It’s time to Frash your iPhone 4 (tutorial included)

Probably the most advertised “flaw” of the iPhone is, of course, Flash (or lack thereof). Well, at least until the recent Antennagate :) Anyhow, after the whole Apple vs Adobe saga over the last year or so, one would be safe to assume that hell will freeze over before the infamously resource-hungry platform finds it’s way onto the iOS. Well, it seems it’s time for the Devil to start shopping for a new pair of wooly underwear because Comex, the developer responsible for the most recent iDevice jailbreak, has just updated Frash – the port of the Android flash player for the iOS.

Frash first appeared some time ago and was demoed for the iPad. Since then Comex has obviously been busy with some more important stuff (like 😉 ). But the crafty folks over at the Grant Pannell site have picked up the slack and recompiled the port to work on the latest Jesus phone. The plugin works reasonably well with a surprising frame rate, especially considering the god-awful performance of Flash on Android Froyo. They say a picture is worth a thousand words so check out the video below to see how it works. And thanks to our resident JBnator who dropped in from the future to create an adapted version of installation tutorial you’ll find after the video (without the necessity of installing OpenSSH on your iDevice).

Disclaimer: Proceed at your own risk. Neither I nor will not accept any responsibility for any damages to you iDevice, the data stored on it or your personal well-being should you follow this guide.

Our toolbox for today:

  • iPhone 3GS/4, iPod Touch 3G or iPad already jailbroken and activated with iOS 3.2.1 – 4.0.1
  • iPhone Folders – download latest version at the author’s site
  • Frash-0.02.deb
  • iPhone apps – download off Cydia:
    • afc2add

Ok folks, you’re just a few steps away from sticking it to the man:

  1. Open iPhone Folders and navigate to \var\root\Media
  2. Create a folder named Cydia and open it
  3. Create a folder named AutoInstall and open it
  4. Copy Frash-0.02.deb to \var\root\Media\Cydia\AutoInstall
  5. Open MobileTerminal
  6. Reboot

That’s it folks! Now you should be able to see Flash content on websites right from the comfort of your Safari. And remember, you have to tap the Flash boxes to trigger them to load.

[via redmondpie via Comex and Grant Pannel]

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