Last week, Comex, the developer behind the Spirit jailbreak, gave us a preview of Frash, which is nothing less but Flash for Android ported to the iPad. Today it seems someone released a .deb of Frash, and while Comex is not opposed to it, you’ve got to understand it’s just an alpha version.

This tutorial will show you how to install Frash/Flash on a jailbroken iPad.

Step 1: Make sure your iPad is jailbroken. If not, jailbreak your iPad using Spirit.

Step 2: Download Frash.deb. For legal reasons, I cannot link to the file but a Google search can go a long way, if you know what I mean…

Step 3: SSH into your iPad and navigate to /var/root/Media.

Step 4: In the Media folder, create a folder called “Cydia”. Open the Cydia folder you just created and create another folder called “AutoInstall”.

Step 5: Upload Frash.deb to the AutoInstall folder.

Step 6: Reboot your iPad a few times.

Done! Now navigate to any site that uses Flash. You should see the red F logo where Flash is played. Tap the logo and the Flash animation will start playing

Again, this is just an alpha version that wasn’t even officially released by Comex. You may want to try it just for fun if you dare. I suspect it will be posted in a repo on Cydia soon so you may want to wait for that.

I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts.

[via Engadget]

  • Juan

    If you are already using SSH to move the file to the device, why reboot it? Just go into the directory where you put it (any directory to be honest) and run the following command [as root]:

    “dpkg -i Frash-0.01.deb” (without quotes)..

    Either way, it works. Flash on iPad is finally a reality. Not that I care much for Flash but I’m glad it’s now an options.

  • Juan

    If you use the “dpkg” command to install Frash, no reboot is needed. Just open browser and hit a Flash site…

  • Lucas Kunert

    I hear it’s kind of pointless to install this right now. No flash videos work at all and only about 20% of flash games work.

  • Zmbieapocalypse

    So would this not work on the iPhone 4 or any of the predecessor models?

  • Z

    That’s great! I presume if it is available for ipad, it should come to iPhones as well. That would definitely improve web browsing experience on the phone!

  • mhw001

    in one word. Amazing. even tho not all games work on it, its still better then no flash. As far as the question of working on a iphone 4, i heard that they are making one for it

  • Haha, can’t wait for this to be ported to iPhone. I have installed frash on my iPhone and I see the big red flash sticker but ad it isn’t even finished yet nothing works on it. O well.