Project Url: crazystylus/otadump
Introduction: Extract partitions from Android OTA files.
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# otadump crates.io otadump helps you extract partitions from Android OTA files.
Partitions can be individually flashed to your device using fastboot. Compared to other tools, otadump is significantly faster and handles file verification - no fear of a bad OTA file bricking your device. Demo
crazystylus/otadump ssut/payload-dumper-go vm03/payload_dumper
Input file verification
Output file verification
Extract selective partitions
Parallelized extraction
Runs directly on .zip files
Incremental OTA support Partial


Comparing the time taken to extract all partitions from a few sample files (lower is better):


Note: otadump was run with args --no-verify -c 12 and payload-dumper-go was run with args -c 12

System specifications:

  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X (12) @ 3.700GHz
  • RAM: 16 GiB
  • OS: Pop!_OS 22.04 / Linux 6.0.6
  • SSD: Samsung 970 EVO 250GB


macOS / Linux

Install a pre-built binary:

curl -sS https://raw.githubusercontent.com/crazystylus/otadump/mainline/install.sh | bash

Otherwise, using Cargo:

# Needs LZMA, Protobuf and pkg-config libraries installed.
# - On macOS: brew install protobuf xz pkg-config
# - On Debian / Ubuntu: apt install liblzma-dev protobuf-compiler pkg-config
cargo install --locked otadump


Download the pre-built binary from the Releases page. Extract it and run the otadump.exe file.


Run the following command in your terminal:

# Run directly on .zip file.
otadump ota.zip

# Run on payload.bin file.
otadump payload.bin


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