Adobe Flash 10.1 on Sprint HTC EVO 4G – No root, or Android 2.2 Froyo required [UPDATED]

Love your Sprint HTC EVO 4G, but hate that it’s limited to the Flash lite player? Well, that ends today, as now you can download and install Adobe Flash 10.1 Player and start enjoying a full flash experience on your EVO 4G – all without the need to root the device, or flash the Android 2.2 Froyo OS.

We gotta give it up, once again, for the Android devs doing great work like this that lets us mere mortal Android users take full advantage of the Google mobile operating system. Problem is, it doesn’t seem to work for all devices, judging by some comments left on the XDA forums. Those with an HTC EVO 4G seem to have no problems with it though, and have been happy have the ability to stream movies just fine off of their big-screened smartphones. There’s one big drawback, though, and it can only be said just how out own Marc F has said it

I was seriously thinking, “How can the EVO’s battery life get any worse? Prayers answered.”

Yes, this certainly may just demolish the battery life on the HTC EVO, even more so than it already does. But not having to wait for the Android 2.2 Froyo update in order to get Flash 10.1 Player on your EVO may be worth the battery drainage for some. Especially since we know it’s probably going to be a while until HTC officially releases the update for their 4G baby.

What could make this latest version of Flash 10.1 Player even better? Well, how about that it works with the HTC Hero as well, and possibly some other Sense 2.1 devices out there, (hello, Droid Incredible). While the full Flash experience may indeed work on the HTC Hero, there’s no telling how it will perform on the lower-spec Android phone. We’ve yet to get any real-time action with it yet, but we’ll be sure to update it when we get some hands-on with it.

This is a big win for the Sense devices that have been running 2.1, with no definitive time line as to when they may be receiving Froyo anytime soon. Let’s hope a similar fix is coming to the Droid X, if Flash isn’t already available when it gets out of the gate.

Sense 2.1 users, get your Flash on here.

[UPDATE]

For the life of us, we could not get this to work. We tried an EVO, Hero, and even the MyTouch Slide to no avail. Having done my fair share of tinkering with different ways for the device to recognize the Flash player,  it still loads the Flash lite player every time. Turning off the HTC-built Flash lite player didn’t work, nor did installing another web browser (Dolphin Browser HD). If any of you are having some success with this, please, do tell. But for now, we’re gonna call this a big fat fail.

[Via: AndroidCentral]

  • Steve

    Why are you perpetuating this hoax? It has pretty much been shown that this is not the full version of FLASH.

  • brian

    How to I get this on my EVO

  • Josh

    This is by NO means a full working version. Read the thread: there is considerable debate about whether or not this does anything whatsoever, and many maintain that 2.1 doesn't even support the APIs required to run this version of flash.

  • shyjizzo

    does it update automatically? if not what do i have to do?

  • Xandersun

    This does not work. On the EVO, it does not work on any site that Flash Lite did not work on either. don't be fooled. just try CNN.com or hulu.com. you won't be able play videos on either site.

  • CYapp

    It does not work with Hulu or CNN. I am able to get certain things to load faster but it could be my connection. I need to test it more. I am running an EVO

  • breatheelectro

    You cant view videos on Hulu with Android period. Hulu is blocking Android.

    • timb

      Yes, you can, by changing the browser user agent to simulate the desktop browser. It's pretty simple to do and requires no installation or rooting of any kind. Look it up.

      • dsackr

        no timb – you cannot – Hulu is actively blocking android regarding of your uastring setting – they are also blocking the skyfire browser, which used to work but no longer does. You should look it up again – things have changed… Hulu got smarter… and more difficult…

      • tlynn

        Hi! How does one change the browser user agent to simulate the desktop browser?

  • worldbfree4me

    My Evo is piping video from the following sites after installing the package, ESPN.go.com MSNBC.com WashingtonPost.com LATimes.com Natgeo.com and of course Adobe.com its the real deal Fox and CNN are using Html5

  • NRHTX

    Does not work with HTC EVO. I tried it 2 times. Using the built in browser and the new Dolphin HD browser. I also went to this website. http://live.twit.tv/ and it does not work. I also went to http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/welcome/ and it does not read the flash app.

    I guess we are going to wait for Froyo 2.2

    • Anonymous

      Shockwave isn’t Flash.

  • Edwin Doherty

    I am one of these people that puts their whole life on their phone so I received a Centro way back when and loved it- so customizable (color coding things such as calendar appointments is a MUST for me) and easy to use. The Pre came out and I was loving it… but… well… it simply lacked some ‘me’ things. So, whenever I noticed all that Android could do…. well I was really thrilled. I was blessed to have discovered 1 phone left in stock at a Radio Shack 40 miles away last weekend and I’ve been playing and customizing ever since.

  • shadowpocalypse

    Solution: Luckily I post this here w/o registering. I have successfully watched veoh, myspace vid, wisevid, and tnt.tv (Leverage) on my HTC EVO 4G successfully. It's funny because the key to making it work is quite simple… When you go to a veoh video or any other video it looks like it's loading but nothing happens. What you do is click on the video and it will start playing. For anyone that missed that…

    Click on the video and it'll start playing.

    Have fun all. This guy did a great job with this. It feels awesome to watch flash videos on this thing….

  • shadowpocalypse

    Oh also I used the dolphin hd browser

  • Joeblow

    So let’s get to the point, Can you or can you not stream porn videos online with the EVO 4G?

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