Currently Being ModeratedJan 12, 2013 10:00 AM (in response to Suec1122013)
I'm sorry, but Apple does not provide a downgrade path for iOS. Because downgrading is unsupported by Apple we cannot discuss it on these forums, but you can use Google to find information on how to install an older version of iOS on any iDevice.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 12, 2013 10:28 AM (in response to Kappy)
Ooops. Wrong post.
No Flash for iPads, iPhones, or iPods
Here's why there's is no Flash available for iDevices or other mobile devices. Adobe was unable to provide a product that was suitable to the needs of battery powered mobile devices used for Internet browsing. Existing Flash technology used too much memory, ate battery life, and was buggy. Simply put Flash did not work well on mobile devices.
Apple's Steve Jobs led the escape from Flash dependency when Apple introduced the iPhone, and later introduced the iPad. There was a hue and cry over the omission. Time proved Jobs was right on target.
So this is why there is no Flash for your iPhone or iPad or iPod nor for most SmartPhones. Flash has been abandoned by many sites in favor of supported technologies such as HTML5 or by providing their own custom app.
Here is Steve Jobs official comment on his momentous decision to omit Flash from iDevices: Steve Jobs on Flash.
Here is Adobe's later announcement to cease development of Flash for mobile devices: Adobe on Mobile Flash. Adobe is not providing Flash for Apple iOS devices, and they no longer provide Flash for any other cellular phones. Flash is officially gone.
Now, you are not necessarily out on a limb. There are some apps that can display some Flash, but don't count on there ability to display anything using Flash.
A sample of Apps that can display some Flash content:
3. Photon Flash
Also, note that many sites that use Flash provide their own app for accessing their material. So check with your favorite sites and find out if "there's an app for that."
Currently Being ModeratedJan 12, 2013 10:35 AM (in response to Kappy)
I'm sorry. I wasn't trying to be snippy. I just wanted to make sure that you were not under the impression that older versions of iOS supported Flash, thus a downgrade would benefit the original poster.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 12, 2013 10:42 AM (in response to stevejobsfan0123)
Hey, you were right. I can't argue with that. Well, I could, but that would just be stupid on my part. You don't have anything to apologize for. I do for not paying attention.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 13, 2013 9:53 AM (in response to stevejobsfan0123)
They simply stopped shipping newer mobiles with the flash player.
But you can still go to their website and download it.
I just installed it on my wife's and sons Galaxy s3, my note 2, and my dad's Galaxy tab 2 that we got for xmas. Works great!
I believe you have been mis-informed or incorrectly interpreted the information.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 13, 2013 10:09 AM (in response to techtruth)
Flash is available for galaxy devices because it runs the Android OS. There is no version of Flash for iPads which run the iOS operating system. Stop telling people it will run on iPads.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 13, 2013 10:28 AM (in response to Kurtosis12)
I apologize for any confusion, but my post was in response to SteveJobsfan because he said...
Adobe does not develop Flash for any mobile devices anymore (and never did for the iPad).
Implying that all mobile devices "including" ipads don't support flash and that is not accurate.
Apple devices are the only ones that don't.
His comment, which I've read before had me convinced that no mobile devices regardless of brand or os supported flash, and I was trying to save fellow readers from coming to that same conclusion.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 13, 2013 10:31 AM (in response to techtruth)
No, it is accurate and you misread my statement. Adobe does not develop Flash for ANY mobile platform. They USED TO, but not anymore. It can still be installed on other OSs in spite of the fact that Adobe no longer SUPPORTS it.