1 Reply Latest reply: Nov 27, 2012 3:01 PM by Klaus1
michaelroseberry Level 1 (0 points)

I need help. All of a sudden I have been having problems with Adobe Flash Player. I know that my 2005 PowerPC Powerbook G4 is outdated, but I have no alternative at this moment to get a new one.


I have tried going through the Adobe site, which redirects you to an archived Flash player, and I downloaded it. It did not work and I have no idea of the best place to go to get the last version for the Powerbook, which I believe, is 10.1.102. And whan I get it, how do I install it for best performance?


2005 Powerbook G4 1.67ghz, PowerPC, OS 10.5.8


Thank you,



powerbook g4, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • Klaus1 Level 8 (47,755 points)

    You can check here:  http://www.adobe.com/products/flash/about/  to see which version you should install for your Mac and OS. Note that version 10,1,102,64 is the last version available to PPC Mac users*. The latest version, or later, is for Intel Macs only running Tiger or Leopard, as Adobe no longer support the PPC platform. Version 11.4.402.265 is for Snow Leopard onwards.


    * Unhelpfully, if you want the last version for PPC Macs, you need to go here:  http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/142/tn_14266.html  and scroll down to 'Archived Versions/Older Archives'. Flash Player is the one you download. More information here:  http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/838/cpsid_83808.html


    You should first uninstall any previous version of Flash Player, using the uninstaller from here (make sure you use the correct one!):




    and also that you follow the instructions closely, such as closing ALL applications first before installing. You must also carry out a permission repair after installing anything from Adobe.


    (If you are running a PPC Mac with Flash Player and are having problems with watching videos on FaceBook or other sites, contributor Texas Mac Man suggests the following solution which fools the site into thinking that you are running the latest version:)


    Download this http://www.steelbin.com/FPforFBPPC.zip to your desktop, unzip it, and replace the current Flash Player plug-in which is in your main/Library/Internet Plug-Ins folder, (not the user Library). Save the old one just in case this one doesn't work.