With PCs I have made good experiences virtualizing the machine when changing to a new system (e.g., buy a new computer, change the operation system). Doing this, you can preserve your old system and restart it virtually if you would like to look up anything about your old system (e.g., a settings within a software tool).
As I have an issue with my not so old smartphone now and probably have to hand it in for repair, I would like to do the same with my Android system. I already did a backup using
adb.exe from Android-SDK. Now, I am wondering if these backup-files represent a proper image and if there is a way to initiate these images in a virtual machine!?
On the web I could not find any solution. There are lots of instructions of how to run Android-x86 as virtual machine. But that is not exactly what I am looking for.