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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by shadowdude777, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. shadowdude777

    shadowdude777 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Hey guys, I'm not looking for a program that communicates with my computer or seedbox, I have Torrent-Fu already for that. I'm wondering if there are any decent torrent clients for Android so I can just download a torrent right over my 3G connection. Searching torrent in the Market only gets one client that costs $5 and apparently is missing key features. Are there maybe some good .apk packaged torrent clients out there not in the Market? I'd assume that Vuze (as mediocre as it is), being written in Java, could be ported fairly easily as well.

    Thanks in advance for replies, and sorry if this has been asked before; I searched and didn't find anything particularly helpful.

  2. xavious85

    xavious85 Member

    I'm currently using Transdroid to talk to my Windows 7 uTorrent client and it works great. I am able to see the progress of my torrents, pause, resume, delete torrents. I am even able to search trackers like The Pirate Bay and others and add those torrents to the uTorrent client remotely.

    I haven't been able to get it to search Demonoid but I haven't really tried it that much yet either and I'm sure there is a work around.

    I'm not sure if Transdroid support Torrent-Fu but its worth a shot. If it doesn't, you might have to switch your client over to uTorrent or Vuze (ugh)
  3. dlongb13

    dlongb13 Lurker

    I use the $5 dollar app you mentioned, its called Abtc. It works fairly well and yes it does lack features but it gets the job done about half the time. Is it worth $5 bucks though, probably not, but its sweet to be able to download the music your and your friends wanna hear.
    And to the 2nd poster i believe that Demonoid was down for a while because someone cracked their written code. It is up and running again right now with a new code but it's rather unstable and i wouldn't suggest downloading anything unless you are a member or have a very good virus protection program.
  4. scutzi128

    scutzi128 Newbie

    What I do is use torrent fu to remotely manage and add torrents to my windows 7 box running utorrent then I use andftp to transfer files from that computer when they finish over 3g
  5. xavious85

    xavious85 Member

    Uh not to be a dick or anything but Demonoid is a fairly safe tracker since its pirvate and you have to be invited to be able to upload or download torrents. It's other sites like The Pirate Bay which are open that I'd be worried about getting a virus from. And the reason that Transdroid doesn't let you search Demonoid is because it doesn't allow you the option to login with a username and password when searching torrents.
  6. shadowdude777

    shadowdude777 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for actually READING my post. I specifically asked to not hear about Transdroid/Torrent-Fu cause I have that already.

    But yeah, that's what I thought of it, I'd buy it for $2 maybe. I'm thinking maybe some obscure app is available that needs a manual install from a .apk. if not, it should be fairly easy to make one available with Java. Vuze should consider porting over, though I don't know how their lagfest of a torrent client would work on a mobile platform.

    And Demonoid is NOT a safe private tracker because it's not private at all. Invites are constantly available, there's no risk of being banned for ratio, and as you can see, it's definitely hackable.
  7. xavious85

    xavious85 Member

    Actually, you never mention that you were using Transdroid in your original post.

    Demonoid went down due to technical issues, not because it was hacked.
  8. iamloco724

    iamloco724 Android Enthusiast

    i use transdroid i think its great
  9. ssantan2

    ssantan2 Android Enthusiast

    hes talking about torrent apps that download to ur phone, not control the ones on your computer. At least that is what I gathered
  10. shadowdude777

    shadowdude777 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I mentioned that I use Torrent-Fu, and even specified that I don't want a program that controls a computer's torrent client in case people don't know what Torrent-Fu is.

    Either way, it's not the most secure, robust tracker, and people shouldn't treat it as a private tracker cause it's not.

    I guess there is no other torrent client besides abtc, then? That's a shame. I know a little Java, and I'm tempted to learn a little more and develop my own.
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  11. shadowdude777

    shadowdude777 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Yes. An example of what I'm looking for is abtc. But with its feature set, $5 is too much.

    I am NOT looking for Transdroid or Torrent-Fu. As useful as they are, I don't leave my computer on 24-7 and sometimes I want access to a PDF guide or whatnot instantly, not when I get home. Thanks in advance if someone uncovers something new that's compatible with Android 2.0 though.
  12. notice

    notice Lurker

    Hi there!

    There is a new one on the market called: mTorrent.
    It is cheaper than others, it still need some improvements, but works good for me.
  13. Dubbin1

    Dubbin1 Android Expert

    I see nothing in the market with that name.

    Edit: mTorrent Pro ;)
  14. Psychokitty

    Psychokitty Android Enthusiast

    Take some ****ing Oxycontin or something. Jesus Christ!
  15. NiceGuysFinishLast

    NiceGuysFinishLast Android Enthusiast

    Guys, this thread is a year old. Also, I found this on appbrain.
  16. TxGoat

    TxGoat Guest

    I can't download a torrent over 500 MB on aBTC. It errors out on me and stops. I'm not sure if it's the nature of aBTC but I have yet to download anything larger than 500 MB, and sure this thread is a year old, but better to bump an old thread than to create a new thread and be accused of not using the search feature.
  17. shadowdude777

    shadowdude777 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Are you sure it's a hard limit of 500MB and greater? Can you download >500MB files through the web browser? If not, your SD card might be filling up or something. Or maybe it's because aBTC needs to allocate extra space to do its magic on the SD card...
  18. TxGoat

    TxGoat Guest

    Seems like a soft 500 MB limit. Not sure if it's aBTC's limitations or maybe that dreaded data cap that I've heard so much about from the evil networks. At any rate, I have trouble downloading anything even close to 1GB in size.
  19. shadowdude777

    shadowdude777 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    There's no data cap on Verizon. There IS throttling if you're within the top 5% of heaviest data users though.

    Like I said, check and see if you can download a large file through the web browser (if you don't know what to download, the Ubuntu ISO is plenty big, at 700MB. There's a Debian ISO that's over 4GB as well because it's meant to fit on a DVD).
  20. TxGoat

    TxGoat Guest

    I haven't had success with downloading anything over 500 MB yet. I've tried various files and it'll start the download and then lock up on me. Thus I'm going to shopa round for something better than aBTC.
  21. shadowdude777

    shadowdude777 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Well like I said, if you can't download ANYTHING over 500MB, that's through the web browser or through aBTC, then there's something up probably with your SD card.

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