OT: android phone backup NOT to google cloud question
galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu
Wed May 15 14:22:58 UTC 2019
My apologies for OT question.
I wonder if someone of Android smartphone owners backs up their device
and user/application data NOT to google cloud.
I just had to get new smartphone, and discovered that short of rooting
device or unlocking bootloader and flashing one of "un-googled" android
builds I can not find the way to back up everything. To my storage, NOT
TO GOOGLE CLOUD that is. adb lets me back up system and applications
(and data on add-on flash card), but not application data stored in
internal storage (say, off-line maps downloaded by offline map application).
I knew when buying android ("gogloid") I'm not becoming an owner of the
device. I also know that after flashing one of "un-googled" systems
(waiving off the warranty on that device) I will not get rid of all
google code. There is proprietary chunk of it the android kernel... Plus
proprietary drivers ("blobs" is the word android people use if I'm not
mistaken). I also have seen google "appliances" on several "big" (say,
class B) networks, not registered in DNS, carrying non-routable
("private address space") IP addresses, which are resolved as google by
DNS servers provided to DHCP clients inside these networks... So, no, I
have no illusion about getting away from almighty big brother.
I just want my data backed up to my device, accessible to me and usable
for recovery without need of network access, and existence of some third
party servers on the network.
I know, Apple iDevices are a bit better data wise, and Apple has [quite]
a bit better reputation, though these are still Apple devices, not yours ;-)
Any advise, anybody?
Thanks a lot in advance!
Sr System Administrator
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago
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