Frash, The Last Best Hope For Flash on iOS In The Galaxy

The dream for many of having Flash run on their iPad or iPhone just got a little bit more real thanks to the invention of Frash, a version of Flash that runs on jailbroken iOS devices.

This renewed hope doesn’t come from the unending stream of non-Apple devices comfortably running Flash with no impact on performance or battery life. No no.

The tool comes courtesy of Comex, the same group responsible for the tool released earlier this month.

Cnet has a pretty good rundown of how Frash performs, but I don’t think I’m spoiling anything by stating that Frash crashes frequently, does not display all Flash content and rarely provides a simple, usable experience.

Cnet does note however that you can browse automobile manufacturer sites, a well known Flash-heavy area of the web. Woo hoo.

It seems redundant to point this out, again, but since there are still so many Flash advocates yelling at Apple to stop being so mean to poor old Adobe, I’ll say it once more for the record.

If there was a way to get Flash working on a mobile device by now, Adobe would have done it, no matter what the cost or how many trade offs it required.

Adobe and Google are supposedly working together in full teams and this has yet to become a reality, so I guess Flash fans with iOS devices are stuck with Frash for now.

Written by Toby Leftly

Toby is a Mac nerd, a hardware nerd and a web nerd, rolled into one. You can find him at or on Twitter.

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  • Kevin Thompson

    If nothing else I love the name of this application. I agree with the article, if it could be done Adobe would have by now. Any solution is going to require a jailbroken iPhone, unless Jobs gives in…but I don’t see that happening.

  • Cye

    I tried this app & it did not work for me, but may for others. But for me Frash is Trash aka(Junk). Come on Adobe make flash & upload it to Cydia, Scr*w Apple we the user’s want flash.

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