From this guide, you will be able to download the official firmware (Android 10 / 9) for the Samsung Galaxy A20 SM-A205U and install them manually via Odin. The software update timeline for T-Mobile, Spint, Virgin Mobile USA, Xfinity Mobile, and others are given below, along with the direct download links. You can download the firmware file and follow the detailed tutorial to get your smartphone upgraded to a newer Android version.
The Samsung Galaxy A20 teeters on edge between entry-level and mid-range. Its price is pretty low, and the specs aren’t that high. But for specific features, this phone is also a hit in the market among the low budget smartphones.
This piece isn’t popular among the custom ROM developers, but thanks to Samsung to provide continuous support on the software part. Here, we will focus on the latest updates for the Galaxy A20 SM-A205U and help you keep your device up to date. From monthly security patches to major system releases, watch this space to know all about the updates for your beloved Samsung Galaxy A20 SM-A205U (all US models).
Here are the model numbers of all A20 handsets, including T-Mobile variants:
The full update timeline is given below with the software information, models, download links for an upgrade, or downgrade, along with a detailed tutorial link to install the firmware. Go through the tables, check out the model number, read the important information, and proceed to the guide.
Galaxy A20 A205U Android 10 update
Samsung A20 Android 10 update is now available in many countries, including Russia, Vietnam, Chile, and the Philippines. The anticipated update for the Galaxy A20 comes with the April 2020 security patch level and all Android 10 One UI 2.0 features.
As expected, the Galaxy A20 didn’t isn’t directly jumping to One UI 2.1. Being a budget smartphone, it probably won’t get One UI 2.1 bump until the Android 11 update comes along. That’s likely going to be the case of all the mid-range and budget smartphones.
Despite being the Corona Virus pandemic, the Korean giant isn’t late on rolling updates to different countries on various A20 models. But unfortunately, the SM-A205U still didn’t receive it. Sooner or later, the US edition will also get Android 10. Once it’s available, we will update the post with the direct download link. So, keep checking the page regularly.
Galaxy A20 T-Mobile update
Download Samsung Galaxy A20 SM-A205U TMB USA (T-MOBILE) Official Firmware
Thu, 20 Feb 2020
This firmware has version number PDA A205USQS5ATB3 and CSC A205UOYN5ATB3 | Security patch date: 2020-02-01 | Android 9.0
This firmware has version number PDA A205USQU3ASK8 and CSC A205UOYN3ASK8 | Security patch: 2019-11-01 | Android 9.0
Wed, 03 Jul 2019
This firmware has version number PDA A205USQU1ASG3 and CSC A205UOYN1ASG3 | Security Patch: 2019-06-01 | Android 9.0
Based on your device model, download the firmware file from the above-given links.
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Backup your Android device
Before proceeding to the tutorial to install, we strongly recommend you to backup your important data and files from your phone. Because flashing an official firmware will erase everything from your device. We don’t want you to lose anything by following our tutorial. In that case, you can check out our list of backup app that may help you:
Samsung users can use Samsung Smart Switch to backup data on the computer. Samsung Smart Switch even allows the users to move data from one device to another of different variant (like moving data of Galaxy S9 to Galaxy S10).
Once you are sure that you made a complete backup of your necessary documents, you can move ahead to the tutorial below and update Galaxy A20 SM-A205U to the latest official update manually.
Samsung Galaxy A20 USB Driver
Before starting the tutorial, we suggest you to backup your essential documents from the device and make a copy of it to your computer. On performing our experiment, your device will get wiped, and you will lose everything from the phone. We don’t want that. In that case, we have a list of applications that may help you in creating backup within the phone. Later on, you can copy the files to the computer for a safe side.
USB Cable: You must have the official USB cable of your device – the one that provided by Samsung.
Things to Remember
Make sure your phone has at least 80 – 85% charge. If not, please do charge it before starting the experiment.
This tutorial may WIPE OUT all your DATA. Make sure to create a Backup of everything before starting the tutorial.
You need to enable USB Debugging mode to connect your Android phone to computer. (Settings > About Phone > Build number > Tap it 7 times to become developer; Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging.)
Ready now? Let’s proceed to the tutorial below and update Galaxy A20 SM-A205U to Samsung’s official firmware manually via Odin.
HOW TO: Install Galaxy A20 SM-A205U update
We have mentioned full step-by-step instructions on how to install Samsung Galaxy A20 SM-A205U official firmware manually. If you are entirely new to flashing a Custom ROM or an Official Firmware, please read the entire tutorial once before actually performing it on your device.
Proceed to the installation tutorial from the link below.
Please read the tutorial from the link above to install Official Firmware on Samsung Galaxy A20 SM-A205U manually. The procedure has been described properly with screenshots. If you got stuck somewhere, drop your comment below, and we will help you as soon as possible.
Rooting Warning: Flashing new firmware revokes root access. So, if you want your root access back, follow the guide below and install Magisk:
Custom Recovery Warning: Once you install new firmware, you will lose your custom recovery (in case you had that). It gets replaced with the stock recovery that comes with the firmware. So, if you want your custom recovery back, follow our TWRP guide below:
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