Before porting to a new custom ROM, every developer suggests to backup existing ROM or atleast backup the important files. So how do you backup your phone? For Sony, there is a new TA backup tool available and here is guide on how to backup Sony Xperia Phones data.Sony Mobile Logo

Here is the tool named as TA Backup or TA Dumper tool for Xperia Phones. It’s the best tool/utility for cross device development for Sony Android phones.

It works on all Xperia phones running dirtycow OS and sadly doesn’t work for Nougat updated devices.


  • Make sure that proper ADB drivers are installed.
  • You will have to run backupTA.cmd on your Windows computer. If you have Linux based PC, then run into your root directory.
  • It will be saved as TA-ModelNumber-Serial-Timestamp.img in the directory.

Restoring Instructions

In order to restore backupTA to your device, just follow the process mentioned below –

  • First you will have to unlock bootloaders.
  • Now flash TWRP recovery.
  • Boot your device into recovery model.
  • Use dd command to flash TA image.
  • Power off the phone.
  • Flash stock system, fotakernel and kernel using flashtool.

List of Supported Phones

  • Sony Xperia XZ
  • Sony Xperia X Compact
  • Sony Xperia XA
  • Sony Xperia X Performance
  • Sony Xperia XA Ultra
  • Sony Xperia X
  • Sony Xperia C5
  • Sony Xperia M4 Aqua
  • Sony Xperia C5
  • Sony Xperia E5
  • Sony Xperia Z5
  • Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
  • Sony Xperia Z3
  • Sony Xperia Z2
  • Sony Xperia ZL
  • Sony Xperia Z1


Download TA Backup v2

Source : XDA