Make an image of an android phone using Linux?

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Thu Mar 15 18:39:46 UTC 2018

I think i need to unlock the bootloader.
Sadly my Nokia 8 isn’t allowed to do this.
The manufacturer has blocked this.

> 15 mars 2018 kl. 15:49 skrev Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at>:
> 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
> <blinux-list at>:
>> 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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