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Default How to backup IMEI and MAC using Linux?

I would like to backup my IMEI and MAC address. How do I do this without Windows? I tried to use Google but all guides assume that the user is using Windows and some MTK backup tool. I know that Samsung phones have a folder called efs which includes all relevant files. Is there a similar folder in Truesmart/MTK? protect_f or protect_s? I could easily backup these through adb.
 
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Yes, you can pull the information using adb.

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Yes, I know that I can pull the contents of the folders /protect_f and /protect_s. I already did that succesfully. However, my actual question is: Do these folders actually contain the relevant IMEI information? I have a hunch that they do but I am not sure. In addition, the bluetooth and wlan MAC addresses are probably located elsewhere. I could of course write the IMEI and MAC addresses down but in that case I would have no way to restore them without Windows. What I am looking for is a backup/restore process which needs only working adb connection and root access.
 
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Yes, I know that I can pull the contents of the folders /protect_f and /protect_s. I already did that succesfully. However, my actual question is: Do these folders actually contain the relevant IMEI information? I have a hunch that they do but I am not sure. In addition, the bluetooth and wlan MAC addresses are probably located elsewhere. I could of course write the IMEI and MAC addresses down but in that case I would have no way to restore them without Windows. What I am looking for is a backup/restore process which needs only working adb connection and root access.
Your IMEI is stored in the NVRAM folder.

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