[ROM][OneUI 2.5][A50] FreshROMs - No-frills Samsung Experience (Updated 1/18/2021)

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FreshROMs, No-frills Samsung Experience
for the Samsung Galaxy A50

!! SafetyNet Fails? !!
Click here for information.

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System base version: A507FNXXU5CTK3 (XTC)
Vendor version: A505FNXXS5BTLA (DBT)

Under-the-hood Changes
  • Fully pre-patched system and vendor for Knox, Bluetooth, and Samsung Security services. No need to flash Multidisabler or Bluetooth Library Patcher after installing FreshROMs.
  • Patched liboemcrypto to support Widevine-protected content such as Netflix (stuck on L3).
  • Magisk is installed on recovery by default.
  • Dual-speaker Mod installed by default.
  • NFC working for supporting variants (ie. SM-A505FN; SM-A505GN)
  • Patched device-specific files from A505FNXXS5BTLA
  • Removed bloat - a lot of them have been made as addons.

More One UI to Explore
  • Edge Screen
  • Edge Lighting with all 11 effects
  • Haptic feedback enabled for Touch, Dialer, Navigation, and Keyboard
  • Dolby Atmos for Gaming
  • EQ Knobs, Tube Amp Pro, and Concert Hall effects for SoundAlive
  • Speech-to-text mode in Samsung Voice Recorder

More Photo Experiences
  • AR Doodle
  • Single Take
  • My Filter
  • Togglable Video Stabilization
  • Switch cameras while recording video
  • Shot Suggestions
  • Full-featured Photo Editor
  • Full-featured Video Editor
  • Samsung Story Maker

OMC Tweaks (for supported OMCs)

  • RCS Enabled for Globe Telecom (GLB/PH) users
  • Use "LTE" icon for 4G
  • Disabled KnoxGuard
  • Enabled Call Recording (please observe local regulations)
  • Camera enabled during calls
  • "Superfine" Camera and Camcorder quality
  • Currently supported OMCs: https://del.dog/FRSH-OMC.txt
  • XTC is used if your OMC is not supported.

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Screenshot_20210529-120029_One UI Home.jpg Screenshot_20210529-120039_One UI Home.jpg Screenshot_20210529-120112_Camera.jpg Screenshot_20210529-120117_Camera.jpg
Screenshot_20210529-120117_Camera.jpg Screenshot_20210529-120120_Camera.jpg Screenshot_20210529-120127_AR Zone.jpg Screenshot_20210529-120510_Camera.jpg
(More screenshots here!)

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Get the latest FreshROM build for the Samsung Galaxy A50
Current Version: 11.5.1.2H1 (20210116001) - A507XXU5CTK3/A505FNXXS5BTLA

NFC-enabled Variants (i.e. SM-A505FN; SM-A505GN)
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Buttons not showing up?
Google Drive | MEGA

Non-NFC Variants (i.e. SM-A505F; SM-A505G)
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Buttons not showing up?
Google Drive | MEGA

I use Tiny.cc to track download counts between file-sharing services.
See
Tiny.cc's Privacy Policy for the information they collect. :>

Find the all-new addons on the second post!

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  1. Download latest build of FreshROMs, and chosen addons.
  2. Reboot to custom recovery of choice (TWRP/OrangeFox).
  3. Flash downloaded FreshROM build. This may take a while.
  4. Flash the addons you have downloaded.
  5. Flash any other stuff you want (Packages made by Migrate, Magisk modules, etc.)
  6. Reboot to Recovery.
  7. Set-up your device.
  8. Enjoy the No-frills Samsung Experience!


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Q: How does Galaxy A50s firmware boot on the Galaxy A50?
A: Both devices are based on the same SoC (the Exynos 9611 is based on the 9610). With proper patching (mostly with TEE), A50s ROMs can boot on the Galaxy A50.

Q: What bootloader does this need?
A: It is recommended to be on at least the One UI 2.5 (November/December 2020 security patch) update for the most stable experience.

Q: Do I need to flash anything after installing FreshROMs?
A: There is no need! FreshROMs is already pre-patched. Simply flash all mods you need, as well as data recovery ZIPs (ie. Migrate packages) and reboot to Recovery.

Q: Can I use Magisk, while keeping my camera?
A: Yes. The kernel used in this ROM is RefinedKernel, which is made to work with One UI 2.5. The kernel will be eventually removed (so recoveries are not replaced during install) when compatible kernels are released.

Q: Does Single Take/My Filter actually work?
A: Yes! Try it for yourself. :>

Q: I am experiencing X bug on my Y device.
A: Please report through this feedback form, or the FreshROMs Community on Telegram. Please include logs, screenshots, or screen recordings so I can help you better.

Q: On what device is FreshROMs tested?
A: FreshROMs is tested on my device, the 6GB/128GB NFC variant of the Galaxy A50 (SM-A505GN). There is not a lot of device-specific drivers (the A505FN and A505GN share NFC drivers, too) so FreshROMs can work on any variant.

Q: I'm a ROM developer and would like to use FreshROMs as a base.
A: Please message me on XDA, Telegram, or even via e-mail. I'll fully consider it! :>
 
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Quick System Patches for FreshROMs
Quick patches for FreshROMs 11.5.1.2+

Remove Lock Screen Stories
Removes Lock Screen Stories on OMCs that force it (i.e. INS).
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Single Speaker Mod
Reverts the dual-speaker mod and replaces it with stock mixer_paths.xml
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My Galaxy
Enhance your Samsung Experience. Most of the debloated apps from core FreshROM.

My Galaxy Lite

Includes Lock Screen Stories and Microsoft Your Phone (Link to Windows)
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My Galaxy
Includes everything from My Galaxy Lite, plus Flipboard, Samsung Dictionary, Kids Home, Bixby Reminders, Microsoft OneDrive, and Samsung Billing.
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My Galaxy+
Includes everything from My Galaxy, plus Samsung Galaxy Friends, Upday, and Samsung Push Service.
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Google-ful
All debloated Google apps from core FreshROM.

Includes Android Auto, Google Maps, Gmail, and Google Duo.
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Bixby Voice
Unlock the full potential of your Samsung device.

Includes Bixby Voice and associated services.
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Bixby Vision
Discover a new perspective.

Includes Bixby Vision and associated services.
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ANT+
Makes it easy. A technology supported by Samsung Galaxy devices that allows better communication to fitness devices. Garmin is known to use ANT+.

Know more here.

Includes ANT+ and associated services.
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Facebook Services
Building and connecting communities.

Includes Facebook App Manager and Notification Services.
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The My Galaxy, Bixby and Bixby Vision logos are trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. The Android Auto, Google Maps, Gmail, and Google Duo logos are trademarks of Google LLC/Alphabet Inc. in the United States and other territories. The Facebook typography, and Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Oculus logos are trademarks of Facebook Inc. in the United States and other territories.
 
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11.5.1.2S (20210109002)​

See full changelog: https://telegra.ph/FreshROMs-11512--The-Not-so-major-Update-01-09
  • More camera features (thanks @el0xren):
    • Video HDR (front camera)
    • Switch between rear and front camera during recording
    • Add option for Single take length
  • Added Feedback app to send feedback for FreshROM
  • Removed more bloat. A lot of them are addons now.

Fixes:
  • Fully patch fstab (thanks @el0xren)
  • Fix SELinux contexts for several files.
  • Fix Lock Screen Stories permissions missing
  • Fixed AR Doodle

Updates:
  • Update Refined Kernel to upstream (4.14.113)

OMC:
  • Product is a raw image now, but your device will continue using its active OMC if:
    • (a) /data is not wiped before install.
    • (b) Otherwise, XTC will be used
  • More supported OMCs, list here: https://del.dog/FRSH-OMC.txt

Installer tweaks:
  • Installer can now detect old installations of FreshROM
  • Installer can now backup previously-installed addons and restore after installing (addons NEED to be version 11.5.2.0 above!)
  • Installer can also detect MagiskHideProps presence and disable it during install

Addon tweaks:
  • Addon ZIPs can now also be used for uninstallation
  • Added version tracking for ROM installer

11.5.1.1S (20201226005)
  • First stable release
  • Add INS to list of tweaked OMCs
  • Add KeyguardMGSUpdator to add Lock Screen Stories to supported OMCs
  • Update flash script to add version tracking
  • Make installer workaround for A50 variants without NFC


11.5.0.94 RC5 (20201226004)
  • Fully patched CASS
  • Fully patched vaultkeeperd
  • Fully patched proca
  • Fully disabled FRP
  • Add Dolby Atmos for Gaming
  • Use A505FN HQM_Device
  • Add fresh.prop for version tracking


11.5.0.93 RC4 (20201226003)
  • Add remaining blobs and binaries for My Filter
  • Added My Filter
  • Added haptic feedback feature


11.5.0.92 RC3 (20201226002)
  • Add blobs, apps, and binaries for Single Take
  • Added Single Take
  • Add binaries for My Filter


11.5.0.91 RC2 (20201226001)

  • Fully enabled Edge Lighting effects
  • Added SoundAlive effects
  • Add A50 multi-wallpaper set
  • Add PhotoEditor_Q3_Full
  • Patch NFC
  • Fix analog clocks for AOD


11.5.0.9 RC1 (20201224001)
  • First Release Candidate
  • Fully patched Bluetooth library
  • Patched Samsung Process Authentication (proca)
  • Use camera calibration data from A505FN
  • Added binaries for AR Doodle
  • Added Food and Sports Modes
  • Added Shot Suggestions
  • Added more camera features
  • Added new IceCone version
  • Patch system TEE with A505FNXXU5BTK5 version
  • Add OMC tweaks

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Refined Kernel Q
Kernel v4.14.62 - [email protected] Community

Multi-disabler for Samsung Services
v2.6 as tested - Ian Macdonald (@ianmacd)

Bluetooth Library Patcher
v2.2 as tested - Arthur Trouillot (@3arthur6)

KTweak
by Tyler Nijmeh (@tytydraco)

Enabling UnSpecialized App Process (USAP)/Zygote Preforking
by @Jax

Mod Collection for Samsung Experience/OneUI
by @yash92duster and TeamExyKings

More Camera Features (incl. Sports Mode)
for the Galaxy S10 - by @daoudedy

Galaxy M51 System Dump
for Single Take, MyFilter, and FloatingFeature - by ErfanGSI community

Galaxy A50 System Dump
for FloatingFeature - by ErfanGSI community

Galaxy Z Fold2 System Dump
for FloatingFeature and PhotoEditor_Q3_Full - by ErfanGSI community

Galaxy S20 Ultra System Dump
for FloatingFeature - by ErfanGSI community

Galaxy S10e System Dump
for FloatingFeature - by ErfanGSI community


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Google Forms Feedback.png Google Forms OMC Request.png

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I forget to wipe my phone as I was on SyneXOS v2.0.1 an flashed it.
To my surprise there was no errors after rebooting it and all seems to work without a problem at the moment.
The only option I miss is the "caller id spam protection" I don't know if you can add it when you do the next update.
As that feature safes me allot of spam phone calls.

Thanks for the great rom
 

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I forget to wipe my phone as I was on SyneXOS v2.0.1 an flashed it.
To my surprise there was no errors after rebooting it and all seems to work without a problem at the moment.
The only option I miss is the "caller id spam protection" I don't know if you can add it when you do the next update.
As that feature safes me allot of spam phone calls.

Thanks for the great rom
Very glad to know that FreshROM is cross-flashable with One UI 2.1! :>

Let me know what OMC your phone is using so I can enable Smart Call (Caller ID and Spam Protection) in the next update.
 
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I come from Infinity OS 4.0 and i ask:
- i can flash it with wipe cache, dalvik and syetsm and not format data (so i maintain my apps)
- with kernel RefinedKernel i can access to Samsung account ?

Thank and good day
Hispanico
 

TenSeventy7

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I come from Infinity OS 4.0 and i ask:
- i can flash it with wipe cache, dalvik and syetsm and not format data (so i maintain my apps)
- with kernel RefinedKernel i can access to Samsung account ?

Thank and good day
Hispanico
1. If you're using a Magisk module to pass SafetyNet (i.e. MagiskHide Props), disable it first so system can dexopt (thinks it had a software update). Successful migration from other One UI-based ROMs is not guaranteed so backups are very recommended.

2. Samsung Account is accessible on FreshROM with RefinedKernel, at least for me.
 
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RichyE

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I come from Infinity OS 4.0 and i ask:
- i can flash it with wipe cache, dalvik and syetsm and not format data (so i maintain my apps)
- with kernel RefinedKernel i can access to Samsung account ?

Thank and good day
Hispanico
I came from a different room that had oneUi 2.1 and that works for me.
Also Samsung account is working.
Only thing found not working at the moment is the AR doodle.
Never had it so don't now if I need it 😁