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How to extract PIT Files from Samsung Devices by using ADB Commands on the computer?

PIT file extraction

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Install Android SDK on your computer and go to Settings> Developer options and enable USB Debugging on your device. Only like that the procedure will work!

  1. Launch a command prompt on your computer by placing the mouse pointer at an empty space on the desktop and then pressing Shift key. Choose the Open command window here option;
    Connect your Samsung handset to the computer;

  2. In the command window, enter the following command:’adb devices adb shell su’;

  3. Then, grant root permission on your device;

  4. Type the following command: ‘dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0 of=/sdcard/out.pit bs=8 count=580 skip=2176’;
Your handset’s PIT is finally backed up to the internal storage of the device. Save it on your PC.

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