I want to take a full image of everything on my Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu phone such that, following a complete factory reset or reflash of the phone, that full image can be restored completely on the phone.

How can this be done?


Backup everything in /home/phablet. This will backup all user data and program settings. You will however need to reinstall your programs after a factory reset. But once you restore that folder, any programs installed will have the same settings as before.

Don't forget to backup all hidden folders as well, such as /home/phablet/.config

  • Ah, excellent; this is straightforward. Thanks! – d3pd Jul 12 '16 at 15:19
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    Yhis is where a simple back up tool for Ubuntu Touch would come in handy. I have been looking at one but at the moment it is just plans on paper. Hopefully these plans will lead to something more solid. – Phil UK Jul 14 '16 at 22:45
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    @PhilUK I don't have one to play on, but I imagine you can also run an SSH server on one, and then remote into the phone, mount an NFS share and do backups this way, over WiFi. Wouldn't be the fastest but it could work I think. – Dorian Jul 14 '16 at 23:20

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