Changing your Google Chrome Flash Version

Written 2011-01-26

Tags:flash hexedit dll 

Sometimes it is useful to change your Flash version. Here's a simple trick to do that and see how apps behave.



  1. Get the current flash version from
  2. grep for your current os + version in %USERPATH%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\ . You'll find it in a subdirectory in gcswf32.dll
  3. Hexedit and replace the os + version number. Because it is a NULL-terminated string, don't use any more characters than it already has.

...and tada!


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