This guide is intended to make a full backup of your android phone (the entire memory block with all partitions) or a single partition (including sdcards, etc) directly to your computer, in either
Block level (with dd): for sing...
What is an android adb backup?
An adb backup is a file with ab extension, generated by android's backup manager when we request it via adb shell. This allows you to backup some data of the phone, but is not a replacement of a clockworkmod backup:...
I forgot to mention, but run commands inside android as superuser or may fail (just after adb shell):
adb forward tcp:5555 tcp:5555
/system/bin/busybox nc -l -p 5555 -e /system/bin/busybox dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0p12
And greetings f...
Here I will post the advantages and disadvantages of the two.
Advantages of UMC
UMC works at block level. It means that you access the partition from the operating system like if were local, and you have complete control of it.
For the previous ...
You can do it that way, you need dd and openssl. You can do it from linux, mac or windows with cygwin:
dd if=mybackup.ab bs=24 skip=1 | openssl zlib -d > mybackup.tar