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I'm sorry to hear what happened but please join our telegram group so that we can support you better. I have not updated this thread because I no longer have A50. Latest builds are in the telegram group and you don't need to flash vendor anymore.
As said, patience seems to always win so far. Left my phone alone for a while, tried download mode again today after charging for a few seconds and.....boom....download-mode. I was able to reinstall the original ROM and by now have installed TWRP already. Next up: Lineage...
I've always loved the lineage OS-es. Unfortunately, my way of working has changed and now that we're dealing with criminal organizations in general it's useless to try fighting them with a better OS. They'll get to us no matter what as long as we don't stand together and realize this fight has to go to court in the real world and cannot be won in the virtual, digital environments.

It seems a long way back to the times when we had trust and faith in each other. The basic need to stand together instead of living in isolated opinions instead of shared realities. So my guess it is at least a medium long way forward to get there again. All reasons to keep supporting the platforms like Lineage.

What I miss and very much dislike is using my Outlook contacts instead of the more evil Google contacts. I like to think of intentions behind things and for me, Microsoft loves working Office environments and the way I see it, they are the best. Google love(s)d searching, and now they brag about being good at anything.

The one business-model prevents the company from stealing in plain sight, the other business-model leaves all options open to steal the clothes off your body no matter where you are. Rape is probably not a problem either if you stick to the definition of unwontedly entering your body. So for my office needs like Rolodex (yes I know about them but never used them), I go to MS.

The Fresh version of Android allows me to do that. It does not provide me with a feeling of safety and knowing what my phone is doing with me as Lineage does. But for business purposes, considering voluntary and coerced consent in a less balanced presence on my device I move back to Fresh.

I hope you will get the fingerprint and Outlook contact syncing to work in the future. I'd love to get back to Lineage.

I may have made a mistake following procedure, but I also have to go through the warning there's no Samsung software installed on the phone every time I reboot. It makes getting into TWRP harder. I assume I should replace the vbmeta partition as it is the vendor partition (?) to prevent it from happening.

Never had to do that before and didn't even notice they added it to the partition scheme but since it bricked my device before I left it out while trying out the LineageOS for the A50. What can I say....I love it. I'd advise it to anyone who has sold their soul to Google for their great design anyway.
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is in-screen fingerprint sensor working in this rom? If it is not working, are there any plans to get it working sometime in the future?


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Can we talk on discord my name and tag is Sameer9793#3808 (I dont use telegram)? i have so many questions to ask and i think asking them on the forum will be a lot slower than asking on discord.

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    I'm having some trouble. I flashed all three of those files in this order. I used the boot.img from the "enforcing_magisk_boot" google drive folder. Then in LineageOS i installed the magisk apk. Now inside the app, what exactly do I need to do? It offers me two options in "Additional Setup": normal mode and recovery mode. Which one do I need to use? Also the boot.img was already the patched file, so I don't need to do that I assume. So I guess I have to use "direct install"? Or should I do none of these? Root is already working, but I cannot access Magisk modules.
    Hi, you may want to use latest mint kernel. It works great with root and you don't need to update it.

    Every time the app starts, there's a popup saying it needs additional setup.
    update the app to the same version installed
    if magisj 24.3 is installed then update the app to it
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    LineageOS 18.1 for Samsung Galaxy A50
    LineageOS is a free, community built, aftermarket firmware distribution of Android 11, which is designed to increase performance and reliability over stock Android for your device.

    LineageOS is based on the Android Open Source Project with extra contributions from many people within the Android community. It can be used without any need to have any Google application installed. Linked below is a package that has come from another Android project that restore the Google parts. LineageOS does still include various hardware-specific code, which is also slowly being open-sourced anyway.

    Instructions :
    • Join Official Telegram group (https://t.me/joinchat/oFjB-C155kYyZjk1)
    • Download the latest build and patched boot.img(if you want magisk)
    • Reboot to twrp
    • (optional) backup boot,dtbo,system,data,vendor image
    • format data
    • wipe system,data,cache
    • flash the latest build
    • flash gapps
    • reboot to system

    -None 😍😍😍😍

    Links for pre-requisites:

    XDA DevDB Information
    [ROM] LineageOS 18.1 for GalaxyA50


    @Rvvishalcr7 (Telegram)
    And the whole testing group

    Special Thanks to the Following Developers From Samsung Community:

    Source Code: https://github.com/rvvishal/device_samsung
    Kernel Source.
    ROM OS Version: 11

    Version Information

    Created 2021-08-07
    Last Updated 2022-01-16

    Q: What bootloader does this need?
    A: It is strongly advised to install the One UI 3.1 update before installing for the most stable experience.

    Q: Do I need to flash anything after installing Lineage?
    A: Optional packages, such as Gapps and custom kernels can be flashed after flashing Lineage OS.

    Q: Does this feature work?
    A: Try try try

    Q: I'm experiencing bug on my device.
    A: Please join our Telegram group so that we can assist you much faster than in XDA. Please include logs, screenshots, or screen recordings so that we can help you better.

    LINEAGE OS 19 FOR A50 is now available to telegram group.
    Dear Developer! Again I appeal to you with a request:) Can you "make" the firmware on android 10? Yes, you may think that it is outdated - but it is not, so I beg you to assemble the firmware on android 10. Thank you, please listen!
    UPDATE #1: New beta build is up and beta testers are now testing it. Hope that there is much less bugs than older builds.
    UPDATE#2: New beta build is up again and now it has partial fp support
    Test now the newest build which you can download from the telegram group