Flash 10.1 for Nexus One Works on HTC EVO Too, No Froyo Needed
Normally, users who would like to use Flash 10.1 on their Android devices would have to flash a Froyo (Android 2.2) ROM to get it working. XDA member mysterioustko reports about the Flash 10.1 application for the Nexus one to work on the HTC EVO 4G without having to flash a Froyo ROM. This is actually pretty good news, since Flash 10.1 will not be available on the EVO officially. The application replaces the Flash Lite application, which is enabled by a permission called android.webkit.permission.PLUGIN. In that way, this permission will also allow Flash 10.1 to run on the EVO and Nexus One.
Some more detailed information from AuxLV, who modified the APK to work on Android 2.0 and 2.1.
Here’s recompiled APK for 2.1. It installs, but browser does not “see” it. Here’s explanation why.
Android 2.2 has a new feature called com.google.android.feature.GOOGLE_PLUGIN. And Flash usesit to embed itself inside browser. So browser in 2.1 does not see plugin.
BUT!There’s another thing inside – a permission called android.webkit.permission.PLUGIN. It is already used by Flash Lite on HTC devices. So my APK will work and replace Flash Lite. But I did not test, because I do own… Acer Liquid!
So! HTC users! Try this one! And if it will work instead of your flash lite – report. Your help will be used to port full-blown Flash to other 2.0 and 2.1 devices (yeah! 2.0 is also supported!).
It’s been confirmed to work on the EVO, Nexus One, and Droid Eris. However, many people are experiencing problems. It could work properly for you, so it’s worth trying out.
Continue on to the EVO discussion thread, or download it directly from the download post in the Nexus One thread.