I'm trying to root my Samsung S6, but I don't have a Windows computer. Luckily, JOdin works on Linux too and it connects to my phone, so I am now much closer to my goal.
But now I am facing a new challenge: JOdin says: "We could not obtain the pit file. We tried, but it didn't work." The CLI output of the JOdin's offline version reports the following (excerpt):
[VERBOSE]Heimdall Device detected! [ERROR]ANALYSIS DETECTED ERROR:Failed to send data! [VERBOSE]Did not find pit [INTERACTION][SHOWERROR] Title:Could not obtain pit. Message:We could not obtain the pit file. We tried, but it didn't work.
The JOdin support seems to consist of this 30+ page long forum post, which is why I hope to get more useful answers here.
- JOdin relies on the Heimdall package, and that one has a list of supported devices that does not include the S6. I suppose this is part of the cause of the problem. I use JOdin v1035 and Heimdall v1.4.0-0.
- Indeed, when I run only Heimdall, I succeed in connecting the phone but the PIT download fails; the only relevant log line is
ERROR: Setting up interface failed!
- Full log output is here and here is the verbose output.
- The command
sudo heimdall print-pit --verbose --stdout-errors --usb-log-level debugas suggested in comments produces this output which is beyond my skill to interpret.
I dare not download a "random" PIT file from the Internet; the risk of choosing the wrong one is too high, and those I've found are behind a sketchy-looking Vietnamese paywall. Google also pointed me to methods that rely on
adb shell and requires root ... but having root is the goal I'm chasing right now.
How do I download the PIT from my phone?
Update: I've managed to root my phone using a Windows computer and therefore I no longer urgently need this working on Linux. I will probably need it the next time I have to fiddle with the phone (e.g. when an Android update is available) but for now I will abandon this challenge.