Install JDownloader 2 Beta on Ubuntu 12.04 / 13.04

This brief tutorial is going to show you how to download and install JDownloader 2 Beta on Ubuntu 12.04 Precise, 13.04 Raring.

As you may know, Jdownloader is a free and open-source download manager written in Java, which allows the automatic downloading of files and split files from one-click hosting sites such as RapidShare.

For the difference between classic Jdownloader and Jdownloader 2 Beta, see:

Install JDownloader 2:

Jdownloader depends on Java 6 or 7, so first install OpenJDK from Ubuntu Software Center or Oracle Java 7 from ppa. To check current installed version, run below command in terminal:

java -version

You should see similar output:

java version “1.7.0_25”
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_25-b15)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 23.25-b01, mixed mode)

To get started installing Jdownloader 2 Beta, you may check your system type (32-bit or 64-bit). Go to Unity Dash, search for and open Details to check out your OS information:

Once you confirmed your OS type, press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal. When it opens, run command to download JDownloader 2 beta for Linux installer. (jdownloader download page)

  • For 32-bit os:
  • For 64-bit os:

In order to run this .sh installer, run below command to give it executable permission (Or you can do this in file Properties window.)

chmod +x JD2SilentSetup*.sh

After that, run the .sh installer via command below:


It brings up the setup wizard. Follow it and you’re done!

Once installed, Jdownloader 2 should available in the Unity Dash.

UPDATE: To uninstall Jdownloader 2, just run the “Uninstall JDownloader” file in the installation folder to bring up uninstall wizard and follow it.

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    1. JDownloader PPA, “Jdownloader Team” team:

      Latest updates, jdownloader-installer 73 weeks ago

      *which is a real shame :f although, 99% teh installation will (still!) work =)

  1. Thank you for the walk-through! Installed on Ubuntu 14.04 and is working great!

  2. Thanks man, it also works fine on ubuntu 14.10 . It really made things easy for me.

  3. Thank you! It worked on Ubuntu 14.04- and it was the first time I succeded to install a .sh file. Why aren’t more decriptions as nice and simple as yours?! Perfect work!

    1. Thank you! It worked on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and it was the first time I succeeded to install a .sh file. The command “./JD2SilentSetup*.sh”doesn`t work because the file was downloaded in downloads directory. The problem was solved by drag and drop in terminal window.Thanks again.



  5. I just used these instructions to install jdownloader in Debian 8 and they worked perfectly. Thank you.

  6. Hello, finally a direct way to install the Beta version. I always had to install the previous version and then update JD.

    It works perfectly on Ubuntu 14.04.


  7. hello very good wing works perfectly but I already had the old now, how can I uninstall the old? I am new at this thanks.

  8. Hello, many thanks for your tutorial. One question though:
    What if, for what reason whatsoever, I want to uninstall JDownloader beta. What are the steps for this exactly? As I installed it manually, the uninstall process would be manually too.

    1. Go to the installation folder (/home/USERNAME/jd2) and then run the “Uninstall JDownloader” file to bring up uninstall wizard. Right click on the file and select “Run”.

      Don’t see the ‘Run’ option? Go to menu Edit -> Preferences -> Behavior -> check the box where it says ‘Run executable files when they are opened’. finally log out and back in.

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