Samsung Galaxy A50s: qiDroid (BootleggersROM) Android 10 Q 2020-10-21

October 22, 2020 | By androidhowto@youtube | Filed in: Custom ROM.

How to Install qiDroid GSI Android 10 Q on Galaxy A50s Android 10 Q that brought to you by @eremitein. qiDroid is a project which based on BootleggersROM with phhusson’s Treble GSI patches and system can run with SELinux enforced state, as original Phh AOSP GSI. It does not support voLTe, FingerPrint and MTP on Galaxy A50s. This ROM Required: Installed TWRP Recovery. Version Information Status: Stable GSI ROM qidroid-v224-201021-arm64-bvN ( ARM64-AB ) without GAPPS. Use at your own risk, I’m not responsible for bricking your device.

Update (2020.10.21)

  • latest phh treble patches
  • latest BootleggersROM 5.2 sources
  • up to October SPL (really, all mandatory patches came in September)
  • this release with “secure” file and without su/Superuser (most people voted)
  • tweaks for Xiaomi Redmi 9 ‘lancelot’ and Redmi Note 9 ‘merlin’ (audiojack, brightness, fp touches)
  • changed minimal brightness level for Redmi Note 8 Pro
  • initial Redmi 9 ‘galahad’ overlay
  • added DT2W support for QIN 2
  • added custom Google Cloud restore option (Settings > Accounts)
  • Bromite WebView 85.0.4183.110 (newest version have bug when downloading something)


  1. Your phone must be Installed TWRP Recovery for Android 10. If not, you can read How to Install TWRP on Galaxy A50s Android 10 Q
  2. Download qidroid-v224-201021-arm64-bvN.img.xz ( extract it to get img file, use 7-zip )
  3. Download latest Open GAPPS: Platform=ARM64, Android=10, Variant=nano ( if necessary )
  4. Copy rom img and GApps to SD Card

How to Install qiDroid on Samsung Galaxy A50s:

  1. Enter TWRP Recovery Mode: Turn power off; Press and hold Volume Up key + Power key, when samsung logo appears release power key only, keep pressing volume up until TWRP recovery appears
  2. Select Wipe – Format data ( type “yes” and confirm )
  3. Select Wipe – Advanced wipe ( select “Dalvik, Cache, System” ) – Swipe to wipe
  4. Copy image file to phone, ignore this if you have copied to SD card
  5. Select Install ( If image file in SD Card: Select Storage – Micro SD card – OK ) – Install Image – select qidroid-v224-201021-arm64-bvN.img – select “System Image” and Swipe to confirm flash
  6. Select Reboot – System

Install GApps if necessary

  • Enter TWRP Recovery
  • Select Wipe – Advanced Wipe ( select “System” ) – Repair or Change File System – Resize File System – Swipe to Resize
  • Select Mount – ( select “System, Vendor” ), Back to home
  • Select Install ( If file in SD Card: Select Storage – Micro SD card – OK ) – select Swipe to confirm Flash
  • Select Reboot – System

Rooting if necessary

  • Enter TWRP Recovery
  • Select Reboot – Recovery
  • Connect the phone to Internet wait for a moment
  • Install Magisk Manager. Magisk Manager will ask to do additional setups. Let it do its job and the app will automatically reboot your device.
  • Done! You can use Root Checker to check it, Enjoy!

If you want to uninstall this custom ROM and back to stock ROM, just flash the stock ROM to your device. Flashing stock ROM will also uninstall TWRP Recovery and it will back to stock Android Recovery.

Notes / Warning!

  1. Use at your own risk, I’m not responsible for bricking your device.
  2. Using the incorrect file may brick your device.
  3. If your target device has a custom firmware flash counter, Rooting will trigger it. If you’re lucky, Triangle Away has support for your device and can be used to reset the counter.
  4. If you have a KNOX-enabled device, flash custom rom and Rooting will trip the KNOX WARRANTY VOID status!
  5. If your device storage is encrypted, Rooting will wipe your data !
  6. If you have locked bootloaders, flashing one of these will probably brick your device – with the exception of Nexus devices, which will usually automatically “OEM unlock” and wipe your data !
  7. Make sure to backup your important data before root it.

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qiDroid (BootleggersROM) for Samsung Galaxy A50s Android 10 Q 2020-10-21
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