Transmission 3.00 Released! How to Install in Ubuntu 20.04

Last updated on May 27th, 2020

Transmission, Ubuntu’s default BitTorrent Client, released new major 3.00 version a days ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 19.10, Ubuntu 18.04.

Transmission 3.00 features:

  • Allow RPC server to listen on IPv6.
  • Limit incorrect authentication attempts to prevent brute-force attacks.
  • Add Peer ID for Xfplay, PicoTorrent, Free Download Manager, Folx, Baidu Netdisk torrent clients
  • Make transmission slightly faster by adding TCP_FASTOPEN support
  • Add support for mbedtls and wolfssl, LibreSSL
  • Add queue up/down hotkeys
  • Improve Qt UI look on hi-dpi displays
  • And much more other changes.

How to Install Transmission 3.00 in Ubuntu:

The official Transmission PPA has built the packages for Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 19.10, Ubuntu 18.04.

[ac-box style=”tip”]packages for Ubuntu 18.04 and Ubuntu 16.04 are broken at the moment of writing, check the PPA link before getting started.[/ac-box]

1. Open terminal either by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard or by searching for ‘terminal’ from your system application menu. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:transmissionbt/ppa

Type user password (no asterisk feedback) and hit Enter to continue.

2. Then launch Software Updater (update manager) and upgrade the torrent client:

How to Restore:

For any reason, you can restore the BitTorrent client to the stock version by running command in terminal:

sudo apt install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:transmissionbt/ppa