Want to change CSC on your Samsung device? CSC is part of Samsung stock firmware files. It stands for Country/ Carrier-specific Product Code. It also stands for Consumer Software Customization. CSC files hold information about the carrier, network, location, device carrier settings, and firmware update settings. INA, INS, ATT, etc., are examples of CSC. You have to load the CSC file into Odin before flashing.
If you have multi-CSC firmware, you can use OXM. There are several reasons to change the device CSC. If you have a carrier-locked device, changing these settings will unlock it. If you have a device from another country, then you can change the language and device settings according to your country. APN Settings and pre-installed applications can also be changed, and changing the CSC resolves all these issues. You can then proceed to flash the firmware of your country of residence. You can also use it to get the Call Recording feature in a region where it isn’t available.
There are many methods to check CSC. Dial *#1234# in your phone app, and you can see the active CSC code for your device. The first three numbers that show up after your device model make up your CSC number. You can also use third-party apps like Phone Info from the Play Store. Your Settings menu will also have this information in the About Phone tab. You can find your CSC number from the “Service provider SW ver.” tab.
Note: You will lose all your data since you have to unlock your bootloader. Make sure you have a proper backup. Changing CSC and flashing a different firmware using ODIN runs the risk of soft bricking, and we’re not responsible for any damage to your device.
How to change CSC on Samsung devices
- Download the latest version of the SamFW tool. This is necessary to change CSC on your Samsung device.
- Remove the SIM card from your phone and connect your phone to a PC via a USB cable. Make sure you have all the necessary drivers.
- Unzip the downloaded SamFW file, right-click it, and choose run as administrator.
- Make sure that the app detects your phone before you proceed. Click on the ADB Tab in the software once it opens up and successfully detects your device.
- Now, open the Developer Options tab and enable USB Debugging. You have to enable developer options on your phone if you don’t already have it on.
- Open your dialer and type *#0*#, and this will get your phone into test mode. Make sure your phone stays open, and do not lock it.
- In the ADB tab tool of SamFW, click on Change CSC. The tool will connect to your phone and check the available list of CSCs that your phone’s model supports.
- Choose the CSC that you wish to change from the dropdown menu that comes up from the pop-up window that shows up. You can also force your phone to accept a CSC that is not under official support, and you can manually enter it if you know the code. This might block OTA updates, and no extensive testing exists for this method.
- Once you choose the CSC, the tool will change it, and then your phone will restart once the procedure ends.
- Unlock your phone using your PIN or password, re-insert your SIM card, check your CSC code, and find out whether it’s different now. You can now use features like call recording. This process will successfully change the CSC on your Samsung device.
Flash the firmware using the ODIN tool
- You need to have an unlocked bootloader for this procedure. Download the Multi-CSC (OXM) firmware for your Samsung phone and extract the content to a convenient location. You also need to have the stock firmware of the region that you want to flash onto your phone.
- Download and install the Odin tool if you do not already have it.
- Boot your device into download mode. To do this, power off your device. Then, press and hold the power button, volume up button, and volume down button for a couple of seconds. You can also choose to do this using Android SDK Platform-tools using the command window.
- Select the stock firmware that you have to flash onto your device and load all the necessary files.
- Connect it to your PC via a USB C Cable.
- Open the Odin tool and load the BL, AP, CP, and CSC files to the proper sections.
- Enable auto reboot and F reset time.
- Hit the start button, and wait until it finishes flashing. You will get the pass message.