How to Download and Extract PIT File from Samsung Devices

Stock firmware for almost all the Samsung Galaxy devices are available on the internet, therefore flashing stock ROMs on Samsung devices is easier than any other Android device. After flashing the stock ROMs on your device, if you’ve decided to unroot your device, recover your device from the boot loop or to downgrade or upgrade your device OS manually then you’ve to flash the stock firmware on it. If you’ve flashed the stock firmware on your Samsung device using Odin flashing tool, recovery .tar file or CF-Root, chances of success are very high but sometimes you might face problems i.e. “Get PIT for mapping” and “Invalid Ext4 image”. You might find PIT files on Google but if you face any hurdle finding the correct PIT file then follow the below-given steps to Extract PIT File from Samsung Galaxy Devices.


Android Smartphone and Tablets used EXT4 storage structure, defines the allocation of available storage space to the system partition of an Android device. Samsung Galaxy devices firmware contain the PIT (Partition Information Table) file having the map of your device storage space allocation for different system partitions. The PIT structure for the different firmware of the same device will be different from each other depending on the available storage capacity, country and carrier of each instrument.

How to Extract PIT File From Samsung Phones

Odin flashing tool looks for the PIT file whenever someone is flashing firmware on his Samsung device. If the Odin detects the PIT (partition information table), the flashing process will be completed uninterruptedly. The Get PIT for mapping error will have appeared in case the Odin doesn’t detect the PIT or the PIT file is corrupted. Now if you want to flash the firmware on your device, you should have to provide the correct PIT file. The PIT files are available on Google, but you’ve to be extra vigilant while searching the PIT file for your Samsung device because each and every device has its PIT file.

Here we’ve two methods to Extract PIT File from Samsung Galaxy Devices. You may select any of the methods to extract PIT File on Samsung Galaxy Devices.

Note: You should have a rooted device for extracting PIT File from your Samsung Galaxy devices.

Download PIT Files for Samsung Devices

Here we’ve listed some of the PIT files for the Samsung Galaxy devices. You can directly download these PIT files for your Galaxy device by just clicking at any of the link given below.



Sprint Galaxy S4 SPH-L720 16GB.pit









SM-N900P 32 GB PIT File










Steps to Extract PIT File from Samsung Android Devices

Method 1:-

Step 1:- Install and setup Android SDK on your PC.

Step 2: – Enable USB debugging mode on your Samsung device.

Step 3: – Now open a command prompt on your PC by typing “cmd” in a run and hit the enter key.

Step 4: – Plug your Samsung device to PC via original USB cable.

Step 5: – Type the following commands in command prompt and then hit the enter key.

adb devices
adb shell

Step 6: – When the command executed an SU pop-up will appear, grant the permissions.

Step 7: – Type these commands.

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

Step 8: – Now the PIT file will be backed up on your Samsung Galaxy device. Save these files to your PC desktop or another drive.

Method 2:

Step 1: – Download and install Terminal Emulator from Google Play Store.

Step 2: – Download and install BusyBox app from Google Play Store.

Step 3: – Launch Terminal Emulator on your device and grant root permission to it.

Step 4: – Type the following command and hit enter.

adb devices
adb shell

Step 5: – Type in the command prompt.

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

Step 6: above given- Head over to file manager of your Samsung device and search for PIT file and save the file to your computer.

Done! You’ve successfully extracted the PIT file on your Samsung Galaxy devices.


Write us in the comments section if you’ve any query about any above-given methods.

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