How to detach manifest

How to detach manifest

This guide will show you how to detach a manifest from your device. This is useful if you want to use a different manifest or if you need to troubleshoot an issue with your device.

1. First, open the Settings app on your device.

2. Tap on “Device Information.”

3. Tap on “Detach Manifest.”

4. Confirm that you want to detach the manifest by tapping “Detach.”

Once you’ve detached the manifest, you’ll need to reattach it to use it again.

What is a manifest?

A manifest contains a list of all the files included in a package and metadata about the package. Manifests are used by unfolding to determine which files to include when creating a package and by the Package Manager to determine which packages are installed on a device.

How to detach a manifest

Assuming you have a repository with a detached HEAD (e.g., you’ve checked out a commit directly), you can check out the branch or tag that the commit originally belonged to using git checkout. For example, if you wanted to check out the main branch from a detached HEAD state, you would use git checkout main.

Why you should detach a manifest

Some people might tell you that you should never detach a manifest, but there are some good reasons. Sometimes, an app will release a new version of its app that is not compatible with your current manifest. If this happens, you can detach the manifest, update it, and reattach it. This way, you don’t have to uninstall and reinstall the app.


We hope this guide has helped explain how to detach a manifest from yourGit repository. If you have any questions or feedback, please let us know.