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If you want a full backup, yes you can use dd. You can also tar and gunzip the files also. Which route do you want to go? Read the man page for dd for more details, as it is pretty much fully explained on how to use it.
^ yes, i know about the usual dd parameters i was just wondering if doing this would also back up system settings like 'contacts' which is not navigatable when the drives are mounted on my fedora machine.
(i am also concerned if by doing the reverse dd would turn the fone into a brick).
that seems to be almost the same question but i missed it when i searched... thanks for pointing it out. i am planning on rooting this fone but i was wondering if there is a quick restore method like when i use dd for my xbmc/ fedora live-usb's.
also since i notice that sometimes updates to certain apps crash, it would be nice to restore to a point where i was running the previous version.