[UNMAINTAINED][TOOL][LB][ROOT] Backup TA v9.11 for Windows [20140615]

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SONiX-GERMANY

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Mar 11, 2013
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A backup from another device than yours is useless for you. To restore your TA partition you MUST have an own backup from YOUR device, made with locked bootloader and rooted.
 

schaeaef

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Dec 28, 2007
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I am running LineageOS on my Xperia Z Tablet. I want to go back a stock rom and restore my TA partition.
What is the right order.
1. Restoring Stock Rom with Sony Flash Tools
2. Rooting the device
3. Backuping TA Partition
Is this correct? Thank you for your help!
 

DeadXperiance

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Jun 4, 2014
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Mehsana
I am running LineageOS on my Xperia Z Tablet. I want to go back a stock rom and restore my TA partition.
What is the right order.
1. Restoring Stock Rom with Sony Flash Tools
2. Rooting the device
3. Backuping TA Partition
Is this correct? Thank you for your help!
Once you have unlocked bootloader you can't get backup of TA partition. TA backup must be before unlock bootloader. Now if you want to go back to stock you can try with drm fix.
 

monstercheese

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Jan 16, 2011
59
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Hello,
I'm trying to restore my TA Partition that I backup with v 9.11 of TA Backup, unfortunatelly I got always the same error during the process.

[ ------------------------------------------------------------ ]
[ Backup TA v9.11 for Sony Xperia ]
[ ------------------------------------------------------------ ]
[ 1. Backup ]
[ 2. Restore ]
[ 3. Restore dry-run ]
[ 4. Convert TA.img ]
[ 5. Quit ]
[ ------------------------------------------------------------ ]
Please make your decision: [1,2,3,4,5]?2

=======================================
RESTORE
=======================================
When you continue Backup TA will perform a restore of a TA partition
backup. There will be many integrity checks along the way to make sure
a restore will either complete successfully, revert when something goes
wrong while restoring or fail before the restore begins because of an
invalid backup. There is always a risk when writing to an important
partition like TA, but with these safeguards that risk is kept to an
absolute minimum.

Are you sure you want to continue? [Y,N]?Y

Waiting for USB Debugging...OK


=======================================
CHOOSE BACKUP TO RESTORE
=======================================
[1] TA-backup-20160722.161505.zip
[Q] Quit
Please make your decision:1

Are you sure you want to restore 'TA-backup-20160722.161505.zip '? [Y,N]?Y

=======================================
EXTRACT BACKUP
=======================================

7-Zip (A) 9.20 Copyright (c) 1999-2010 Igor Pavlov 2010-11-18

Processing archive: backup\TA-backup-20160722.161505.zip

Extracting TA.blk
Extracting TA.img
Extracting TA.md5
Extracting TA.serial
Extracting TA.timestamp
Extracting TA.version

Everything is Ok

Files: 6
Size: 2097244
Compressed: 114577

=======================================
INTEGRITY CHECK
=======================================
OK

=======================================
COMPARE TA PARTITION WITH BACKUP
=======================================
OK

=======================================
BACKUP CURRENT TA PARTITION
=======================================
4096+0 records in
4096+0 records out
2097152 bytes (2.0MB) copied, 0.028861 seconds, 69.3MB/s

=======================================
PUSH BACKUP TO SDCARD
=======================================
649 KB/s (2097152 bytes in 3.151s)

=======================================
INTEGRITY CHECK
=======================================
FAILED - Backup has gone corrupted while pushing. Please try again.

*** Restore unsuccessful. ***

I tried changing PC, cable, TA-backup version (9.10) it's always the same problem
FAILED - Backup has gone corrupted while pushing. Please try again.

Did someone have an idea for me, I have to send my phone back to waranty :(
 

schaeaef

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Dec 28, 2007
41
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Once you have unlocked bootloader you can't get backup of TA partition. TA backup must be before unlock bootloader. Now if you want to go back to stock you can try with drm fix.

Sorry, I wanted to say 3. Restoring TA Backup.
Of course I created a backup before I unlocked the bootlader.
Is this the correct way?

I am running LineageOS on my Xperia Z Tablet. I want to go back a stock rom and restore my TA partition.
What is the right order?
1. Restoring Stock Rom with Sony Flash Tools
2. Rooting the device
3. Restoring TA Backup
 
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DeadXperiance

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Jun 4, 2014
407
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Mehsana
Sorry, I wanted to say 3. Restoring TA Backup.
Of course I created a backup before I unlocked the bootlader.
Is this the correct way?

I am running LineageOS on my Xperia Z Tablet. I want to go back a stock rom and restore my TA partition.
What is the right order?
1. Restoring Stock Rom with Sony Flash Tools
2. Rooting the device
3. Restoring TA Backup
Yes, you are going right
 

DeadXperiance

Senior Member
Jun 4, 2014
407
123
Mehsana
Is ta back up important.??
But ididnt backed up.

ANy way to restore??

Yes, ta backup is important. ta backup must be done before unlocking bootloader. Once you unlock bootloader you lost DRM keys which affect Bravia engine and Camera clearity. when you want to back to stock and it is useful to get back DRM keys of your devices. DRM keys are device specific so you need your DRM keys for Sony Bravia engine and Camera clearity.
 
Apr 13, 2017
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Ajabshir
Yes, ta backup is important. ta backup must be done before unlocking bootloader. Once you unlock bootloader you lost DRM keys which affect Bravia engine and Camera clearity. when you want to back to stock and it is useful to get back DRM keys of your devices. DRM keys are device specific so you need your DRM keys for Sony Bravia engine and Camera clearity.

i didnt take it..
any way to get it??
 

Omega200

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May 24, 2015
49
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Bucharest
I restore my key but in service menu say fido keys not provisioned...
 

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tobbbie

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Stuttgart
Just wanted to report I successfully restored my TA taken about a year back on LP 5.1.1 to the the now MM 6.0.1 Z3 compact. Luckily I found it again at a different than expected place on my PC. I had to adapt the backup and restore scripts as on MM the internal sdcard is just sdcard and no more sdcard1 as it was on LP. Others noticed this already earlier down the thread - so nothing new.
I noticed that the TA backup taken after the restore on MM again does NOT match the original TA Backup on LP. Subsequent backups of the TA are however identical. I think the difference is due to the file-system written to at first boot-up after restore.
I would like to actually mount the TA.img to look at the file-system - did anyone do that already? Are there tools for it?

Needless to say that this backup/restore tooling is a (device)-life-saver - thanked OP!
 

C6603

Member
Aug 23, 2016
6
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Need support, folks, can not restore my DRM keys.
I backed up TA partition on my Xperia Z a year ago (using this tool https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24052804347811669), and flashed Zombie kernel after that.

Now, after succesfully getting back stock kernel (stock ROM was there all the time), I tried restoring my TA PARTITION using this tool https://forum.xda-developers.com/xp.../tutorial-backup-ta-partition-to-drm-t2234627, but without success. I coppied TA.img file from my original back up into unpacked Backup-TA.rar (subfolder 'backup') file from that thread, but couldn't get through and now I'm not sure if I have to move other files such as 'md5' etc., as well...

Feedback's Screenshot:
https://ibb.co/i3ur2a

Screenshot of back up folder I used in restore atempt:
https://ibb.co/htkW2a
https://ibb.co/gORFTF
https://ibb.co/jABtFv
 

filofil

Senior Member
Apr 12, 2016
106
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Bootloader unlocked, root enabled,

i flashed Stock Rom 5.1.1 now what should i do?

Root first than Restore TA backups then ReLock Bootloader?

Or should i lock bootloader first and then root + restore?


edit: i tried to restore TA first but i got error. I think it's because i didnt flashed the exact version of the phone while taking the TA Backup. Is this why it's giving error? Where can i find the latest software of Z1?

Can i use PC Companion repair option while bootloader is unlocked and have no TA partition? Or do i have to find it online and flash it through flashtool?


edit2: i successfully restored my TA Partition's. Holy hell i am so relieved right now.
 
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antryout

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Apr 9, 2016
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My phone is Z3 Compact D5803. Rooted, usb debug is enabled. BackupTA is run as administrator. But it didn't work.

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RoiteaHeaven

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It’s weird. Unlike other threads, there are not many replies talking about succeeded results. Some threads are unmaintained, as well.
 

antryout

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    UNMAINTAINED! See this post

    Backup TA for Sony Xperia

    Backup TA can backup and restore the TA partition of the device. When you create a backup before unlocking for the first time, then you will be able to restore to full factory state (including a locked bootloader). This means all DRM keys intact, Bravia Engine working in Album and last but not least your warranty when needed :highfive:.

    NOTE: When you did create a backup of your device's TA with another tool or Backup TA v4 or earlier, you are able to convert it to a valid Backup TA package by choosing 'Convert TA.img' from the menu. When you've done this you are able to restore it safely.

    READ FIRST: At the bottom of this post is the FAQ. Here you will find answers on the most asked questions. Read them before posting any question in this thread. When you want my support, tell me which device and version of Backup TA you're using and attach the complete output. I can not help you without this and besides it's really not so much to ask in return, now is it? No effort without effort.

    This tool currently only works under Windows. Mac, Linux, and native Android will be supported in the future. Using this tool is at your own risk.

    Downloads
    Changelog
    Source (released under MIT license)

    Stable releases do have a version tag like this: v1.0 (example)
    Beta releases do have a version tag like this: v1.0b2 (example).

    COMPATIBLE DEVICES
    Sony Xperia Z2
    Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet
    Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
    Sony Xperia Z1
    Sony Xperia Z
    Sony Xperia Z Tablet
    [...]
    All Compatible Devices

    GUIDE
    1. Download the latest version of Backup TA.
    2. Extract the ZIP file to a folder location of your choosing.
    3. Navigate to the folder location of Backup TA.
    4. Make sure no other script or application which is using ADB is running.
    5. Make sure the device is booted in normal mode (the way you normally use it).
    6. Run Backup-TA.bat
    7. Read the last paragraph of the license before continuing.
    8. Read the information and follow the instructions given by the tool.

    Backup Video Tutorial. Kindly provided by @shem2409:
    FAQ
    Q: Is my device supported?
    A: Look at the supported devices list above this FAQ. When it is not listed, try to make a backup it will tell you if your device is supported.

    Q: Do I need root for this?
    A: Yes, you do need root for both backup and restore to work. I would advice to use @DooMLoRD's excellent Easy Rooting Toolkit for this, when not already rooted.

    Q: Can I use someone else's backup?
    A: No, this will hard-brick your device.

    Q: Can I restore my TA.img file from Backup TA v4 and earlier or another tool?
    A: Yes, choose "Convert TA.img" in the menu.

    Q: Does it bring back my DRM keys when I already unlocked my device before making a backup?
    A: Not without a backup of the TA before it was ever unlocked.

    Q: Can I restore my TA while running a ROM with a non-stock kernel?
    A: Yes, but it will soft-brick your device and you need Sony PC Companion or Flashtool to fix it by flashing stock firmware. Best is to first return to a complete stock ROM or at least flash a stock kernel (do not confuse with stock based kernel!) before restoring the TA, this prevents the soft-brick.

    Q: Will a restore relock the bootloader?
    A: Yes, it will relock the bootloader like it was never unlocked.

    Q: What is 'restore dry-run'?
    A: When you do a dry-run restore it will perform a regular restore with the exception that it will not write anything to your device. This is helpful to test a backup without actually restoring it.

    Q: What is the correct file size for a backup?
    A: The TA partition size can differ per model, so there is no one answer to this question. You can rest assured that your backup is fine, also in file size, when the tool says the backup was successful.

    Q: Why do multiple backups often differ in size?
    A: The TA partition also contains a logging area which changes every time the device boots, which then leads to different compression size per backup file. Nothing to worry about.
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    I write this post to inform you that I will not maintain this tool anymore. There are a couple of reasons for this.

    Nexus owner
    Since I bought myself the Nexus 5 I have vowed to never buy a non-nexus device (when Nexus is available that is) anymore. Reason for this is the latest updates of Android, the bootloader which can be unlocked and relocked without having to find locked root first and then make a backup of keys or certificates to still have warranty without questions asked. So another Sony device (or any HTC, Samsung, LG, Motorola, etc for that matter) will be highly unlikely for me.

    Window 8+
    I got this beautiful Apple Macbook Pro from my work and I almost never touch my Windows machine anymore. On this machine (old one) I can not install Windows 8 or later since it is not compatible. Therefor I am unable to give support to the latest Windows versions.

    No time
    I have found some other interesting hobbies I would like to spent my time on. One of them is AI and the other is sports. With that, and my personal life in general, there is no time left to work on projects as these.

    Since this project is licensed under MIT, anyone can pick up the maintenance or start their own tool. This thread and their downloads will not be removed, so you can always download the tool for a restore or backup.
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    ok another update....somehow i managed to go past usb debugging screen. removed the sony pc companion....installed sony z ultra ADB drivers, reconnected the device and started backup TA. it took a successful backup. then I tried to test the back using the option restore -dry run. but after running that function i came up with this error. now what is this? should i ignore this error?

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    For me too.
    I'm Windows 10 user.
    What I can do?

    I have tried this on windows 10 64bit, I am pretty sure it'll work on 32 bit too.
    Download the zipped find.exe in the attachment.
    Replace it with "find.exe" in the following directory
    Code:
    Backup-TA-9.11\tools
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    tool for win10:good:
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    Backup-TA for Sony Xperia Z / ZL

    Backup-TA can backup and restore the TA partition of the device. When you create a backup before unlocking for the first time, then you will be able to restore to full factory state. This means all DRM keys intact, Bravia Engine working in Album and last but not least your warranty when needed :highfive:.

    READ: At the bottom of this post is the FAQ. Here you will find answers on the most asked questions. Read them before posting any question in this thread. When you post a question which is already answered in the FAQ, I will ignore you and smile :D.

    This tool only works under Windows. Mac and Linux will not be supported.

    Downloads: https://github.com/DevShaft/Backup-TA/tags
    Source: https://github.com/DevShaft/Backup-TA (release under MIT license)

    FAQ
    Q: Do I need root for this?
    A: Yes, you do need root for this to work.

    Q: Does it really work?
    A: Really?

    Q: Can I use someone else's backup?
    A: No, this will hard-brick your device.

    Q: Does it bring back my DRM keys etc. when I already unlocked my device?
    A: Not without a backup of the TA before the initial unlock.

    Great that you made a new one, may keep others from uneccesary bricking their devices :thumbup:

    A thing for the FAQ would be the softbrick when restoring on other than stock and and that it only works on totally stock, not bringing DRM keys to other ROMs when unlocked.

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