Flash/Frash ported to iPhone 4/3G/3GS [Guide]

There are many reasons to jailbreak your iPhone such as My3G to enable FaceTime over 3G or MyWi for wireless tethering or iTether for tethering over Bluetooth. Add another reason to the list: Grant Pannell has managed to compile a version of Frash (Flash) that works on  iPhone so you can run Flash on your jailbroken iPhone 4 as well as on iPhone 3GS and 3G.


We have seen Frash on iPad before but this version of Frash works on iPhone , iPad and iPod touch too. Comments on Grant Pannell’s website shows that it is working on all these devices.

Follow these steps via Redmond Pie to install Frash on your iDevices.

1: You will need to jailbreak your iOS device.

2: Next, you will need to install OpenSSH. To do this, Open Cydia, touch on “Search” tab and then search for “OpenSSH”. Install this app and reboot your iPhone.

3: Connect your iPhone with your computer. Make sure iTunes is not running.

4: Download and install Cyberduck for Mac or WinSCP for Windows. Enter the following details to login to your iPhone:


  • Server: The IP address of your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch. Settings –> WiFi –> <Your Network Name>
  • Username: root
  • Password: alpine
  • Protocol: SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol)


  • Hostname: The IP address of your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch. Setting –> WiFi –> <Your Network Name>
  • User name: root
  • Password: alpine
  • Protocol: SCP

5: Download Frash-0.02.deb file from the source link given below.

6: Navigate to /var/root/Media directory and create a folder named “Cydia”. Inside this Cydia folder, create another folder and name it “AutoInstall”.

7: Copy over the Frash-0.02.deb file in this “AutoInstall” folder.

Restart your iPhone and you are done. Now simply browse any Flash based site, click on the “Flash” text to play the Flash content.

You will need a jailbroken iPhone or iPod Touch to install Frash. Read more on how to jailbreak it using JailbreakMe.

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  1. I heard that its very very buggy and using it would make your Iphone 4 slow and safari was crashing..do you have any idea whatz happening with it?

  2. hmm, jialbroken iPhone can support flash, yup, another reason for jialbreaking. Flash always a focal point. Flash on iPad, flash on iProducts…
    I suppose flash to iPad and iPhone maybe make some more difference, enjoy videos can be free on the go, actualy, also can watch videos with the help of video conversion tools from ifunia, I tried not bad.

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  4. I get the error _abort() food.c:43

    What does it mean? it still doesnt work for me and I have a 3GS fully updated and jailbreaked

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