Download and installation

Transdroid is currently in beta. That mean bugs will be there and features may be removed (and added of course). Please test it and leave a message with your experiences.

Download Transdroid from the Android Market or directly form this site

Short link to type on your Android device: http://tr.im/tdroid

Installation

  • When you use the Android Market or type the above link in the Android browser, you can immediately install the package.
  • Alternatively, download it to your desktop and upload it to your Android device using the USB cable, your SD card, etc. Use a file manager on your Android device to browse to the package and open it to install.
  • After starting the application for the first time, open the settings to enter your server connection details.

Requirements

  • You will need access to your server/machine that is running a Transmission 1.41+, µTorrent 1.7+, BitTorrent 6+ or Deluge 1.2+ daemon. This is started by enabling web access in the GUI front end or starting the appropriate background daemon).
  • Remote access to your server is required. You probably have to open some ports on your router/DSL modem. Transmission daemon defaults to port 9091, µTorrent and BitTorrent to 8080, Deluge to 8112. Since your probably won’t know the IP address of your Android device, you cannot use IP filtering. To make it (more) secure, enable authentication and use a strong username/password combination.
  • Test your setup by browsing to http://<your_server_addres_or_ip&gt;:<port>/transmission/web (for Transmission) or http://<your_server_or_ip&gt;:<port>/gui/ (for µTorrent and BitTorrent) or http://<your_server_or_ip&gt;:<port> (for Deluge), which should show you the web interface.
  • Normally, use your external IP (visit whatismyip.com if you don’t know it). Only if you are connected to your local wireless network via Wifi, you should use the internal IP address of the server (usually something like 192.168.1.xxx or 10.0.0.xxx).

Troubleshooting

If you use µTorrent or BitTorrent, see the µTorrent website for information on installing the web GUI. For Transmission users, this info is on their website. Deluge is only supported from version 1.2, which is in development, but this website shows the process of installing the web interface. If the web interface works in your mobile browser, Transdroid will work as well. If you cannot access the web interface, check again if it is running (test the web interface locally on 127.0.0.1) and if you opened the port on your router/ADSL modem.

Still need help installing? Please leave a comment here. Bugs and other issues go in the issue tracker at Google Code.

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Comments

  • Jason  On 22 October 2010 at 22:04

    i am able to make it work using wifi, but i cant seem to make it work without the wifi, any help? not sure what im supposed to do with port forwarding. thanks

  • Eric Kok  On 22 October 2010 at 22:26

    You should set up a port forward in your router. Please consult your router’s documentation or http://www.portforwarding.com for instructions.

  • Dane  On 16 November 2010 at 18:59

    Using “internal” on home wifi

    When connecting: “trying to connect to server”, then, “error during communication with server”.

    If I hit the “show inactive torrent tab(.)” or the “showing all torrents(*)” the “trying to connect to server” changes to “connected, but no torrents on the server”.

    At that point if I perform a torrent search and try to load one I get “adding failed/the torrent could not be added right now”. This is followed by a quick flash of “error during communication with server”.

    I established static ip, opened portforwarding on router. I feel like I followed instructions correctly and i’m not sure where to begin finding the problem

    • Dane  On 16 November 2010 at 20:01

      Never mind…..solved the issue.

      Now, i’m having problems pasting url’s from demonoid. I pasted what I thought would be the correct url but it didn’t find the torrent. How do I find the correct url to copy and paste into transdroid.

      Also can I get the ubuntu search feature to make demonoid my primary search site?

      • Dan  On 18 November 2010 at 07:23

        Dane, HOW did you solve the issue? I’ve got the same thing goin’ on…

      • Josh  On 22 December 2010 at 00:31

        Yeah, same here. I can’t figure out what’s going on and it’s probably something simple.

  • Eric Kok  On 17 November 2010 at 15:48

    You can just click the torrent links in your web browser. You can not use Demonoid as in app search but you can add it as web search in Transdroid.

  • jeff  On 21 November 2010 at 05:01

    Hi,

    I’m able to access the web UI on my phone, but i cant get Transdroid to work. I have confirmed that port 8080 is open. Regardless if i try it when on wifi or not, i cant get it to communicate correctly. I either get an error about invalid character at index 42/44 or it tells me to check the website. When checking the website myip:8080/gui it opens right into the web interface. I dont understand why this isnt working on this application or any of the others i’ve tried. Please help.

  • Eric Kok  On 22 November 2010 at 05:42

    Please use the error report option in Transdroid’s menu to send me your error log.

  • Dennise Donning  On 28 November 2010 at 03:28

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  • levi  On 17 December 2010 at 17:33

    hi iv been over and over my settings and i cant seem to be able to connect via 3g or wifi. i have opened up port 8080 on my netgear router as im using utorrent but still nothing…any help would be great …thanks

  • Chris  On 19 January 2011 at 07:49

    Just a few points that might help people when trying to set up Utorrent or I guess any other clients as well.

    1.) If you are connected via Wifi on your phone to the same router that your computer is hooked up to you will need to use your “internal IP Address” instead of the external (e.g. 192.168.x.x or 10.x.x.x). So you will need to have 2 Servers set up in Transdroid, one for when you are at home connected to your local network and one for when you are elsewhere.

    1a.) Easy ways to check your internal and external IP Addresses:

    Internal: Go to Start > Run > Type “CMD” without quotes and hit enter (or in Win 7 just type into the search box in the start menu). In the Command Prompt window type “ipconfig” hit enter.

    External: go to http://www.ipchicken.com in your web browser.

    I know there are many ways to get your IP Address but i am just giving a couple examples. get it however is comfortable for you. This is easier than trying to tell someone how to get it from their router/gateway.

    2.) Make sure your listening port (I recommend using a port in the 25250-25259 range) in uTorrent is what you enter in Trainsdroid preferences as the port. Also in uTorrent make sure under “WebUI” in preferences you “DO NOT” have “Alternate Listening Port” checked. The reason for this is because some (not too many but some) ISP’s block connections on port 80 and 8080, because they do not want people hosting websites off of their home internet connection. (The same with 21/ftp) This is less common now than it used to be.

    3.) Make sure “WebUI” is actually “ENABLED” 😉

    4.) In Server configuration on transdroid make sure you have “Use Authentication” checked and that you enter the username and password that you set up in uTorrent under “WebUI”

    5.) One more point just incase you might have entered the Address wrong in Transdroid. When adding your IP address “DO NOT” add the /gui to the end. So the correct format is just “192.168.x.x” NOT “192.168.x.x/gui”

    If you have any questions please reply to this comment and I will try to help.

  • lim007  On 5 March 2011 at 03:42

    Is there any setting for Android?

  • lim007  On 5 March 2011 at 03:43

    Is there any setting for Android? pls tell the url

    • Chris  On 5 March 2011 at 05:10

      What do you mean by “is there any setting for android?”?

  • tom  On 30 April 2011 at 14:23

    I am so confused I have transdroid on my HTC desire hd. Have no idea what I’m doing now. Don’t really u.understand all the technical lingo. I don’t understand the server thing like what the help is xirvik and seedm8?. Anyone able to break it down simply?

  • tom  On 30 April 2011 at 14:29

    And what are my server daemon settings? I’ve got to a point of finding the torrent clicking it to download then getting a msg saying ‘open settings menu to enter your server daemon settings’??!!

  • george fowler  On 6 January 2012 at 03:04

    Can anyone help please. I have recently started using my phone as a wifi portable hotspot, but noticed since, my torrent downloads have been severly slower. To the extreme of nothing happening whatsoever. I have used a couple of clients (utorrent, bitcomet) but the same outcome. I have since been told its to do with port forwarding which without sounding stupid, is something that went over my head. Im not sure of how to unlock listen ports etc. and hoping to hear from someone who knows about this type of thing as its really frustrating.

    Im using a htc desire HD mobile, using portable hot spot to use the pc, no router or anything.

    If anyone could help, id be very grateful.

    Thank you

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