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YellowFever1984

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Aug 12, 2018
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I want to get a new phone(iPhone) and was wondering if uTorrent or iTransmission work on it?? I am trying to download movies on it. UTorrent and iTransmission are bitTorrent clients that help you download shared files for those who don't know.

I can download movies on my current phone LG Stylo 2 but it only has 16gb internal memory.

Thanks for everyone's help.
 

jasjeet

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Mar 31, 2016
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Very candid lol. You know that’s illegal?
No, you can’t get a native app on iOS to torrent.
 

chrfr

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Jul 11, 2009
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I want to get a new phone(iPhone) and was wondering if uTorrent or iTransmission work on it?? I am trying to download movies on it. UTorrent and iTransmission are bitTorrent clients that help you download shared files for those who don't know.

I can download movies on my current phone LG Stylo 2 but it only has 16gb internal memory.

Thanks for everyone's help.
Using iTransmission requires a jailbroken phone. If you buy a new iPhone, there’s no guarantee you’ll be able to jailbreak it.
 
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swanseaboy

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Oct 15, 2012
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I use utorrent and then via the web client remote.utorrent.com

Works a treat for me

[edit] I can see that you want to do something completely different
 

Shirasaki

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May 16, 2015
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His info says Raleigh. I'm guessing that's North Carolina. His writing style indicates American English.

I'm gonna say that it's against the law in the OP's area.
Downloading using torrent is not, but the content determines what he is doing is illegal or not, I think.

For OP, there was no torrent app on app store before, no such app now, and probably never have one in the future.
 
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YellowFever1984

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 12, 2018
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Raleigh
Downloading using torrent is not, but the content determines what he is doing is illegal or not, I think.

For OP, there was no torrent app on app store before, no such app now, and probably never have one in the future.

Thanks for the info. I will probably just go to Boost Mobile trade in my phone for a 32gb (minimum) model that is Android since i know i can do what i am doing already. I thought iTransmission would let me download movies etc.but i am seeing you guys are telling me it won't work. Oh well. Thanks for the replies.

Ross1998 says i can with iTransmission. I will probably stick with Android as i can upgrade my SD card. I know you can't upgrade iPhones. Sad since i like apple products so much.

As for the legality of it. Well Netflix doesn't have the foreign, indie and classic films i want so....
 

ftaok

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Jan 23, 2002
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Downloading using torrent is not, but the content determines what he is doing is illegal or not, I think.

For OP, there was no torrent app on app store before, no such app now, and probably never have one in the future.
You're right. Torrents arent illegal. However, the OP said he wanted to download movies, and pretty much all movies download from torrents are copyrighted.

Its a pretty good bet that the type of movies the OP is interested in would fall into that category.
 

Shanghaichica

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Apr 8, 2013
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If you want to use torrents and download movies for free you are better off sticking to android. On the whole ios is built for people who pay for content from official sources. It’ll be much easier to do that on android and you won’t need to jump through as many if any hoops.
 
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VivaLasVegas

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Downloading using torrent is not, but the content determines what he is doing is illegal or not, I think.
You're right, it is the content being downloaded that makes it illegal. What is the penalty for downloading torrents?
For OP, there was no torrent app on app store before, no such app now, and probably never have one in the future.
If I were a betting man, which I am, I would say that it has to do with not being able to access the device folders on iOS like you can on Android.
As for the legality of it. Well Netflix doesn't have the foreign, indie and classic films i want so....
I don't judge, I have a wife and two kids and still download torrents. It is no different than borrowing a BLU-RAY from my neighbor and copying it or saving it to my Mac using software.
 

Shirasaki

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May 16, 2015
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What is the penalty for downloading torrents?
It highly depends on the country you resides and local regulations. In Australia, AFAIK, the criminal charge of copyright infringements could go up to $100k AUD.
The tricky part is unless copyright holder claims, government usually don't care much about this type of thing. But if they do, especially by big players, anyone could go bankruptcy after the charge.
 

VivaLasVegas

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It highly depends on the country you resides and local regulations. In Australia, AFAIK, the criminal charge of copyright infringements could go up to $100k AUD.
The tricky part is unless copyright holder claims, government usually don't care much about this type of thing. But if they do, especially by big players, anyone could go bankruptcy after the charge.
Thanks, I didn't know the charges could go up to $100k AUD.
 
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