iPad Hacked to Run Adobe Flash

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Hell may freeze over before we officially see Adobe's Flash run on Apple's iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, but that hasn't stopped the jailbreaking community from trying.

Take one jailbroken iPad, Safari browser, and a compatibility layer to get the hack to work. Apple, and particularly CEO Steve Jobs, are known not to be fans of Flash, calling the technology buggy and power hungry.

A YouTube video offers the following additional information:

"Frash is a port of the Adobe Flash runtime for Android to the iPhone, using a compatibility layer, by comexFrash can currently run most Flash programs natively in the MobileSafari browser. Frash uses a multi-process model similar to Chrome on the desktop, so a crash in the Frash/Flash plugin doesn't take down the browser. Video and keyboard input are currently not supported. The former will require major reverse engineering of the video decoding frameworks on the iPhone, but the latter should be reasonably easy to implement."

More information can be found on the Frash GitHub page.

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