We all know by now that Apple supportsÂ HTML5 for video over Adobe’s Flash plugin. Yes, Flash is a resource/battery hog, but there still are tonnes of sites out there that are built on Flash. Streaming video sites, Flash games, etc–they all require Flash. Here’s how to install Flash on your iPhone 4 if you really want to. Use at your own risk of course.
Get Flash on your iPhone 4/3GS/iPod Touch 3G with Frash via Cydia
Step 1: Jailbreak your iPhone 4, iPod Touch 3G with JailbreakMe (if you get the frozen purple screen error, reset your network settings and try again).
Step-2: Launch Cydia. Go to Sources–Edit–Add.
Enter the URL http://repo.benm.at and tap Add Source. They’ll refresh/load changes. Tap on ‘Return to Cydia’.
Step 3: Search for ‘Frash’ and install it. Reboot your iPhone. DONE!
There is no icon for Frash on the homescreen as it runs in the background. I’d also suggest installing Frash Toggle so you can turn Frash on/off quickly via SBSettings.
I just installed this on my iPhone 4 to test it out. On websites that have Flash content, a grey box with the word “Flash” appears. Just tap the box, and Flash will display.
Upon testing out GlobalTVBC.com and BNN.ca, I was able to load Flash ads, but the moment videos were about to start, Frash crashed mobile Safari. Multiple times. I’m sure these early bugs will be fixed in upcoming updates, but as of now I can’t get this working.
If you’re still desperate for Flash on your iPhone, you can always download CloudBrowse for free in the App Store.
How did Frash work out for you?