[Tutorial] How to extract System.img on Windows

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GethPrime

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Jan 13, 2011
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How to extract system.img

Requirements:
* Windows XP or newer
* Ext4 Unpacker
* Ext2Explore
* System.img of your choice



Step 1:
The first thing you need to do is to launch the Ext4 Unpacker software and then you need to select the open button.


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Step 2:
Select the system.img you want to extract.


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Step 3:
Press the "Save as EXT4" button.


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Step 4:
Select where you want to save the .ext4 file and enter a name with the extension .ext4, then press Save.


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Step 5:
Wait while the ext4 image is being unpacked.


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Step 6:
Launch the ext2explore software as a Administrator (Do that or it wont work!) and then select File then Open Image.


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Step 7:
Select the file you saved earlier with Ext4 Unpacked software and then select "Open".


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Step 8:
Now highlight the file you just have imported in EXT2Explore and then press the "Save" button.


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Step 9:
Select where you want the unpacked system files to be placed.


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After that is done just go to the folder and voila! The android system files should be in the folder.
 
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viijay4b7

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Jan 9, 2012
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ext4 unpacker.

First of all thank you for the tutorial.

I successfully extracted using ext4 unpacker. But when it comes to ext2explore .. it has extracted and suddenly it got crashed.
From the second time, ext4 unpacker is also getting crashed?
Even ext2explore also doing the same.
 

swapn

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Nov 8, 2012
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extracting image

First Thank u so much but unfortunatelyi face problem while extracting .img file it says unsknown file format :confused:
 

cimenz

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[ASK]

I wanna ask.. can different chipset porting to my device??
my device has mt 6572 chipset..
can i used mt 6589 or mt 6577 porting to my device??
[help]
 

paco9432

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Dec 15, 2013
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If you are using windows vista or above...

When I do as your guide, it says that: "Range checker error !". Please give me know why and how to extract without error. Thanks a lot.

If you are using windows vista or above select with the secondary button - troubleshoot compatibility. Maybe that could help.
 

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    How to extract system.img

    Requirements:
    * Windows XP or newer
    * Ext4 Unpacker
    * Ext2Explore
    * System.img of your choice



    Step 1:
    The first thing you need to do is to launch the Ext4 Unpacker software and then you need to select the open button.


    OtOq02d.png




    Step 2:
    Select the system.img you want to extract.


    E3XGAqb.png




    Step 3:
    Press the "Save as EXT4" button.


    Pc5JSSB.png




    Step 4:
    Select where you want to save the .ext4 file and enter a name with the extension .ext4, then press Save.


    GD3kHKw.png




    Step 5:
    Wait while the ext4 image is being unpacked.


    MTYoZ2A.png




    Step 6:
    Launch the ext2explore software as a Administrator (Do that or it wont work!) and then select File then Open Image.


    prDeHmF.png




    Step 7:
    Select the file you saved earlier with Ext4 Unpacked software and then select "Open".


    q92KweD.png




    Step 8:
    Now highlight the file you just have imported in EXT2Explore and then press the "Save" button.


    jC8P9rh.png




    Step 9:
    Select where you want the unpacked system files to be placed.


    AKVX8Qw.png




    After that is done just go to the folder and voila! The android system files should be in the folder.
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    Video coming tomorow:)

    Sent from my Nexus 7 to your screen.
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    As a (Linux) alternative, the (Google/Android) supported method based on use of a Linux OS is here and here - using the simg2img and mkuserimg.sh scripts.

    cheers
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    Bumping this up, video added.