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Download with BitTorrent on iPad, iPhone without Jailbreaking

Download with BitTorrent on iPad, iPhone without Jailbreaking

How to circumvent Apple’s ban on BitTorrent clients in the app store without having to jailbreak your iPad or iPhone.

With BitTorrent becoming increasingly popular as a source for legal as well as illegal content Apple iPad and iPhone users have had to face the critical decision of whether or not to jailbreak their device – until now.

With a few easy steps BitTorrent users can circumvent Apple’s maddening ban on BitTorrent clients in the app store with just a few easy steps.

1. Download and Install Filer Lite – This free version of the app lets you manage, view, share, and download files on the go.

2. Set Up a Torrific Account

3. Find Torrent URL – Has to be from a public tracker. Terrific doesn’t yet support trackers that require user authentication beyond what can be passed in a URL.

EXAMPLE:

http://torrents.thepiratebay.org/6283377/Pioneer.One.S01E03.PROPER.XviD-helder1965.avi.6283377.TPB.torrent

4. Press “Get”

5. Wait for “Finished” Email – Once your download is finished you’ll receive an e-mail notification with a direct link to your file.

6. Open Filer, Download File – Open direct link in Filer to begin downloading.

It’s that simple. Keep in mind that for large files like the one above (174MB) you’ll need a Wi-Fi connection to download. A 3G connection just won’t cut it.

Stay tuned.

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Jared Moya
I've been interested in P2P since the early, high-flying days of Napster and KaZaA. I believe that analog copyright laws are ill-suited to the digital age, and that art and culture shouldn't be subject to the whims of international entertainment industry conglomerates. Twitter | Google Plus
Brandon
Brandon

Downloaded an MP3 torrent using this process. Worked perfectly. This is a store-bought AT&T iPhone 4. Only problem is that I can't seem to find the mp3 file on my iPod app. Anyone know where Filer Lite stores its downloads? Has anyone tried to synchronize torrent-acquired mp3 downloads to their iPod app with any success? Great method! Fantastic website!

UnmindSmith
UnmindSmith

You can actually accomplish all of this through the Mercury web browser.

Calico
Calico

I followed this step by step and filer seemed to only download he torrent file and couldn't read it. So I went with a different tracker. I followed the same process but when I qued the song torrific asked me to chose a file, the torrent I had only had one so I clicked on it and it played the song on torrific through QuickTime. I copied the playable link and downloaded it through filer and it works fine. I might have been doing something wrong, but that's just another way to do it if anyone runs into the same problem. I haven't tried this with anything except mp3 files though, so it might not work all the time. Great post though. This is definitely what I'll be doing from now on. Thanks!

rog
rog

Not sure you can do this in Mercury...I tried to download and I get 1. a page full of text and 2. a second tab with error 404



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