Originally Posted by chery2k
Thats just funny XDA doesn't think that way why dont you post Crash files then and see what happens.
Buddy use your logic. If you bought and Xperia PLAY and I bought a Xperia PLAY, then we both pay for Crash Bandicoot game and for any other file installed in the phone. You are legally entitled to make ANY backup for the software you bought with your hardware, in fact you are legally entitled to protect your hardware any way you considered fitting. If for any reasong you didn't do a backup what happens?, you lost any right over your property?. That's stupid, it's like saying you bought a house and because you didn't buy an insurance you are no longer owner of your house when you broke a door.
If your lost your backup why I can't give you mine if we bought the same product?. The only way to call this piracy is if the file hash from your file is different than mine.
Considering that here are FTF files, and those files can be extracted into sin files, and sin files can be unpacked, aaaaaand unpackaged files can be used in any way... basically that's piracy because a Motorola user can download a FTF file, extract system.sin, unpack it's contents and add any apk to his phone without paying for it.
XDA is just covering their asses... in a not so good way.
Now, you can say whatever you want, but this is NOT exactly piracy/warez. In fact, if you search for it, you will find Crash Bandicoot apk several times.