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

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AveoVeva

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Mysuru
I do have a backup of ta.img but i flashed the wrong one and now its stuck in flashmode, Pc detects it as S1 Service, any way to flashed that old image backup, info :- my phone cannot boot, no fastboot available, stuck in flashmode, and a primitive flashmode to be precise (because flashtool says drivers are old when connected, but drivers are ok when i connect another xperia)
 
I do have a backup of ta.img but i flashed the wrong one and now its stuck in flashmode, Pc detects it as S1 Service, any way to flashed that old image backup, info :- my phone cannot boot, no fastboot available, stuck in flashmode, and a primitive flashmode to be precise (because flashtool says drivers are old when connected, but drivers are ok when i connect another xperia)
If you flashed a TA backup image taken from another phone into yours, I'm afraid you've turned it into a paperweight. I don't know any ways to bring it back to service by software means. I guess you'd have to replace its motherboard now. Sorry!

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AveoVeva

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I haven't flashed another devices ta.img, i just modified lines where details to devices info like some ID's, it was like unknown and date of manufacturing, well i'm searching topics for converting ta.img to a flashable sin file set, for flashing through EDL mode,
 
I haven't flashed another devices ta.img, i just modified lines where details to devices info like some ID's, it was like unknown and date of manufacturing, well i'm searching topics for converting ta.img to a flashable sin file set, for flashing through EDL mode,
I think you shouldn't have changed anything in the TA image file taken from your phone. The system would interpret as if it was not from your phone. Anyway, good luck!

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AveoVeva

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I’ve left my Xperia z C6602 behind now, I now have a Xperia z2 d6503 on it’s last official stock rom, so which ta backup version should be right for this d6503, a good suggestion would make me more at ease, because I’m not interested in making same mistake.
 

RickyVaughn99

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Dear community,

I've managed to backup the TA of my Xperia 5 using this method.
The dd-command/path was slightly different:
Code:
dd if=/dev/block/platform/soc/id84000.ufshc/by_name/TA of=..../TA.img

The resulting size of the TA.img is 8 MB.
Can anybody confirm that size from a similar backup ?
How could I confirm that this is actually the right TA?
Cheers,

RV.
 
Apr 8, 2020
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Great that you made a new one, may keep others from uneccesary bricking their devices 👍

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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After Backup TA, will I be able to save my device if it gets hard bricked at any point? how can I save a hard bricked phone from TA backup?
 

alemaoao

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Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
I would like to know if I can use this tool to restore a backup taken from my phone by qUnlockTool (tool popular used to unlock bootloader and network on any Sony Xperia devices). The backup file I have been saving is about 8MB and the extension .backup.
 

OS11

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Source code! It must be 15 years since I did any source code building on WinDOS! What build environment do I need?
 

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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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