Often, there are times when you’ll need to quickly grab a list of what you have installed on your jailbroken device. This can be useful to others that are helping you troubleshoot an issue or for developers when beta testing one of their tweaks. There are a few different ways to go about this but we’ll be covering the three simplest methods below.  

Exporting a list of packages for your jailbroken device.

Method One

For quite some time, there has only been  one easy way to grab your package list. A developer by the name of Miles Kabal created an app called AppInfo and released it in January of 2011. Featured in the image above on the left, you can see that it hasn’t been updated for iOS 10. There seems to be a conflict with the Action Sheet being upside down. However, this method still works if you choose to use it.

Step By Step Process:

  1. Open AppInfo.
  2. Tap the Action Button in the top right corner. (as pictured above).
  3. Select either Simple or Detailed list (you usually just need Simple).
  4. Send yourself the text, you have some choices:
    1. Email the list to someone (probably yourself).
    2. Copy the contents of the email to your place of choice (Notes App, Ghostbin, etc.)

Method Two

In February of 2016, developer Adit Kamath released Flame. A tweak that overhauls Cydia. Included in the features of Flame is the ability to easily export your tweak list. We didn’t mention it as the first method because it’s just one of the many features that it brings to the table and It may be a little bloated if exporting your tweak list is all you’re looking for.

Step By Step Process:

  1. Open Cydia with Flame installed.
  2. Tap on the Installed tab at the bottom.
  3. Tap on the little folder icon in the top left (as pictured above).
  4. Select Tweak List.
  5. Send yourself the text, you have some choices:
    1. Email the list to someone (probably yourself).
    2. Copy the contents of the email to your place of choice (Notes App, Ghostbin, etc.)

Method Three

Appster, can export all of your packages easily.Special thanks to RooTShell for mentioning this to me in the comments below. I had heard of Appster but I had never used it.

In November of 2015, developer Jake0oo0 released Appster, which is basically an updated version of AppInfo. The UI is beautiful and the app itself has a lot of functionality including, calculating the total size of your tweaks, viewing detailed app information, and exporting app data.

This can be very useful if you need to back up your iMessage data or something similar.

 Step By Step Process:

  1. Open Appster.
  2. Tap on the little icon in the top right (as pictured above).
  3. Select Export (Simple).
  4. Send yourself the text, you have some choices:
    1. Email the list to someone (probably yourself).
    2. Copy the contents of the email to your place of choice (Notes App, Ghostbin, etc.)

Summary

That’s all there is to it! We’ve covered our two (edited: three) preferred methods of exporting your tweak list and the situations where it can be helpful to do so. AppInfo is a one-stop shop solution that works but is outdated and Flame works great while having a lot of other features. RooTShell helped us out and mentioned Appster, which is a great AppInfo alternative since it seems to be abandoned. If you use another method, let us know what it is in the comments below!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more useful jailbreak tips!

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