iTransmission is a free jailbreak app that allows you to download torrents straight to your iPhone. We’ve talked about torrent apps before, but iTransmission works like the popular desktop torrent app of a similar name, Transmission.

Transmission has been a hugely popular torrent client on non-mobile platforms, and iTransmission aims at making it easy to download torrents right from your iPhone.

iTransmission has the cleanest interface of any torrent client I’ve used on the iPhone. Like it’s desktop companion, the app works great and offers plenty of features. The iOS app is currently in its Alpha stages of testing, so there are still some bugs and glitches that need to be worked out.

When you’ve installed iTransmission in Cydia, the app’s icon is added to your iPhone’s springboard. When you tap the app, you are greeted with iTransmission’s list of active or paused downloads.

Torrent and magnet files can be added within iTransmission to begin the download process. Simply tap the “+” button and add the desired .torrent URL. When a file has been added, the transfer will be paused by default. You can start and pause your downloads at any time during the whole process.

In iTransmission’s settings, you can use a web interface for torrenting. You can also choose whether you want to use only Wi-Fi data, cellular data, or both for downloading files in the app. (If you don’t have an unlimited data plan, by wary of turning the Cellular Data option on.) You can also check out port mapping.

When viewing an individual transfer in iTransmission, you are given plenty of information. You can see your download and upload speed for each individual transfer, as well as information like data received, sent, etc.

When a downloaded is completed, you’ll have the option to either remove the torrent itself or also remove the data associated with that torrent. If you want to keep what you downloaded, keep the data. You can use iFile or another SSH tool to grab the file later.

iTransmission is a nice app for downloading torrents directly on your iPhone. The project is open source. You can check out the Google Code page for more information.

To download iTransmission for free, add this repo in Cydia:

Let us know what you think of iTransmission. Do you prefer another alternative for torrenting on the iPhone?

[Cult of Mac]

  • paul

    is this a cydia app cos i cant find it or is it only for ipohnes and not the touch

    • Your Mom


      ‘To download iTransmission for free, add this repo in Cydia:’

      • Smoke

        Haha “your mom”

    • Daniel13

      How to install:
      1. Learn to spell.
      2. Learn how to add Cydia repos
      3. Add Cydia repo mentioned in the article.
      4. Install app.

  • Scott

    Add this repo in Cydia:

  • Fojam

    Ive had this for a while. Its good, but the only downside is that its still inearly stages of development.

  • Well The other options in cydia for torrent clients all suck and don’t work

    • Again, can you please stop using variations of my name when leaving comments on iDB? You don’t have to pretend to be someone you’re not.

      • Isn’t imitation the highest form of flattery? 😛

  • Daniel CG

    From the Google code page: “I’m not contributing to its development due to insufficient time I have. I may or may not update its newer version. It’s greatly appreciated if anyone’d like to pick it up.”
    I hope somebody picks this up and continues development on it 🙂

  • david

    hey you are downloading linx mint

  • Evoss

    Woooow Great !!

  • Evoss

    good goo d 1MB/s download

  • Clueless…

    Okay, can someone please walk me through the actual d/l of music? I’m trying to add URLs, but they are all invalid. Help?

  • Matt

    Ways to chase off girls

    1. Care how others type
    2. Waste your whole life worrying over what people online do
    3. Type words grammatically correct that aren’t meant to be like type “Buy You a Drink” instead of the actual song title “Buy U A Drank”
    4. Type “Okay” instead of “OK” and “Doughnut” instead of “Donut”
    5. Treat the online world as though it’s the real world and hunt for dates online.

    These are the perfect ways to make sure no normal woman would come near you.

    As for the torrent app, I found it caused my iPod Touch 4G to slow down and lag even if not in use and even after killed by SBSettings. Still a cool idea and I’m sure will get better as it develops.

  • Juan

    Hey Matt – you forgot 6: Being a total fucking hypocrite.

  • Rene

    Well i installed iTransmission but i couldn’t start it ;( Just black screen for a few seconds and thats all :/ sux 🙁

  • mark

    Hi there. Same thing happens to me. I installed the app but it just shoes a black screen for some seconss and then goes to iphone nirmal screen, any suggestion?

  • Joel

    Are there specific sites which can only be used? Cause I keep getting “invalid torrent” replies for whichever torrent I try downloading.

  • Jimmy

    thanks for the tutorial, but every time i add a url or magnet for the pirate bay or any other torrent site it says invalid torrent or invalid magnet. any help?

  • does Itransmission has a time scheduler

  • Manpreet Singh

    i am unable to download files.It says ‘unable to save torrent file,no such directrory’
    can anybody help? my email is

  • It says the source is invalid so maybe fix that and then carry on with everything else ppl are saying is wrong with it….. Wish they would just make frostwire work on iphone like my old lg optimus 3d android it worked like a dream

  • Sorry repository not found

  • Aswin

    Where to find downloaded file. Do i need to install iFile also?

  • Inze khan

    When i minimize the icon of itransmission the downloading is automaticlly stop……..tell me what can i do

  • Monte Kruzan

    How do I remove iTransmission from my iPhone is the question I want answered!!!

    • Monte Kruzan

      I appears that the app is in standby or waiting for download. I no longer want the app on my iPhone and want to remove the app permanently.

      • Monte Kruzan

        I try to delete iTransmisson by holding the icon, but when I choose delete….it still is there. I even tried deleting it through iTunes. The shortcut is still on my iPhone.

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      • Monte Kruzan

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