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All Samsung Galaxy Firmware PDA And CSC Codes List With Detailed Explanation

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Did you ever wondered what do the numbers and letters on your firmware version mean? I actually did it in the past, but made a detailed study about it that resulted in this detailed article which will explain every aspect of the CSC / PDA codes loud and clear. First of all the firmware version name has two parts, the first one is called the PDA and the second one called is CSC.

Now lets get an idea what do these abbreveations actually mean.

What is PDA?

PDA represents the Core OS build along with the phone model number, country/region code, bootloader version and release date.

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What are the numbers and letters in a PDA Code mean?

As shown in the image the first 5 letters (eg: G930F) is your phone's model number. The next two letters (eg: XX) denotes the country/ region code. Now the next 3 letters denotes the bootloader version (eg: U2E) of your phone, in this example the bootloader version is "2". The last 3 letters denotes the release date (REM), in the example "R" means "2018", "E" means May and "M" means the date.

For example "REM" means 2018-05-13.

 Now you know what is PDA, now lets find out what is CSC.

What is CSC?

CSC stands for "Country Specific Code". This is were all the customizations takes place and the code denotes the "country/carrier" it belongs. Various CSC versions of the same firmware version may contain customized settings, system configurations, localizations and geo-specific things such as the system language, APN settings, and carrier specific branding.

As shown in the above image "A700FD" denotes Galaxy A7 2015 dual SIM model and the country code "OLB" denotes Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand or Vietnam. So if you have a phone with that code it can be of any of the before said countries.

Now;

How will you find the PDA and CSC versions of your phone?

For that please type in *#1234# on your phone's dialer and you will get all the information like shown below;

Here "AP" denotes "PDA".

Now lets list out the country/carrier codes in the CSC.

All United States Country/Carrier Specific CSC Codes For Samsung Galaxy Android Smartphones

Code Country / Carrier
ACG  Nextech, C-Spire
ATT  AT&T
BST  Unknown 
CCT Comcast
GCF Unknown 
LRA Bluegrass Cellular
SPR Sprint
TFN Tracfone 
TMB T-Mobile
VMU Virgin Mobile USA
VZW Verizon
XAA Default USA unbranded
USC  USA unbranded
XAS Unknown 

That concludes the US country specific CSC codes.

All Vodafone CSC codes For Samsung Galaxy Android Smartphones

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

That concludes the Vodafone carrier specific CSC codes for different countries.

 All Canadian CSC codes For Samsung Galaxy Android Smartphones

Code Country / Carrier
BMC Bell Mobile
BWA SaskTel
CHR Canada (unknown)
ESK EastLink
FMC Fido Mobile
GLW Globalive Wind Mobile
KDO Koodo Mobile
MTB Belarus
RWC Rogers
TLS Telus
VMC Virgin Mobile
VTR Vidéotron
XAC Canada unbranded (default)

That concludes the Canadian country specific CSC codes.

All Samsung Galaxy Android Smartphone Country Specific CSC Codes

Country Codes
Afghanistan AFG
Algeria TMC, ALG, ALR
Austria ATO (Open Austria) AOM, DRE (3 Hutchinson), MAX (T-Mobile), MOB (A1), MOK, ONE (Orange), TRG (Telering), TTR
Albania AFV (Vodafone)
Aruba ARU
Australia XSA, OPP, OPS (Optus), VAU (Vodafone), TEL (Telus), HUT (Three/Vodafone)
Argentina ANC, ARO, CTI (Claro), UFN (Movistar), PSN (Personal)
Bahrain ARB
Baltic SEB
Belarus MTB, VEL
Belgium BSE, BAE, PRO (Proximus), XEB
Bangladesh BNG, , TML , ETR
Bosnia ERO, BHO, BHT (BH Telecom), TEB
Brazil ZTO, BTA, BTM, TMR, ZTA (Claro), ZVV (Vivo), ZTM (TIM)
Bulgaria BGL, CMF, GBL, MTE, MTL (MTL), OMX, PLX, VVT (VVT)
Cambodia CAM, 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 COO, CGU, COB, COL, COM
Costa Rica ICE
Croatia CRO, TRA, TWO, VIP (VIP-Net), DHR
Cyprus CYV (Vodafone), CYO
Czech Republic ETL, KBN, O2C, OSK, TMZ, VDC (Vodafone), XCS, XEZ
Caucasus Countries CAU
Denmark:  DTL
Dominican Republic CDR, TDR, DOR
Dominica CST, DCN, DOR
Ecuador EBE, ECO, BBR
Egypt EGY
El Salvador DGC, TBS
Finland ELS, SAU
France XEF, AUC, BOG, COR, DIX, FTM, NRJ, OFR, ORC, ORF, OXA, SFR, UNI, VGF
Fiji VFJ (Vodafone)
Germany DBT, DTM (T-Mobile), DUT, EPL (E-Plus), MAN, MBC, OXA, VD2 (Vodafone), VIA (O2), XEG
Ghana SPN, ACR
Greece EUR, AOC, COS (Cosmote), CYO, GER, OXX, TGR, VGR (Vodafone), ILO (HotMobile)
Guatemala PCS, TGU, PGU, CGU
Hong Kong TGY
Hungary XEH, PAN (Telenor), VDH (Vodafone), WST, TMO, TMH (T-Mobile)
India INU, IND, INA, INS, IMS, REL
Indonesia AXI, SAR, XSE, XID
Iran THR
Iraq MID
Ireland 3IE, VDI (Vodafone), TSI, MET
Israel ILO, CEL, PCL, PTR
Italy ITV, FWB, GOM, HUI, OMN (Vodafone), OXA, TIM, VOM, WIN, XET
Ivory Coast IRS, SIE
Jamaica JBS, JCN, JCW, JDI, CWW
Japan DCM, SBM, VFK
Jordan LEV
Kazakhstan EST, KCL, KMB, KZK, OXE, SKZ
Kenya KEN, KEL, AFR
Korea SKT, LUC, SKC, KTC
Latvia SEB
Libyan Arab Republic MMC
Lithuania TLT
Luxembourg LUX
Macao VTN
Macedonia TMC, MBM, VIM
Malaysia CCM, FME, FMG, MXS, OLB, XME
Mexico SEM, TCE, TMM, UNE, IUS
Mongolia MPC
Morocco FWD, MAT, MED, MWD, SNI, WAN
Montenegro TMT
Nepal NPL
Netherlands PHN, BEN, KPN, MMO, ONL, QIC, TFT, TNL, VDF (Vodafone), VDP, XEN
New Zealand VNZ, NZC, TNZ
Nigeria ECT, GCR, MML
Nordic Countries: NEE
Norway TEN (Telenor)
Pakistan PAK, WDC
Panama TPA, BPC, PCW, PBS, CPA
Peru PEB, PET, SAM, PNT, PVT
Philippines FAM, GLB, OLB, SMA, XTC (Open Line) , XTE
Poland ERA, IDE, PLS, PRT, XEO, OXA, OXX, DPL, TPL
Portugal OPT, OXX, TCL (Vodafone), TMN, TPH , XEP
Puerto Rico CEN, PCI, TPR, PCT
Romania ROM , CNX (Vodafone), COA, HAT, ORO, OXX
Russia AZC, BLN, EMT, ERS, GEO, MTV, OXE, SER , SNT
Saudi Arabia KSA , JED, ACR, WTL, STC, XFU
Senegal DKR
Serbia Montenegro MSR, OXX, PMN, SMO, TOP, TSR
Singapore MM1, XSP, SIN (Singtel), STH (Starhub), BGD, XSO
Slovenia MOT, SIM (Si.mobile),SIO
Slovakia ORX, GTL, IRD, ORS, OXX, TMS
South Africa XFA, XFE, OXX, XFC, XFM, XFV (Vodafone)
South East Europe SEE
South West Asia SWA
Spain PHE, FOP, AMN (Orange), ATL (Vodafone), EUS, XEC (Movistar), YOG (Yoigo)
Sri Lanka SLK
Sweden BAU, BCN, BME, BSG, BTH, COV, HTS, SEN, TET, TLA, TNO, VDS, XEE
Switzerland AUT, MOZ, ORG, OXX, SUN, SWC (Swisscom)
Taiwan BRI , CWT, TCC, TCI, TWM
Thailand CAT, OLB, THE, THL, THO, THS, LAO, MYM
Tanzania SOL
Trinidad and Tobago EON, TTT
Tunisia TUN, ABS, RNG
Turkey TUR, BAS, KVK, TLP, TRC
Ukraine KVR, SEK , UMC
United Arab Emirates 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 (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, UZB
Venezuela VMT (Movistar), DGT, MVL
Vietnam DNA, FPT, OLB, PHU, SPT, TLC, VTC, VTL, XEV, XXV

This is a long list but you can always use the search functionality "Cntrl F" to find your country / carrier.

However if you have faced any issues while trying to find the CSC/PDA related information, please feel free to post it in the comment section below, don't worry I will help you as fast I can.

Normal queries for this tutorial

  • What are the country specific CSC codes of my Galaxy Android Smartphone?
  • What are the carrier specific CSC codes of my Galaxy Android Smartphone?
  • All CSC Country/Region/Carrier Codes list.
  • What is a CSC code?
  • What is a PDA code?

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Good morning I have a samsung J6 + my PDA code and J610FNXXS4BSK1 but I cannot find the origin on your table of countries and codes. Could you help me to understand the origin of my Samsung. Thank you.
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J610FNXXS4BSK1 is for Kazakhstan. The code is already in the table. Which is "SKZ". You have to check the CSC, not AP/PDA.
Thanks.
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