Android being an open source makes it easy for developers and users to make changes to their Stock Android OS by Rooting, Flashing Custom ROM and installing root required apps. However rooting your android always involves risk, the most important one is it voids your phone warranty.
However in most Sony Xperia devices, by installing the Official Stock ROM, you can reclaim the warranty only if you’ve already Backup your TA Partition before Unlocking Bootloader of your Sony Xperia device.
In this section, We’ll learn how to backup and TA partition first and then Unlock Bootloader on your Sony Xperia device. But we before we proceed make sure that you’ve already got root access on your current device or you can you can use the DooMLoRD rooting toolkit to first gain root access on your device.
This won’t work if you Unlocked your bootloader already because you have already changed your TA partition. Also, don’t flash someone else TA Backup it may hard brick your phone!! So Be careful!
Read the above note carefully and proceed further.
How to Backup TA Partition Sony Xperia Devices
As I have said earlier, You’ll first need to have root access, So make sure you fulfill that requirement. If you’re rooted then follow the instructions down below to Backup TA Partition using the Backup TA Tool. Currently, this tool supports the following devices:
- Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
- Sony Xperia Z1
- Sony Xperia Z Ultra
- Sony Xperia Z
- Sony Xperia ZL
- Sony Xperia ZQ
- Sony Xperia ZR
- Sony Xperia ION
- Sony Xperia S
- Sony Xperia SL
- Sony Xperia SP
- Sony Xperia Acro S
- Sony Xperia T
- Sony Xperia TL
- Sony Xperia TX
- Sony Xperia M
- Sony Xperia V
- Sony Xperia P
- Sony Xperia L
- Sony Xperia U
- Sony Xperia Go
- Sony Xperia Sola
- Sony Xperia Miro
- Sony Xperia Tipo
- Sony Xperia J
- Sony Xperia E
- Sony Xperia Tablet Z
Step 1: First of all download the TA Backup Tool.
Step 2: Also download and install the Flash-Tool drivers on your PC. (Download HERE)
Step 3: Go to your Phone Settings and from Developers Options, Enable USB Debugging.
If Developers Option is not available, Go to About Phone and Tap the Build Number for about 7 times and it should be enabled.
Step 4: Next, Extract the TA Backup tool folder on your desktop, and you’ll find the following files:
Step 5: Now connect your phone to the PC via the USB data cable.
Step 6: Double click on Backup-TA batch file, and you’ll get the following screen:
Step 7: Further hit any key to continue.. and Carefully read and follow the instructions.
Step 8: Once done, You’ll find the TA Backup stored within the Folder named as Backup. Make sure that you keep them in a safe place.
Congratulations!! You have successfully Backup TA Partition on Your Sony Xperia Device. Now you can safely Unlock Bootloader on your device. To Unlock Bootloader, the Sony Developers Team has given a step by step instructional tutorial you can Follow here to Unlock Bootloader.
That’s it, folks, It was all you needed to know and learn to Backup TA Partition on your phone and keep yourself on a safer side. Do let us know and share your feedback in the comment section below. If you’ve found it useful, share it with your friends. For More Tutorials and Android Tips keep visiting.