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How to build latest heimdall – samsung galaxy grand prime SM-G530FM – Failed to download PIT file

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I have a Samsung galaxy grand prime (aka SM-G530FZ), and I want to install a new custom rom.

I want to use Heimdall to install a custom recovery, as usual I search on xda-developers (best mobile resources) and find several thread about Galaxy grand prime.

But when I want to install the recovery with the simple command :

heimdall flash --RECOVERY recovery.img

I had the following error:

ERROR: Failed to send request to end PIT file transfer!
ERROR: Failed to download PIT file!

Solution is to build heimdall from sources.

https://github.com/Benjamin-Dobell/Heimdall

  1. Clone github repository
  2. Build
  3. Make
  4. profit

1. Clone heimdall repository

First create a directory for heimdall:

mkdir heimdallFromSources

And clone:

git clone https://github.com/Benjamin-Dobell/Heimdall.git

2. Build it

From the linux/README

Appendix B – Installing Heimdall Suite from Source:

1. First make sure you have installed build-essential, cmake, zlib1g-dev,
qt5-default, libusb-1.0-0-dev and OpenGL (e.g libgl1-mesa-glx and
libgl1-mesa-dev).

NOTE: Package names may not be absolutely identical to those above.

2. Open a terminal and navigate to the directory you downloaded,
or extracted, Heimdall to.

3. Enter the following commands to compile Heimdall Suite:

mkdir build
cd build
cmake -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release ..
make

Make sure you have all requirements from the 1 point and follow point 3

cd Heimdall
mkdir build
cd Build
cmake -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release .. (note the .. are important)
make

After that

cd libpit
make
cd ..
cd heimdall
make

If all run without issue, you will have a bin folder, with heimdall in it.

run:

./heimdall flash --RECOVERY path/to/you/recovery.img

That’s for heimdall !

After rebooting to the custom recovery with volume up + home + power I can’t user it, because touchscreen is not functionnal !

To save your time this is the TWRP functional for me https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=312968873555005412 (01/05/2017)

In this very moment I try to install the resurrection remix, I have tried 3 version so far, and no touchscreen … I let you know if I find a working release, if not, I think I will try lineageos

Resources :

https://www.androidfilehost.com/?w=files&flid=136737

https://forum.xda-developers.com/grand-prime/general/master-thread-samsung-galaxy-grand-prime-t3481435

https://forum.xda-developers.com/grand-prime/development/cyanogenmod-14-0-galaxy-grand-prime-t3462500

https://jenkins.sandpox.org/job/FORTUNAXX_LINEAGEOS-14.1/

http://opengapps.org/

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