How to Get Flash on the iPhone: iMobileCinema

Just over a week ago I wrote about how Flash has been confirmed for the iPhone. There are conflicting reports about whether or not we will see Flash, but for those with jailbroken iPhone, the option has been out for a while now. The plugin is called iMobileCinema and it’s available via Cydia.

iMobileCinema is great if you spend time on bus or subway, and want to waste time by watching endless videos. Sure, YouTube is great but what if you could check out clips from CollegeHumor, Vimeo, Google Video, QIK, and more?

How to Install iMobileCinema on your Jailbroken iPhone

1. Jailbreak your iPhone (remember, Apple says it’s illegal).
2. Launch Cydia, search for iMobileCinema, and install it.
3. Now, visit any website that requires Flash and cross your fingers that iMobileCinema will work!

I tested out iMobileCinema with a few video sites and here are my impressions:

CollegeHumor: audio works, video laggy
Vimeo: audio works, laggy video
Google Video: audio and video works great
QIK: audio and video works great

I know there are some other random flash video sites that might work too, so let’s hear what you’re watching. iMobileCinema is definitely a work in progress but it’s a great start in the right direction for those looking to check out more Flash intensive websites on the iPhone.

Check out the following screenshots:

…Oh, and if you haven’t seen the following video, titled “Cellphone Reunion” you gotta watch!

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  • Jorelle

    Installing it right now. I’m curious if flash games work.

  • Jorelle

    Installing it right now. I’m curious if flash games work.

  • Jorelle

    Installing it right now. I’m curious if flash games work.

  • SKY

    That flash Cellphone Reunion is funny.

  • SKY

    That flash Cellphone Reunion is funny.

  • SKY

    That flash Cellphone Reunion is funny.

  • John Piercy

    just installed it on my Iphone ,,
    will see if it works …
    thank for the tip !

  • John Piercy

    just installed it on my Iphone ,,
    will see if it works …
    thank for the tip !

  • Guest

    Thanks for the tip m8!

  • Guest

    Thanks for the tip m8!

  • Dusty

    Thanks for the tip m8!

  • Guest

    Feel free to comment about it in the forums… http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/forums/showthread.php?t=4540 πŸ˜‰

  • Guest

    Feel free to comment about it in the forums… http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/forums/showthread.php?t=4540 πŸ˜‰

  • Dusty

    Feel free to comment about it in the forums… http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/forums/showthread.php?t=4540 πŸ˜‰

  • John Piercy

    didnt work too well on Vimeo .. qik was ok

  • John Piercy

    didnt work too well on Vimeo .. qik was ok

  • John Piercy

    didnt work too well on Vimeo .. qik was ok

  • hama

    well it’s a bit late for this news because i have this plugin for a while now!
    but hey thanx anyway!
    gotta restore my iphone tonight :'(

  • hama

    well it’s a bit late for this news because i have this plugin for a while now!
    but hey thanx anyway!
    gotta restore my iphone tonight :'(

  • hama

    well it’s a bit late for this news because i have this plugin for a while now!
    but hey thanx anyway!
    gotta restore my iphone tonight :'(

  • dashparr

    If you have SBSettings, you can download the imobilecinema toggle. Although, I’m not sure why you would want to turn it off…

  • dashparr

    If you have SBSettings, you can download the imobilecinema toggle. Although, I’m not sure why you would want to turn it off…

  • Andrew

    loading side videos on sites will use up more battery and bandwith so if u dont wanna watch the flash stuff much then you can just turn it off until u have a use for it

  • Andrew

    loading side videos on sites will use up more battery and bandwith so if u dont wanna watch the flash stuff much then you can just turn it off until u have a use for it

  • jack

    IMOBILECINEMA 2.X MESSED MY PHONE I HAD TO RESTORE AND UNLOCK

  • jack

    IMOBILECINEMA 2.X MESSED MY PHONE I HAD TO RESTORE AND UNLOCK

  • SSK13

    haha that video is awesome!

  • SSK13

    haha that video is awesome!

  • Ali Khan

    this works amazingly well i tried megavideo exxcellent video and audo quality

  • Ali Khan

    this works amazingly well i tried megavideo exxcellent video and audo quality

  • Ali Khan

    this works amazingly well i tried megavideo exxcellent video and audo quality

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  • Eric

    Should there be an iMobileCinema icon on my iPhone home screen after downloading it?

  • Eric

    Should there be an iMobileCinema icon on my iPhone home screen after downloading it?

  • Eric

    Should there be an iMobileCinema icon on my iPhone home screen after downloading it?

  • thanks for the tip!

  • thanks for the tip!