Good news jailbreakers: the popular BitTorrent client iTransmission has been updated to support iOS 7 and ARM64 devices. The app now works on newer iPhones and iPads, and looks good doing it thanks to its iOS 7-inspired makeover.

For those not familiar with the utility, iTransmission works just like its desktop counterpart, enabling you to initiate and manage torrent downloads on your iOS device. This is the app’s fourth iteration, and it looks to be better than ever…

Here are the release notes from the developer:

“iTransmission has been remade for iOS 4-7.x with 64 bit support and a brand new UI for iOS 7 along with some much needed features. Magnet links have been fixed properly in this version. iTransmission is a native iOS Bit Torrent Client designed to be used with ease.”

But despite its simple appearance, iTransmission is a very capable client. It allows you to set a maximum number of connections, connections per torrent, upload and download limits, and whether you can use it over Wi-Fi, Cellular or both.

Overall, the app is solid and I’d recommend it to anyone. I know BitTorrent gets a bad wrap for piracy, but so does jailbreaking, and I like to think people use both for good. In fact, this app + iFile makes for a killer productivity combination.

At any rate, if you want to check it out, you can find iTransmission 4 in Cydia, in the BigBoss repo, for free.

  • Martynas Linkevicius

    Yay I used it all the time back in iOS 6 😀

    • Stefano

      What would one use it for. I never used a torrent client

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        Considering a weather app is used to check the weather, A web browser is used to browse the web, a clock app is used to look at a clock (the time), I’d say it’s a safe bet that a torrent client is used to download torrents 😉

      • Stefano

        smart ass 😉 haha, yea i get it now.

      • tocsin

        95% of people use it to pirate movies, music, games ect

      • WARNING: It’s kind of like an addiction. Once you start downloading torrents, you never stop. Well, until the FBI come knocking on your door…

  • Matrixnubee

    It’s crashing as soon as I click the unpause button to start my download, anyone else having this issue?

  • Eni

    please can someone tell me the name of that jailbreak tweak that you could download music on your device and then add that music directly to the phone without the need of itunes?

    • Furany

      Bridge or mewseek

      • Martynas Linkevicius

        Also Music Box

      • Eni

        thanks guys 🙂

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  • marcus1324

    I feel like this gets a far worse rep on piracy than jailbreaking.

  • kratoz29

    What is exactly the use you give to the app?

    • Rowan09

      To download torrents which is mostly used to download movies. A torrent client is a peer to peer program where others can share applications, movies, etc to each other.

      • kratoz29

        Yes I know, I use a lot utorrent in windows and transmission in Linux.
        But I meant what’s the point to download movies from your iPhone? To see them in some video player like vlc or what? If I am right I guess doesn’t worth it to spend such a battery for that purpose.

      • Rowan09

        To stream it to an Apple TV or just to watch when traveling on public transportation.

      • Arif Ullah

        Yes, I watch movies all the time on my phone. Use AVPlayer, it’s easily the best. I used to watch movies on my Nokia E63, so watching them on my iPhone is grand.

      • kratoz29

        How do you know that player is the best?
        I guess everybodie will fall in love because of vlc as pc’s users does.

  • Francisco Perez

    Also having issues installing from Cydia, “size mismatch” i have plenty of room on my phone, don’t know what the issue is. Im new to itransmission any way you can use utorrent with itransmission?

    • Sleetui

      Let Cydia download all the Recent Changes then it won’t have that problem.

  • iRy757

    I use Mewseek but it’s a pain in the butt sometimes.

    • Rowan09

      Use music box but iTransmission is for torrents which is mostly used for movie downloads. Bridge will solve the issue with moving your downloaded media files to the iPod section.

  • Itansmission? Luar biasa minum extra joss dulu!

  • Having issue with web interface…:(

  • ShawnTXDFW

    Off topic but I’m trying to figure out how to change my dock to a black glass with the reflections. Anyone know how to do this?

    • Munawar

      go to Winterboard you will find ayecon Dock iOS7 uncheck it …

  • Lucas Bitencourt Santos

    Someone know if there’s a torrent client for iPad? iTransmission 4 works but I really hate to use iPhone apps on iPad 🙁

    • The Honk

      Runs full screen on iPad now just sayin

  • I use utorrent on the mac; drop the file into my movie folder; scan with Plex; then run Plex on the iPad; and stream to Apple TV . No need to waste storage space on the phone

  • Andrey Zhdanyuk

    What can I do so it could download in the background ? Every time I exit or the screen shuts off it stops downloading.

    • João Lyra Araujo

      I want the same!

      • Hamzah simjee

        you could download infinitytask and enable itransmission

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      • dbraxt09

        i retract my statement

  • Hallstatt

    it keeps crashing when i try to open it

    • Abdul Rauf Khatri

      Same with me

  • Dawid Piatkowski

    How to download files when iDevice is in sleep mode??

  • John Willis

    So I just updated to ios 7.0.6 and now I can’t find iTransmission 4 in big boss repo. Is anyone else having a similar issue?

  • Chris Ryan

    can this be used to initiate transfers
    on my mac running transmission, so that the downloads stay on my network drive instead of my idevice?

  • mesirs

    When I push to download torrent, it shows BAD TORRENT all the time.
    What I suppose to do?

  • Peter

    Why does itransmission 4 want to uninstall XBMC-ATV2 when installing itself? XBMC doesn’t natively support torrents & isn’t seen by the device as a open-in app. Don’t want to lose XBMC:(