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How to Install Flash on your iPhone 4 via Frash

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We all know by now that Apple supports 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?

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  • Love your passion, thanks for commenting.

  • iGuy

    You may want to try reinstalling Frash. I'm assuming you did a reboot after you installed it the first time? I know a lot of people using iPhone 4's on 4.0.1 that have no problems with Frash.

  • Steve Jobs

    Flash is for losers made by a bunch of lazy bastards, jailbreaking will damage your phone & I will control your minds. I am Steve Jobs

    Sent from my iPhone 5g secret prototype

  • Steve Jobs

    p.s. suck on my apples!

  • Steve Jobs

    Just don't hold it that way!

    Sent from my iPhone 5g secret prototype

  • Steve Jobs

    We love our brain dead customers who buy an overpriced pos

    Sent from my iPhone 5g secret prototype

  • 124312412412

    no problem bra, the site is awesome, i've been here with you guys since the very start of the forums, just never commented or anything

  • LOL! Sorry dad. Didn't mean to jailbreak my phone.

  • Cool! You should comment more. Bring some more excitement for everyone!

  • 1His_Nibs1

    Unless u have 3.2 or higher firmware version Frash toggle won't install on your iPhone 3GS. FYI

  • Hard2Masturbate

    Why should one of Steve Jobs' devices use flash? After all you must change for the device, why should the device use what is already in place. I had plastic surgery on my hands, now I get no reception issues. 😉 although now it's harder to drive. Oh well I guess I will wait for the invention of the iCar then my hands might work, and all you suckers are going to need surgery to change your hands. 😛

    P.S. Love the carrier on the pics

  • mackman6151

    my battery is shitty enough as ist is (iPhone 4), why would i want to drain it more?!

  • mackman6151

    i bet the 5g prototype comes wth Apple's recently purchased liquid metal 😀

  • Guest

    Does anyone else notice that when your pinky is touching the black line on the side of the phone all reception gets lost? I've dropped numerous calls by accident. Also, I find this iPhone 4 to have worse reception at all times than my 3GS. In my room I usually have 1 bar but with my 3GS I was usually at full reception.

  • Mike

    Why would you post a guide on how to cripple and unnecessarily downgrade an iPhone?

  • Adding a feature cripples and downgrades? You dont even -have- to use it. All flash applets are clickable and activate only when selected. There's even an SBtoggle if you want it off completely.
    This does nothing bad to your phone, though it doesn't entirely work yet. It's in the early development stages still. This is just an alpha release.

  • roadcarver

    Jailbreaking is the truth and will set you free. We are in the Matrix, and Jobs is Agent Smith.

  • LMAO!! This comment sooo wins!

  • for your 3GS it's probably because you didn't update it to 4.0.1 because apple corrected the “bar” issue where it would show you have too much amount of bars on your phone when in reality you didn't. It's a possibility your 3GS didnt even have full bars at the time.

  • Steve Jobs

    I agree Hard2Masturbate, we design our products so the user has to adapt to them, our secret brainwashing policy has worked! Btw, we are coming out with a secret iDevice, which will be known as the iFuck. This device should cure your masturbation issues as it will simulate either a male or female counter-part for your sexual use. It is great for all 40 year old virgins like yourself. Enjoy!

    Sent from my iPhone 5g secret prototype

  • Lacey Loan

    Me so sorry me so likey likey Frash

  • Mike S…no Agent #1

    This is the exact reason as much as I want one Im going to wait for one that fully works at this price and Im the owner.

    Sincerely the guy who secretly has a iphone 5 prototype in Mexico

  • Test

    fuck flash. Who wants to see gay ass ads? I'm glad apple doesn't support it. fucking garbage

  • Hard2Masturbate

    Oh really will I need to get surgery on my legs to make it work? How do I need to adapt to this iDevice? Maybe I need to cuddle with it first. Or make my penis smaller (just to make Steve Jobs feel better about himself). Man Apple would make a killing doing plastic surgery. Just select your iDevice and Apple has a surgery for that.

  • gtasscarlo

    Is it okay to hold my iPhone as death grip are you gonna Fix it or do we have to blindly listen to you

  • madH

    Has anyone here used frash enough to see what exactly the hit on battery is?

    Thanks

  • roadcarver

    Too bad, I tried using it and it doesn't support 3G. One of the dependencies appear to be the minimum CPU requirements.

  • Kairu

    Lol, the iPhone 4 has a longer battery life then most if not all of it predecessors.

  • mddg

    i just noticed virgin mobile has stopped online orders for the iphone 4. Wonder what happened? hey gary/ex will orders placed before this go through in their stipulated 14 day shipping??

  • Ex

    Unless you receive a notice, any prior orders will be filled.

  • mackman6151

    which really doesn't say much for those predecessors. My Treo 650 got 10x the battery life of the iPhone 4. (dont get me wrong I LOVE the device….just the battery is still beyond substandard and crap)

  • mackman6151

    and just for the record its not 40% better than the iphone 3g…..i have had both (numerous ones of each….not that much better)

  • Riddler

    I have a tricky question for you EX,

    If I buy an unlocked iphone 4, will I be able tu use it in other countries that doesnt have the ipohne 4 yet? of course assuming the country has the network to support it (850 GSM-1900 UMTS)?

  • Ex

    Yes, if the wireless carrier(s) in that country support MicroSIM.

  • Riddler

    Support MicroSIM? you mean if my country doesnt have MicroSIM yet, then the iphone wnt work? even if I trim the SIM?

  • Ex

    You can trim the SIM, but then it is up to the carrier if they have data plans to support the device, which in this case would be viewed as a “grey market” device.

  • Riddler

    If the carrier in my country have data plans to support iphone 3G and 3GS, then would it be safe to assume the iphone 4 will work with the trimmed sim? The data plan for the iphone 4 should be the same…

  • Ex

    Yep. If that is the case, you're good to go!

  • mddg

    thanks ex, you guys do a great job here. i too signed up for updates with rogers and apple. the only msg i got so far has been the stop calling one. lol.

  • Luvgeek

    Umm… Let me see if I got this right…

    If I JB and install Frash I will be able to see all of the glorious flash adds but none of the useless flash content like back episodes of The Daily Show?

    I'm in! Where do I sign up?!!

  • 1His_Nibs1

    Not sure if I'm the only one with this problem but this DOESN'T work on iPhone 3GS 3.1.3 firmware. Frash installs but I can't use it because all the pages are a grey blank screen where the flash is supposed to be. Not to mention that the SB toggle won't install because the 3.13 version has a conflict with it. I'm thinking 3.1.3 is too old? IDGAF really because my phone is fine the way it is with all the JB apps and everything and to have to restore all of it JUST for flash isn't worth it. Still if there was a way…………..

  • Bill Gates

    I’m Bill Gates, I decided to make a fruit store, it has every single fruit but apples.

  • Installing the flash in iPhone does sound to be a very good thing as this is indeed something that would be of the utmost importance. On top of that there is not much we could be able to do online if we don’t install flash as almost all the websites does have it, moreover, when you have the resources available there will not be many who wouldn’t like to have it installed.

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