Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo gives a tough competition to Samsung by continuously releasing new models with premium features and attractive looks. To overcome this situation, Samsung has recently launched the Galaxy M series and A series. In 2019, Samsung has launched almost six new low-cost smartphones with enough variants to strike against these Chinese opponents. Moreover, Samsung has also unpacked Galaxy Fold and Galaxy S10 series to give a hard-hitting reply.
Similar to Galaxy M20, Samsung has introduced an all new Galaxy A50 from the famous re-imagined A series. This smartphone is designed to give premium features at an affordable price tag. Although the Galaxy M10, Galaxy M20, Galaxy M30 do strongly resemble the Galaxy A10, Galaxy A30, and Galaxy A50, still each device has its own unique features. Samsung Galaxy A50 launch date in India is February 2019.
Related: Update Samsung Galaxy A50 to Official Android 9 Pie Stock ROM.
Its main attraction is the 6.4 inches of Super AMOLED screen with Infinity-U display. Furthermore, Galaxy A50 features the in-display fingerprint sensor which is the only exclusive feature in the Galaxy A series. More of the Galaxy A50 specs include 2.3GHz Octa-core Exynos 9610 processor. Moreover, it offers 64GB/128GB internal storage with 4GB/6GB RAM.
Besides, talking about Galaxy A50 camera, it features a triple camera setup of 25 + 8 + 5 MP on the rear. Whereas, on the front, it sports 25 megapixel selfie camera. With such specs, Galaxy A50 definitely gives tough competition to its rivals like Redmi Note 7 Pro and Xiaomi Poco F1. Samsung Galaxy A50 price in India starts from Rs. 18,490 onward. You can easily buy the Galaxy A50 offer price at Amazon online shopping website.
If you compare Galaxy A50 vs M40, the A50 wins in display, battery, selfie camera as well as price tag. Do you want to Root Galaxy A50? Do you want to install custom ROM on Galaxy A50? If yes, then you have to install TWRP recovery on Galaxy A50 first. Team Win Recovery Project is a touch-based custom recovery available for smartphones and tablets in the form of both official and third-party builds.
If you are not able to root Android using Kingroot app, then all you need is a TWRP recovery. Yes, with a custom recovery like TWRP or CWM, you can easily root Android phone. Besides, you can also install custom ROM, flash kernel, mods like Xposed framework etc. There are many TWRP recovery benefits as well. You can install TWRP recovery without PC, or use Odin flash tool or ADB and fastboot commands etc. Here in this guide, we’ll flash TWRP recovery 3.2.3-0 on Galaxy A50 using easy methods.
It is highly recommended to proceed at your own risk. We at Droid Thunder will not be held responsible for any damage whatsoever for the same.
- To avoid interruption, charge your Galaxy A50 at least 50%.
- To recognize your device when connected to a PC, install Samsung USB drivers.
- Ensure to enable USB debugging on your mobile.
- Backup your contacts, apps, messages, call logs, notes etc. for safety.
Steps to install TWRP Recovery on Galaxy A50:
Method 1: Odin Tool
Step 1: Download the Odin tool on PC.
Step 2: Also download TWRP recovery.
Step 3: Power off your phone. Now boot it into downloading mode.
Step 4: To do so, press and hold the Power button+ Volume down key simultaneously until the download mode appears.
Step 5: Keeping the phone in download mode, connect it to the PC using a USB cable.
Step 6: Launch the downloaded Odin flash tool on your PC.
The ID: COM section in Odin will turn blue along with an Added message. This will confirm that your Galaxy A50 is successfully connected to the PC.
Note: If such a thing doesn’t happen, then re-install USB drivers. If the problem persists, change the USB cable or USB port.
Step 7: Now check the Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time options.
Note: Do not tick Re-partition or Nand Erase options.
Step 8: Now, click on the AP tab and select the downloaded TWRP recovery.tar.md5 file.
Step 9: To begin the TWRP recovery installation process, click on the Start button as shown below.
Be patient and wait until the process finishes. It will hardly complete in few minutes. When it finishes successfully, the ID: COM will turn green with a Pass message as shown below.
Note: If the process fails, then close Odin, again boot your device into download mode and repeat the complete procedure.
Finally! You’ve successfully installed TWRP recovery on Samsung Galaxy A50 mobile using the Odin flash tool.
Method 2: ADB & fastboot
Step 1: Download ADB and Fastboot.
Step 2: Install it on your PC.
Step 3: Also download the TWRP.img file.
Step 4: Copy this twrp.img file to the location C:\Program Files\Minimal ADB and Fastboot folder (where you’ve installed the ADB drivers).
So you’ll have these files in the Minimal ADB and Fastboot folder:
Step 5: Using a USB cable, connect your Galaxy A50 to PC.
Step 6: Go to C:\Program Files\Minimal ADB and Fastboot folder, hold the Shift button, and right mouse click on a space. You’ll see a list of options from which select the Open command window here option. This will launch the command prompt window on your PC.
Step 7: Type the following command in the cmd window and press the enter key:
As soon as you press enter key, you’ll see a message saying ‘List of devices attached’ along with some random numbers. This will confirm that your Galaxy A50 phone is successfully connected to the PC.
Note: If there are any connection issues, kindly install the latest Samsung USB drivers.
Step 8: Then type the following command to restart your phone into fastboot mode.
adb reboot bootloader
Step 9: To confirm whether fastboot is functional or not, type the following command and press the enter key:
Note: Some random numbers along with a ‘List of devices attached’ message will confirm that fastboot is functional.
Step 10: Let’s install the TWRP recovery on Galaxy A50 now. For doing so, type the following command and hit the enter key:
fastboot flash recovery twrp.img
As you press enter, the TWRP recovery installation process will start.
Finally! This is how you can install TWRP recovery on the Galaxy A50 smartphone using ADB and fastboot commands.
Steps to Boot Galaxy A50 into TWRP recovery mode:
Step 1: Power off your Samsung Galaxy A50.
Step 2: Press and hold the Volume up key + Power button simultaneously for a few seconds. As you see the TWRP logo, leave both the keys.
Note: If you are unable to boot Galaxy A50 into recovery, use the TWRP Manager app from Google Play Store.
I hope this guide helps you to download and install TWRP recovery 3.2.3-0 on Samsung Galaxy A50. For any issues, kindly comment below.
3 thoughts on “How to Install TWRP Recovery on Galaxy A50”
While rooting I get the following error message. OEM Unlock and USB Debugging is unlocked.
Odin engine v(ID:3.1301)..
Total Binary size: 69 M
Get PIT for mapping..
Firmware update start..
NAND Write Start!!
I do appreciate help highly.
Did you install TWRP first?
This error happens becuse KNOX has locked your Bootloader, when you start the phpne in download mode by holding Volume up and Power or volume down and power (differnet for models) you will see a lovely RED error message, even if you disable it in Developer Options it remains locked, you can only get the key from Samsungmob on request. Secondly fastboot commands on Windows or MAC ADB to phone do NOT work on hardly ANY SAMSUNG DEVICES, you can send the phone into download mode with ADB, but then it has lost ADB connection to the Windows ADB server so “fastboot devices” wont even get to the Samsung A50, thirdly you have to download the correct Firmware for you already upgraded Saumsung version, the phones are NOT downgradable, you cannot go back to Android 9 without Knox, a camera with mutable click sounds and recordable calls, because the EU laws were changed, that’s why I wanted to downgrade, Im a developer and I cant hide Apps away that survive software resets for example STOLEN phones, these laws protect criminals. Lastly the only way to flash Android 10 devices is using ODIN, Magisk, Kingo Root all of them don’t work, If you can buy an old phone that hasnt been updated, and you can stop the updates, and you have the correct TWRP and ODIN versions for that time, and the Samsung Firmware files for that timeframe, you can flash the roms. If anyone claims to have flashed a Samsung A50 and beaten KNOX bootloader protection, then you are the only person in the world to have done so without Google System Keys, OEM Boot Lock KEYS, diferent folder locations for different variants of the a50 Series models are also true. My advice is to get a TWRP supported phone, which the A50 is not on their site, make sure its still Android PIE 9.0, and then try ROOT the damn thing. Because Android 10 got KNOX, a very noxious wall infront of your development aspirations