These are instructions on how to extract the contents of any IMG file using the MTK Extractor Tool on a Windows Computer.

A system.img file is different from a standard zip file. Therefore, you cannot use 7zip or any other zip program to extract it. However, by using the MTK Extractor developed by Mr Le Hau (senior developer), you can easily extract the contents of any system.img file. Furthermore, it can read and unpack the contents of the system.img file, giving you access to individual files (such as system, boot, modem, etc.).

Extract contents of System.img file using MTK Extractor

  1. Download and extract MTK Extractor on the computer. After extracting, you will be able to see the following files:
  2. MTK Extractor Files

  3. Open MTK Extractor.exe.
  4. MTK Extractor Open

  5. Once the tool is launched, you will be able to see the following window on your screen:
  6. mtk extractor

  7. Click on the Browser button.
  8. mtk extractor browse

  9. Locate the system.img file on your computer (assuming you have already downloaded it on your computer, if in case you didn’t have the system.img file then you can download this firmware).
  10. mtk extractor select img

  11. Once you have successfully added the system.img file, Click on the Start button to begin the extracting process.
  12. mtk extractor start

  13. The extracting process will take a few minutes to complete (depending on the size of the system.img file, it may take up to 3-5 minutes).
  14. mtk extractor process

  15. Once the extracting process is completed, you will be able to see the Green Tick on the screen.
  16. mtk extractor success

  17. Now, You will be able to see the extracted files under the MTK Extracter files:
  18. MTK Extractor Extracted File


[*] Compatibility: It is compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 (x32 or x64 bit).

[*] Supports: MTK Extracter also allows you to extract the contents of, system.img, boot.img, recovery.img.

[*] It also allows you to repack the extracted files into the system.img,, boot.img, recovery.img.

[*] Alternative Method: You can also extract the contents of any img file using the Ext4 Unpacker Tool.

[*] Credits: MTK Extractor is created and distributed by Mr. Le Hau (senior developer). So, full credit goes to him for sharing the application for free.