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Add Flash to Opera Mobile: fixOperaFlash v1.5.2

For those who just can't wait till Opera 9.7+ and want to add Flash support to your existing in-ROM Opera Mobile browser, aDEO at XDA has updated that amazing little tool called fixOperaFlash.

Hacking Flash into Opera has been around for awhile, but aDEO's app makes it the process a matter of clicking a few buttons with a fancy and sophisticated installer. The program was just recently updated to v1.5.2, with updated Flash library package and some minor bug fixes.

Basically you just download the .exe, put it into your \Windows\Opera direction, run it and follow the directions so detailed here.  Make sure you choose the right device from the selector.

So how does it work? Pretty well though any limitations come clearly from our aging MSM processors, which struggle to run Flash inside of the resource intensive Opera Mobile browser--in other words, don't plan on too much multi-tasking when watching embedded YouTube videos! Still, it works well on the Touch Pro 2.

Having said that, this is a great example of smart programming, so give it a spin if Flash is what you need.

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6 Comments
  • Tried an earlier version. Made Opera TERRIBLY slow and unstable as all get-out. Worse, using "Rollback" to undo changes removed flash... but left all the instability that went with it. Opera kept crashing left and right. That said... maybe the updated version will play a little nicer. I like Skyfire's ability to do it all (and pretty fast, too), but it renders text so horribly on the TP2 WVGA screen it's annoying. Very difficult to read and zoom is terrible. Tempted to try again. Hmmm...
  • Back it up using Sprite/SPB and let it all go! lol On normal sites I don't notice a difference with the browser
  • OK, testing it out now. The Sprint TP2 patch on the Verizon TP2 (so far). Flash-heavy sites are a little slop/choppy loading & scrolling around, but video actually plays OK. None of the crashes that I experience before (again, so far). If it remains as stable as it appears, I'd consider dumping Skyfire. We'll see. "I want to believe"
  • I am using a Tilt 2 with the energy photon rom. it works in opera 9.5, but it does slow rendering noticeably.
    Video plays ok. It's not perfect, but it works. It would be great if when you tapped on a youtube video, it opened up the video in the HTC Streaming media app, then closed it and went back to the website when it was done. I will have to decide if having flash enabled in opera is worth the delay in page load time. IE already has this enabled, but either browser does not offer a great flash experience.
    Skyfire is still better at flash integration due to the server side processing. If opera or ie can get the suggestion i mentioned above working, that would be awesome!
  • slow. better to use the older methods of getting it to work
  • For those of use out of the XDA loop, would you mind sharing some thread links for the "older methods?"