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[pivotCE]LuneOS Browser: How to sideload Flash & WideVine plugins (Netflix, Amazon, YouTube Red)


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which includes Qt 5.9.2, support for 3rd party browser plugins (such as Adobe Flash and Google’s WideVine CDM) has been added to the Browser App and has been enabled by default.

However the source code of these plugin binaries is not available and therefore these binaries cannot be compiled and provided in the LuneOS images.

The users would therefore need to manually install (sideload) the required plugin files from a source that has them available. Luckily there are ChromeOS recovery images available for the ARMv7 instruction set which is the same instruction set used by our HP Touchpad, Nexus 4 and Nexus 5. I believe that the Samsung Chomebook from 2012 with Codename “Snow” is a suitable candidate for example. Others that might work are:

  • Samsung Chromebook 2 – 11″, codename “Pit”
  • Samsung Chromebook 2 – 13″, codename “Pi”
  • HP Chromebook 11 G1, codename “Spring”
  • HP Chromebook 11 G2, codename “Skate”
  • ASUS Chromebook Flip C100PA, codename “Minnie”
  • ASUS Chromebook C201, codename “Speedy”
  • AOpen Chromebase Mini, codename “tiger”
  • Asus Chromebit CS10, codename “Mickey”
  • AOpen Chromebox Mini, codename “fievel”

In order to get Adobe Flash & WideVine CDM support you need to do the following:

          1. Download a ChromeOS ARM Recovery image, the best would be the one using the same Chrome/Chromium version, so 56. For example for the Samsung Chromebook codename “Snow” mentioned above as per
          2. Extract the “chromeos_9000.91.0_daisy_recovery_stable-channel_snow-mp-v4.bin.zip” file.
          3. Once done, open “chromeos_9000.91.0_daisy_recovery_stable-channel_snow-mp-v4.bin” with a file archiver (for example 7-Zip on Windows).
          4. Open the ROOT-A.img file.
            001-7zip.png?resize=800%2C288&ssl=1
          5. Go to “/opt/google/chrome/”
          6. Extract “libwidevinecdm.so” and “libwidevinecdmadapter.so” into a separate folder.
            002-7zip.png?resize=800%2C821&ssl=1
          7. Go to “/opt/google/chrome/pepper/”
          8. Extract “libpepflashplayer.so” to the same folder as under 6.
            003-7Zip.png?resize=800%2C215&ssl=1
          9. You will now have 3 files in this folder: “libwidevinecdm.so”, “libwidevinecdmadapter.so” and “libpepflashplayer.so”.
          10. Open a command prompt and go to folder with the 3 files.
          11. Now push each of the 3 files to “/usr/lib/chromium/” by means of “adb push libwidevinecdm.so /usr/lib/chromium/”, “adb push libwidevinecdmadapter.so /usr/lib/chromium/” and “adb push libpepflashplayer.so /usr/lib/chromium/”
          12. Restart your LuneOS device!
          13. Now go  to see if Adobe Flash works. It will display you the supported version of Flash as per screenshot here:
            007-flash.png?resize=198%2C133&ssl=1
          14. Now go to  to see if WideVine works. It will show you the WideVine options in the dropdown in black instead of grey. When they show in black the WideVine plugin is properly installed and working.
          008-widevineNotOK.png?resize=300%2C229&sWithout WideVine Plugin008-widevineOK.png?resize=300%2C255&ssl=With working WideVine Plugin

          009-Netflix.png?resize=300%2C225&ssl=1Netflix on the HP Touchpad (It’s a bit slow, but works!)

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