How do I open this android .img file?
The .img file is not recognized by 7-zip, Poweriso, Winrar, or Imgburn. The file format is not supported. I know for a fact that the file is not corrupted because I can use it to successfully flash my Cobalt Tab S800 tablet back to stock using Livesuite. I also know that it is not in the ext2, ext4, tar, YAFFS2 or tar.ext4 file format.
I acquired it from a person on XDA developers who emailed the manufacturer of the tablet for the stockrom.
I want to open the file so that I can make some modifications and then reflash it to my tablet.
I might be wrong about it not being any of the mentioned file formats but I tried like ten programs and they all gave me the same basic error "file format not supported". The rom is stock Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4.
I don't know how linking is handled on this site, but I really need some help with this. So here is the file and if you find a way to decompress, extract, or unpack the img please let me know.
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Re: How do I open this android .img file?
Mounting Android .img files on Windows
You will need:
7-Zip to extract the image.
sgs2toext4 to convert the image
DiskInternals Linux Reader to open and extract the files.
Java SDK to run the converter.
Using 7-Zip, open your factory image file. You might have to dig around in the facotry to find what you need. You might see a file ending in .tar. Double click to open it. You will see some files ending in .img and one or more files ending in .zip. Open the .zip. You should see several files ending in .img. The one we want is system.zip. Drag that out to your desktop (or anywhere you want to put it).
Double click sgs2toext4 and it should launch and ask you to drop your image file in the window. Grab your system file and drop it it in. It will begin converting immediately.
Once it’s done, launch Linux Reader and drag system.ext4.img onto it. You will see a drive named something like “Linux Ext Volume 1.” Now just highlight the files you need, right click, and save. Browse to where you want to save the files.
Done. courtesy of mfratto on tumblr
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