[Replicant] backup stock ROM without root
Denis 'GNUtoo' Carikli
GNUtoo at no-log.org
Sun Aug 12 13:14:08 UTC 2018
On Sun, 12 Aug 2018 11:09:37 +0000
Fil Lupin <fillupin at protonmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
You can cite me if you want: this has been published on a public
mailing list anyway (that you can even point to if you want).
> 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.
Backuping the stock OS is a good practice:
- It can help to be able to restore it, in the case of warranties
claims with devices vendors.
- It also backups crucial data like the EFS partition.
Note that the stock OS can also be Replicant since some vendors like
Technoetical sell devices with Replicant preinstalled.
I wonder however if having such instructions on the wiki (which would
be an ideal place for that), would be a problem for the compliance with
the free software distribution guidelines or not.
If it's not, it would be great to have two new pages in the wiki:
- One about backuping as much as possible the user data:
- For users running a stock Android distribution. Unlocking the
bootloader erases such data so it's better to save the important
- For users switching Replicant version or coming from another
community Android distribution.
- One for backuping as much as possible of the complete system
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