How to install Adobe Flash on your Kindle Fire HD
So you got an Amazon Kindle Fire HD but some of the web sites you want to view do not work right because it is missing a flash player. No Youtube, no embedded videos on web pages etc. You go to the Amazon app store and look for Adobe flash player but its not there. What do you do now? We will show you how to download and install Adobe flash player so you can have the full web experience.
Keep in mind that this is a hack because Adobe no longer supports Flash on android devices.
You will need to enable 3rd party applications on the device since you will be loading the applications from other sources outside of the Amazon app store. To do this just pull down the menu bar at the top of your Kindle and click the “More” button on the top right side. Now scroll down until you see the “Device” section and click it. Now look for the option that says “Allow installation of applications” from unknown sources and set it to “ON”. You can reset this option once the applications are installed.
Now go to the app store on your Kindle Fire HD and install the ES file explorer app. If you can not locate the ES file manager in the app store then you can download ES file explorer from this link: http://tinyurl.com/btkbvn6
Now open your web browser on the Kindle Fire HD and enter the TinyURl link below. We have shortened the links to make it easier to enter them on your Kindle.
This first link is for the Dolphin browser. This is needed because the built in Silk browser does not support Flash at all.http://tinyurl.com/9ojctcx
The file will download to the download folder on your Kindle. Once this is complete then you can download the Adobe flash player. It is available from this link, http://tinyurl.com/c5f69z2
After both files are downloaded open the ES file explorer app and tap the download folder to locate the above two files. tap on the Dolphin file first and install it then tap the Flash player file to install it. Under your Apps tab you will see the new Dolphin browser, use it anytime you need flash. The original Silk browser is still installed if you want to use it but the Dolphin browser has many more features so give it a try and let us know if you have any questions.
Again try your Dolphin browser on flash sites to check the operation.
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