How to use Genki English on an Android Tablet

After the post last week about the first Genki English iPhone/iPad app, a few people have written in asking how they can put their Download Packs on an Android tablet.

Google don’t just outright prohibit it like Apple do, but as there are so many different models, it can be a bit tricky.

So to make it easier, Ken has made this little video to show you how on the Kindle Fire HD (the best value Android Tablet) but it works similar on most (but not all!) Android tablets:

(Notice we fixed the “echo” problem with vol. 13 !)

Here are Ken’s instructions:

1.On your Fire HD go to ‘settings’-‘device’ then tick ‘allow installation of applications from unknown sources’.
2.Download and install ES File Explorer from the Google Play Store on the tablet.
3.Download Adobe Flash APK fromΒ…
When you install it,it will ask which application you want to use it with. Choose ‘zip manager’.
4.Open ES file explorer and tap the download folder.
5.Long press (press and hold) the the ‘Adobe Flash’ zip file and delete’zip’ ( without quotes) from the end of the file name and add ‘apk’ (without quotes).
6.Tap the Adobe Flash icon and tap ‘yes’ to install.
7.Go to apps store and download the free SWF Viewer pro.
8.Connect your Kindle Fire HD to your computer using the USB cable and transfer your ‘Genki English Download Pack’ to one of the folders in the ES File explorer (I used the Kindle Folder).and you’re done.
9. To use your download pack open ES File explorer navigate to the folder you downloaded to and tap any of the flash files and there you are!

Thanks Ken!

Sue and Lucky have also sent in videos of the pack on their tablets, plus of course all those other tablets!

Richard Graham

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10 Responses to “How to use Genki English on an Android Tablet”

  1. Ken

    The link for ES File Explorer in part 2 of the instructions is now dead but you can download it from the Amazon App Store or the Google play store.

  2. Mark Armstrong

    Apple forbids it? Forbids! Hmm… that really does throw a wrench into the whole wanting to buy an iPad and use it in class. If you did make an iPad app, what kind of time frame would we be looking at until product came to market, and perhaps equally importantly, what kind of price are we talking about? I’d be willing to be pay, since it would be worth a lot to me, but I am very curious.

  3. Richard

    I’ve got demos of the first two themes here now, they are a little rough, so at least a few months away from public trials! 8)

    Price wise, I’m looking at two options, either the subscription option which would be either $29.99 or $19.99 per month, but … which would, fingers crossed, let VIP members get it for free! Or individual in-app purchases for each theme for maybe around 2.99 or 3.99 per theme. But the problem here is if they cannibalised existing Teacher’s Set sales then I’d have no money to run or develop the site – so this is the less likely option!

  4. Katja

    Hello Richard!

    Unfortunately, I cannot find the App in Google Play, could you please resend the link to the app or fix the issue with the app store?

    Thank you in advance!


  5. Richard

    Hi Katja,

    I don’t have a direct link, I guess any file explorer app would work!

  6. Camila PeΓ±a

    Hi Ken!
    I tried to use my genki english on my galaxy tab 3 but it did’t work! I followed all your instructions but it was useless… is there any other way to install it in my tablet? Please help me, your genki is really important for me to use it, specially in my tablet.

    Regards from Chile

  7. Richard

    Hi Camila,

    The best bet is to check out the support (or support forums) for the Galaxy Tab 3. If it can run “Flash SWF” files (and not all tablets can) then it should be OK and they be able to show you how to get it to work! Fingers crossed!

  8. Monica Pizzocaro

    Dear Richard
    I tried it and it has worked in part. The only problem is that when I choose one of the subjects for instance “Treasure Adventure”it opens, the music starts etc. but the image isn’t stable but constantly moves and when choosing one of the items for instance game or quit nothing happens. I have to actually close the app altogether to exit.
    Do you have any suggestions

  9. Richard Graham

    Hi Monica, it’s actually really great that you have got that far! What flash player did you use?

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