[Replicant] backup stock ROM without root

Fil Lupin fillupin at protonmail.com
Sun Aug 12 11:09:37 UTC 2018

Hi Denis,
thank you for your insights, it will be very helpful.
I copied this on the post I initially sent to share these informations (https://redmine.replicant.us/boards/3/topics/14859#). Please let me know if your prefer me to not cite you.

I added some remarks beside.

‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ Original Message ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
On August 10, 2018 2:48 PM, Denis 'GNUtoo' Carikli <GNUtoo at no-log.org> wrote:

> On Thu, 09 Aug 2018 17:47:59 +0000
> Fil Lupin fillupin at protonmail.com wrote:
> So you could try to enable adb on the stock OS first, or try to make
> use a Replicant 4.2 recovery. If none of that work you could try
> another recovery or to make your own.
> The most famous standalone recovery is called twrp and they seem to
> have signatures and corresponding source code:
> -   https://twrp.me/faq/pgpkeys.html
> -   https://github.com/TeamWin
>     However I didn't check if everything was fully free software or not.

Good news, headers indicates this is GPLv3 libre software. :)

>     I think it would be easier if Replicant also had 'debug' recoveries for
>     such uses cases.

I saw there were some discussions back then (https://redmine.replicant.us/boards/3/topics/14338?r=14448) but we still do not have a solution to backup asap in the process of installing Replicant (ideal is before installation, but juste after recovery could be an acceptable worst-case).

Since I am convinced by Replicant, I am pretty sure I want to install it and not going back stock android but visitors could have a different though.


- Fil Lupin.

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