Manage, Backup And Restore Cydia Repos In iOS 8 With CSources2

Cydia is the hub for all things jailbreak, and to avail any of the wondrous tweaks available, adding the requisite repos or sources is always a favorable step. Sure, you can find the DEB files manually and install them yourself, but with a bunch of repositories in your, ahem, repertoire, you’re well and truly set. Managing these sources can be a trying task at the best of times, but thanks to a new tweak, you can now organize everything, including the ability to backup and restore your Cydia repos list. Check out the details and download info below.

Called CSources2, the successor to the original CSources tweak, it provides a dedicated interface that lets you toggle Cydia sources on or off without having to go deleting and re-adding them from within Cydia. You can also check package details, add notes, and see if a source is still active, along with backup/restore sources. It’s often easy to lose dead repos as you accumulate a nice list of them, but with CSources2, you can readily keep on top of things.

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If you’re a bit of a minimalist, you may only keep a couple of sources in Cydia, in which case, this tweak may not be necessary. But while we’re fans of keeping things simple here, we’re also suckers for great tweaks, and as such, all of our devices are packed to the gills with repos galore.

The star feature of this tweak is the ability to backup and restore your sources using a few simple taps. Once installed, you can backup all your repos to iTunes or iCloud – your preference. If you happen to update your device, or are just installing iOS all over again, then simply reinstall CSources2, hit the Restore button, and everything will be back to how you left it. Nice and easy.


Lastly, CSources2 also lets you share your list of repos with your friends / contacts as well, or you can email it to yourself. Once the tweak is installed, tap on “@” in the info page of the tweak, select a contact, and that’s it, you’ve shared your list of repos. Simple isn’t it?


The tweak is not completely free of charge, and will set you back two bucks, but in our opinion, it’s very much worth the outlay. 

The tweak is fully compatible with iOS 8 and 7, so it has all the bases covered. Hence, if you meet the requirements, snag this tweak from the BigBoss repo in Cydia.

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