Make an image of an android phone using Linux?

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Thu Mar 15 14:49:04 UTC 2018

You could see it as mass storage but it won't do a proper backup, you
need to tap the build version a few times then go in now unlocked
developpers options and allow usb debugging or similar ...

2018-03-15 7:42 UTC−04:00, Linux for blind general discussion
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> I'm pretty sure it depends on the manufacturer and possibly
> distributing carrier of the phone. Ideally, the phone would act like a
> USB mass storage device that gives the host machine full access to the
> phone's internal storage, but most phone makers are probably too
> paranoid about consumers doing things they don't approve of and have
> likely crippled access to the internal storage, limiting USB mass
> storage access to the android equivalent of a home partition/directory
> if not requiring specialized software to access internal storage or
> blocking access entirely.
> So yeah, you'll probably need to use something on the phone itself,
> and even there, you might run into your phone's maker trying to make
> life harder for no adequately explained reason.
> --
> Sincerely,
> Jeffery Wright
> Bachelor of Computer Science
> President Emeritus, Nu Nu Chapter, Phi Theta Kappa.
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