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How to Change CSC in Samsung Galaxy Devices

posted by Rakesh Shukla

Change CSC in Samsung Galaxy

All Samsung Galaxy Series firmwares have three components that are as follows:

  1. PDA
  2. Phone
  3. CSC

The name of a firmware contains all these details. Thus, PDA refers to the build version of the software/firmware, Phone refers to the baseband/modem version, and CSC (Consumer Software Customization) denotes to a specific geographical region or carrier. The CSC code contains the info about software packages specific to a particular region, carrier branding and also APN (Access Point Name) settings for data connection.

In this way, unless the PDA, PHONE and CSC codes do not match correctly, you will not be able to update your device over Samsung Kies or via OTA.

Now remember that the product code and firmware version differs from one device to another according to the region or country where it is sold. In most cases you can find out the country or region of a device for which it has been made by referring to the firmware version.

In the above screenshot, for example, look at the Baseband version that is: I9300XXALE8. Here is an analysis of the baseband version of the Galaxy S3, for example:

  • “I9300″ is the device model number, that is Galaxy S3;
  • “XX” denotes to the Country/Region/Network code, that is Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom;
  • “LE” points to the date of release of this firmware (L is the 12th character of the alphabet and E is the 5th, so it is May 12);
  • Finally “8″ shows the Revision version of the firmware.

Again, as the CSC  of a Samsung Galaxy phone firmware contains the code-name of the country/region for which it is build, you can change it to tell Samsung servers that your phone is actually from a different country/region and get official updates for that country. It often happens that a firmware update is released for a particular country and you do not get it in your country. You grab the firmware file but are afraid that you will not be able to get the future official updates on your Android device if you flash a firmware that is not meant for your country.

The idea of changing the CSC of you phone drops in here. Thus you can install a firmware from a different region and change the CSC of your phone with a little trick and everything goes fine.

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How to Check/Discover the CSC of Galaxy Devices:

If you do not know the  CSC or product code of you Samsung Galaxy phone or tablet device, there are 2 ways to find it. You can check the CSC by connecting the device to computer via Samsung Kies. Another method is by dialing a code on your device’s dialer itself. Just dial *#1234# and you 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-code

How to Change CSC in Samsung Galaxy:

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 bought it. All data present on the internal storage will be wiped. Therefore, do not forget to backup you data before you proceed.

  1. Open your phone’s dialer and type the following code with your device IMEI number: *#272*Phone’s IMEI Here
  2. You can find your phones IMEI number on a white sticker beneath phone’s battery.
  3. You will see a pop-up screen with a list of CSC codes. Change-CSC-SGS3
  4. Select the CSC that you want and tap on “Install”.
  5. Your phone will be reboot automatically.
  6. Congrats! Your Samsung Galaxy phone’s CSC has been changed successfully.

 

Change CSC Code on Galaxy S4 and Other Galaxy Devices:

If the above set of code *#272*Phone’s IMEI Here# did not work for you, try the CSC Changer app developed by bassie1995. I have tested it on my Galaxy S4 and it works like a charm. But unlike the above method it requires root access on your Samsung Galaxy device. You can later unroot your device by choosing “Full Unroot” option present under SuperSU Settings and then by flashing the stock Kernel.

Warning: Whatever method you chose to change CSC on your Galaxy phone or tablet, it is sure to wipe all data and apps present on the internal SD Card of your device. So act wisely and backup all data first.

  1. Download CSC Changer app and copy it to your phone by connecting to computer: CSC-Changer.apk
  2. If the above app does not work for you, try this app: cscselect-5.apk
  3. Also download the BusyBox app: stericson.busybox-141-v9.3.apk     (Google Play Link)
  4. Make sure you install the BusyBox first and CSC Changer requires it pre-installed to work.
  5. Open the CSC Changer app and select “Change CSC”.
  6. This will take you directly to the available CSC codes list on your device. Please note that you will be able to see many codes only if your device’s firmware has multi-CSC.galaxy-s4-csc-change
  7. Select your desired CSC and tap on “Install” option.
  8. You device will now reboot and when it wakes up, it’ll have the new CSC.

Congrats!

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While this trick works fine with Samsung Galaxy devices with Android 4.0.4, some users have reported it not working having upgraded to Jelly Bean firmware. In that case, follow the following steps and then try the above trick:

  1. Turn off your Samsung Galaxy phone
  2. Boot it into Recovery mode: press and hold Volume Up+ Home+Power keys simultaneously or a few seconds. Release the keys when you see the Recovery mode with blue text.
  3. Scroll down to “wipe data/factory reset” option using Volume key and select it using the Power key.
  4. Also wipe the cache.
  5. Then select “reboot system now’.
  6. When the phone boots up, try the CSC change code again.

If you do not want to go through this method, there is still another way you can change the CSC of your phone. Download a free app called Samsung Galaxy S / S2 / S3 CSC  from the Google Play Store and install it. Run the app, follow the on-screen hints and done!

In case this app does not work for on unrooted device, root your phone first and then try again.

List of CSC Codes for Samsung Firmwares:

 

A

fghanistan = AFG

Algeria= TMC, ALG, ALR

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

Aruba= ARU

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

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

 

B

ahrain = ARB

Baltic= SEB

Belarus= MTB, VEL

Belgium= BSE, BAE, PRO, XEB

Bangladesh= TML, ETR

Bosnia-Herzegovina= ERO, BHO, BHT (BH Telecom), TEB

Brazil= ZTO, BTA, BTM, TMR, ZTA (Claro), ZVV (Vivo), ZTM (TIM)

Bulgaria= CMF, GBL, MTE, MTL (MTL), OMX, PLX, VVT (VVT)

 

C

ambodia= RCG

Canada= BMC (Bell), RWC (Rogers), TLS (Telus), KDO (Koodo)

Chile= CHO, CHB, CHE (Entel PCS), CHL (Claro), CHT (Telefonica)

China= CHN, CMC, CUH, INT, M00, TEC, TIY

Colombia= CGU, COB, COL, COM

Costa Rica= ICE

Croatia= CRO, TRA, TWO, VIP

Cyprus= CYV

Czech= ETL, KBN, O2C, OSK, TMZ, VDC, XCS, XEZ

 

D

enmark=  DTL

Dominican Rep.= CDR, TDR

Dominica= CST, DCN, DOR

 

E

cuador= BBR

Egypt= EGY

El Salvador= DGC, TBS

 

F

inland= ELS, SAU

France= XEF, AUC, BOG, COR, DIX, FTM, NRJ, OFR, ORC, ORF, OXA*, SFR, UNI, VGF

 

G

ermany= DBT, DTM (T-Mobile), DUT, EPL (E-Plus), MAN, MBC, OXA*, VD2 (Vodafone), VIA (O2), XEG

Ghana= SPN

Greece= EUR, AOC, COS (Cosmote), CYO, GER, OXX*, TGR, VGR (Vodafone), ILO (HotMobile)

Guatemala= PCS

 

H

ong Kong= TGY

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

 

I

ndia= INU, IND, INA, INS, IMS, REL

Indonesia= AXI, SAR, XSE

Iran= THR

Ireland= 3IE, VDI

Israel= CEL, PCL, PTR

Italy= FWB, GOM, HUI, ITV, OMN, OXA*, TIM, VOM, WIN, XET

Ivory Coast= IRS, SIE

 

J

amaica= JBS, JCN, JCW

Japan= DCM, SBM, VFK

Jordan= LEV

 

K

azakhstan= EST, KCL, KMB, KZK, OXE*, SKZ

Kenya= KEN, KEL

Korea= SKT

 

L

ibyan Arab Rep.= MMC

Lithuania= TLT

Luxembourg = LUX

 

 

M

acao= VTN

Macedonia= TMC, MBM

Malaysia= CCM, FME, FMG, MXS, OLB*, XME

Mexico= SEM, TCE, TMM, UNE

Mongolia= MPC

Morocco= FWD, MAT, MED, MWD, SNI, WAN

 

N

etherlands= BEN, KPN, MMO, ONL, QIC, TFT, TNL, VDF, VDP, XEN

New Zealand= VNZ

Nigeria= ECT, GCR, MML

Norway= TEN

 

P

akistan= PAK, WDC

Panama= BPC, PCW, PBS

Peru= PEB, PET, SAM

Philippines= FAM, GLB, OLB*, SMA, XTC, XTE

Poland= ERA, IDE, PLS, PRT, XEO, OXA*, OXX*

Portugal= OPT, OXX*, TCL, TMN, TPH, XEP

Puerto Rico= CEN, PCI, TPR

 

R

omania= CNX, COA, HAT, ORO, OXX*

Russia= AZC, BLN, EMT, ERS, GEO, MTV, OXE*, SER, SNT

 

S

audi Arabia= JED

Serbia Montenegro= MSR, OXX*, PMN, SMO, TOP, TSR

Singapore= MM1, XSP, SIN (Singtel), STH (Starhub), BGD, XSO

Slovenia= MOT, SIM

Slovakia= GTL, IRD, ORS, OXX*, TMS

South Africa= XFA, XFEOXX*, XFC, XFM, XFV (Vodafone)

South West Asia= SWA

Spain= FOP, AMN (Orange), ATL, EUS, XEC (Movistar), YOG (Yoigo)

Sweden= BAU, BCN, BME, BSG, BTH, COV, HTS, SEN, TET, TLA, TNO, VDS, XEE

Switzerland= AUT, MOZ, ORG, OXX*, SUN, SWC

 

T

aiwan= BRI, CWT, TCC, TCI, TWM

Temporary= TEM

Thailand= CAT, OLB*, THE, THL, THO, THS

Tanzania= SOL

Tunesia= ABS, RNG

Turkey= TUR, BAS, KVK, TLP, TRC

 

U

kraine= KVR, SEK, UMC

United Arab Emirat= AFR, ARB, ITO, MID, OXE*, XSG

United Kingdom= BTU, EVR (EE), BTC, CPW (Carphone Warehouse), H3G, O2I, O2U (O2), ORA (Orange), OXA*, TMU (T-Mobile), TSC, VIR, VOD (Vodafone), XEU

USA= AWS, CLW, DOB, TMB, USC

Uzbekistan= UZB

 

V

enezuela= VMT (Movistar), DGT, MVL

Vietnam= DNA, FPT, OLB*, PHU, SPT, TLC, VTC, VTL, XEV, XXV

Let us know if we have missed any.

* Multi CSC for couple of countries and regions (“O” refers to Open)

Let us know if you find any CSC code missing from our list!

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About the Author

Rakesh Shukla

A multi-faceted person with his heart and mind in English literature and technology, Rakesh is a teacher by profession and Android lover by vocation. He has penned down numerous books and is a theme-maker, modder, small-time developer and also a political activist. He enjoys learning, discovering, growing and sharing the newest and latest trends in the world of Android.   Current Devices: Nexus 5 Galaxy Note 3 , HTC One, Galaxy Note 10.1, Xperia Z1, and iPhone 4S.

Published by: Rakesh Shukla
  • Javid Sadid

    Hello Sir,

    How to get out of this problem?

    I am leaving in Norway and I just got back my s3 from the service centre after repair of signal drop issue. now when i turn it on i get an annoying translucent window with yellow text that does not go away. also, my power button menu does not show up nor does my device lock when i press the power button…. please help! (see the picture)

    I tried ODIN and KEIS, doesn’t helps.

    Helpppp!!!

  • Guest

    Hello,
    How to get out of this problem?
    I am leaving in Norway and I just got back my s3 from the service centre after repair of signal drop issue. now when i turn it on i get an annoying translucent window with yellow text that does not go away. also, my power button menu does not show up nor does my device lock when i press the power button…. please help! (see the picture)
    I tried ODIN and KEIS, doesn’t helps.
    Helpppp!!!

  • Guest

    Hello sir,

    How to get out of this problem?

    I am leaving in Norway and I just got back my s3 from the service centre after repair of signal drop issue. now when i turn it on i get an annoying translucent window with yellow text that does not go away. also, my power button menu does not show up nor does my device lock when i press the power button…. please help! (see the picture)

    I tried ODIN and KEIS, doesn’t helps.

    Please help!!!

  • navtej

    when i type *#272#imeino# phone tells not registered on network, I have a gt I9300 bought from oman living in india pls help

  • http://www.droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    I am not sure. Give it a try.

  • vinod

    hi does csc change using the code works on Note 3 N9005

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    Hi, I was just under the misapprehension that I have been able to put together most CSCs. Surprisingly, the list does not have any of the CSCs mentioned by you. I looked for them too but found nothing. However, I’ll search again and let you know if I have any info.

  • Arturo Rivas

    Hello again, the codes that show up on my screen to change are BST, SPR, VMU XAS, do you know which one I should use for Mexico?, i´ve checked on google and on your page, but i don´t see anyone like this

  • Arturo Rivas

    Ok, so i found out how to get it (i had to check out a box which blocked apps from outside google). But now after i press continue on the “Change CSC” window it won´t do anything.

    The other one (csc select 5) tells me .android.com… preconfig not found on your device, it sends me the code (*#272*2045#)

  • Arturo Rivas

    Ok, so i found out how to get it. But now after i press continue on the “Change CSC” window it won´t do anything.

    The other one (csc select 5) tells me .android.com… preconfig not found on your device, it sends me the code (*#272*2045#)

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    Have you installed CSC Changer app on the phone?

  • Arturo Rivas

    Hello, i´ve intalled busybox, but i can´t seem to find the csc changer app. Where is it supposed tobe? or did I do something wrong?

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh
  • Michael Sergeant

    i got the correct firmware
    how do i put it on ?

    thanks

  • Michael Sergeant

    new zealand

  • Michael Sergeant

    i dont think i can do that either
    i cant dowload apps what so ever

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    No need to root to install an official firmware. Tell me where (country) do you live right now.

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    Also give a try to the root method from above.

  • Michael Sergeant

    nope
    how do i do that?
    do i need to root it?

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    Did you try installing any other firmware?

  • Michael Sergeant

    LTE

  • Michael Sergeant

    thank you
    is there anywhere i can find the code i need
    my phone is
    samsung galaxy s3 gt-i9305
    android version
    4.1.2

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    It means your current firmware does not support this code.

  • Michael Sergeant

    i cant
    i put in
    *#272*Phone’s IMEI Here#
    and it comes up with ussd code running
    then connection problem or invalid mmi code
    please help

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    Select the CSC for a country where you are right now.

  • Michael Sergeant

    what would the csc do if i changed it to VNZ

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    I’ll add it for sure. Thanks!

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    The Chinese regions do not support Google Apps. I am not sure if changing the CSC would help. Give it a try.

    You can also try this: http://www.droidviews.com/moborobo-is-the-most-versatile-cross-platform-desktop-utility-for-android-and-ios/

  • Michael Sergeant

    i have all my codes
    i brought my phone when i was on holiday in hongkong
    and now i need to change my csc so i can use the play store
    thanks michael

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    You lost your IMEI? What led to this mishap?

  • Michael Sergeant

    mine said invalid imei number o out of range
    please help
    everything i did was right
    im VNZ btw

  • Mahi S. Taher

    You’re missing ETR which is also for Bangladesh, so Bangladesh has 2, which are TML and ETR.

  • Germán González

    ok! ill try to configure the mobile network. if i can find a solution, ill post it here in case anyone need it! Thanks Rakesh!

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    As you said you phone is unlocked, I am unable to figure out why you are not able to access data connection. I think it is a network baseband issue.

  • Germán González

    Yes! ive tried a lot of times but it doesnt work! factory reset is: volume+ home button and power button. I did a wipe data/factory reset, wipe cache partition. after that, reboot system, but showing the same reults! does not recognise Movistar (my phone carrier) mobile network

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    Hi, the firmware I suggested you is meant for Movistar Venezuela and it is weird why it’s not working with your phone.

    I would suggest you to try a data factory reset from recovery mode. Do you know how to do that?

  • Germán González

    HI! IVE TRIED THE FIRMWARE YOUVE POSTED AND WORKED, BUT DOESNT SHOW CONNECT TO THE MOBILE NETWORKS (MOVISTAR). I TRIED IN SETTINGS–MORE SETTINGS–MOBILE NETWORKS—ACCESS POINT NAMES AND NETWORK OPERATORS AND SHOWS “MOVISTAR” BUT DOESNT RECOGNISE THE CONNECTION. I DONT HAVE ANY COMMUNICATION NOR DATA PLAN :(

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    Okay.

  • Germán González

    thanks! i´ll try with this one! i´ll report in hours ´cause internet speed in venezuela are very slow (less than 1mb in adsl)

  • Germán González

    I dont know! :( is there a place or a sticker inside the phone where i can find it?

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    Okay you do not know your CSC, right? Try this firmware and let me know: http://hotfile.com/dl/195472658/7a20b0f/Samsung-Updates.com-GT-I9300-VMT-I9300UBELL6-1356928576.zip.html

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    And what is the original CSC?

  • Germán González

    GT-I9300

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    What is the model of your S3, is it GT-I9300 or GT-I9305?

  • Germán González

    Hi! my country doesnt show in the list! i bought an unlocked s3 in panama, took the “PCW” from the list (because i bought it in panama). im from venezuela and i cant find it. i install the PCW, it worked but doesnt recognise the mobile networks. i dont even know which is my csc code

  • Korrice Guy

    thank you so much it worked

  • lijo jolly

    XSD for which country CSC Code.? Please help.

  • Asam

    Sir my name is asam,other day I did downgrade my galaxy note 2 from 4.1.2 to 4.1.1 without saving my efs files or backing up.when I tried to call poped up a message¨not registered on network¨even imei was correct.Can u sir help me to get out of this problem.I´m here in spain using movistar.My galaxy note 2 came with Vodafone but I got it unlocked and was using with movistar.Problem started right after doing the menthed above.(asim111us@hotmail.com)

  • Lach Moerenhout

    Great write up, but I still have a question which I’m not sure if someone has asked already! So you say the CSC is related to firmware updates in specific countries, but is that it’s only purpose? I’ve just installed JanJan’s Google Edition ROM on my i9505 here in Australia, and the only thing I’ve changed is my baseband to match the network here. Is this the only thing I should change, or should I worry about the CSC (and/or the PDA) as well? Any information would be great, thanks!

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Already replied on the other page.

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Thanks a lot! Added!!

  • bidou

    You also have KDO for “Koodo” for Canada guys.

  • Jatin Sharma

    hi, sir g my name is jatin i have a samsung galaxy S2 jealy bean but i
    can’t use WIFI and Bluetooth when i open the wifi then message appear
    turning on but not on ……….. please tell me solution’s .PDA no. is
    i9100xwlst phone i1900DDLS9 csc i9100ddlse build info mon apr 22
    16.44.57 kst 2013 .. i m waiting ur reply

  • Jatin Sharma

    hi, sir g my name is jatin i have a samsung galaxy S2 jealy bean but i can’t use WIFI and Bluetooth when i open the wifi then message appear turning on but not on ……….. please tell me solution’s .PDA no. is i9100xwlst phone i1900DDLS9 csc i9100ddlse build info mon apr 22 16.44.57 kst 2013 .. i m waiting ur reply sir

  • Jatin Sharma

    hi, sir g my name is jatin i have a samsung galaxy S2 jealy bean but i can’t use WIFI and Bluetooth when i open the wifi then message appear turning on but not on ……….. please tell me solution’s .PDA no. is i9100xwlst phone i1900DDLS9 csc i9100ddlse build info mon apr 22 16.44.57 kst 2013 .. i m waiting ur reply sir

  • Nick

    hi, i saw CHZ on mine

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Hi, here is the firmware for Italy Vodafone: http://goo.gl/f1tq3

    If you want to downgrade your phone from JB to GB, use this guide first and then install the firmware I provided above.

    http://droidviews.com/2013/downgrade-firmware-on-galaxy-s-advance-gt-i9070/

  • Fabio Palladino

    Hi I have a galaxy s advance gt-i9070 …… i want android 2.3.6 vodafone italy and CSC: OMN
    PLEASE LINK ME THE FILES I WANT CSC: OMN PLEASEEE HELP ME

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Added another app that works with root on S4 new firmware.

  • Andrei Avris

    Thanks for the reply. In this case, I will probably use ODIN and get the first unbranded one that comes out.
    Cheers!

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    I have seen people getting bootloop even after OTA updates. Anyways, you can get the update.zip for new firmwares only if someone pulls it, packs it and uploads on some site or forum.
    Yes, you cannot install an OTA zip unless the CSC matches.

  • Andrei Avris

    Hi. Thanks for the quick reply.
    It says “The latest updates have already been installed”. And Kies says the same thing(something like You have the latest firmware version…I don’t remember). So I’m guessing I would receive the update.

    The only reason I would avoid ODIN, is so I don’t have to reset my phone to factory settings. I know it’s not always mandatory to reset your phone, but it’s the only solution if I end up in a boot loop.

    Quick question. Is it possible to download the update by itself, copy it to the sd card, boot to recovery menu and use the: “install update from external storage” option to do the update?
    I’ve never actually seen a downloadable update package on Samsung-Updates or SamMobile.

    Thanks

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    The service code menu codes keep changing with different firmware versions. To confirm OTA, go to Settings>about and check for software update. If you do not get any error while checking for update, you will receive OTA, otherwise not.

    The best way is to use Odin, I have never received an OTA on any of my Galaxy devices. Odin is perfect.

  • Andrei Avris

    Hi. I have an I9305 and after upgrading to 4.1.2 I had serious issues with WiFi. I used your tutorial from DroidViews on downgrading and then with your recommendation I installed a 4.1.2 unbranded from a different region. It’s been working flawlessly ever since. However, I would like to know if I will be able to get OTA updates. So my phone was with CSC: DTM (T-mobile branded, not sim locked) and now it’s NEE. In Kies it says: MD1/MD1/MD1 (NEE)
    And if I type *#1234# I end up with these:
    AP: I9305XXBMD1
    CP: I9305XXBMD1
    CSC: I9305NEEBMD1.

    You say that they need to match. They look like a match to me :)
    If not, then I will flash 4.2.2 when it comes out with ODIN. But I was just wondering if I would be able to update with OTA or Kies when the firmware comes out for region NEE.

    Also, I did try the *#272*IMEI# and nothing happens.

    Thanks again.

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Corrected! Thanks for bringing that to notice.

  • Cristhian Mejia

    Rogers is not RGS but RWC

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews
  • Apis

    How to downgrade?

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Downgrade to MDK, then change CSC.

  • Apis

    Yes, I already update XXUBMEA firmware via odin. I want to change to my country CSC.

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Weird! Have you updated the phone to the latest XXUBMEA firmware?

  • Apis

    I have tried but still cannot function. Once I click “continue”, nothing is happen.

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Just install BusyBox Free from the market. The file and link both are above. The method has been tested by myself.

  • Apis

    Hi, I have tried used your recommendation but CSC Changer still not function. My phone already have root access. Busybox which type to install – Smart or normal install.

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    If you are able to use other apps that require root, try to update supersu app and try installing busybox. If you still face issues, root again using this: http://droidviews.com/2013/root-and-install-cwm-recovery-on-samsung-galaxy-s4-gt-i9500/

  • Apis

    GT-I9500

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    It seems you phone is not rooted properly. Which model of S4 do you have?

  • Apis

    Hi, I have notice that my S4 not in CSC code for my country. Suppose it XME but mine is THR. I tried to follow on your above suggestion but failed. Once I open busybox – Root failed. Please help…

  • Salman

    Thank you, I am aware of this update. But if I am not mistaken than XXUBMEA is for German region. I am not sure when this update will be released for my (OXX) region (UK), but I am hoping soon. Secondly, the rooting tool odin is for PC and I am a mac user, so another hindrance. I am not saying there are no tutorials for rooting I9505 on mac but they are not as friendly. In short I just have to wait.

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews
  • Salman

    ohhkay. Thanks mate. I hope the new update comes out soon. Don’t particularly want to root my phone for app to sd.

    Kind Regards
    Salman

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    No, it does not mean that. You will receive the update when it rolls out for OXX CSC.

  • Salman

    Thanks for your reply. So I am guessing, if the firmware is not bind to any network, then I would be one of the first ones to get the firmware update in European region?

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    The OXX is an European code with Multiple CSC.

  • Salman

    CSC: I95050XXAMDM what does this mean?
    I9505 is the model.
    “0X” ?
    “XAMDM” ?

  • y_mng

    Thank you for your reply, I just redownloaded and tried to install again but same error message, I guess there is no other way to change CSC on our device?

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Hmm. I just told about the possible reasons. This error is seen only when the app file is corrupt. So you should try redownloading and installing it.
    In case it doesn’t install still, it means the app requires Jelly Bean to work.

  • y_mng

    The newest rom for my device is 4.0.4

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    2 possible reasons:

    The apk file was not downloaded correctly.

    Your device does not have Jelly Bean.

  • y_mng

    I tried to installed the app CSC-Changer.apk but it gives me an Parse error message “There is a problem parsing the package”?

  • y_mng

    By the way, I tried to installed the app CSC-Changer.apk but it gives me an Parse error message “There is a problem parsing the package”?

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews
  • y_mng

    Thank you for your quick reply, so in order to use this app I need to root my phone right? and how do I root a Galaxy Ace II X (S7560M) ? thanks.

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    I have just updated the post with a new method that should work for you. Try this app: http://d-h.st/IpA

  • y_mng

    Hi, I have a Galaxy Ace II X(S7560M) that has a multi-CSC but when I type *#272*Phone’s IMEI# it gives an error “UNKNOWN APPLICATION” , do you know a way to change CSC in this device Galaxy Ace II X (S7560M)? Thanks.

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Well you need to activate Developer Options on a device with Android 4.2 and I do not think that S3 T999 has received 4.2 update. Can you show me the screenshot of your device’s About screen?

  • Mitchum

    hey so i am trying to unlock my tmobile GS3 but i cannot get the developers options to appear, i tap the build seven times, ten times, forty times and nothing lol.. the only thing i can think of is that it is not connected to the tmobile service at the moment? i dont understand why that is necessary to unlock the developer options? could this be the cause or is it something else entirely?? any help would be awesome

    thanks!!

  • mihir

    no XFE is the original CSC…i have done nothing with the phone since i bought it…

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Yes hopefully, though I doubt it because of the mismatch of the original modem and the firmware I suggesting. But there i no harm in trying it.
    Is XFE the original CSC or you installed a firmware previously?

  • mihir

    thank you very much for quick reply….to install the indian firmware ill have to use odin3 as mentioned in your given link….so after that will i be able to get updates OTA?

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    You are unable to get OTA due to different CSC. Install the Indian firmware with INU CSC and you will be able to get the updates. Here is the firmware: http://hotfile.com/dl/204312730/7eb0c91/Samsung-Updates.com-GT-I9070-INU-I9070DDULP8-1365435477.zip.html

    And here the tutorial in case you need it: http://droidviews.com/2013/samsung-galaxy-advance-gt-i9070-android-4-1-2-jelly-bean-firmware-out-now/

  • mihir

    and when i tried to change my csc code, i came to know that my current csc code is XFE which is south african code and the options available are also from south africa and turkey…

  • mihir

    hi…i have galaxy s advance which i had bought online from USA and now i am using it in india. s advance has already received jelly bean update in india but i am not able to get it OTA or via kies. so i tried to change my csc code by using emei number as u have described but i am not getting any csc codes of india in the list. so updating jelly bean via odin is the only option for me? and once i update it via odin, can i get updates OTA or via kies in the future? or i have to use odin for updates all time? please help me with this.

  • N3L

    thanks for the input. thats what im worried about, flashing through odin. i was hoping that changing my csc would do the trick for me since i wanted to update ota or via kies. im worried that i might brick my phone if id push through flashing with odin. haha…anyways thanks again. ill try to re-read the article you gave me. :)

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews
  • N3L

    I was hoping for some guidance…my i9070 is still GB and would like to upgrade to JB but my kies would not detect it. My csc code happens to be AUT (switzerland) although im from the Philippines…beats me, lol. Anyways, my plan of action is to change csc so that i can get JB. But as I ran the change csc app, I only got countries not inclusive of my country’s csc codes, the closest is hongkong. Would you suggest to go ahead and install a hongkong csc or is there a way to install a philippine csc. More power and thanks.

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    It is very easy for Kies as it is programmed for that. Any online tool can be capable of tracking your location. Besides there are some other things too that help companies keep record of a device like IMEI, IMSI and so on.

  • tal

    How will Kies detect it? aint ODIN suppose to write the BTU FM PDA + CSC + PHONE data one the phone? just want to make sure we are in sync: i will flash an Israeli phone with a compelte BTU Stock Samsung phone with its built in CSC via odin. thats the idea.

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Kies will detect that your phone has a different CSC than what it should be. Phone’s CSC is matched with the CSC of the update package and if it differs it fails, resulting in no OTA. To get OTA, you must have the CSC for your own country/region.

  • tal

    Guys if i use Odin with the latest firmware to the S4 yet with complete different CSC, will the KIES later detect it properly and will bring updates per the NEW CSC? lets say i have an Israeli S4 (fully unlocked) and i want to put a clean BTU (UK) latest firmware and CSC. will Kies get it later on that the phone is now “UK” and get updates for it? thanks Tal

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=519217545 Darren Mallard

    about device > software update , works and connects to servers yes ,says firmware is up to date ,just wont update via KIES

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Hmm. Is the on-device software update feature is working fine.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=519217545 Darren Mallard

    all works fine ,says its official in settings and even connects to OTA update servers, but fails to let KIES find updates for it due to incorrect firmware ,so i obviously must have some other variant of the same network for the region ( shrugs ) im not bothered though ,kies sucks

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Hi Darren, I have never heard of any carrier that has different variants of the same device. You have flashed the correct firmware and I guess (on the basis of a few known cases) they might have added branding in the newer update for the S4.

    If you are not having any issues and are able to enjoy all network related services from your carrier, you need not bother about that.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=519217545 Darren Mallard

    i tried to root my s4 will failure ( due to OTA firmware update that stops it working properly ) so i downloaded H3G firmware for XX(UK) im on three network ,so i flashed it to wipe any failed root off the device so its ( official ) but the firmwares different with three networks branding on bootup instead ,my phone was not like that from stock when i first got it ,is it possible there are different variants of as branded phone from the same network ?

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Do not disclose your phone’s IMEI.

    See here: http://droidviews.com/tag/sim-unlock/

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Try data factory reset and wipe cache partition.

  • http://twitter.com/justwacky_smile justkoreandramas

    hello there. I’m justwacky and i’m curious about how this csc thing works. I know a bit of information thanks to your introduction above. My problem right now is:

    -I want to change the csc code for a Lenovo phone (bought from china). The model is A280. The problem is, I can’t find the malaysian firmware for this. Can you please advice me on what to do? Many thanks.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ahmad-Osama/715980116 Ahmad Osama

    Hello,
    I have problem. After changing the csc to xsg for the N7000. The lock screen does not show up and the phone close when i hold the power button.
    Any thoughts abt that

  • Tamar

    ok, thanks a lot for everything!!!!

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    You will have to do it your self by using the SplitFus2 tool. Search for it. I’ll be writing a guide when I have time for that.

  • Tamar

    why not? whats the risk? its my brother in low’s phone, and he really dont want to install the version, he’s not really a computer kinda’ guy :)
    and- if i decide to do it after all (not saying that i do, just in case he’ll want it anyway), where can i find such a firmware? can i just extend any md5 file into the 3 files?

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    You can change it but in a round about way. For that you’ll need a firmware with multi-files such as, CODE, MODEM, CSC. Having flashed a firmware, you can flash that CSC file from a desired firmware and thus change it.
    You will have to split the single firmware file with ,tar.md5 extension into multi files using SplitFus2 tool. But I will not recommend doing all those drill just for changing CSC!

  • Tamar

    so I’ll have to install it via Odin every time there’s an update? i cant download a csc file and change it? is the csc really limited to the csc list in the device? that’s bummer :(
    thanks for the help and explanations!!!

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Hmm. In that case, the best way is to install the latest builds manually via Odin. I do this to all my Galaxy devices. You can change CSC only on a multi-CSC firmware such as one for Nordic countries.

  • Tamar

    it is unlock. in Israel, its illegal to lock the hone to a specific network, no sim-lock and stuff… we do not have this problem here… i already installed an unbranded firmware, it just dont match the CSC so it cant get updates, when i try it tells me that my phone was modified, so its not supported, i did the same for my samsung s3 (not mini), i bought it in the UK , and i unlocked it, and it works great, but my Israeli phone, which is definably unlocked, now cant get updates…

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    You did not get me yet. I said if you flash a firmware that is made for unbranded phones, you might face network connectivity and other issues. First get your phone unlocked and then think about installing other firmware. Changing CSC is not a solution for you.

  • Tamar

    yes its illegal to lock phones here :) i can install any firmware i want, if I’ll find the CSC for it… other words- i can insert any sim-card and it’ll work.

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    If your phone is sim-locked, installing an unbranded firmware might complicate things. Are you able to use other SIMs on your device?

  • Tamar

    hey, thanks for the quick respond!!

    my model is Samsung s3 mini, I8190, I’m from Israel, my carriers is Orange, but i don’t want their firmware :( they never get updates and have lots of extra apps :( so i want any clean version, like the BTU clan version… but when i install it without changing the CSC, it cant get online updates…

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    What’s your country, carrier (if any), handset model and desired firmware version?

  • Tamar

    i had a branded firmware, and i wanted a clean Samsung version, i tried to find a non branded firmware with my CSC but i don’t think there is any… so i downloaded the CSC changer, but in the CSC codes list i had only middle eastern CSC, and now i cant change it back to what it was, my country is not in the CSC codes list (!!) , i want to change it to (1)my country’s CSC and back to my branded version, or (2) BTU and install a clean version, what can i do?… how can i find a CSC file? help?…. please!

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    It only denotes connectivity difference and a network carrier affiliation. If you flash the firmware for gt-i9082 , the phone will still work. But since you are new, I will not recommend you to do anything like that.

  • http://www.facebook.com/HatiAngsa Hati Angsa

    just want to ask. what is the different between gt-i9082 with gt-i9082l?

  • http://www.facebook.com/HatiAngsa Hati Angsa

    just want to ask. what is the different between gt-i9082 with gt-i9082l?

  • http://www.facebook.com/HatiAngsa Hati Angsa

    thanks for the help.

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    This is how: http://droidviews.com/2013/update-samsung-galaxy-grand-duos-gt-i9082-to-android-4-1-2-jelly-bean-firmware/
    You need not root but the firmware is not available yet. When it will come It will be posted on the blog.

  • http://www.facebook.com/HatiAngsa Hati Angsa

    but how to change firmware without rooting? just that I am not an expert in IT. many thing still need to be learn.

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    try both and if it does not work, wait for the Malaysian firmware.

  • http://www.facebook.com/HatiAngsa Hati Angsa

    have tried using the code with both emei of my phone. but there no pop-up appear. usually which emei will be used?

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    You will be able to change the CSC only if your firmware has multiple CSC. Try the method given above to check if the Malaysia CSC is there, otherwise wait till a Malaysian firmware arrives. When it is available, install it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/HatiAngsa Hati Angsa

    I would like to change it to Malaysia csc. Now it in Panama csc.

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    May I know why do you want to change the CSC?

  • http://www.facebook.com/HatiAngsa Hati Angsa

    so how to change csc for this mobile phone? or there are no yet way to change the csc for grand duos?

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Hi,
    Since you question is not a question, there is no answer to it. All phone’s with dual SIMs have 2 IMEIs. So it’s not a problem at all.

  • http://www.facebook.com/HatiAngsa Hati Angsa

    is there no answer for my problem?

  • http://www.facebook.com/HatiAngsa Hati Angsa

    how to Samsung Galaxy Grand GT-I9082L change it csc although it has 2 EMEI No.?

  • http://www.facebook.com/HatiAngsa Hati Angsa

    The model name is GT-I9082L.

  • http://www.facebook.com/HatiAngsa Hati Angsa

    My Samsung Galaxy Grand has 2 EMEI no. on the back of the battery place. It was a Grand Duos. I fell weird as it has 2 EMEI no. How to change the CSC as this mobile has 2 EMEI no. registered? Which means that each sim slot has it own EMEI no I think.

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    What do you mean by “2 EMEI”?

  • http://www.facebook.com/HatiAngsa Hati Angsa

    how to change csc on samsung galaxy grand that has 2 EMEI no.??

  • http://www.facebook.com/nitin.shah.186 Nitin Shah

    I have pretty much the same issue ” .com.android Preconfig not found on your device” Same Nordic version of JB 4.1.2. Lost connection with KIES too.

  • kagiyuki

    I think so, bought from ebay. My android version is still 4.0.4. basically i want to change to get latest update for singapore. my friend that change his s3 got update for jelly bean.

    anyway can i ask how to install the 4.11 firmware that you gave?? i’m a newbie in android. in fact this is the first android i have.

  • http://www.facebook.com/advaitmohan Advait Mohan

    Tried CSC changer , Im getting an error, ” .com.android Preconfig not found on your device.” Then when iput the manual code i get ” UKNOWN APPLICATION.”
    I have just flashed the nordic version of Jelly Bean 4.1.2 to my galaxy s2 I9100.

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    KSA means Saudi Arabia, right! There is no possibility that your firmware will contain the CSC for Singapore. Since the official 4.1.2 firmware is not yet out for Singapore, you can try the Chinese version that might have this (I am not sure): http://www.hotfile.com/dl/192481893/c700732/N8000ZCCMA4_N8000CHNCMA4_CHN.zip.html

    In case changing the CSC matters to you much, install the official 4.1.1 firmware for Singapore:

    http://www.hotfile.com/dl/187229508/1efc5b4/N8000DXBLL3_N8000OLBBLL3_XSP.zip.html

  • kagiyuki

    my model is GT-N8000 XXLGA the preconfig is set to KSA

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Any firmware has just a limited set of CSCs and you can change only what is available. Can you tell me what model of the Note 10.1 you have?

  • kagiyuki

    hi, i’m using note 10.1, i have download the csc changer, but the country code that i want to install is not listed there. How can i change my csc to the country that i want? ( I want to change to Singapore= BGD, XSO, XSP)

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Did you try the CSC changer

  • http://twitter.com/avrielvenis AV Cirineo

    I’m having an error message “connection problem or invalid MMI code” when I try to dialing the IMEI code. While when I use the app, this message appears “com.android.Preconfig not found on your device. Manual mode…” May I ask your help on this.

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    You will b able to change the CSC of a device only if the firmware you installed contains the CSC of your country.

    If you do not find the CSC (INU) for your country, wait till the 4.1.2 for India is available.

  • rahul698

    HELLO I have installed android 4.1.2 that you given so thank you.My question that you told vchanging csc code how to change csc code in samsung tab 2 p3100

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Okay, I have seen that. The reason for your problem is that the firmware installed on your Note 10.1 is a Single CSC firmware where you have but one code. Install a multi-csc firmware. I have just updated the Firmware post with the full firmware which also contains the csc for your country that is UK. Download the firmware from here and flash it via Odin. Then you will be able to change the CSC to your country (BTU).

    http://droidviews.com/2012/samsung-galaxy-note-10-1-wifi-gt-n8010-receives-android-4-1-1-jelly-bean-firmware/

  • Jon Marshall

    here’s a screenshot of when I have pasted in the country code, I don’t get the option to choose from a list. Odin resolutely refuses to recognise my note 10.1

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Can you send me a screenshot?

    Try flashing the update zip over a German ICS ROM.And try the trick above,

    http://droidviews.com/2012/samsung-galaxy-note-10-1-wifi-gt-n8010-receives-android-4-1-1-jelly-bean-firmware/comment-page-1/

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    How did you conclude that your phone is locked.

  • Jon Marshall

    Came to this page from a post about the jellybean update for the wi-fi version of the Samsung note 10.1. I have the update files but they won’t install because I suspect my CSC code is the UK one. The above doesn’t really help me as I don’t have a dialer program to request my IMEI from ( would a wi- fi only tablet have an IMEI? ) I have tried manually changing the CSC code in the CSC changer app but it continues to advise the code must be 3 digits….even tho it clearly does have 3 digits…..is there an easier way to change the CSC code?

  • Mike Cat

    i did this and now my phone is on DBT but it is now locked?.. anyway to fix this???

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