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How To Use PIT Files On Odin For Flashing Samsung Phones

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We recently talked about Samsung PIT files and what are their uses when flashing Samsung phones via Odin.

Well, as a quick reminder, a Samsung PIT(Partition Information Table) file is a file that contains all the partitions on a phones firmware and how much storage that should be allocated to the various partitions.

A PIT is an acronym that stands for Partition Information Table. A PIT file for your Samsung Android device contains the partition tables which include all the important information for each required partition such as the name of the partition, block size, block count, and other very crucial technical details.

That being said, let’s quickly move to the discussion for today.

If you have ever clicked on the PIT file tab in Odin, you must have seen the old warning that says “Do not use this tab. This tab is for enginners. Your device will be changed with the PIT in the CSC file.”

And you wonder, am I not an engineer?

Well, that’s for you to answer.

But the truth is, using a PIT file is on rare occasions like fixing invalid Ext4 Image error on Odin when flashing firmwares to some Samsung phones or when you want to repartition your Samsung device.

A PIT file isn’t meant to be used on mere flashing or upgrading of Samsung firmwares via Odin or other third party tool unless you know what you’re doing.

So, let’s get down to the real talk.

How To Use PIT Files On Odin For Flashing Samsung Phones

How To Use PIT Files On Odin For Flashing Samsung Phones

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Download Odin Flashing Tool for Samsung

Odin is the official and most popular tool you can use to install stock firmwares or custom OS to your Samsung device. Make sure you download the latest version of Odin.

Download the stock firmware for your Samsung device

The stock firmware for your Samsung device is necessary if you intend to restore your device to its factory state, upgrade, unroot or perform other software related fixes. You can choose to download a repair firmware or a stock firmware file.

Download and Install Samsung USB Drivers

If you haven’t installed the Samsung USB drivers for connecting your PC effectively to your Samsung phone for flashing, you should install it first.

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Boot and connect your Samsung device in Download mode to your computer

Your Samsung device should be put in download mode, then connected to your PC. You can boot into download mode using the Volume down, home/bixby button and power button or use a tool that allows you to boot into Download mode without hardware or physical buttons.

Extract and open Odin Flashing Tool exe file

After extracting the archived file, run the Odin3.exe. Click on PDA/AP or the available files to load them in Odin.

Click on the PIT Tab

When you click on the PIT tab, you will see the warning, “Do not use this tab. This tab is for engineers. Your device will be changed with the PIT in the CSC file“, click OK to proceed
.How To Use PIT Files On Odin For Flashing Samsung Phones and Tablets

Add the PIT file that’s meant for that particular Samsung device

Using the right PIT file for your Samsung device will solve your issues while the wrong PIT file will misconfigure the partitions and memory allocation on your device. Make sure you use a compatible PIT file.How To Use PIT Files On Odin For Flashing

Make sure Repartition, F-Reset Time and Auto-Reboot are ticked in Odin Options tab.

This is necessary when we are flashing a Samsung device with a PIT file so the device can be repartitioned with the information on the PIT file used
.Make sure Repartition, F Reset Time and Auto-Reboot are ticked in Odin Options tab

Click on Start if everything is properly set up.

Now click on the Start button when you are ready to begin flashing the Samsung device. You will get a PASS message if everything went well.How to use Samsung PIT files for flashing via odin

And that’s how simple and easy it is to use a PIT file with Odin Samsung flash tool. Using it with other third-party tool is different, depending on the tool being used.

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