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Flash on Android
« on: July 18, 2013, 02:27:58 pm »
I have just got Mrs Pooky a new Galaxy Tab 2 and as she like to play Farm Town (facebook) on it she was disapointed to find that it would not let her as it needs a Flash player installed.
I remember Mark telling me that Adobe Flash is a huge security risk on an Ubuntu PC (probably on ALL PC platforms), so I was wondering if there's a free version I could use instead?

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Re: Flash on Android
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2013, 02:54:33 pm »
Hi Pooky
There are some risks with flash but I have not had any with my Andriod devices.  You need to download the apk from xda developers who are a trusted source.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1850772



You need to go into your device settings and allow 'install from other sources'
Dont allow the official Google program to install as they often block programs, just use the standard installer.

Tap the apk download and you should have flash installed.
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Re: Flash on Android
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2013, 04:18:29 pm »
I've installed it but having problems.
Chrome still wont let farm town work.
Firefox, boy, what a hassle to get it working, as Mrs pooky is going blind, 'Talkback' is enabled, which makes things VERY difficult to do.
I had to turn it off to use Firefox. Even then, had trouble entering the web address and the username and password. Eventually got it done and it works in FF.
The bundled browser does not show games and only shows a 'cut-down' version of fb.

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Re: Flash on Android
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2013, 04:47:27 pm »
I am having one small problem though, when moving the screen around, farm town disappears!

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It's also shutting down Firefox, din't know if this is flash related or what?
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Re: Flash on Android
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2013, 10:10:02 am »
 I will have a look into it over the weekend Pooky.  The thing is I dont use facebook I would rather drill holes through my toes.  ;)
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Re: Flash on Android
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2013, 04:24:40 pm »
Pooky, try Boat Browser it is the best browser on Andriod by a mile.  Both Chrome and Firefox have issues.  Why are you using a browser to get on facebook?  There is an app'.  I am assuming that the app does not have 'Farm' on it.

My wife uses facebook on her Andriod device I will have a look at it over the weekend.
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Re: Flash on Android
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2013, 04:53:21 pm »
I dont use facebook I would rather drill holes through my toes.  ;)

Hehehe .. well put, and probably less tortuous that Facebook .. at least the holes wouldn't spam you for months after drilling them  ::)

I joined Fekbook to get a Spotify account (you had to) .. and received "do you know Bob Bitchin" postings nearly every day for months afterwards .. still get them occasionally even though I don't use Fekbook, but at least the flood has slowed now.

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Re: Flash on Android
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2013, 04:54:30 pm »
You been to the Pub Mark?!   ;)
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Re: Flash on Android
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2013, 04:58:14 pm »
Kind of .. A kind soul donated a bottle of Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey (my favourite I may add) :)

What made you ask ?? .. is it showing already  :o

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Re: Flash on Android
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2013, 08:53:39 pm »
I will have a look into it over the weekend Pooky.  The thing is I dont use facebook I would rather drill holes through my toes.  ;)

Well, it keeps Mrs pooky occupied as she is agoraphobic and hardly goes out.

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Re: Flash on Android
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2013, 08:55:03 pm »
Pooky, try Boat Browser it is the best browser on Andriod by a mile.  Both Chrome and Firefox have issues.  Why are you using a browser to get on facebook?  There is an app'.  I am assuming that the app does not have 'Farm' on it.

My wife uses facebook on her Andriod device I will have a look at it over the weekend.

I'll take a look at it. There is already a 'browser' installed on the Tab 2 but don't know what it is called.

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Re: Flash on Android
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2013, 07:03:33 am »
I am glad Mrs Pooky has facebook to keep her occupied it just isnt for me.

I have looked at it over the weekend Pooky and cant find an answer for you.  The best bet may be going on the xda forum and asking the same question.  There is also a 'Farm' community help. Just Google it.

Did Boat browser help?

Can you access Farm from Android app?

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Re: Flash on Android
« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2013, 04:31:41 pm »
Have you got it working Pooky?

Try reading this.       [/url]http://www.gameyum.com/android-gaming/119313-playing-facebook-games-on-android-a-complete-guide/[/url]
« Last Edit: July 25, 2013, 04:34:27 pm by Toonman »
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