8 Steps to Install Flash On Your iPad With Frash

flashonipad Although EU may force Apple to adopt Adobe’s Flash — The European Union could enact policy forcing Apple (AAPL) to let web technologies like Flash on its iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad devices. However if you are an Apple iPad/iPhone users, it has been possible to jailbreak your device now.  This week we could read many articles about Flash port for iPad which was in works by comex: The Android OS version of Flash has been ported to the iPad and it runs pretty good.

Unfortunately if you are not an developer, as a normal Apple device user, probably you also don’t know how to do it. Don’t worry, here are the steps that you need to follow(I’m not sure you would attempt it or not, anyway, if you feel adventurous, give it a twhirl ) :

Warning Note: This guide is for testing & educational purposes only. Follow it on your own risk. We are not responsible for any loss of important data or malfunctioning of your iPad.

  1. Download Frash.deb and keep it nearby.
  2. Get files onto your iPad:
    • For Mac users: it’s dead simple — just install Netatalk, which will automatically pop up your iPad in the Finder’s Sharing list.
    • For Windows users: you can try out this guide at iClarified to get OpenSSH installed and running and use WinSCP — it’s just as easy. Either way, the login is “root” and the password is “alpine”. Remember, you can seriously screw things up while you’re in there, so be careful!
  3. Once you’ve got access to the iPad’s filesystem, navigate to /var/root/Media
  4. Then open Media and create a folder called “Cydia”.
  5. Open the new Cydia folder and create another new folder called “AutoInstall”
  6. Upload Frash to your new folder.
  7. Restart your iPad a couple times.
  8. You are now done!

Now you can test it out: navigate to a page in Safari with non-video Flash content and hit the F logo to play it. Remember, no video as of right now but games and simple content still works. We did occasionally crash but it is an early iteration and it will only improve from here on out.


Here is why didn’t comex released it:

The reason @comex didn’t post a guide is because it /isn’t ready/ and he /didn’t want to/ release it!

Thanks /so/ much to whoever put Frash on Engadget, illegally including Adobe files and making @comex look bad. @engadget @joshuatopolsky

The Frash source is available for /developers/ to work on, not for someone to release unfinished.

Read my tweets, and please uninstall now until a public release. Frash is not ready for public consumption.

In fact, I think not all Apple iPhone/iPad users need Flash on their device—not for seeing  flash content, most of them who install Flash only for freedom, go to a website for free.


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4 Responses to “8 Steps to Install Flash On Your iPad With Frash”

  1. David R says:

    Good job going against the wishes of the author and the best interests of uninformed users, by doing exactly what comex requested you NOT to do :(

  2. Thanks for the update. I am looking for a Windows software that can crack the iOS 4.2.1. Please let me know if there are any updates on its release. Thanks

  3. Atif Dar says:

    I have installed Frash-0.01.deb and Frash-0.02.deb on my iPad and it is start showing the Flash “f” on the screen. but could not able to run the flash file. it always shows an error on the flash component.


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