How to Use GT-I9300-mx-20120220.pit File for Samsung Galaxy S3
If you own a Samsung Galaxy S3, you may have encountered the term PIT file when flashing a firmware update onto your device. But what is a PIT file and how do you use it
A PIT file stands for Partition Information File - a way for a device to know how to handle a file system. It contains information about the partitions and volumes that are present on your phone's internal storage. When you flash a firmware update, the PIT file tells the device how to allocate the space for each partition and what format to use.
GT-I9300-mx-20120220.pit is one of the PIT files that are compatible with the Samsung Galaxy S3 model number GT-I9300. It was extracted from an official firmware update released by Samsung in February 2012. You can use this PIT file if you want to restore your device to its original state or if you want to change the partition layout of your phone.
However, using a PIT file is not without risks. If you use the wrong PIT file or flash it incorrectly, you may end up with a bricked device or lose your data. Therefore, you should always backup your data before flashing anything and follow the instructions carefully.
Here are the steps to use GT-I9300-mx-20120220.pit file for your Samsung Galaxy S3:
Download the GT-I9300-mx-20120220.pit file from this link [^1^] and save it on your computer.
Download the latest firmware update for your Samsung Galaxy S3 from this link and extract the zip file on your computer. You should get a file with .tar.md5 extension.
Download and install Odin software on your computer from this link.
Turn off your Samsung Galaxy S3 and boot it into download mode by pressing and holding Volume Down + Home + Power buttons together until you see a warning screen. Then press Volume Up to confirm.
Connect your Samsung Galaxy S3 to your computer using a USB cable and wait for Odin to recognize it. You should see an ID:COM port number in blue and an Added message in the log window.
In Odin, click on the PIT button and browse for the GT-I9300-mx-20120220.pit file that you downloaded earlier.
Click on the AP button and browse for the firmware update file with .tar.md5 extension that you extracted earlier.
Make sure that only Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options are checked in Odin and nothing else.
Click on the Start button and wait for Odin to flash the PIT file and the firmware update onto your device. You should see a green PASS message in Odin when it is done.
Your device will reboot automatically and you should see the Samsung logo followed by the Android setup screen.
Congratulations! You have successfully used GT-I9300-mx-20120220.pit file for your Samsung Galaxy S3. Enjoy your updated device! 248dff8e21