How to enable flash player in jellybean dolphin browser

How to enable flash player in jellybean dolphin browser

Adobe has quit developing Flash Player for mobile devices and it’s last update was for Android Ice Cream Sandwich, luckily this version works for Jellybean too but dolphin browser for Android which supported Flash player plugin till ICS has quit the support for the plugin from Jellybean.

I would tell you the work around to enable flash player plugin support in jellybean dolphin browser.

Download the official flash player apk from adobe from the link below,

https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/installing-flash-player-android-devices.html

Though there are some developer versions of flash player available for JB, I would recommend you to download the official release for better stability.

Step 1: Install dolphin browser from Google Play to your JB android device.
Step 2: Install flash player downloaded above.
Note : make sure you have enabled unknown source install in the security section of your device.
Step 3: Connect the rooted-Android device to the computer and issue the following commands –
Note : make sure you have installed Android tools in your computer.

adb shell

cd data/data/mobi.mgeek.TunnyBrowser/shared_prefs

rm -rf mobi.mgeek.TunnyBrowser_preferences.xml

The above command will set the Flash player plugin to ‘Always On’ in the dolphin browser.

I have made the video of the steps above for your understanding
Step 4 : Test the flash player in the dolphin browser by clicking the flash player app and opening the link through dolphin browser. If  you see the flash player settings then you are good to go.
Step 5 : Disable the auto-update of dolphin browser in the Google Play, if you wish to update the browser you have to do the above steps again.
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Install AOKP Jellybean ROM in Samsung Galaxy Tab2

Install AOKP ROM based on Cyanogenmod on your galaxy tab2

Android Open Kang Project(AOKP) is a custom ROM project based on Cyanogenmod. But unlike CM which offers only nightlies(as of writing), AOKP has released a milestone(stable) version of Jellybean 4.1.2 ROM for Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100. AOKP ROM’s are light weight and have kernels capable of realtime processor speed stepping thereby giving maximum performance at the same time conserving battery charge.

See my AOKP ROM vs Official Jellybean ROM benchmarks for Galaxy Tab 2.0 here –
http://news.indiandragon.in/2012/12/16/aokp-rom-vs-official-jellybean-rom-for-galaxy-tab-2-0/

Samsung has started giving out OTA updates of Jellybean ROM based on 4.1.1 for Tab2 see the guide here to install official jellybean ROM from samsung, but those of you who demand better performance and timings between recharging battery can opt for light weight AOKP ROM. Read on how,

Disclaimer : Flashing ROM’s are risky, void’s warranty and could brick your device if not done properly. I am not held responsible in such cases. This guide is for educational purposes only, to follow this guide is solely under your discretion .

Since it is an aftermarket ROM, you have to download ROM and Google apps package separately.

Download the AOKP Milestone ROM and gapps-jb-20121011-signed from the link below,

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Step 1: Install Clockworkmod recovery if you had not done earlier. Follow 1-6 steps from here.
Step 2: Take backup of your current ROM using ROM Manager or Titanium Backup app.
Step 3:  Press power button+volume up to enter into Clockworkmod recovery.
Step 4:  Wipe data/factory reset three times.
Step 5 : Select install update.zip, and select the download AOKP ROM from your internal/external sd-card.
Step 6:  After Install, Wipe cache/dalvik cache three times.
Step 7 : Now select the install update.zip again and install gaaps.zip  in the same way as you install ROM.
Step 8:  Reboot

Hope you like the new AOKP ROM, incase you don’t then install the backed up ROM found in the clockworkmod directory just the way you installed AOKP ROM.

How to root Galaxy Tab 2 Jelly Bean, ICS

I would explain here the methodology for rooting Galaxy Tab 2 P3100.

Rooting is a process which allows the user to gain root access to the linux in Android OS. It can be useful if you run applications such as firewall, which requires root access to the Android.
This guide is just for rooting Galaxy Tab2 P3100, for other Android devices Type ‘ Model number of your Phone/Tablet rooting’ in the above search box.

This Guide is applicable for  Galaxy Tab 2 P3100 running Jelly Bean 4.1.1 or Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4

Disclaimer : Rooting ROM’s are risky, void’s warranty and could brick your device if not done properly. I am not held responsible in such cases. This guide is for educational purposes only, to follow this guide is solely under your discretion .

Prerequisites :

1.Download the GalaxyTab2 Root from the below link.
http://downloads.indiandragon.in/Downloads/GalaxyTab2_Root.html
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2.Backup your ROM using Clock work mod – ROM Manager.

Procedure :

1. Drop the update.zip to the internal sd or external sd card of your Tab2.

2. Power off the tab, press volume down + power button to go into download mode.


3. Connect the data cable to the Tab and to the computer. 
Note : If your Tab is not getting detected in windows, make sure you have 
a.samsung USB drivers installed.
b. Kies not running (kill from task manager ).
c. Connect the USB cable directly to the computer and not via an extension cable.

4. Open Odin in the Windows, You’ll notice the port is highlighted when the tab is detected.


5. Select Auto Restart & PDA and Uncheck everything else.

6. Select the GT-P3100_ClockworkMod-Recovery_5.5.0.4 through the PDA, make sure the options are selected as said and click Start.

7. After the Clock work Mod Recovery has been flashed press Volume up + power UP to enter into CWM recovery boot loader.
a.  Select install zip option and select update.zip from the internal/external sd.
b. Wait till the installation completes and select reboot system option.
Testing root,
In the Android Terminal Emulator type su, super user app will ask for giving providing super user permissions to the Terminal Emulator and you will receive superuser permissions. Type an linux command and check further.
Enjoy your rooted Galaxy tab2 !

How To : Upgrade Galaxy Tab2 to Jelly Bean Android 4.1.1

How to upgrade Galaxy Tab2 to Jelly Bean Android 4.1.1

Official Jelly Bean Android 4.1.1 upgrade has been released to parts of Europe yesterday and would be released to other parts of the world in coming months. But if you cannot wait for the official OTA release like me, read the guide below on how to flash your Galaxy Tab 2 (P3100) to latest Jelly Bean OS.

If you are not sure on whether you need a Jelly Bean upgrade to your Galaxy Tab 2, read my review of the same here – http://news.indiandragon.in/2012/11/26/galaxy-tab-2-jelly-bean-upgrade/ .

Disclaimer : Flashing ROM’s are risky, void’s warranty and could brick your device if not done properly. I am not held responsible in such cases. This guide is for educational purposes only, to follow this guide is solely under your discretion .

Prerequisites :

This guide is for P3100, though the procedure is same for other Galaxy Tab 2 models. The ROM  included in this guide is just for P3100.

1. Your Galaxy Tab2 (P31000) should have been rooted. Refer here for rooting.

2. Install Clock Work Mod – ROM Manager from here – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.koushikdutta.rommanager

3.. Download and Install Mobile Odin from here – http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1347899
Note : Free version of Mobile Odin requires “Flash Kernel” to be installed separately, available on the same page.

3. Download Official Jelly Bean ROM for Galaxy Tab2 here –
http://downloads.indiandragon.in/Downloads/Galaxy_Tab2_JellyBean_ROM.html
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Procedure :

Keep at least 50% of the battery in the tablet.

Step 1 : Flash ClockworkMod Recovery in the CWM ROM Manager and take back up of your current ROM.

Step 2 : Unzip the downloaded ROM and ‘Open file’ the .tar.md5 file from the Mobile Odin Lite.

Step 3 : ‘Flash Firmware’ in the Mobile Odin Lite.

Wait and let the Mobile Odin do it’s Job.

Enjoy your Jelly Bean !