iTransmission Reviews

At its current point, iTransmission is pretty much totally ...

Review by OmgItsTheSmartGuy
about iTransmission Jun 2011

At its current point, iTransmission is pretty much totally impractical to use. Installation is far more complicated than it should be, with IPA files and whatnot. Additionally, the whole installation process was rather glitchy when I tried it-- though the iTransmission website says that this app requires iOS 4.0, the requirement was actually set to iOS 4.3. I had to manually change the minimum requirement for the IPA file by editing the file "Info.plist". This is wayyyy too hard for any non-experienced user to attempt, but if you want to try it, here's how:

  1. Download the IPA file for iTransmission from the website.
  2. Open the IPA file with WinRAR.
  3. Go to Payload->iTransmission.app inside the IPA file and copy the file "Info.plist" to your computer.
  4. If you use Windows, open Info.plist with Plist Editor or NotePad++ (NotePad++ didn't work for me, but feel free to try). If you have a Mac, MacOSX has a plist editor built in.
  5. Change the property for "MinimumOSRequirement" from 4.3 to 4.0.
  6. Open the IPA file with WinRAR again, and copy the new version of "Info.plist" back into its original location in the IPA file (overwrite the old "Info.plist" file).
  7. Double-click the IPA file. It will install iTransmission through iTunes.

But once you get the whole damn thing to work, you'll find that it's still disappointingly limited: the app doesn't offer any way to view downloaded files. You have to download the Cydia app (iFile) to actually find and few stuff. So yeah.

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