPhone 4 in three easy steps using an app called Frash by Comex.

Step 1: Launch the Cydia app on your jailbroken iPhone 4 and tap Manage.

Use Adobe Flash on Your Jailbroken iPhone 4 in 3 Easy Steps [How to]

Step 2: Add the Source for the Frash app by tapping Sources, Edit, and Add. A dialog opens reading Enter Cydia/APT URL immediately following the provided “http://” enter repo.benm.at and tap Add Source. Once this is completed tap Return to Cydia.

Use Adobe Flash on Your Jailbroken iPhone 4 in 3 Easy Steps [How to]

Use Adobe Flash on Your Jailbroken iPhone 4 in 3 Easy Steps [How to]

Step 3: Install Frash by tapping Search and enter Frash as the search criteria. Tap Frash – Flash for iOS then tap Install and then Confirm. Frash will begin to install taking only a few minutes or less. Once it is completed tap Return to Cydia.

Use Adobe Flash on Your Jailbroken iPhone 4 in 3 Easy Steps [How to]

Frash is now installed on your iPhone 4 and ready to go. Launch Safari and navigate to http://www.adobe.com to try it out. Initially you’ll see a gray place holder labeled Flash for the flash content on a web page. If you tap it you’ll see the flash content start to play.

Use Adobe Flash on Your Jailbroken iPhone 4 in 3 Easy Steps [How to]

The content that I tested and experimented with was either hit or miss as far as the results went during testing. It worked some of the time and often did not work at all or crashed, but it is still some what useful for Flash games and videos.

Use Adobe Flash on Your Jailbroken iPhone 4 in 3 Easy Steps [How to]

Normally, there is an option called Frash Toggle for SBSettings which is an app that will allow you to toggle Frash on and off. I usually recommend installing that app also, but the currently available version only works on iOS 3.2. You’ll see a warning from Cydia about this prior to installing it. Hopefully the author will find some time to update the app to iOS 4.1 so you could install it yourself later. I skipped it for the time being with the hope of keeping the jailbroken iPhone 4 stable.

  • aldabright

    Thanks for your good tutorial, it helps me a lot.

  • bbritin

    i really have some problem about how to operation iphone,ipod,ipad or soemthing ,so you help me a lot
    http://www.ipad-video.biz/how-

  • Celtic1hauling

    no working flash on my iphone 4

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David W. MartinDavid W. Martin has more than 20 years of experience in the industry as a programmer, systems and business analyst, author, and consultant. David has written for CNET's iPhoneatlas.com, MacLife.com, CultofMac.com, BYTE.com and recently for aNewDoman.net. He comes to Cult of Mac's website with deep knowledge and passion for the all things Apple. Follow David on Twitter @david_w_martin or see what he's up to now at davidwmartin.com.

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