Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 PIT Partition

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I'm looking for some advice on restoring a Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 tablet. It appears a bad flash has messed up the PIT Partition and has soft bricked the device; if I try and flash the device without using either the PIT File/Repartition option or the NAND Erase, the Odin log will report the following:

<ID:0/003> Get PIT for mapping..
<ID:0/003>
<ID:0/003> There is no PIT partition.

When I select a PIT Partition File with or without the NAND Erase option, I get:

<ID:0/003> Removed!!
<ID:0/003> Added!!
<ID:0/003> Odin engine v(ID:3.1401)..
<ID:0/003> File analysis..
<ID:0/003> Total Binary size: 1405 M
<ID:0/003> SetupConnection..
<ID:0/003> Initialzation..
<ID:0/003> Set PIT file..
<ID:0/003> DO NOT TURN OFF TARGET!!
<ID:0/003>
<ID:0/003> Re-Partition operation failed.
<OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

I've tried a variety of things including different PIT Files, firmwares, changing of cable/port on the PC and earlier versions of Odin. The model number of the device is a SM-T210 8gb and the HW Rev is 0x5.

Any help or advice would be appreciated and if there is any additional info required, I will try my best to provide.
 

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Welcome to Android Central! I moved this to the Tab 3 Rooting/ROMs forum for more specific traffic.
 

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In the option list just leave restart and factory reset checked , don't check Re-Partition
Are you in download mode ?
 

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If I do that then I get the following message in Odin:

<ID:0/003> Get PIT for mapping..
<ID:0/003>
<ID:0/003> There is no PIT partition.

I am in download mode and Odin detects the tablet without any issues.

I should also mention that I do not have any backups of the original firmware from the device itself so I am only able to use the stock firmwares that are available online, specifically:

T210XXAMI9
T210XXBNI1
T210XXBOA3
 

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Thanks for directing me to Frija, I wasn't aware of that tool and have downloaded the corresponding firmware from it. Unfortunately it hasn't helped to resolve the problem. If I trying flashing without a PIT file selected and repartition/nand erase checked, I get:

<ID:0/003> Added!!
<ID:0/003> Odin engine v(ID:3.1401)..
<ID:0/003> File analysis..
<ID:0/003> Total Binary size: 1405 M
<ID:0/003> SetupConnection..
<ID:0/003> Initialzation..
<ID:0/003> Get PIT for mapping..
<ID:0/003>
<ID:0/003> There is no PIT partition.
<OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

And if I do select a pit file with repartition/nand erase checked, I get:

<ID:0/003> Added!!
<ID:0/003> Odin engine v(ID:3.1401)..
<ID:0/003> File analysis..
<ID:0/003> Total Binary size: 1405 M
<ID:0/003> SetupConnection..
<ID:0/003> Initialzation..
<ID:0/003> Set PIT file..
<ID:0/003> DO NOT TURN OFF TARGET!!
<ID:0/003>
<ID:0/003> Re-Partition operation failed.
<OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

I have been clicking on the AP button and selecting the firmware file and as I mentioned I have tried with and without using a pit file. I can extract the contents of the compressed firmware and select individual elements if you believe that would make a difference?
 

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Thanks for directing me to Frija, I wasn't aware of that tool and have downloaded the corresponding firmware from it. Unfortunately it hasn't helped to resolve the problem. If I trying flashing without a PIT file selected and repartition/nand erase checked, I get:

<ID:0/003> Added!!
<ID:0/003> Odin engine v(ID:3.1401)..
<ID:0/003> File analysis..
<ID:0/003> Total Binary size: 1405 M
<ID:0/003> SetupConnection..
<ID:0/003> Initialzation..
<ID:0/003> Get PIT for mapping..
<ID:0/003>
<ID:0/003> There is no PIT partition.
<OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

And if I do select a pit file with repartition/nand erase checked, I get:

<ID:0/003> Added!!
<ID:0/003> Odin engine v(ID:3.1401)..
<ID:0/003> File analysis..
<ID:0/003> Total Binary size: 1405 M
<ID:0/003> SetupConnection..
<ID:0/003> Initialzation..
<ID:0/003> Set PIT file..
<ID:0/003> DO NOT TURN OFF TARGET!!
<ID:0/003>
<ID:0/003> Re-Partition operation failed.
<OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

I have been clicking on the AP button and selecting the firmware file and as I mentioned I have tried with and without using a pit file. I can extract the contents of the compressed firmware and select individual elements if you believe that would make a difference?
Yes that will make a difference, try that
 

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The file that Frija downloads contains a single md5 firmware file and if I open that file up then I have the following files within:

boot.img
cache.img
hidden.img
loke_2nd.bin
loke_pxa988.bin
pbl.bin
recovery.img
system.img

Should I extract these files and rename them with the .tar extension? If so, which file should go where in Odin?
 

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The file that Frija downloads contains a single md5 firmware file and if I open that file up then I have the following files within:

boot.img
cache.img
hidden.img
loke_2nd.bin
loke_pxa988.bin
pbl.bin
recovery.img
system.img

Should I extract these files and rename them with the .tar extension? If so, which file should go where in Odin?
It was a zip that you extract?
Should look like this, for a phone example 20201207_174949.jpeg
 

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No the file that was extracted from the zip was a single file:

T210XXBOA3_T210BTUBOA2_Home.tar.md5

And within that file were the files I listed earlier.

I have been using the AP button on Odin to try and flash this file as per instructions online. I have encountered other firmware files with a similar setup to the one from your example and I understand that those file correspond to each of the buttons in Odin.
 

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No the file that was extracted from the zip was a single file:

T210XXBOA3_T210BTUBOA2_Home.tar.md5

And within that file were the files I listed earlier.

I have been using the AP button on Odin to try and flash this file as per instructions online. I have encountered other firmware files with a similar setup to the one from your example and I understand that those file correspond to each of the buttons in Odin.
I'm not familiar with tablet flashing but I do a lot on Samsung phones, and tuturol online suggests it's same as phone to put in 4 slots in odin
 

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From what I have read, if the firmware is older then it will have individual elements needed by Odin as per the picture you attached, but if the firmware is newer then it is a single file that gets applied to the AP section of Odin.
 

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Yeah samsung tablets are not my specialty, Samsung phones are but looks like it should work that way how I described, make sure you have the latest odin , try different ports and no 3.0 port, can also try another computer.
 

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