How You Can Change CSC on Samsung Devices

When you are asked about the largest OEM in the world, what is the brand that you will say? Most people will say Samsung. It offers a lot of items that can fit people’s lifestyles. They have midrange devices and even flagship devices that can make people feel delighted. They can do so many things with the gadgets that they have.

A lot of the Android OEMs will be available to different devices from different parts of the world. This is different for Samsung. There is different stock firmware that will be offered depending on the region where people are going to use the device. You may be wondering why they do this. No one knows aside from the company.

If you are wondering HOW they do it, this is easy. They differentiate the various devices with the help of Country-Specific Codes also known as CSC. All of the Samsung devices will come with these codes so that they can be easily identified. The right updates will be sent to the devices depending on their region.

Finding the CSC of Samsung Devices

You may be curious to know what the CSC of the Samsung device is. You can find out by doing the following steps:

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Check About Phone.
  3. Go to Software Information
  4. Look for Service Provider SW version. This is where you will find the CSC of your device.

Changing the CSC of a Samsung Device Without Root

There are still some people who are not fond of rooting their devices. They would like to avoid it as much as possible. If you still want to push through with changing the CSC without rooting your device, then you can continue reading. Just remember that once you do this step, all of the information and data that you have on your phone will be removed.

  1. Go to the Phone Dialer app.
  2. Type in *#06#
  3. You will see the IMEI number of your device. Take note of it.
  4. You need to go back to the Phone Dialer App to type in this code: *#272*YOUR-IMEI-NUMBER#
  5. There is a list of CSC that will appear. You can choose from the list.
  6. Tap on the CSC that you want to install and install it.
  7. Your phone will reboot and will change into the CSC that you have chosen.

List of CSC Codes

CountrySamsung CSC Codes
A
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)
B
Bahrain ARB
Baltic SEB
Belarus MTB, VEL
Belgium BSE, BAE, PRO (Proximus), XEB
BangladeshBNG, (unbranded), TML (unbranded), ETR
Bosnia-HerzegovinaERO, 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)
C
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
D
Denmark  DTL
Dominican Rep. CDR, TDR
Dominica CST, DCN, DOR
E
Ecuador BBR
Egypt EGY (unbranded)
El Salvador DGC, TBS
F
Finland ELS, SAU
France XEF (unbranded), AUC, BOG, COR, DIX, FTM, NRJ, OFR, ORC, ORF, OXA*, SFR, UNI, VGF
G
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
H
Hong Kong TGY
Hungary XEH (unbranded), PAN (Telenor), VDH (Vodafone), WST, TMO,  TMH (T-Mobile)
I
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
J
Jamaica JBS, JCN, JCW
Japan DCM, SBM, VFK
Jordan LEV
K
Kazakhstan EST, KCL, KMB, KZK, OXE*, SKZ (unbranded)
Kenya KEN, KEL, AFR
Korea SKT
L
Latvia SEB (unbranded)
Libyan Arab Rep. MMC
Lithuania TLT
Luxembourg LUX (unbranded)
M
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
N
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
P
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
R
Romania ROM (unbranded), CNX (Vodafone), COA, HAT, ORO, OXX*
Russia AZC, BLN, EMT, ERS, GEO, MTV, OXE*, SER (unbranded), SNT
S
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 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)
T
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
U
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
V
Venezuela VMT (Movistar), DGT, MVL
Vietnam DNA, FPT, OLB*, PHU, SPT, TLC, VTC, VTL, XEV, XXV (unbranded)

FAQ

1. Do you need to reboot your phone manually?

No, there is no need to do this anymore. The moment that you change the CSC of your phone, it will reboot to your chosen CSC.

2. What is the advantage of changing the CSC?

There may be some apps that will be available to you that is prohibited in your country. Make sure that you know the local laws and regulations before trying this out.

3. Will the processor of your phone matter?

There are times when you will be unable to choose the CSC that you want because the processor of your phone is different from the CSC that it is assigned to.

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