Root Samsung Galaxy A50 SM-A505F/G/N Android 10 using TWRP and Magisk

Mobile manufacturers always put a lot of features for users. But users need additional features that manufacturers can’t provide. One of them is root-based Apps. There are plenty of alternative apps available for the same task that doesn’t require root. But none of them can do the full work as root apps. That’s why some of the users root their mobile. Mobile manufacturers put some security measures to prevent Rooting. But developers always have their way to achieve it. Samsung Galaxy A50 comes with a Pie version, and It got One UI 2.0 based on the Android 10 version. There are some Magisk based methods available to achieve root on your A50. But, You can’t install Custom ROMs when you don’t have a custom recovery. In the below process, we are going to use TWRP. So, You can root your Samsung Galaxy A50 Android 10 version and install Custom ROMs.
Samsung Galaxy A50 Front Side on the Table with Candle Lights

After root, you will lose official updates. You have to update your mobile manually. So, Before proceeding with the process, you should know why you need to do it. So, If you are a regular user, you can try some alternatives for your purpose that doesn’t require root. When you are a regular root apps user and developer, you can follow the below guide to achieve root on your mobile.

Should you need to Root your Samsung Galaxy A50 Android 10 version?

You should have a strong reason for rooting. Samsung Already released One UI 2.0 based on Android 10 and is already optimized. You have More than Enough 4-6 GB RAM to use daily apps without lag for years. Yes, I Know, RAM maybe looks like not enough because of the Samsung Heavily customized OS. But, Trust me, One UI is far better than other Custom Skin OS. You can use this device without lag for years until Samsung mess with some Bloatware. But beyond, this not go reasons, you are addicted to some root apps, or you are a frequent user of some Custom OS, you can proceed further. But if you want to root because everybody is doing, I advise you, don’t root If you didn’t have any experience. For regular users, It can become a Nightmare.

How to Root Samsung Galaxy A50 Android 10 One UI 2.0 (SM-A505F, SM-A505FM, SM-A505FN, SM-A505G, SM-A505GN, SM-A505GT, SM-A505N)

First of all, thanks to the developer for the Root method- Dark and topjohnwu – this genius is one who discovered and maintaining Magisk. Samsung Galaxy A50 International variants come with a flexible bootloader. It means that the smartphone can be easily rooted. Also, the device can accept to install TWRP recovery or any other custom recovery file/app alike.

In the below method, we are going to Root this device by using TWRP and Magisk. The process uses Unofficial TWRP. You can install Official TWRP using the official app when it is released. TWRP recovery is a custom recovery file that must be installed on your devices because you can root them successfully. In this article, we explained the easiest method to follow and install Magisk on Samsung Galaxy A50. However, the tool required for rooting this device is the Magisk App.

You can flash TWRP once it is available. With the help of TWRP Recovery, you can quickly flash the Custom ROMs into your Samsung Galaxy A50. Before sharing the tutorial, you may want to know that, with the Magisk present on your device, you can easily install any root apps. Does it seem complicated? Relax, everything will be explained succinctly in bullets.

Things to check out for;

  • Check your device model number.

  • You should Backup your current files and data- Full Data Loss Process (save them on external storage).
  • Install Latest Magisk Manager.
  • Make sure your device battery is above 50%

  • You cannot use Samsung Pay, Secured folder, and some official apps from Samsung.
  • You can’t update your firmware, to get new firmware you have to follow the below steps with the latest firmware.
  • Read the full tutorial before the process.

1. Unlock Bootloader

Enabling developer option

  • Enable USB Debugging Mode and OEM Unlock on your mobile. To do this; go to settings >>> about >>> Tap on the “Build Number” 7-10 times consistently to enable “Developer Options,” then go to the “Developer Options” and enable USB Debugging Mode and OEM Unlock. There is no complicated process in the Samsung Galaxy A50.

Samsung A50 Download Mode

  • Switch off your device. Enter into Download Mode-> Volume Down+ Volume Up and Connect your mobile with PC using USB Cable. When Download mode warning screen Appears, Press Volume Up button to unlock Bootloader.

Samsung Galaxy Bootloader Warning Screen

  • The above process will wipe your user data. After Setup your device, Please recheck the OEM Unlock in the settings. Sometimes It Will Lock Again.

2. Necessary Download files

  • Download and install the Samsung USB driver to your computer system.

  • Also, download the ODIN software. Select the above Oreo version in the ODIN list. Install ODIN on your PC.

  • You can use Phone Info to know your firmware version.

3. Preparing Patched Boot and Vbmeta Image files

Samsung AP Extracted files

  • Download 7Zip-ZS, LZ4, and Install both on your PC. Extract the files in downloaded firmware using 7Zip-ZS. You will get four files. Click on the AP File and Extract again. You will get some data along with the boot.img.lz4 and vmbeta.img.lz4.

Convert lz4 file to img

  • Copy the boot.img.lz4 and  vmbeta.img.lz4 to LZ4 Installed folder. Convert lz4 file to .img file by dragging the .img file to the lz4 application file. You have to drag the file to that application. The script will automatically convert the file to .img format. After the convert, Copy boot and Vbmeta — img file to your mobile.
  • Download Magisk Manager (Download Latest version) or Magisk canary and Install it on your mobile. Open Installed Magisk and Select Install in Magisk; it will ask For zip file and Patch Boot Image File. Select the Boot Image file.

Magisk Boot Image File

  • Navigate to your copied Boot Image File and patch the file.

Magisk Firmware Patch Process

  • Wait for the process to complete, In the end, you will get magisk patched .img file. Rename this file into the boot.img again.
  • Now do the same patch process for vbmeta.img, and you will get magisk patched .img file. Rename this file to vbmeta.img.

Samsung Magisk Patched TWRP Files

  • Now copy both files to your PC. Drag those files into the downloaded patched TWRP.tar file. Now you can see there are three files within the TWRP.tar file. Don’t extract the data. The three files contain a single .tar file that should be flashed using ODIN.

4. Flash TWRP using ODIN

Samsung A50 Download Mode

  • Connect your USB cable with PC. Switch off your device. Then, enter into Download mode. To do this, press and hold Volume Down+ Volume Up Buttons and Connect Your Mobile To PC via USB Cable, After Samsung Logo Appear, Release all keys.
  • Press the Volume Up button to continue when you see the warning message.

  • Now, connect the Samsung Galaxy A50 mobile to the computer via USB cable.

  • Launch the Odin app on your computer. If the device is detected by this app (Odin), it will show you a message that reads – added!!!

ODIN Added Message

  • However, if the device is not correctly connected to the PC, you won’t see this message. So, you have to check the USB cable if it is reasonable and reconnect the device.
  • After connecting the Samsung device, click on the PDA/PA/AP button to browse/search and get the TWRP from where you saved it on your PC. Also, navigate to “options” and Un-tick the Auto-Reboot.

Odin Auto Reboot

  • Click on “Start”

  • Once the file is loaded into the device, reboot your device.

Samsung Galaxy A50s Recovery Mode

  • Kudos, you have just Installed the TWRP on your Samsung Galaxy A50. We installed TWRP. Don’t turn on your mobile. Immediately, move to Magisk Installation steps. Press the Volume Down+Power button to exit Download mode and quickly press Volume Up+ Volume Down+ Power Button to boot into Recovery mode.

4.1 Install Multi disabler and Magisk in your Samsung Galaxy A50 using TWRP

Install Zip files in TWRP

  • Now you are in TWRP Recovery Mode.
  • Select Wipe->Advance Wipe->Select Cache Data. You can also take complete backup using TWRP. It will help you when something goes wrong.
  • Return to Home of TWRP select Install.
  • Select Multi disabler.zip.
  • Return to Home of TWRP select Install.
  • Select Magisk.zip.
  • You should Install One by One. Don’t add more zips feature in TWRP. After the Installation Reboot Your Mobile.
  • You can also install Magisk.apk in your Mobile Applications. Multi disabler is used to avoid the Encryption issue after rooting. You can check your root status using Root Checker.
  • If you didn’t find Magisk in App Drawer, you should Install the Magisk app again.

What More?

In my opinion, you don’t need rooting for your Samsung Galaxy A50. If you thought you could Improve Performance By Root; With the Exynos 9610 Octa-Core processor and 4-6 GB RAM, your device can perform well. If you don’t know how much RAM you need, You will never use this much RAM. You should not Boot into Normal OS Booting, by pressing the power button, after firmware flash. It will boot you to a Non-Rooted environment. So, you should pay attention to the first recovery boot step.

If you root your device, because of the battery drain issues, you can optimize your battery without root. Beyond this, if your purpose is to Disable Bloatware apps, you can do that without using this method. This method is based on TWRP custom recovery. Thus you can install Custom ROMs. When you have any suggestions or doubts, comment below.

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20 thoughts on “Root Samsung Galaxy A50 SM-A505F/G/N Android 10 using TWRP and Magisk

  1. I followed the process Magisk is not patching vbmeta.img, error: Unsupported/Unknown img format, it worked fine with the boot.img though.

  2. So I followed exactly the procedure, I got the TWRP to work, but magisk won’t install additional files, neither does Root Checker shows that the phone is rooted. Any Ideas? I’m running A505FXXU5BTF4.

    • Maybe you didn’t get the message in Magisk. If root a checker says your mobile is rooted and you can install root apps, you are good to go.

  3. Is it safe to put the vbmeta file in the twrp.tar file without patching it? I’m having the same issue, only boot. img was successfully patched
    Please reply

  4. Hello, I Rooted The Phone; everything Was OK. Root Checker showed the phone is rooted, but after I restarted the phone, the Root Checker gave this answer Sorry Root Not Installed Correctly. Help Me, please.

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