Install Jdownloader on Ubuntu 13.10 using PPA Repository

Last updated: July 9, 2013

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to install Jdownloader on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy, 13.04 Raring, 12.04 Precise and Linux Mint using the ppa repository.

Downloader is open source, platform independent download manager written completely in Java. It allows the automatic downloading of files and split files from one-click hosting sites such as RapidShare – not only for users with a premium account but also for users who don’t pay. It offers downloading in multiple parallel streams, captcha recognition, automatic file extraction and much more. Additionally, many “link encryption” sites are supported – so you just paste the “encrypted” links and JDownloader does the rest. JDownloader can import CCF, RSDF and DLC files.


There’s a ppa repository contains the installer for Ubuntu and Linux Mint users. Press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal, then follow the below steps:

1.) Copy and paste this command into terminal, then run to add the repository to your system:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jd-team/jdownloader

2.) If you installed Synaptic Package Manager, open it and click Reload button. Search for and install the jdownloader package.

If not, run following 2 commands instead:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install jdownloader-installer jdownloader



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One response to Install Jdownloader on Ubuntu 13.10 using PPA Repository

  1. I’m just a beginner, but thanks for this simple way.