I have a Samsung Tab E 8.0 (Model SM-T377V) that reboots into download mode every time it starts /re-starts. This problem started occurring after a failed update from Verizon. This tablet actually belongs to a close friend.
I installed the Samsung USB driver (restarted), installed ODIN 3.14 and extracted the specific firmware for the device: (T377VVRU1CRF3_T377VVZW1CRF3_T377VVRU1CRF3_HOME.tar.md5)
This tar.md5 file unexpectedly extracts into a single file instead of the expected BL, AP, CP, and CSC files.
I apply the md5 file to the AP section and initiate the process (press ‘start’). I receive an error indicating that no PIT is found. I restart the tablet into download mode, reinitiate the process and receive the same error. There is not a PIT (partition information table) file to be found within the rar.md5 file. I believe I need to apply a PIT file to partition the firmware space before the md5 file can be appropriately applied. I am unable to find the device specific PIT file anywhere on the internet. Is there any way someone can help?
I am afraid that without this PIT file I am in possession of a hunk of junk. Please help!
A reset of the tablet only returns me to download mode. I can get to the android reset function; however, after doing so I am returned to the download mode.
I am quite certain that the work-around for this problem is to reset the PIT using a device specific PIT file. This file is what I am seeking. I am unable to find one online.
Typically one can extract the PIT file from the firmware csc file... in this case the firmware for the SM-T377V model is a single tar.md5 file instead of the five separate .md5 files (BL, AP, CP, CSC, and home_CSC).
I looked into leveraging PIT Magic to copy the existing PIT into a file but (unfortunately) the tablet does not have a PIT structure with which to resource. (e.g. catch-22).
Thank you for replying!
My Samsung tablet has never done that with a factory reset but it's not a verizon one. You can find some android forums for your model tablet by googling and maybe they would know. Might want to contact samsung. Sounds more complex than someone here could handle