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How to Extract PIT File From a Samsung Galaxy

Our recent post Odin errors that mentioned a particular error, ‘There is no PIT partition error‘. Users are having issues to get PIT file to flash with stock firmware using Odin. Progeeks blog guide will help you how to extract PIT file using the terminal emulator or ADB commands so that you don’t have any issues in the future.

I have also included PIT files already extracted for some of the popular Galaxy devices including Galaxy Note 4, Note 3, S5 and S4. I am planning to add more in the future to make it easier for you.

“Get PIT for mapping” is one of the common issue encountered while flashing stock firmwares using Odin and here what the log would like:

<ID:0/003>Added!!
<ID:0/003>Odin v.3 engine (ID:3)
<ID:0/003>File analysis
<ID:0/003>Set PIT file
<ID:0/003>DO NOT TURN OFF TARGET!!
<ID:0/003>Get PIT for mapping

PIT stands for Partition Information Table, which contains the map of storage allocations for all device system partitions and contains important data of your device such as storage, region, carrier. You need to be very careful, when downloading any PIT file from the web. Make sure that you check the device model and carrier etc.

How to Extract PIT File

Extract-PIT-file

You can use 2 methods to extract PIT, one is without using PC with the Android Terminal Emulator app and second methods uses the Fastboot ADB commands to extract PIT from stock firmwares that can later be flashed with Odin.

1. Android Terminal Emulator

Step 1: First of all you need to install the Terminal Emulator app from Play store.

Step 2: Also install BusyBox app. Here is the link

Step 3: Now launch the emulator app, and grant root permission access.

Step 4: Enter the following command code:

su

Step 5: Then push the following command which will eventually extract the PIT file:

dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0 of=/sdcard/out.pit bs=8 count=580 skip=2176

The .pit should be saved on your phone storage. I would recommend you to save it if in case you need in future. You can also upload it online with your specific phone model number so that others can used it.

2. Android ADB Commands

This method requires you to setup the adb and fastboot drivers on your PC. Before you proceed, make sure that you’ve enabled USB debugging from Settings > Developer options.

  • Run the command window. Keyword shortcut is Window key+R
  • Connect your device to PC using the USB cable.
  • Type the following commands in the command prompt window and then hit the Enter key.
adb devices
adb shell
su
  • When SU is called, grant device root access and then push the following command line code:
dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0 of=/sdcard/out.pit bs=8 count=580 skip=2176

That’s it guys! I hope by the end of the step-by-step guide you’ve successfully extracted PIT file from your device. Do let us know in the comment section, how it went for you.

Here are some the PIT files for Samsung devices:

Samsung Galaxy S4

  • Galaxy S4 Windows
  • AT&T Galaxy S4 SGH-I337 16GB
  • Sprint Galaxy S4 SPH-L720 16GB
  • Verizon Galaxy S4 SCH-I545
  • Galaxy S4 I9500 32GB
  • Galaxy S4 I9505 32GB
  • Sprint S4 jfltespr 16GB

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

  • Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900 ha3g 32GB
  • Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005 HLTE 16GB
  • Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005 32GB
  • Galaxy Note 3 AT&T SM-N900A 32GB
  • Galaxy Note 3 Sprint SM-N900P 32GB
  • Galaxy Note 3 Verizon SM-N900V 32GB

Samsung Galaxy Note 4

  • Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910F 32GB
  • Galaxy Note 4 T-Mobile SM-N910T 32GB

Samsung Galaxy S5

  • Galaxy S5 Plus G901F G901FVFG1ANI1 VD2
  • Galaxy S5 AT&T SM-G900A 16GB
  • Galaxy S5 SM-G900F 16GB
  • Galaxy S5 SM-G900H 16GB
  • Galaxy S5 SM-G900I 16GB
  • Galaxy S5 SM-G900M 16GB
  • Galaxy S5 Sprint SM-G900P 16GB
  • Galaxy S5 T-Mobile SM-G900T 16GB
  • Galaxy S5 SM-G900W8 16GB
  • Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G530H

Thanks for reading. Did you find it helpful? Do let us know and share your feedback, it will help us to improve the article.

  • Updated July 26, 2016
  • Juan Martinez

    Hi need some help got a pattern screen locked s3 from version. Old phone forgot all info required to unlock would like to retrieve old pictures and contacts anyway to do so? Please help?

    • You need to Wipe factory reset your phone using Recovery mode. To access recovery mode, Power off and hold down these buttons Vol up+Home+Power at the same time.