Flash comes to jailbroken iDevices

Still wondering if you should jailbreak your precious iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch? Still don’t know what exactly the advantages of doing that are?

Well, here’s a big one for you: Flash. Yes, that Flash, which is banned by Apple on its mobile devices.

Developers have hacked around and got it working on the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad and iPod Touch. The only prerequisite is, you guessed it, that your device has to be jailbroken.

This was bound to happen sooner or later, and frankly I’m a bit surprised that it took this long. Thing is, no matter how hard you try to control every single aspect of an ecosystem, people will always find ways around every artificial limitation you impose.

This is clearly not something that your mother will jump and do anytime soon, but for those of you who don’t mind a bit of tinkering, or may even enjoy it, the results may be worth it if you want to be able to access websites that are Flash-heavy from your iDevice.

The instructions (including video) are here. Reports are that it does work rather well.

As is always the case with these things, follow the instructions to the letter and understand that things can go wrong. No one is responsible if you brick your device except yourself. Also, don’t forget that jailbreaking, while now legal in the US, does void your warranty.

Someone at Adobe must be smiling right now.

Via Grant Pannell and RedmondPie

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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  • Albion01

    Void the warranty? I don't buy anything anymore until I first accept the fact that the warranty is useless. If it's not broken on it's own in a month, it's not going to break unless I break it.