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How to Extract PIT Files For Any Samsung Galaxy Device

Samsung has come a long way especially, in the mid-range segment as previously they were not regarded as the go-to brand for mid-range devices. However, there might be situations where you are stuck with a boot loop or having issues with ODIN, you are getting error messages like “Invalid Ext4 image”, “Get PIT for mapping“  or your firmware has corrupted your device’s partition. For fixing all these issues, you need to correct the PIT file available on your Samsung device. And if you are looking for ways to extract PIT files for any Samsung device then, you are at the right place.

As in this post, we will give you a guide on how to extract PIT files for any Samsung Galaxy device. There are quite a few easy methods that you can apply to get the PIT file from the Samsung firmware itself. PIT file basically contains important components of the firmware of your Samsung Galaxy device and flashing a wrong PIT file can hard brick the Samsung phone. So, without any further ado, let us get straight into the article itself:

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How to Extract PIT Files For Any Samsung Galaxy Device

It goes without saying that in order to extract the PIT files for any Samsung Galaxy device, you need to have root access on your device. Below are three methods via which you can get your hands on the PIT file.

Using Terminal Emulator

  1. Firstly, install the Terminal Emulator application on your device by clicking the button below:
    [googleplay url=”https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jackpal.androidterm”]
  2. Install BusyBox Android application and grant root access to the application.
    [googleplay url=”https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=stericson.busybox”]
  3. Now, you need to launch the Terminal Emulator application and issue the following command:
    su
  4. Then enter the below command:
    dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0 of=/sdcard/out.pit bs=8 count=580 skip=2176
  5. You will find the file in your Phone’s storage.
  6. That’s it!

Using ADB Commands

  1. Download ADB and Fastboot tools from here.
  2. Extract the components of the ADB and Fastboot tools downloaded from above mentioned link.
  3. Then you need to enable the Developer Options on your Android device.
    • Go to Settings>>About Phone>>tap on the Build Number 7 times till you see a toast message “You are now a developer”.
  4. Under the Developer Options, you need to enable USB Debugging option.
    • To do that again head to the Settings>>Developer Options>>enable USB Debugging toggle.
  5. Now open the command prompt on your PC.
  6. Then connect your Samsung Galaxy device to the PC using a USB cable.
  7. Enter the below command:
    adb devices
    adb shell
    su
  8. When SU is called, grant root permission on your Android smartphone and enter the below command:
    dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0 of=/sdcard/out.pit bs=8 count=580 skip=2176
  9. The PIT file will be downloaded in the phone’s internal storage.
  10. That’s it!

Using PIT Magic Creator and Editor

The PIT Magic Creator and Editor is a powerful tool that lets you create PIT files for any Samsung Galaxy device. It works on any Android device of Samsung running stock Android firmware. You can perform operations like editing, analysis, creation and much more using the PIT Magic Creator and Editor tool.

PIT Magic’s Main Features:

  • Create New PIT Files from scratch.
  • Edit Existing PIT Files and change all available properties.
  • Analyze a PIT File and create a human-readable report of all Partition entries.
  • Export PIT Analysis to Text File or Copy to Clipboard direct from the User Interface.
  • Add or Remove Partition entries to a New or Existing PIT File.
  • Save options to write changes to Existing PIT File or write a New PIT File altogether.

Tweaking the ‘tar.md5’ File

  1. Firstly, you need to download the correct firmware file for your Samsung smartphone or tablet.
  2. You can make use of the Samfirm Tool or the Frija tool to download the correct firmware based on the model number of your device.
  3. Once you have downloaded the right firmware for your phone, you need to extract the contents of the zip file.
  4. The folder will contain 4-5 .tar.md5 extension files namely AP, BL, CP, CSC and HOME_CSC.
  5. You need to select the firmware file that starts with CSC extension and add .zip after .tar.md5 like below:
    CSC_XXX.tar.md5.zip
  6. Extract this newly created zip file and open the folder.
  7. You will see that there is a new PIT file that is corresponding to the model number of your Samsung device.
  8. That’s it!

So, there you have it from my side in this post. I hope you guys liked it and were able to take out or extract the correct PIT file for your Samsung Galaxy device. Let us know in the comments below if you come across any issues or failure in the above-mentioned methods. Until the next post…Cheers!

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