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When it comes to Samsung Android phones, firmware update files and their exact names is very important. The firmware build number for Samsung devices is categorized into two sections, namely, PDA and CSC. The PDA consists of the update build number with Android system changes and the CSC consists of country specific changes. So all the global changes to the core TouchWiz or Samsung Experience 8.1 is contained within the PDA number. Whereas, the CSC is more of a country or network carrier specific update log for features like wallpapers, wifi calling, VoLTE, sounds etc.

You don’t have to worry about CSC if you are simply downloading OTA updates officially from Samsung. However, for advanced users who like to root their Samsung device via latest TWRP recovery, may need to restore the device to complete stock at some point in order to update their device manually. Like to a newer version of Android 7.1.1 Nougat. For this, you will need the full stock firmware and flash it using the latest Odin tool (specifically designed for Samsung phones). So in order to download the exact firmware file for your device, you need to know the CSC version as well.

What is CSC?

CSC stands for Country Specific Code. It is unique for each country or region or network carrier. Here, we have created a list of all the CSC or product code along with the country or carrier it belongs to. We have basically categorized the Multi-CSC into 4 parts. The first belongs to various telecom carriers in the United Stated like Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, and more. Second and third consists of similar carriers in Canada and the Vodafone. Lastly, we have listed the global or international variants.

In order to find the exact CSC for your service from the below list, do a search of the country or carrier it belongs to. On your keyboard hold Ctrl + F keys and type the country name. It is a long list.

United States carriers CSC product codes: Multi-CSC contains

  • “ACG”, “Nextech / C-Spire branded”
  • “ATT”, “AT&T branded”
  • “BST”, “BST (unknown)”
  • “CCT”, “Comcast branded”
  • “GCF”, “GCF (unknown)”
  • “LRA”, “Bluegrass Cellular branded”
  • “SPR”, “Sprint (CDMA) branded”
  • “TFN”, “Tracfone branded “
  • “TMB”, “T-Mobile branded”
  • “USC”, “USA unbranded”
  • “VMU”, “Virgin Mobile USA branded”
  • “VZW”, “Verizon branded”
  • “XAA”, “USA unbranded (default)”
  • “XAS”, “XAS (unknown)”

Canada carriers CSC product codes: Multi-CSC contains

  • “BMC”, “Bell Mobile branded”
  • “BWA”, “SaskTel branded”
  • “CHR”, “Canada (unknown)”
  • “ESK”, “EastLink branded”
  • “FMC”, “Fido Mobile branded”
  • “GLW”, “Globalive Wind Mobile branded”
  • “KDO”, “Koodo Mobile branded”
  • “MTB”, “Belarus branded”
  • “RWC”, “Rogers branded”
  • “TLS”, “Telus branded”
  • “VMC”, “Virgin Mobile branded”
  • “VTR”, “Vidéotron branded”
  • “XAC”, “Canada unbranded (default)”

Vodafone carriers CSC product codes: Multi-CSC contains

  • “ATL”, “Spain Vodafone branded”
  • “AVF”, “Albania Vodafone branded”
  • “CNX”, “Romania Vodafone branded”
  • “CYV”, “Cyprus Vodafone branded”
  • “MOB”, “Austria A1 branded”
  • “MTL”, “Bulgaria MTL branded”
  • “OMN”, “Italy Vodafone branded”
  • “PRO”, “Belgium Proximus branded “
  • “SIM”, “Slovenia Si.mobile branded”
  • “SWC”, “Switzerland Swisscom branded”
  • “TCL”, “Portugal Vodafone branded”
  • “VD2”, “Germany Vodafone branded (default)”
  • “VDC”, “Czech Republic Vodafone branded”
  • “VDF”, “Netherlands Vodafone branded”
  • “VDH”, “Hungary Vodafone branded”
  • “VDI”, “Ireland Vodafone branded”
  • “VGR”, “Greece Vodafone branded”
  • “VIP”, “Croatia VIP-Net branded”
  • “VOD”, “United Kingdom Vodafone branded”
  • “XFV”, “South Africa Vodafone branded”

List of CSC (Country specific codes) for Samsung Galaxy Android Global

  • Afghanistan (AFG)
  • Algeria (TMC)
  • Austria (TTR)
  • Austria (3 Hutchison) (DRE)
  • Austria (A1) (MOB)
  • Austria (T-Mobile) (MAX)
  • Austria (Telering) (TRG)
  • Baltic (SEB)
  • Belgium (Proximus) (PRO)
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (TEB)
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (BH TELECOM) (BHT)
  • Bulgaria (GBL)
  • Bulgaria (BGL)
  • Bulgaria (MTL) (MTL)
  • Bulgaria (VVT) (VVT)
  • Cambodia (CAM)
  • Caucasus Countries (CAU)
  • Croatia (Bonbon) (DHR)
  • Croatia (T-Mobile) (CRO)
  • Croatia (TELE2) (TWO)
  • Croatia (VIPNET) (VIP)
  • Cyprus (CYV)
  • Cyprus (Cytamobile Vodafone) (CYO)
  • Czech Republic (ETL)
  • Czech Republic (O2C) (O2C)
  • Czech Republic (T-Mobile) (TMZ)
  • Czech Republic (Vodafone) (VDC)
  • Egypt (EGY)
  • France (XEF)
  • France (Bouygues) (BOG)
  • France (Orange) (FTM)
  • France (SFR) (SFR)
  • Germany (DBT)
  • Germany (1&1) (XEG)
  • Germany (Congstar) (DDE)
  • Germany (O2) (VIA)
  • Germany (T-Mobile) (DTM)
  • Germany (Vodafone) (VD2)
  • Greece (EUR)
  • Greece (Cosmote) (COS)
  • Greece (Vodafone) (VGR)
  • Hungary (XEH)
  • Hungary (T-mobile) (TMH)
  • Hungary (Telenor) (PAN)
  • Hungary (VDH) (VDH)
  • Indonesia (XSE)
  • Indonesia (XID)
  • Iran (THR)
  • Iraq (MID)
  • Ireland (TSI)
  • Ireland (Meteor) (MET)
  • Ireland (Three) (3IE)
  • Ireland (Vodafone) (VDI)
  • Israel (ILO)
  • Israel (Cellcom) (CEL)
  • Israel (Orange/Partner) (PTR)
  • Israel (Pelephone) (PCL)
  • Italy (ITV)
  • Italy (H3G) (HUI)
  • Italy (TIM) (TIM)
  • Italy (Vodafone) (OMN)
  • Italy (Wind) (WIN)
  • Kazakhstan (SKZ)
  • Kenya (AFR)
  • Kenya (KEN)
  • Libya (BTC)
  • Luxembourg (LUX)
  • Macedonia (VIM)
  • Macedonia (T-Mobile) (MBM)
  • Malaysia (XME)
  • Mauritius (MRU)
  • Montenegro (TMT)
  • Morocco (MAT) (MAT)
  • Morocco (MWD) (MWD)
  • Netherlands (PHN)
  • Netherlands (Ben NL) (DNL)
  • Netherlands (T-Mobile) (TNL)
  • Netherlands (Vodafone) (VDF)
  • Nigeria (ECT)
  • Nordic countries (NEE)
  • Norway (Telenor) (TEN)
  • Open Austria (ATO)
  • Pakistan (PAK) (PAK)
  • Philippines (Globe) (GLB)
  • Philippines (Open Line) (XTC)
  • Philippines (Smart) (SMA)
  • Philippines (Sun Cellular) (XTE)
  • Poland (XEO)
  • Poland (Heyah) (DPL)
  • Poland (Orange) (IDE)
  • Poland (PLUS) (PLS)
  • Poland (Play) (PRT)
  • Poland (T-mobile) (TPL)
  • Portugal (MEO)
  • Portugal (Optimus) (OPT)
  • Portugal (TPH) (TPH)
  • Portugal (Vodafone) (TCL)
  • Romania (ROM)
  • Romania (Cosmote) (COA)
  • Romania (Orange) (ORO)
  • Romania (Vodafone) (CNX)
  • Russia (SER)
  • Saudi Arabia (KSA)
  • Saudi Arabia (ACR)
  • Saudi Arabia (WTL)
  • Saudi Arabia (STC) (XFU)
  • Serbia (Telekom) (TSR)
  • Serbia (Telenor) (MSR)
  • Serbia (VIP) (TOP)
  • Slovakia (ORX)
  • Slovakia (TMS)
  • Slovenia (SIO)
  • Slovenia (Mobitel) (MOT)
  • Slovenia (Si.mobil) (SIM)
  • South Africa (XFE)
  • South Africa (XFA)
  • South Africa (Vodafone) (XFV)
  • South East Europe (SEE)
  • Spain (PHE)
  • Spain (Movistar) (XEC)
  • Spain (Orange) (AMO)
  • Spain (Vodafone) (ATL)
  • Sweden (VDS)
  • Sweden (Tre) (HTS)
  • Switzerland (AUT)
  • Switzerland (Swisscom) (SWC)
  • Thailand (THL)
  • Tunisia (TUN)
  • Ukraine (Kyivstar) (SEK)
  • United Arab Emirates (XSG)
  • United Arab Emirates (LYS)
  • United Kingdom (VIR)
  • United Kingdom (BTU)
  • United Kingdom (EE) (EVR)
  • United Kingdom (H3G) (H3G)
  • United Kingdom (O2) (O2U)
  • United Kingdom (Vodafone) (VOD)
  • United Kingdom / Ireland (XEU)
  • Unknown (TPD)
  • Unknown (ANP)
  • Uzbekistan (CAC)
  • Vietnam (XXV)
  • Zambia (MTN Zambia) (MTZ)
  • Argentina (ARO)
  • Argentina (ANC)
  • Argentina (Claro) (CTI)
  • Argentina (Movistar) (UFN)
  • Argentina (Personal) (PSN)
  • Australia (XSA)
  • Australia (Optus) (OPS)
  • Australia (Telstra) (TEL)
  • Australia (Vodafone) (VAU)
  • Bangladesh (BNG)
  • Bolivia (BVO)
  • Brazil (ZTO)
  • Brazil (Claro) (ZTA)
  • Brazil (Oi) (ZTR)
  • Brazil (TIM) (ZTM)
  • Brazil (VIVO) (ZVV)
  • Chile (CHO)
  • Chile (CRC)
  • Chile (Claro) (CHL)
  • Chile (Entel PCS) (CHE)
  • Chile (Nextel) (CHX)
  • Chile (Telefonica) (CHT)
  • Chile (VTR) (CHV)
  • Colombia (COO)
  • Colombia (Comcel) (COM)
  • Colombia (ETB) (COE)
  • Colombia (Movistar) (COB)
  • Costa Rica (ICE)
  • Dominican Republic (CDR)
  • Dominican Republic (Orange) (DOR)
  • Ecuador (EBE)
  • Ecuador (ECO)
  • Fiji (Vodafone) (VFJ)
  • Guatemala (TGU)
  • Guatemala (PGU)
  • Guatemala (Tigo) (CGU)
  • India (INU)
  • India (INS)
  • Jamaica (JDI)
  • Jamaica (CWW)
  • Mexico (IUS)
  • Mexico (Movistar) (TMM)
  • Mexico (Telcel) (TCE)
  • Nepal (NPL)
  • New Zealand (NZC)
  • New Zealand (TNZ)
  • New Zealand (Vodafone) (VNZ)
  • Panama (PBS)
  • Panama (TPA)
  • Panama (Cable & Wireless) (PCW)
  • Panama (Claro) (CPA)
  • Papua New Guinea (PNG)
  • Paraguay (Claro) (CTP)
  • Paraguay (Personal) (PSP)
  • Paraguay (Tigo) (TGP)
  • Peru (PET)
  • Peru (Nextel) (PNT)
  • Peru (SAM) (SAM)
  • Peru (Viettel) (PVT)
  • Puerto Rico (PCT)
  • Saudi Arabia (KSA)
  • Singapore (XSP)
  • Singapore (MM1)
  • Singapore (SingTel) (SIN)
  • Singapore (StarHub) (STH)
  • South Africa (XFA)
  • South America (Moviestar) (CRM)
  • South America (Open Line) (NBS)
  • Sri Lanka (SLK)
  • Trinidad and Tobago (TTT)
  • Trinidad and Tobago (EON)
  • Unknown (COD)
  • Unknown (MNX)
  • Uruguay (UFU)
  • Uruguay (UPO)
  • Uruguay (Claro) (CTU)
  • Korea (KT Corporation) (KTC)
  • Korea (LG Uplus) (LUC)
  • Korea (SK Telecom) (SKC)
  • China (Open China) (CHC)
  • Hong Kong (TGY)
  • China (China Mobile) (CHM)
  • Taiwan (BRI)
  • China (China Telecom) (CTC)

How to use PDA/CSC to download Samsung firmware update file?

As we explained CSC Selection is a product code for the Samsung Android phones. It will help you download the exact stock firmware file for your device. SamFirm will help you download the same directly from Samsung Servers. Take a look at the image below on how to do it.

How to use PDACSC to download Samsung firmware update file via SamFirm

You will need 2 things, the Model number for your Samsung device which can be found in Settings > About Phone > Software Information. Once you have downloaded the latest firmware file, see how to install it via Odin and restore it to stock.