Exciting news folks! We know many of you have been waiting for this for a while. Now the wait is officially over. Only three days after first being demonstrated online, the unofficial port of Adobe Flash for Android to iOS is now available for download on the iPad.
As announced, installing it will require your iPhone to be jailbroken, obviously this is not very kosher. Also, since it only appeared a couple of minutes ago on Engadget the installation process is still a bit difficult. As soon as someone adds it to a repo on Cydia however, it should get much easier.
Alright, let’s cut straight to it. Here are the installation instructions:
1. Download Frash.deb and keep it nearby.
2. Decide how you’re going to 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. Windows users 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. Once there, 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 of times.
8. You’re set! Now just navigate to a page in Safari with non-video Flash content and hit the F logo to play it. Again, no video for now, but games and other simple content works. We did have a few crashes here and there, but it’s early code, and things are bound to get better.
We’re still in the process of trying this as well. We’ll keep you posted on our progress and tell you all about it as we get it working. Also, keep in mind that this is still only a beta and it won’t be very stable. Nevertheless, it’s a nice first step.
In the meantime, here it is on video: