How to Change CSC On Samsung Devices

How To Change CSC Of Samsung Devices

Samsung uses a pretty different firmware lineup. Their firmware is not simply a zip file which needs to be flashed. A lot of factors comes into consideration while dealing with firmware and OS. Samsung does this mainly because it sells their device worldwide and the devices vary from region to region. apart from that, the devices also have different hardware different regulations and much more. So if you are here to know on how to change CSC of your device then the guide it right below.

What is CSC key On Samsung?

CSC stands for Consumer Software Customization” or “Country Specific Code“. It plays an important role in the firmware of Samsung devices. It consists of customized settings, system configurations, localizations, and geo-specific things such as the system language, APN settings, and carrier-branding. Samsung update 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. This is why some Samsung devices get the OTA before while others have to wait.

So if you change the CSC of your phone then you will get the update according to the new CSC> For instance if you have a device in India and the CSC code is also of India. But you get the update late when compared to Europe. So you can change the CSC to Europe and your device will get the update right alongside the European Samsung device will get the update.

How To Check CSC Of Your Device?

Well checking the CSC key of your Samsung device is pretty easy. All you have to do is  Go To Settings >> About Phone >> Software Information >> Under Service provider software version you can see written the CSC Key Code. For reference below is the screenshot of a Galaxy S20+ running on One UI 3.0 with Indian CSC Key. Notice it says INU for Indian CSC and the CSC code is OXM. Your device should have something similar to it only.

How To Change CSC key of Samsung device

Alternatively, you can check by dialling *#1234#  on your dialer. it will show the software information. In that CSC is mentioned and notice the three letters in between for Indian users it will also be OXM.

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.

How to Change CSC Of Your Samsung Device?

  1. Open your phone’s dialer and type the following code with your device IMEI number: *#272*IMEI number# (replace the IMEI number text with your device’s IMEI number). Find IMEI number by dialling *#06#.
  2. you’ll see a screen with the list of available CSC codes for your device.
  3. Select the CSC that you want and tap the Install option.
  4. Your phone will reboot automatically.
  5. Congrats! You’ve successfully changed the CSC on your Samsung Galaxy device.

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Some CSC Keys along with the country codes

Afghanistan = AFG

Algeria= TMC, ALG, ALR

Albania= AVF (Vodafone)

Argentina= ANC, ARO, CTI (Claro), UFN (Movistar), PSN (Personal)

Aruba= ARU

Australia= XSA, OPP, OPS (Optus), VAU (Vodafone), TEL (Telus), HUT (Three/Vodafone)

Austria= ATO (Open Austria) AOM, DRE (3 Hutchinson), MAX (T-Mobile), MOB (A1), MOK, ONE (Orange), TRG (Telering)

Bahrain = ARB

Baltic= SEB

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-Net)

Cyprus= CYV (Vodafone)

Czech Republic= ETL (unbranded), KBN, O2C, OSK, TMZ, VDC (Vodafone), XCS, XEZ

Denmark=  DTL

Dominican Rep.= CDR, TDR

Dominica= CST, DCN, DOR

Ecuador= BBR

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-Mobile), 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)

Guatemala= PCS

Hong Kong= TGY

Hungary= XEH (unbranded), PAN (Telenor), VDH (Vodafone), WST, TMO,  TMH (T-Mobile)

India= INU (unbranded), IND, INA, INS (unbranded), IMS, REL

Indonesia= AXI, SAR, XSE

Iran= THR (unbranded)

Iraq= MID (unbranded)

Ireland= 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

Jordan= LEV

Kazakhstan= EST, KCL, KMB, KZK, OXE*, SKZ (unbranded)

Kenya= KEN, KEL, AFR

Korea= SKT

Latvia= SEB (unbranded)

Libyan Arab Rep.= MMC

Lithuania= TLT

Luxembourg = LUX (unbranded)

Macao= VTN

Macedonia= TMC, MBM

Malaysia= CCM, FME, FMG, MXS, OLB*, XME (unbranded)

Mexico= SEM, TCE, TMM, UNE

Mongolia= MPC

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 Countries= NEE (unbranded)

Norway= TEN

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.mobile)

Slovakia= ORX (unbranded), GTL, IRD, ORS, OXX*, TMS

South Africa= XFAXFE (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

Temporary= TEM

Thailand= CAT, OLB*, THE, THL (unbranded), THO, THS, LAO, MYM

Tanzania= SOL

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-Mobile), TSC, VIR, VOD (Vodafone), XEU (EE & Three)

USA= ACG (Nextech/C), ATT (AT&T), BST, CCT (Comcast), GCF, LRA (Bluegrass Cellular), SPR (Sprint), TFN (Tracfone), TMB (T-Mobile), USC (US Cellular), VMU (Virgin Mobile USA), VZW (Verizon Wireless), 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 some of the countries and regions (“O” refers to Open)

 

Final Conclusion

So this was an extensive guide on how to change CSC of your Samsung device. you can do so to get faster updates but can miss out some of the regional or geo0located features. There is an alternative method to change CSC as well if you want to try that you can go through the link.

Maaz Perwez

Maaz Perwez, founder of TheTecheaven, being a technophile loves to write about what's happening in the technical world, aims to deliver the finest & most researched content to the audience through this platform.

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