Samsung Galaxy A50 screen flickering after getting wet

The Samsung Galaxy A50 doesn’t have the IP68 certification like Samsung’s flagship devices, but don’t assume that the phone isn’t well-protected from dust and water ingress. Teardown videos of the device showed that it has as much glue as with the Galaxy S10 models and the fact that it has a non-removable battery is evident that somehow, it’s well-protected from water. However, such protection isn’t enough and that’s the reason why some owners complained about the screen flickering after the phone got wet. 

In this post, I will help you troubleshoot your Galaxy A50 with screen flickering issue. What we will strive to achieve in this post is to rule out the possibility that the flickering is just a firmware or software-related problem and not really with the hardware. If after this troubleshooting and the problem is fixed, then your phone is safe, otherwise, you would need help from a technician. So, if you’re one of the owners of this phone, continue reading because this post may be able to help you. 

Before anything else, if you are looking for a solution to a different problem, then drop in on our Galaxy A50 Help Guides page for we have already solved some of the most common problems with this device. Try to find issues that are similar to yours and feel free to use our workarounds and solutions. 

Troubleshooting a Galaxy A50 with screen flickering after getting wet

The screen flickering issue can be a software-related problem or it could also be a hardware one. As the owner of the phone, you just have to perform some troubleshooting procedures to know what the issue really is. Here’s what you should do: 

First solution: Perform the Forced Restart when the screen flickering occurs

The moment the screen flickers on your Galaxy A50, perform the forced restart to refresh the memory and reload all services. Doing this will tell us immediately if this is just a minor problem with the firmware or if it’s caused by an app or two. This is how you force restart your Galaxy A50: 

  1. Press and hold the Volume Down button and don’t release it yet. 
  2. While holding down the volume button, press and hold the Power key as well. 
  3. Keep both keys held down together for 15 seconds or until the Galaxy A50 logo shows on the screen.

When the restart is finished, continue using your phone to know if the screen flickering is gone. 

ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy A50 can’t send or receive text messages. Here’s the fix.

Second solution: Reset all settings

If the screen flickering didn’t go away after the first solution, then the next thing that you have to do is bring the phone back to its default settings and configuration but instead of doing the factory reset, it’s best to reset all settings first. This will have the effects and benefits of a factory reset but none of your files will be deleted. Here’s how it’s done: 

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen to pull the notification panel down. 
  2. Tap the Settings icon on the upper-right corner. 
  3. Scroll to and tap General management. 
  4. Touch Reset. 
  5. Tap Reset settings. 
  6. Tap the Reset settings button. 
  7. If prompted, enter your PIN, Password or Pattern. 
  8. Finally, tap Reset.

If the screen flickering doesn’t go away after this, then move on to the next solution. 

Third solution: Delete the old system cache so that a new one will be created

When the system cache gets corrupted, various issues including screen flickering may occur. But if it’s really the case, then you can fix the problem by wiping of all contents of the cache partition. This will delete the old cache and during the boot process, the system will create a new one. Here’s what you need to do: 

  1. Turn off the device.
  2. Press and hold the Volume Up and Power keys.
  3. When the Galaxy A50 logo shows, release all three keys.
  4. Your Galaxy A50 will continue to boot up into the Recovery Mode. Once you see a black screen with blue and yellow texts, proceed to the next step. 
  5. Press the Volume down key several times to highlight wipe cache partition.
  6. Press Power key to select.
  7. Press the Volume down key to highlight yes, them and press the Power key to select.
  8. When the wipe cache partition is complete, Reboot system now is highlighted.
  9. Press the Power key to restart the device.

If the screen flickering still continues to occur after this, then the next procedure might fix it. 

Fourth solution: Master reset your phone

Your last resort will be to reset your phone. If this is just a firmware issue, then a reset will get rid of the screen flickering. However, if this is a hardware problem, then you will have to get the phone checked by a technician after the reset. 

Prior to the reset, create a copy of your important files and data, as they will all be deleted and you may not be able to retrieve them after that. Also, remove your Google account so that you won’t be locked out after the reset. When ready, follow these steps to reset your device: 

  1. Turn off the device.
  2. Press and hold the Volume Up and Power keys.
  3. When the Galaxy A50 logo shows, release all three keys.
  4. Your Galaxy A50 will continue to boot up into the Recovery Mode. Once you see a black screen with blue and yellow texts, proceed to the next step. 
  5. Press the Volume down key several times to highlight ‘wipe data / factory reset’.
  6. Press Power button to select.
  7. Press the Volume down key until ‘Yes’ is highlighted.
  8. Press Power button to select and start the master reset.
  9. When the master reset is complete, ‘Reboot system now’ is highlighted.
  10. Press the Power key to restart the device.

I hope that this troubleshooting guide has been able to help you fix your Samsung Galaxy A50 with screen flickering issue after getting wet. We would appreciate it if you helped us spread the word so please share this post if you found it helpful. Thank you so much for reading!

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