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prashantp01

Senior Member
May 21, 2016
743
2,416
Mumbai

I'm not responsible for whatever damage this could possibly cause to your device.
If you appreciate the work i have done, Feel free to buy me a cup of coffee @paypal

Welcome to GSI For Galaxy A50 ONLY FOR A505F/A505FN/A505GN

Some information you should know..

Full TREBLE Documentation here : https://source.android.com/devices/architecture
Generic System Image (GSI) Documentation here : https://source.android.com/setup/build/gsi

If any bugs you face, Report them to the appropriate Threads of the GSI you installed or github issues section, as those are not mine to fix i only provide Guide that allows GSIs to run on.


- VENDOR FEATURES:
  • Wi-Fi & Hotspot
  • Telephony & Ril (Mobile Data, Calls, SMS, MMS)
  • NFC
  • Camera
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS
  • All Sensors
- STEPS FOR INSTALLING GSIs:
  • Download the desired GSI (it MUST be A/B_arm64 Variant)
  • unpack it if it wasn't in .IMG format
  • Go to TWRP , Install , Install IMAGE
  • Pick your GSI and select SYSTEM IMAGE
- STEPS FOR INSTALLING GAPPS
  • Download the appropriate OpenGapps.org
  • Go to TWRP , Install
  • Pick your OpenGapps.zip
  • Reboot to System
- FOR INSTALLING FIXES:

  • Camera Fix (Flash only on NON Working GSIs)
- KNOWN BUGS:
  • Fingerprint
  • Bluetooth calls are broken
  • May be more, Let me know
Downloads. F.A.Qs below

XDA:DevDB Information
Guide on How to flash GSI, ROM for the Samsung Galaxy A50

Contributors
prashantp01
ROM OS Version: 9.x Pie
ROM Kernel: Linux 4.x

Version Information
Status: Beta

Created 2019-05-26
Last Updated 2019-05-26
 
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prashantp01

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May 21, 2016
743
2,416
Mumbai
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Come hang with us on our chat : Telegram
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Generic System Image (GSI) : Github
Treble folder : Gdrive
---------------------------------------------------------------
Bugs :
1- some users might face SDCard issues
If you did , back up its data and format it in GSI.

2- If you face "Error 70: Insufficient storage space available in the system partition" while flashing Gapps
If you get do this : Wipe > Advanced Wipe > select system > Repair or Change File System > Resize File System
Go back and flash Gapps
 
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prashantp01

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May 21, 2016
743
2,416
Mumbai
F.A.Q

Q : Do i need to format internal storage ?
A : No

Q : What Camera is recommended ?
A : Footej and open camera works the best

Q : Can i flash any GSIs ?
A : No, only AB_ARM64 Are supported

Q : Can i flash any sGSIs ?
A : No unless they match the Arch above
 

t3chg33k

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Jan 6, 2011
317
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does anyone try any GSI?:):)

It's great for the novelty but without fingerprint recognition and bluetooth calls, not to mention other bugs that will crop up, this isn't going to be a daily driver. Custom ROMs are still the best bet but without any developers on board, it doesn't seem like much development will be happening for this device.
 

Cyterafle

Senior Member
It's great for the novelty but without fingerprint recognition and bluetooth calls, not to mention other bugs that will crop up, this isn't going to be a daily driver. Custom ROMs are still the best bet but without any developers on board, it doesn't seem like much development will be happening for this device.
Ultra Wide Angle work on GSIs ?
 

Cyterafle

Senior Member
No as you wont have the stock samsung camera and gcam or any other 3rd party camera does not support the wide angle lens on our devices *yet*.
Ok I think they'll add support in future,a lot of phone have Wide Angle cam

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Do the in display fingerprint scanner work? Or does even does face unlock work? I am very curious
Face Unlock work on all devices for Fingerprint I can't answer you I haven't buy A50 yet I'll do next month for my birthday
 

t3chg33k

Senior Member
Jan 6, 2011
317
160
Just inquisitive as I have rooted my device with stock recovery only. From what I have read, TWRP doesn't work with the latest kernels, so how are all the patches going to be flashed assuming the system image is flashed using fastboot?
 

xsleena

Member
Jun 4, 2019
38
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Just inquisitive as I have rooted my device with stock recovery only. From what I have read, TWRP doesn't work with the latest kernels, so how are all the patches going to be flashed assuming the system image is flashed using fastboot?

I think this is a good beginning :) please keep the good work :)
 

xsleena

Member
Jun 4, 2019
38
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Any update please :angel: ?

Maybe someone has tried which roms is the best for our lovely A50 ?
 

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    I'm not responsible for whatever damage this could possibly cause to your device.
    If you appreciate the work i have done, Feel free to buy me a cup of coffee @paypal

    Welcome to GSI For Galaxy A50 ONLY FOR A505F/A505FN/A505GN

    Some information you should know..

    Full TREBLE Documentation here : https://source.android.com/devices/architecture
    Generic System Image (GSI) Documentation here : https://source.android.com/setup/build/gsi

    If any bugs you face, Report them to the appropriate Threads of the GSI you installed or github issues section, as those are not mine to fix i only provide Guide that allows GSIs to run on.


    - VENDOR FEATURES:
    • Wi-Fi & Hotspot
    • Telephony & Ril (Mobile Data, Calls, SMS, MMS)
    • NFC
    • Camera
    • Bluetooth
    • GPS
    • All Sensors
    - STEPS FOR INSTALLING GSIs:
    • Download the desired GSI (it MUST be A/B_arm64 Variant)
    • unpack it if it wasn't in .IMG format
    • Go to TWRP , Install , Install IMAGE
    • Pick your GSI and select SYSTEM IMAGE
    - STEPS FOR INSTALLING GAPPS
    • Download the appropriate OpenGapps.org
    • Go to TWRP , Install
    • Pick your OpenGapps.zip
    • Reboot to System
    - FOR INSTALLING FIXES:

    • Camera Fix (Flash only on NON Working GSIs)
    - KNOWN BUGS:
    • Fingerprint
    • Bluetooth calls are broken
    • May be more, Let me know
    Downloads. F.A.Qs below

    XDA:DevDB Information
    Guide on How to flash GSI, ROM for the Samsung Galaxy A50

    Contributors
    prashantp01
    ROM OS Version: 9.x Pie
    ROM Kernel: Linux 4.x

    Version Information
    Status: Beta

    Created 2019-05-26
    Last Updated 2019-05-26
    5
    F0-mD7nKQz6DqCB76EtiiuJS6qnNwT735xae2Ua6vnZSENj_di2kIFlx6MpkTgAbelBXFrDcWVWqXr2wpSQxx7X-ktvXh8kTGCLaWDxv2S38dpDO7qei-PaLPc7om8g_VtjEYQxcFg=w2400

    Come hang with us on our chat : Telegram
    ----------------------------------------------------------------
    Generic System Image (GSI) : Github
    Treble folder : Gdrive
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Bugs :
    1- some users might face SDCard issues
    If you did , back up its data and format it in GSI.

    2- If you face "Error 70: Insufficient storage space available in the system partition" while flashing Gapps
    If you get do this : Wipe > Advanced Wipe > select system > Repair or Change File System > Resize File System
    Go back and flash Gapps
    3
    F.A.Q

    Q : Do i need to format internal storage ?
    A : No

    Q : What Camera is recommended ?
    A : Footej and open camera works the best

    Q : Can i flash any GSIs ?
    A : No, only AB_ARM64 Are supported

    Q : Can i flash any sGSIs ?
    A : No unless they match the Arch above
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    ok of course i trust ..

    what rom GSI do you have installed?
    do you think android q will work?

    Q will work when it's released and implemented properly. Don't install preview GSI of Q, it won't work, I tried it.

    I am using Phh vanilla GSI. We are working to fix in-display fingerprint today.
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    It is a mistake, it is not A! Any device launched with Pie is System-as-root, meaning AB in phhusson's image terms. If you so wish, try A image, it won't boot. :p Try AB, it will. I am using a GSI (arm64-ab-gapps-su) on my A50 for a week already, it works "fine" (no dual-sim, no fingerprint, no signal bars indicator, touch stops working after a few days requiring a reboot). You don't have to trust me, ask phhusson. I don't care about your phone, I already have a GSI, I'm telling this to you out of the "goodness of my heart", but if you're stubborn, fine, be so, and everyone in this thread, you just won't have a GSI on your phone and I will. :good: