Access Flash Videos On A Low-Spec Android Phone

Access Flash Videos On A Low-Spec Android Phone

Flash support is part of Android’s appeal, but Flash doesn’t always work on older or less grunty Android phones such as the Huawei Ideos. The Skyfire browser is one potential alternative, but what if your preferred video site won’t play nice with it? Reader Stephen shares a trick for accessing some Flash-based video using Skyfire.

Stephen writes:

Low-end Android phones like my Huawei U8150 IDEOS can’t have Adobe Flash installed because of the low specs. And Skyfire doesn’t play Megavideo links direct (server issue). But you can work around it by installing Chrome To Phone (itself is a brilliant add-on). Once you’ve done that, get a Megavideo link you want to watch, paste it at and when it plays send the link to your phone with Chrome To Phone. Open the link with your phone and Skyfire, and it should play fine.

This could be useful for any other site which doesn’t play nicely with Skyfire. Thanks Stephen!


  • This assumes users have access to a computer, which not everyone does. There is currently no solution to this problem without using ChromeToPhone. Also, there are four different models of the Huawei U8150 IDEOS, and three of those do not support the SkyFire browser.

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