Is it possible to make a copy (an image like iso or img) of an iPhone supposing that we can only connect it to a computer?

Can I use the dd command to do this? Are any alternative ways to a clone an iPhone ?

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    I believe it would have to be jail broken in order to make a full image of the device. Otherwise I doubt you'd have permissions to read the entire volume.
    – RoraΖ
    Dec 7, 2016 at 14:49

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a simple itunes backup actually backs everything up, down to the arrangement of apps on the home screens. to use the backup, you'd need another iphone to restore the backup to, that is capable of running the same version of iOS. i would expect you'd need to know the passcode of the phone, to do the backup in the first place. it might also ask for the icloud password, on the cloned iphone. i can't remember.

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