[Cont. updated] Samsung Galaxy A50 One UI 2.5 update status: Here’s the story so far


New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on November 03, 2020) follows:

Samsung is currently focused on its Android 11-based One UI 3.0 update but the likes of Galaxy A50 are still awaiting One UI 2.5.

While the device in question was not officially listed to receive One UI 2.5, there were reports of the said update expected to arrive for the Galaxy A50 back in September.


Samsung Galaxy A50

The OEM has already announced that certain devices will get three major OS updates and several Galaxy A series devices are also among them.

However, it is unclear whether Samsung is planning to straight up provide the One UI 3.0 (Android 11) update to the device in question or will push One UI 2.5 first.

Now, a user has shed some light on the fact that the OEM is hiding its plans for the Galaxy A50 as Samsung has restricted the CheckFirm app from getting info about the latest test firmware available.

Few days ago, Samsung decided to hide the latest test firmware information from their server. That’s why CheckFirm cannot find A50 firmware information.

This might mean that Samsung might be hiding the One UI 2.5 but it could also mean that the next firmware might be One UI 3.0 (Android 11).

While all this is still based on our speculation, the OEM hiding firmware details for the Galaxy A50 is a bit off, but it may as well be the sign we all are looking for.

Nevertheless, the most recent development that has made users more anxious about One UI 2.5 is the One UI 2-based November security update which is rolling out to the Galaxy A50 now.

Samsung’s plans for the Galaxy A50 remain unclear as of this writing but the CheckFirm app restriction clearly suggests that the OEM might be onto something here.

Be it the much-awaited One UI 2.5 update or the promised Android 11-based One UI 3.0, users will have to wait until the OEM finally decides to reveal the relevant details.

That said, we will keep tracking this for further development and will keep updating this post as and when new information becomes available.


Samsung Galaxy A50 is eligible for Android 11 (One UI 3.0)

In the meantime, you can check out our One UI 2.5 update tracker to get the latest updates on the topic.

Also, we have a dedicated Samsung Android 11 (One UI 3.0) update tracker that you can go through as well.

Update 1 (November 06)

IST 11:10 am: An alleged screenshot of a conversation between a user and a Samsung care executive indicates that the One UI 2.5 update for the Galaxy A50 may come soon. Unfortunately, there is still no expected date.



Update 2 (November 11)

IST 06:12 pm: Apparently, Samsung may have been testing One UI 2.5 on the Galaxy A50 all this while. A user has shared a screenshot of the CheckFirm app showing a new test firmware ending with CTK2 for the device.



This could be the One UI 2.5 update, however, there’s also a possibility that it may be the One UI 2.1 test build. Therefore, we’d suggest taking the information with a grain of salt.

Thanks for the tip, Matthew Reiter!

Update 3 (November 14)

IST 11:15 am: As per a tip we have received recently, the Galaxy A50 has started getting the November patch sans One UI 2.5. This means the OneUI 2.5 update for the device could still be far.

Update 4 (November 17)

IST 01:25 pm: Screenshots of an alleged conversation between an individual and Samsung support indicate that the Samsung Galaxy A50 may get the One UI 2.5 update between November and December in India. Therefore, the update should begin rolling out within the next few weeks.



Many thanks for the tip, Matthew Reiter.

Update 5 (November 18)

IST 02:49 pm: An individual has spotted the firmware details of what seems to be the One UI 2.5 update for the Samsung Galaxy A50 in Europe. The update bears the firmware version A505FNXXS5BTK1.

Further, it brings the November patch to the device. We expect to see the update go live in multiple countries in Europe soon.



Update 6 (November 20)

IST 11:05 am: Once again, an individual has reached out to Samsung support with a query regarding the One UI 2.5 update for the Galaxy A50 in the U.S.

In response, a Samsung support representative mentioned that that update will go live in November or December. However, the rep also stated that “we can expect it sooner.”



Thanks for the tip, Matthew Reiter. You’re awesome!

Update 7 (November 21)

IST 06:20 pm: It now seems that the One UI 2.5 update for the Galaxy A50 will most likely begin rolling out by early December in regions where the update has not been released.

Once again, one of our readers has shared a screenshot of a conversation with Samsung support where the representative has claimed that One UI 2.5 will begin rolling out in the “next coming weeks.”



Update 8 (December 04)

IST 06:20 pm: In a slight turn of events, it appears that the One UI 2.5 update for the Samsung Galaxy A50 might have been delayed to 2021, possibly January.

In an alleged screenshot of a conversation between an individual and Samsung support, the Samsung support agent claims that the One UI 2.5 update will go live in 2021 according to their ‘estimate’.



Many thanks for the tip, Matthew Reiter.

Update 9 (December 05)

IST 11:10 am: Samsung has begun rolling out the December patch for the Samsung Galaxy A50, however, there’s still no One UI 2.5, thus indicating that users may indeed have to wait until next month.



IST 06:10 pm: In yet another twist, Verizon support has confirmed that the One UI 2.5 update for the Galaxy A50 will indeed be released in December itself. Check out the full story here.

Update 10 (December 07)

IST 11:10 am: While the phone still awaits One UI 2.5 (Android 10-based), it has now surfaced that the US carrier Sprint is now testing the Android 11 update for the device.


Update 11 (December 08)

Samsung has begun seeding the December security patch for unlocked Galaxy A50 models in the US without the One UI 2.5 skin. Therefore, it’s seemingly unlikely that the One UI 2.5 update will be released this month.



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