Flash Player for the BlackBerry

Flash Player for the BlackBerry 10

Learn how to install Adobe Flash Player onto your BlackBerry 10 device (Q5, Q10, Z10, Z30, Passport, Classic, Leap, etc.). BlackBerry has removed Adobe Flash from the default browser after the BlackBerry OS 10.3.1 update. Many mobile websites are moving towards HTML5 and Flash is now a dying art. However, there are still many sites (especially streaming site) that strictly runs using Flash. This tutorial will show you how to continue to browse Flash sites on your BlackBerry mobile phone and tablet.

Adobe Flash in Default Browser

Flash was supported in the older BlackBerry OS versions. OS versions 10.3.1 and higher no longer has the Adobe Flash option in the default browser settings

Need Flash

This is what you will see if you try to browse a Flash site. The picture is of a Flash game that will not load and displays the download Flash Player icon.

How-to Install Adobe Flash Player to the BlackBerry 10

You will first need to sideload Adobe Flash Player.

1. Swipe down from the screen and go to Settings > App Manager > Installing Apps > Turn on Allow Apps from Other Sources to be Installed

Allow Apps from Other Sources

2. Open the browser and download and install the Adobe Flash Player .APK:

Adobe Flash Player .APK Download

Install Flash

Since the native browser does not support Flash, you will also need to install a Flash supported browser. We recommend Dolphin Browser. It’s sleek, reliable, and free.

3. In your browser, download and install the Dolphin Browser .APK:

Dolphin Browser .APK

Install Dolphin

4. Open Dolphin Browser

Dolphin and Flash Installed

5. Press on the Dolphin icon on the bottom center of the screen and go to Settings > Web Content > Flash Player > Change to Always on

Turn Flash Player to Always On

You will now be able to browse Flash sites and play Flash games on your BlackBerry device using the Dolphin Browser!

Flash Works

This is the same site from the earlier example and you can see the Flash game is actually running now.

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