egzthunder1 · Sep 28, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Development Getting Fired Up On Epic 4G Touch – Partitions Mapping Available

As you may recall, the Samsung Galaxy S 2 US sibblings just got launched into the wild and because we could simply not sit idle with our arms crossed, the devs in our forums have started pounding their Epic 4G Touchs with the fists of development. As you are probably aware by now, there is always a discovery process before true development can actually take place. During this time, information regarding the internals of the device is gathered until enough is in place to start doing things like rooting, installing apps, flashing Rome, radios, etc. Well, XDA Forum Moderator jerdog recently opened a thread where he describes the memory partition’s map on this device. This information seems to be crucial in the sense that without this, a flasher would simply not know what goes in which area of the device. Put in simple terms, either Heimdall or Odin need this information in order not to soft brick your device.

This information may hold other keys as well that could unlock more potential out of the device. Please take a look and see if you can do anything with this in order to help out in the development of this new offering from Samsung.

Here are the partitions for the Epic 4G Touch as identified by Heimdall. The .pit file was successfully created by odub303

This .pit file contains the partition map for the device. It tells Odin and Heimdall (another piece of flashing software, which i find to be MUCH better than Odin) where to flash the different files such as the boot.bin, sbl.bin, zimage (kernel), system, data, cache, recovery, modem, etc. Without the .pit file, Odin may not know where to flash a file, and you could end up with a soft bricked device. AFAIK, there isn’t anything we can flash yet. We need to wait for someone to take the stock Epic 4g Touch kernel and add CWM, root, su and busybox.

You can find more information in the original thread.

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egzthunder1 is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. I have been an active member of xda-developers since 2005 and have gone through various roles in my time here. I am Former Portal Administrator, and currently part of the administrator team while maintaining my writer status for the portal. In real life, I am a Chemical Engineer turned Realtor in the Miami area. View egzthunder1's posts and articles here.
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