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Out of all the reasons for a jailbreak, flash was mainly in peoples heads. However, imobilecinema hasn't worked for months nor is there another one available on cydia. Does anyone
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    Default Biggest jailbreak question....Flash?
    Out of all the reasons for a jailbreak, flash was mainly in peoples heads. However, imobilecinema hasn't worked for months nor is there another one available on cydia.

    Does anyone know if anyone is working on a flash app?

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    Why is that?

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    Because mobile safari does not render flash so someone would have to actually develop and create an entire new browser (Opera Mini for example) that incorporates flash. Oh by the way Adobe hasn't even finished it (Flash 10.1) yet as it isn't being debuted on an android phone until next month.
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    Now that's what I call a helpful answer. I've learnt something new today...thanks Poseidon79

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    Well, I personally never used imobilecinema so I don't know how it worked OR how well it worked. I'm assuming it didn't necessarily use flash?

    Also, what are the chances adobe actually releases 10.1 this summer? They have been pushing back the release date for years now.

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    Default It does work, kind of
    I wondered the same thing and managed to download imobilecinema from the cydia repo at http://d.imobilecinema.com - though only a couple of hours after that cydia started complaining that the repo is unreachable. Not sure how I lucked into it, but I am one of the privileged few who can watch megavideo on my iPad It works pretty well, but not with all or even most of the sites I tried. megavideo and Tudou both seem to work so far. Also 56.com, probably others. I tried a few porn tube sites but got nothing. The quality is actually very good, and the videos play fullscreen, but the controls are sized for an iPhone and only appear if you tap in an iPhone sized area in the upper left corner of the screen. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it works with browsers other than Mobile Safari - I just discovered the Atomic Web browser (yay for tabs!) and it loaded up flash videos just like safari. My theory as to why some videos refuse to play is that, according to the website, there's no h.264 support, only h.263 and a few other codecs. This was a limitation of the iPhone hardware. AFAIK the iPad plays h.264 just fine, so if the dev ever updates this it should be awesome indeed. In the meantime I'm just happy i can watch every episode of star trek on a device that would look right at home in Picard's hand.

    Ps - I just checked my apt cache to see if the .deb file was still on my iPad so I could post it somewhere and share, but no such luck. Hopefully someone else can snag this and report back - it would be nice to have a compatibility list.

    PPS. Is there any way to make a new .deb file from a package that's already installed on your system? Like an install in reverse?

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    Nope you won't see a BROWSER flash player but you WILL see Flash Apps in Cydia and possibly elsewhere now that we can output native apps using the new Flash CS5. People who want to do this will still need a $99 dollar dev account though as Flash forces you to sign it with a dev certificate.

    Thing is, jailbroken phones run unsigned code, so all we really need is a hack for Flash so we can get around the certificate enforcement and just output the damn file. Field day after that. As a part time flash dev I am pretty excited at crafting my own personal apps.

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