If you own a Samsung Galaxy phone, it’s fairly simple to say that you are well aware of CSC, if you are not, we’ll tell you. CSC stands for Consumer Software Customization. It is basically a part of a smartphone that is responsible for determining the regional differences as well as the geographical locations of Samsung smartphones. If you are still having a hard time understanding, take Galaxy Note 5 for instance, the US variant of the phone will have a different CSC as compared to the German varaint of the phone.
Although CSC is considered to be a crucial part of a device, tinkering with it is a practise that has been going on for quite some time and is perfectly safe. As a matter of fact, your Galaxy smartphone has a built-in list of CSC you can use for your device. Before we go on about why it is important or why one should do it. Do keep in mind that some CSC will receive an Android update before the other, and some won’t even get it. For instance, if you are using a CSC of Pakistani region, you may get the update late, or may not get the OTA at all. However, with few simple steps, you can change the CSC to a region that has been already updated and update your phone despite being in a completely different region.
How to Change CSC in Samsung Galaxy Smartphones
- Open the phone dialer and type in *#06# to get your phone’s IMEI number.
- Write down the IMEI on a piece of paper and go back to the dialer again.
- Now input *#272*<your IMEI here>#
- You will be taken into a new screen that will show you list of CSC codes supported by your device.
- Now you have to look out for a CSC code that you need, considering how Poland is usually the first region to get the update, you can select the code that has CB in it.
- Tap on Install, your phone will reboot and factory reset itself and you will have a new CSC code.