Install Pixel Experience ROM on Samsung Galaxy A40 SM-A405F [Android 10 Q]
Those who want to flash their Samsung Galaxy A40 SM-A405F device with Android 10.0.0 Custom ROM, then here is good news. Those who have been wondering to get more customization options than Stock ROM Firmware on your device can now rejoice as they can flash the latest Android 10.0 Pixel Experience Custom ROM software on their device.
So, if you own a Samsung Galaxy A40 SM-A405F, you can install the latest update for your device, which comes with Pixel Experience, which is based on Android 10.0. The update often aims to increase system stability and increase the performance of the device, as well as incorporating new features. Before flashing the Custom ROM on your device, ensure that your device has unlocked bootloader and you have flashed TWRP Recovery on Samsung Galaxy A50. If you have not done already, then you can follow our guide to Root and Install TWRP Recovery on Samsung Galaxy A40.
Brief Intro to Pixel Experience Custom ROM
Pixel Experience is one of the best, most complete AOSP based ROM, which comes with in-built Google Apps, Pixel Launcher, Wallpapers, Icons, Fonts, and boot animation. The Pixel Experience ROM provides stability and security, along with various useful features.
- Everything, except the issues mentioned below.
What’s not working:
- Nothing reported as of now
In the below guide, step by step procedure to flash/ install the newest Pixel Experience Android 10.0 on Samsung Galaxy A40 SM-A405F. The download link for this Stock ROM has been added to the pre-requisite section. You can simply flash the Custom ROM Firmware .zip or .img file manually through the below guide.
Android Version: Android 10.0.0 (Q)
UI Version: Stock UI
Firmware Versions: Pixel Experience
Model: Samsung Galaxy A40 SM-A405F, SM-A405FN, SM-A405FM
Release Date: April 7, 2020
Android security patch level: April 2020
Disclaimer: AndroidWeblog.com covers although everything in a very neat and a processed manner so that our readers get exactly what they want, still there are meager chances of basic issues that may arise out of the listed steps here. Hence it is in the sole interest of the user to follow the steps very cautiously so as to stay away from any mishappenings with your device.
Updating or flashing the Stock ROM firmware or Custom ROM firmware updates certainly without any doubt comes with risk to brick devices. If you brick the device, while upgrading the firmware of your smartphone, then kindly be in touch with the Official Service center of Motorola near your location. AndroidWeblog.com in no way will be held responsible for warranty void or your bricked device.
Ensure to check your model number, which must be:
- Samsung Galaxy A40 [Models: SM-A405F, SM-A405FN, SM-A405FM]
You must have to ensure that prior to rooting your phone, you have read thoroughly the disclaimer and you agree to proceed further on your risk.
- Phone Should be Charged
Your phone must be 70% charged at least else, it may lead to complications sometimes while experimenting. Why take the risk, try to charge it fully.
If you are either going to root your phone or install a Custom ROM, it is a good habit to make a back up of your phone. Make a back up of all your media like images, videos, and all on your PC and your contacts on Cloud.
- Enable USB Debugging
You must enable the USB debugging option by going into Settings, Applications, and Developer options.[irp posts=”6493″ name=”How to Root Samsung Galaxy A40 SM-A405FF and Install TWRP Recovery”]
Downloads to Install PixelExperience Android 10 Custom ROM on Samsung Galaxy A40 SM-A405F
Download platform-tools/ SDK Tools package from Android SDK on PC from here. (Android command line tools> SDK Tools package)
Download Latest Android 10.0.0 Pixel Experience Custom ROM for Samsung Galaxy A40 SM-A405F from here:
Download GApps from here (Though it is not required because already included in Pixel Experience ROM)
How to Manually Flash Samsung Galaxy A40 SM-A405F with Android 10.0 based Pixel Experience Custom ROM
Note: Before you proceed with the below-mentioned steps, your device must have TWRP flashed and rooted already.
Step 1: Boot your phone into the TWRP Recovery. To enter into the TWRP Recovery, hold Power Key and Volume Up button together for some time. Release the keys until the Recovery mode appears on the screen.
Step 2: From the TWRP interface, select the option ‘Wipe’, then ‘Format Date’ would appear, click on ‘Format Data’.
Step 3: Tap on the option ‘Yes’ to confirm the format action.
WARNING! Use the ‘Format Data’ option with caution!! Format data will completely erase or format the internal storage of your device, Make sure to backup your important data, This step cannot be undone/ restored.
NOTE: This step is required to use encryption on the internal storage of the device, “Format Data” will keep some storage space for the “footer”, which is the requirement of encryption!
Step 4: Transfer the downloaded pixel-experience-xxxxxxxx.zip GSI ROM and GApps zip file to the internal storage / SD card of your Samsung Galaxy A40 SM-A405F smartphone.
Step 5: From the TWRP interface, you can optionally backup the Stock ROM. Though, I would recommend to backup the Stock ROM. Because if in case process gets failed, you can flash the Stock ROM.
Step 6: Tap on Install ‘, and then navigate to the file ‘pixel-experience-xxxxxxxx.zip’ system image and swipe to confirm flash (located at the bottom of the screen). The flashing process of flashing the PixelExperience Custom ROM has been started and will take a few seconds to complete.
Step 7: Then, just Reboot/ Power off the device and then enter into the TWRP recovery mode once again.
Step 8: Select the option, ‘Wipe’, then click Ádvanced Wipe’, and then ‘System’, followed by the ‘Repair or Change File System’. Just confirm to resize.
Step 9: Select ‘Mount’, and then select ‘System’ and ‘Vendor’.
Step 10: Select ‘Install’ and then select ‘Gapps’ file downloaded in your PC, and then confirm ‘Flash’. Then reboot/ restart your Samsung Galaxy A40 SM-A405F device.
Congratulations, you have successfully flashed Pixel Experience Custom ROM based on Android 10.0 on your Samsung Galaxy A40 SM-A405F device. If you faced any issue while flashing, then do not hesitate to let’s know in the comments section below.