Samsung CSC Codes List | How to Change CSC on Samsung Devices


samsung csc codes - Change CSC on Samsung

Samsung firmware has usually 4 binaries or components including BL or Bootloader, AP or PDA, CP or Phone, and CSC. In some cases, you may also need the PIT or Partition Information Table file. In this article, we’ll focus on Samsung CSC and Samsung CSC codes only. Besides, we’ll also see how we can change CSC on Samsung Galaxy devices.

If you are curious to know more about AP, BL, and CP, we have explained their meaning in this article. As for PIT, we got a more detailed coverage of it on DroidViews.

Coming back to Samsung CSC codes, let’s try to answer the following questions: Whats’s Samsung CSC? Whats are CSC codes? How can we check or find out the CSC code of a Samsung Galaxy device? Can we change CSC on Samsung devices?

What’s CSC on Samsung?

CSC is the abbreviated form 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.

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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.

Method 1

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#.

Samsung CSC Codes

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).

Samsung CSC Codes

Method 2

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.

Samsung CSC Codes

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.

  1. 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).
  2. 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.
    Samsung CSC Codes
    Change CSC on Samsung devices
  3. Having dialed “*#272*IMEI number#”, you’ll see a screen with the list of available CSC codes for your device.
  4. Select the CSC that you want and tap the Install option.
    Change CSC on Samsung devices
    Change CSC on Samsung devices
  5. Your phone will be reboot automatically.
  6. Congrats! You’ve successfully changed the CSC on your Samsung Galaxy device.

Change CSC on Samsung Devices (Root)

Note: On older Samsung devices running TouchWiz and Samsung Experience ROMs, the CSC Changer app used to work. However, since CSC Changer was not updated by the app developer, it doesn’t work anymore.

To unlock hidden CSC feature on your Samsung device, you should try CSC Feature Expert for Samsung app.

If you own a rooted Galaxy phone or tablet, you can try the method described below to change the CSC.

  1. Install ES File Manager app or any other root browser from the Play Store.
  2. Launch the app, go to Root Explorer option and change R/O to R/W.
  3. Navigate to /efs/imei/ folder, edit the CSC code in the mps_code.dat file and save the changes.
  4. Then go to /system/csc/ folder and edit your CSC in the sales_code.dat file.
  5. Now save the changes and reboot your device.
  6. Install the Triangle Away app and reset the custom flash counter: 
  7. Then download the stock firmware for your phone and install it using Odin.
  8. Having flashed the firmware, reboot into stock recovery to check if the new CSC has been applied or not.
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In case your Samsung Galaxy device is rooted and has TWRP recovery installed on it, you can find flashable ZIPs in different forums to change CSC on your device.

List of Samsung CSC Codes

Now here are the country-specific codes or CSC code list for all countries in the alphabetical order. Just scroll down to find your country and check the CSCs mentioned for it. In case you are looking for a particular CSC, please use CTRL+F and type the CSC to find it on this page.

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

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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= 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

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)

Please, let us know if you find any Samsung CSC Codes are missing from our list!

(This article was first published on 27 December 2012. We just updated it with more relevant info and new screenshots.)



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