Backing up and restoring data on Android devices directly via USB (Howto)
From the author:
Sat Dec 31 18:28:25 2016 - permalink -
"I was looking for a simple way to backup data on Android devices directly to a device running GNU/Linux connected over a USB cable (in my case, a desktop computer).
Is this really so unique that it’s worth writing a new article about it? Well, in my case, I did not want to buffer the data on any “intermediate” devices such as storage cards connected via microSD or USB-OTG. Also, I did not want to use any proprietary tools or formats. Instead, I wanted to store my backups in “oldschool” formats such as dd-images or tar archives. I did not find a comprehensive howto for that, so I decided to write this article."