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My device is a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 SM-T330NU. 

I'm trying to get magnet links that i click from my favorite torrent search engine to automatically open in utorrent, or any torrent client for that matter.

Currently when I click a magnet .torrent link it only downloads the .torrent file to my device. As shown in my screenshot while using a text torrent called TEST.TORRENT.

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Shouldn't these magnet links automatically know to launch the associated client and begin downloading the torrent file? Hmmmm, I'm lost, any help would be much appreciated. 

 

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Did you find solution for this, because i am also facing same problem.. If you found out how to resolve it. Please share us.

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I am looking for a resolution to this issue. I would look in the "user guide / manual" but there isn'the one. I did try to search within the knowledge Base/ discussion boards but without success.

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The problem appears to be that the site is misconfigured and is reporting torrent files as text files. Nothing can be done client side about that.

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How can the site be misconfigured when the exact same link functions perfectly on a PC?

  • So there can be no confusion: I navigate to the site that provides a magnet link using Chrome browser on a Windows 10 PC. When I click the link Utorrent the file starts torrenting into the download folder (I've previously associated the file type to the program using the standard function). When I attempt the same thing in Utorrent pro android the same thing doesn't happen (as described by others in the above posts).

If I am unable to resolve this issue; my next question is: How do I get a refund?

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You are misinformed. The function of a hyperlink is processed in the same way. While the event handler may result in alternative results (as per the device and o/s) the ' navigate link', 'handle (package) object' and 'trigger event' are stable to the point of almost certainty. And if you offer a product specifically for a hardware-o/s configuration then it is highly recommended that you have a capable cohort of skilled developers - some of them should have experience in the specific device configuration that you're targeting the product for (generic configuration not specific).

I appreciate that you're doing your best - and appreciate, again, the effort that you're putting in here. Would you please escalate this request - or pass it on to someone who can recognise when they're out of their depth and seek assistance.

Thank you.

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I just tested with torrents from http://www.slackware.com/getslack/torrents.php which I know for sure is a properly configured site.

The torrent offered to open immediately in uTorrent.

Do your devices also do the same with torrents from there?

 

Edit: I also just tested with a proper magnet link for a torrent from another site, and it does the same thing as a properly configured site for actual torrents.

The problem is likely with the site you're using and not uTorrent.

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