Guide to Install Stock Firmware on Samsung Galaxy A50

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Got a Samsung Galaxy A50 and now want to install new stock firmware on it? You have landed at the right page. In this guide, I will show you the steps to install stock firmware on Samsung Galaxy A50. This guide will work for all variants of the Samsung Galaxy A50. Before you take a look at the guide to install stock firmware on Samsung Galaxy A50, let’s refresh our knowledge regarding this phone.

Install Stock Firmware on Samsung Galaxy A50
Install Stock Firmware on Samsung Galaxy A50

Samsung Galaxy A50

Galaxy A50 is the very first phone of the refreshed Galaxy A series. Samsung has replaced its Galaxy J series with the Galaxy A series. This new Galaxy A series is meant to take on Samsung’s Chinese competitors. The South Korean giant desperately wants its low-end and middle-range smartphone market share back. To start off, it released the Samsung Galaxy A30 and Galaxy A50. Both phones offer immense value for money.

The Samsung Galaxy A50 comes with a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED screen having 1080P resolution. This phone has a dew-drop notch on the front which Samsung calls its infinity-U display. The Galaxy A50’s screen ratio is 19:9. It has a fingerprint scanner hidden under its display. The phone has a curvy back with three cameras mounted at the back and a single camera fixed on the front in its notch. Galaxy A50 offers a USB Type-C port and it also supports Fast Charging.

The phone is powered by Exynos 9610 CPU. It has a RAM of 4GB and its internal storage is 64GB or 128GB. Galaxy A50’s triple camera system includes a main 25MP camera, an 8MP ultrawide camera, and a 5MP depth sensor. On the front, it has a single 25MP camera. These cameras can do justice with your photos.

It has a battery of 4000 mAh under the hood. The Galaxy A50 comes in Blue, Black, and White colors. These are the gradient colors and look really cool under a good amount of light.

Samsung Galaxy A50 runs on Android Pie out of the box. It uses Samsung’s latest One UI which itself is a feature-rich interface. The One UI takes the usability of the Galaxy A50 to a whole new level. Samsung has already started rolling out new security patches for the Galaxy A50.

That’s all about this new great smartphone. Let’s take a look a the reasons to install new stock firmware on your phone.

Install Stock Firmware on Samsung Galaxy A50 – But Why?

There can be a number of reasons which can push you to install new stock firmware on your phone. I will list them down so that it is easy for you to understand.

  1. You want to update your Galaxy A50 to a new version of Android, the update is available in another country. The only way is to update your phone manually. This guide will help you to update your phone manually from Android 9 Pie to Android 10 Q.
  2. Something is gone wrong with your Galaxy A50 and its soft-bricked. Flash new firmware to fix it.
  3. Your Galaxy A50 is restarting randomly. To fix it, you can install stock firmware or stock ROM.
  4. Galaxy A50 is giving your poor battery life. You want to check new software.
  5. Your Samsung A50 is stuck in a bootloop. The only way to get out of it is to install a new stock ROM. Follow this guide to fix it.
  6. The Samsung A50 has started lagging, it hangs every now and then. Install new stock firmware to finish the lag. 
  7. You want to go back to the factory. Hard reset your Galaxy A50 with the help of stock firmware.
  8. You rooted your Galaxy A50 and now you want to unroot it.

This guide to install stock firmware on Samsung Galaxy A50 can help you in many other ways. Assuming that you have understood everything, we can move forward.

Methods to install stock firmware on Galaxy A50

There are two methods to install stock firmware on your A50. The first method is through Samsung Smart Switch. It is Samsung’s official PC Suite software. Smart Switch is good for the users who want to check for updates within their regions or who want to perform an emergency software recovery. Smart Switch comes with backup options too. If you are an average user and don’t want to delve into something complex, the Smart Switch method is for you.

On the other hand, we have the Odin method. The Odin method is for advanced users. For the Odin method, you download the firmware files, load them in the tool, and flash manually. This method is useful when you want to upgrade your phone. Odin can also help you to make a clean installation of a new firmware resetting your phone back to the factory.

I am going to explain both the methods below. Based on your need, choose the method and go ahead.

Guide to install stock firmware on Samsung Galaxy A50 via Smart Switch

First of all, download and install Samsung Smart Switch on your PC.

Preparation

  1. You need the USB Type-C cable.
  2. A computer with a Windows or Mac operating system.
  3. Your galaxy A50 is needed.
  4. A little bit of attention.

Steps to install Stock Firmware via Smart Switch

  • Connect your Galaxy A50 to the computer.
  • Open Samsung Smart Switch on the computer now.
  • Smart Switch will detect your phone and show you the options.
  • If your phone is working fine, click on the Backup button and back up everything.
  • Now click on the small settings gear icon on the top-right corner and then click on Preferences > Emergency Software Recovery and Initialization.

  • You will go to a new Window. Here you have two options: Emergency Software Recovery & Device Initialization.
  • If your phone has a problem, go with the Software Recovery. If you just want to check and update, click on Device Initialization.
  • Device Initialization will look for an update for your device. This is going to be a long process. It will ask you for back up too.
  • If there is an update available, it will show you the update details.
  • In case you update the phone, it will show you the progress with the details.

  • Follow the on-screen instructions to get this done. This is pretty much self-explanatory.

That’s it with the Samsung Smart Switch method.

Guide to install stock firmware on Samsung Galaxy A50 via Odin

Preparations

  1. You need the USB Type-C Cable.
  2. On your phone, go to Settings > About Phone > Software Information > Tap the Build Number for 7 times. This will enable Developer Options. Now go back to Settings > Developer Options > Enable OEM Unlocking.
  3. From the Developer Options, turn on USB Debugging too.
  4. Back up each and everything from your Galaxy A50.
  5. Charge the A50 up to 50% for this method.
  6. Follow the steps with full attention.

Downloads:

  • Open this page and enter the model number of your Galaxy A50. Download the latest available firmware file for your phone.
    • Extract the downloaded firmware file to get the AP, CP, BL, CSC, and HOME_CSC files.
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Boot your Galaxy A50 into Download Mode

Turn off your Samsung Galaxy A50. While the phone is off, press and hold Volume Up + Power button to go into the recovery mode. As your phone boots in the recovery, you will see the Reboot option at the top. Press the Power button to enter Reboot options. Now highlight “Reboot Bootloader” using the Volume Down key. Press the Power button on Reboot Bootloader. The phone will boot up in the Download Mode and show you a warning. Press the Volume Up button to continue. Follow the steps given below now.

Steps to install firmware via Odin

  1. Open Odin 3.13.1.exe on your computer.
  2. In Odin, click on the AP slot and add the AP file. In the CP slot, add the CP file. Add the BL file in the BL slot. In the CSC slot, add the CSC file if you want to factory reset, add the Home_CSC file if you don’t want to wipe anything.
  3. Connect your phone to the computer now while its in the Download Mode. Odin will show “Added” in the logs and also show a Blue light in the ID:COM box.
  4. In Odin, click on Options and make sure only checked options are F.Reset.Time and Auto Reboot. No other options should be ticked.
  5. Get back to the main menu in Odin and click on Start.
  6. Odin will start installing the firmware. It will take about 5-7 minutes.
  7. After installation, your phone will reboot. Disconnect the phone now.
  8. New firmware has been installed. Congratulations!
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Wrap Up

So, the firmware has been successfully installed. You can now find your Galaxy A50 completely refreshed. The first boot always takes a while. If you think that the phone is not booting up fine, you can try clearing its cache or you can try flashing the firmware again. For any queries or questions, feel free to reach out to us through the comments section below. We will try our best to get back to you as soon as possible.

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A Software Engineer by qualification, a Tech-Blogger by Profession and Passion and a geek at heart. Usama has a Tech-Blogging experience of over 5 years. He initially started with his site Techbeasts that has helped millions of Android and iOS users master their smartphones. The idea of launching OSCrunch is aimed at reaching out more users including those of the Mac, Windows and Linux. He has also worked with some of the renowned Android developers to add to his experience.

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