How to Use CopyTransManager to Sync iPhone Without iTunes ?

Posted on 13 December 2010

ITunes is the media player used by the iPhone and iPod’s. To sync your iPhone, to the computer, you require iTunes. Many people want to know, how to, sync their iPhone’s without iTunes.

An Alternative Way

There are many Apple users who dislike using iTunes. They hate the idea of transferring their whole library to iTunes. There are many Windows users who are using other media players.

Another problem is that, only Mac and Windows support iTunes. Linux users, who have iPhone’s, face problems then. Fortunately, there are other alternative ways, through which they can sync their iPhone’s, to their computers.


This is only in reference to Windows users. Other users will have to find alternatives. CopyTransManager is a good alternative to iTunes.


Certain things need to be kept in mind, depending on the type of Firmware you’re using. If it’s Firmware 1 x, then CopyTransManager will work out of the box. It will work out of the box to sync your iPhone.

If you’re using Firmware 2.x, things will be different. You will be prompted to apply a fix to downgrade the iPhone database. The reason for this is, so that it can be read by the software.

The internal structure of your iPhone will be modified. If you are not comfortable with this, then think again. You can try finding other alternative media players, if so.


As mentioned above, for Firmware 2.x users, downgrading is important. However this can cause you a problem. It will render your iPhone incapable of using newer apps, which require firmware’s 2.2 and higher versions.

No Need to Install ITunes

There are many other media players, which still require that you download iTunes. For CopyTransManager, this is irrelevant. You do not need to download iTunes, at all.

In this sense CopyTransManager is a true alternative to iTunes. However, it is far from perfect. It has many features, which are far from great.

In the field of syncing your music library, it is a good alternative. But, that’s about how good it gets. It clearly lacks certain features. It also does not offer as many features as iTunes does.

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