iOS BitTorrent client iTransmission gets long-awaited update

By , Apr 15, 2012

BitTorrent users rejoice. iTransmission, the popular iOS BitTorrent client, has finally been updated to support the latest versions of Apple’s mobile software.

The jailbreak utility, which was abandoned by developer Mike Chen sometime last year, has just been resurrected by ioshomebrew as iTransmission 2…

Like the previous version, iTransmission 2 is extremely easy to use. Once installed, simply navigate to any BitTorrent file in Safari (or other browser) and select the option to open it via the utility. Depending on seeders, your download should start right away.

The app has a hidden preference panel, which can be accessed by swiping left to right from the edge of the screen. It offers a number of customizable options, including a port-picker and a download restrictor.

With its simple user interface and $0 price tag, we can’t think of a reason not to try this out. iTransmission 2 is available in Cydia, in the ModMyi repo, for free.

Have you tried out iTransmission 2 yet?

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  • Anonymous

    no magnets? if negative, the galaxy’s largest torrent site wont work for most torrents

  • Eren Öztürk

    it requires winterboard :(

  • Maxim∑

    Not downloading it because winterboard on iOS 5+ is horrible. Just makes everything lag badly

    • Paul Meneshian

      how so ?

    • Ronald Weaver

      I stopped using winterboard a while ago to. I never looked back :-)

      • Maxim∑

        Good news winterboard has been updated today (finally) 0 lag :)

  • Cameron Farzaneh

    doesn’t work for me. i go on tpb click magnet link goes to itransmission and crashes.

    • Malay Mody

      Doesn’t work with magnet links, which is what The Pirate Bay runs on :((

  • Cameron Farzaneh

    doesn’t work for me. i go on tpb click magnet link goes to itransmission and crashes.

  • Anonymous

    Can’t cydia tweaks/apps developers use the standard Apple SDK to create these kinds of apps for Cydia?

  • Luis Finke

    why in the world does it need winterboard…?

    • Anonymous

      Cosmetic matters, I assume.

      • Luis Finke

        im just gonna download the deb and unload it without winterboard then. Theres no way a bittorrent app NEEDS winterboard just to function

      • ThaNatrix

        Did this work? A link to the deb and a how to would be appreciated

      • Pranav Shankar

        I doubt that’ll work
        I tried it for some other tweak
        Irrespective of whether it uses winterboard
        It will throw you an error saying that a dependency is missing or something like that…..

    • Kok Hean

      ModMyi’s repackager accidentally installed the WinterBoard dependency.

  • groverXIII

    Death Grips? Good call. That new album is insane.

  • Sanjay Matadin

    can somebody please explain how to use it :(

  • Lucas Ucciferri

    I’m going to try this tweak asap. I tried some other tweak named dtunes, but it was hard to use. Thanks much.

  • Anonymous

    Say whaaaat? I’ve used iOS for 3 years and never knew there was a BitTorrent client for iOS.

    Oh well, now I gotz uTorrent for my Galaxy 😛

  • Anonymous

    I was excited for 2 minutes until I saw the first comment regarding winterboard.

    Won’t even bother. :(

  • Vitaliy Anonymous

    Legal purposes. That way, they can’t store .torrent files, so it would be extremely hard for the court or anyone to try and takedown the website.

    • Kok Hean

      They still do. I get portable apps from there using torrent files. You can get them by changing the URL.

  • Vamshi Gupta

    I tried using it, but crashes a lot no matter what ever I am doing. No specific action which triggers the crash.

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  • Mohammed Babur

    Transmission by Filipe Pina seems better. it is webui using localhost and it handles magnet links beautifully. also, you can put device to sleep and it keeps downloading. even when your in a different app. its amazing and it has a bunch of options.

    for those that use mobile terminal, package is cc.fopina.transmission

  • Grant Lawrence

    What torrents do you guys actually download on the iPhone? I can’t figure out what I would need to download on a mobile device that would make it actually worthwhile

    • Branko Sekulić

      Ever heard of movies? Music? Porn maybe? :z

  • Ahmed najim

    Guys i just downloaded it and everytime i try to download a torrent it gives me the (invalid torrent file) message….any solutions??

  • disqus_AKo9jiSidC

    HAs anyone noticed that iT3 seems to keep downloading even on 3G connection despite it being disabled in prefs? You can even see it in it’s own counters and when it runs in background it has drained my 3g plan a number of times. How do we stop this or get the bug fixed?