Apple’s iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad are notorious for not running Adobe Flash, which means many web sites, web videos, and web-based games are inaccessible on these products. But it’s not because Apple’s hardware can’t support Flash. It’s because Apple hasn’t, and won’t approve the Flash Player app for iOS devices.

But that’s where hackers come in. A few weeks ago we saw the first working port of Flash for the iPhone — hacked together from Adobe Flash Player 10.1 for Google Android. And now the same hacker has figured out how to bring Adobe Flash to the iPad. You can check out the video evidence after the break.

Everything seems to run at least as smoothly on the iPad, with its zippy A4 processor as on my Google Nexus One running Android 2.2. But it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to run Flash on an iPad or any other Apple mobile device without first applying a jailbreak hack.

You can find more details at the Frash Github page.

via Engadget

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...