Samsung firmware has often four binaries or elements together with BL or Bootloader, AP or PDA, CP or Telephone, and CSC. In some instances, you might also want the PIT or Partition Info Desk file. On this article, we’ll focus on Samsung CSC and Samsung CSC codes solely. In addition to, we’ll additionally see how we will change CSC on Samsung Galaxy units.
In case you are curious to know extra about AP, BL, and CP, we’ve got defined their which means on this article. As for PIT, we acquired a extra detailed protection of it on DroidViews.
Coming again to Samsung CSC codes, let’s attempt to reply the next questions: Whats’s Samsung CSC? Whats are CSC codes? How can we examine or discover out the CSC code of a Samsung Galaxy gadget? Can we modify CSC on Samsung units?
What’s CSC on Samsung?
CSC is the abbreviated type of “Consumer Software Customization” or “Country Specific Code“. CSC is an essential component of Samsung firmware binaries and it contains customized settings, system configurations, localizations and geo-specific things such as the system language, APN settings, and carrier-branding.
That’s is say, Samsung may release the same model of a phone in a country or region with different CSCs. For example, if you live in the United States and own a Samsung Galaxy phone, the CSC or product code of your device may be one of the following depending on the fact whether it is unlocked, open or carrier-branded.
- ACG – Nextech/C Spire
- ATT – AT&T
- CCT – Comcast
- LRA – Bluegrass Cellular
- SPR – Sprint (CDMA)
- TFN – Tracfone
- TMB – T-Mobile
- USC – US Cellular
- VMU – Virgin Mobile USA
- VZW – Verizon
- XAA – USA (unbranded/unlocked/default)
- XAS – USA (unbranded/unlocked)
Samsung servers check on the CSC code of your Samsung device and match it with the geolocation where it’s being used. If both these things match before sending OTA updates to your device. Suppose the CSC code of your Samsung device is INS (India) and you take it to the United Kingdom or Germany and use it there, you may not receive the official software updates from Samsung.
Again, the CSC of a Samsung Galaxy phone firmware contains the code-name of the country/region for which it is built. You can change it to tell Samsung servers that your phone is actually from a different country or region to receive official updates. Similarly, if you flash the firmware meant for some other country on your device, you’ll not get any future updates unless you install the proper firmware.
For example, I have flashed the firmware with OXM CSC on my Indian Galaxy S9+ just to try Android Pie because it’s not yet available in India. Since OXM is Multi-CSC or Omni CSC, it offers a total of 86 different CSCs to choose from.
The idea of changing the CSC of your phone drops in here. Thus you can install firmware from a different region and change the CSC of your phone with a little trick and everything goes fine.
Check CSC on Samsung Devices
If you do not know the CSC or product code of your Samsung Galaxy phone or tablet device, there are 2 ways to find it.
You can check the CSC of your Galaxy device by dialing a code on your device’s dialer itself. The secret code you need to dial is *#1234#.
As soon as you type ‘#’, you’ll see a screen like shown below. The first 3 alphabets after your device model constitute the CSC code for your device (see below).
There’s yet another and even easier way to check the current CSC on your Samsung Galaxy device. Open Settings> About phone> Software information and scroll to Service provider SW Ver. tab. You’ll find the CSC of your device right after your device model number in the first line. Since I flashed the OXM firmware and switched to INS (India) CSC, it shows me both the CSCs. In the 3rd line, you can see the activated CSC, that is INS. This simply means that I’ll keep getting official OTA updates. However, if you see 2 different CSCs in the 3rd line on your phone, you may not be able to receive software updates.
Note: If you have flashed a Multi-CSC firmware, your device will automatically switch itself to the Country Specific Code based on your network provider on the first boot.
Change CSC on Samsung Galaxy Devices
Please note that performing the CSC change action will factory reset your phone. It means it will take your phone to the status as it was when you purchased it. All data present on the internal storage will be wiped. Therefore, do not forget to backup your data before you proceed.
- Open your phone’s dialer and type the following code with your device IMEI number: *#272*IMEI number# (replace the red text with your device’s IMEI number).
- You can find your phones IMEI number on the box your device came with. You can also get the IMEI number under Settings> About phone.Change CSC on Samsung devices
- Having dialed “*#272*IMEI number#”, you’ll see a display with the listing of obtainable CSC codes on your gadget.
- Choose the CSC that you really want and faucet the Set up choice.Change CSC on Samsung units
- Your telephone will probably be reboot mechanically.
- Congrats! You’ve efficiently modified the CSC on your Samsung Galaxy gadget.
Change CSC on Samsung Devices (Root)
Notice: On older Samsung units operating TouchWiz and Samsung Expertise ROMs, the CSC Changer app used to work. Nevertheless, since CSC Changer was not up to date by the app developer, it doesn’t work anymore.
To unlock hidden CSC function on your Samsung system, you need to attempt CSC Function Skilled for Samsung app.
For those who personal a rooted Galaxy telephone or pill, you possibly can attempt the tactic described under to change the CSC.
- Set up ES File Supervisor app or some other root browser from the Play Retailer.
- Launch the app, go to Root Explorer choice and alter R/O to R/W.
- Navigate to /efs/imei/ folder, edit the CSC code within the mps_code.dat file and save the modifications.
- Then go to /system/csc/ folder and edit your CSC in the sales_code.dat file.
- Now save the modifications and reboot your system.
- Set up the Triangle Away app and reset the customized flash counter:
- Then obtain the inventory firmware on your telephone and set up it utilizing Odin.
- Having flashed the firmware, reboot into inventory restoration to examine if the brand new CSC has been utilized or not.
In case your Samsung Galaxy system is rooted and has TWRP restoration put in on it, yow will discover flashable ZIPs in several boards to change CSC on your system.
List of Samsung CSC Codes
Now listed here are the country-specific codes or CSC code listing for all nations within the alphabetical order. Simply scroll down to discover your nation and examine the CSCs talked about for it. In case you’re in search of a specific CSC, please use CTRL+F and sort the CSC to discover it on this web page.
Afghanistan = AFG
Algeria= TMC, ALG, ALR
Albania= AVF (Vodafone)
Argentina= ANC, ARO, CTI (Claro), UFN (Movistar), PSN (Private)
Australia= XSA, OPP, OPS (Optus), VAU (Vodafone), TEL (Telus), HUT (Three/Vodafone)
Austria= ATO (Open Austria) AOM, DRE (three Hutchinson), MAX (T-Cellular), MOB (A1), MOK, ONE (Orange), TRG (Telering)
Bahrain = ARB
Belarus= MTB, VEL
Belgium= BSE, BAE, PRO (Proximus), XEB
Bangladesh= BNG, (unbranded), TML (unbranded), ETR
Bosnia-Herzegovina= ERO, BHO, BHT (BH Telecom), TEB
Brazil= ZTO (unbranded), BTA, BTM, TMR, ZTA (Claro), ZVV (Vivo), ZTM (TIM)
Bulgaria= BGL (unbranded), CMF, GBL, MTE, MTL (MTL), OMX, PLX, VVT (VVT)
Cambodia= CAM (unbranded), RCG
Canada= BMC (Bell), RWC (Rogers), TLS (Telus), KDO (Koodo)
Chile= CHO (unbranded), CHB, CHE (Entel PCS), CHL (Claro), CHT (Telefonica)
China= CHN, CMC, CUH, INT, M00, TEC, TIY
Colombia= COO (unbranded), CGU, COB, COL, COM
Costa Rica= ICE
Croatia= CRO, TRA, TWO, VIP (VIP-Internet)
Cyprus= CYV (Vodafone)
Czech Republic= ETL (unbranded), KBN, O2C, OSK, TMZ, VDC (Vodafone), XCS, XEZ
Dominican Rep.= CDR, TDR
Dominica= CST, DCN, DOR
Egypt= EGY (unbranded)
El Salvador= DGC, TBS
Finland= ELS, SAU
France= XEF (unbranded), AUC, BOG, COR, DIX, FTM, NRJ, OFR, ORC, ORF, OXA*, SFR, UNI, VGF
Germany= DBT (unbranded), DTM (T-Cellular), DUT, EPL (E-Plus), MAN, MBC, OXA*, VD2 (Vodafone), VIA (O2), XEG
Ghana= SPN, ACR (unbranded)
Greece= EUR (unbranded), AOC, COS (Cosmote), CYO, GER, OXX*, TGR, VGR (Vodafone), ILO (HotMobile)
Hong Kong= TGY
Hungary= XEH (unbranded), PAN (Telenor), VDH (Vodafone), WST, TMO, TMH (T-Cellular)
India= INU (unbranded), IND, INA, INS (unbranded), IMS, REL
Indonesia= AXI, SAR, XSE
Iran= THR (unbranded)
Iraq= MID (unbranded)
Eire= 3IE, VDI (Vodafone)
Israel= ILO (unbranded), CEL, PCL, PTR
Italy= ITV (unbranded), FWB, GOM, HUI, OMN (Vodafone), OXA*, TIM, VOM, WIN, XET
Ivory Coast= IRS, SIE
Jamaica= JBS, JCN, JCW
Japan= DCM, SBM, VFK
Kazakhstan= EST, KCL, KMB, KZK, OXE*, SKZ (unbranded)
Kenya= KEN, KEL, AFR
Latvia= SEB (unbranded)
Libyan Arab Rep.= MMC
Luxembourg = LUX (unbranded)
Macedonia= TMC, MBM
Malaysia= CCM, FME, FMG, MXS, OLB*, XME (unbranded)
Mexico= SEM, TCE, TMM, UNE
Morocco= FWD, MAT, MED, MWD (unbranded), SNI, WAN
Nepal= NPL (unbranded)
Netherlands= PHN (unbranded),BEN, KPN, MMO, ONL, QIC, TFT, TNL, VDF (Vodafone), VDP, XEN
New Zealand= VNZ
Nigeria= ECT (unbranded), GCR, MML
Nordic Nations= NEE (unbranded)
Pakistan= PAK (unbranded), WDC
Panama= TPA (unbranded), BPC, PCW, PBS
Peru= PEB, PET, SAM
Philippines= FAM, GLB, OLB*, SMA, XTC (Open Line) , XTE
Poland= ERA, IDE, PLS, PRT, XEO (unbranded), OXA*, OXX*
Portugal= OPT, OXX*, TCL (Vodafone), TMN, TPH (unbranded), XEP
Puerto Rico= CEN, PCI, TPR
Romania= ROM (unbranded), CNX (Vodafone), COA, HAT, ORO, OXX*
Russia= AZC, BLN, EMT, ERS, GEO, MTV, OXE*, SER (unbranded), SNT
Saudi Arabia= KSA (unbranded), JED
Senegal= DKR (unbranded)
Serbia Montenegro= MSR, OXX*, PMN, SMO, TOP, TSR
Singapore= MM1, XSP (unbranded), SIN (Singtel), STH (Starhub), BGD, XSO
Slovenia= MOT, SIM (Si.cellular)
Slovakia= ORX (unbranded), GTL, IRD, ORS, OXX*, TMS
South Africa= XFA, XFE (unbranded), OXX*, XFC, XFM, XFV (Vodafone)
South East Europe= SEE (unbranded)
South West Asia= SWA
Spain= PHE (unbranded), FOP, AMN (Orange), ATL (Vodafone), EUS, XEC (Movistar), YOG (Yoigo)
Sri Lanka= SLK (unbranded)
Sweden= BAU, BCN, BME, BSG, BTH, COV, HTS, SEN, TET, TLA, TNO, VDS, XEE
Switzerland= AUT (unbranded), MOZ, ORG, OXX*, SUN, SWC (Swisscom)
Taiwan= BRI (unbranded), CWT, TCC, TCI, TWM
Thailand= CAT, OLB*, THE, THL (unbranded), THO, THS, LAO, MYM
Trinidad and Tobago= EON (unbranded), TTT (unbranded)
Tunisia= TUN (unbranded), ABS, RNG
Turkey= TUR (unbranded), BAS, KVK, TLP, TRC
Ukraine= KVR, SEK (unbranded), UMC
United Arab Emirat= ARB, ITO, MID, OXE*, XSG (unbranded)
United Kingdom= BTU (unbranded), EVR (EE), BTC, CPW (Carphone Warehouse), H3G, O2I, O2U (O2), ORA (Orange), OXA*, TMU (T-Cellular), TSC, VIR, VOD (Vodafone), XEU (EE & Three)
USA= ACG (Nextech/C), ATT (AT&T), BST, CCT (Comcast), GCF, LRA (Bluegrass Mobile), SPR (Dash), TFN (Tracfone), TMB (T-Cellular), USC (US Mobile), VMU (Virgin Cellular USA), VZW (Verizon Wi-fi), XAA (unbranded/default), XAS
Uzbekistan= CAC (unbranded), UZB
Venezuela= VMT (Movistar), DGT, MVL
Vietnam= DNA, FPT, OLB*, PHU, SPT, TLC, VTC, VTL, XEV, XXV (unbranded)
* Multi-CSC for a number of the nations and areas (“O” refers to Open)
Please, tell us for those who discover any Samsung CSC Codes are lacking from our record!
(This text was first revealed on 27 December 2012. We simply up to date it with extra related information and new screenshots.)