UPDATE: I sincerely apologize. Upon further checking, the .APK included in this article is Flash v9.10.22, NOT v10.1 as we had hoped. We made a mistake and did not vet this out as well as we should have. I'm leaving the article up for anyone that would like to install this version. There have been mixed reports that it does provide more Flash functionality than what is included on the phone. Again, I sincerely offer my deepest apologies for missing the mark on this article. We strive for high standards at this site, and completely blew it on this one. You have our commitment that this will not happen in the future.
Have a Galaxy S series phone (i.e. AT&T Captivate, Sprint Epic 4G, T-Mobile Vibrant, or Verizon Fascinate)? Would you like to have Flash on your phone ahead of the Android v2.2 (Froyo) update? Guess what? Now you can. It's incredibly easy to do, and the best part is that it doesn't require any special permissions (i.e. Root).
It should be noted that we have not tested this on all variants of the Galaxy S. However, it's such a simple process, that it's probably worth giving a shot. We did confirm that it works great on the Sprint Epic 4G, even after yesterday's minor software update.
To install Flash 10.1 on your Galaxy S phone, here is all you have to do:
- Download the .APK file from our files area here.
- Transfer the file to your SD care via USB cable or using Dropbox.
- If you used a USB cable to copy the file over, you'll need to have a file manager such as ASTRO installed. Disconnect your phone from your PC and then open up ASTRO. Browse to where you saved the file on your SD card, and then tap it. This should launch the installer.
- If you used Dropbox to move the file, then the installer should run automatically as soon as the file has transferred to your device.
- Once installation is complete, reboot your phone.
- After reboot, go in to your favorite web browser and hit up a web site that you know has flash content. If you aren't sure of any, you can try www.newgrounds.com They have a vast number of Flash-based games.
A couple of things to note.
First, your performance results with any given Flash-enabled web site may vary. Remember, part of the reason Flash isn't included with Android until v2.2 is due to the considerable speed increases you get with Froyo.
Second, while we haven't tested this .APK on other non-Galaxy S phones, it may work. However, remember that you do so at your own risk. Also, I would not recommend trying it on any phone that does not have a 1GHz processor in it because of the aforementioned performance issues with Android 2.1.
Source: Addictive Tips