In this guide, I will show you the steps to change the CSC Code on the Samsung Gear S3. The Country Specific Code beholds a slew of useful information for the Samsung device. These include the settings, system configurations, localizations, and geo-specific. Apart from that, it is also linked with system language, APN settings, and carrier branding.
Moreover, each device comes with a unique CSC depending on the region to which they belong. So why is there a need to change this CSC? Well, Samsung places geo-restriction on some of the apps and services. In other words, if you belong to a certain country, then you wouldn’t be able to access certain specific features. In the latest iteration of the Galaxy watches, these restrictions are usually placed on BP and ECG functionality.
But when it comes to Gear S3, one of the most popular used cased scenarios is to change the CSC to one of the supported regions and install the Samsung Pay app onto your watch. Well, there could be a plethora of other reasons why you might need to carry out this task. So without further ado, let’s get started with the steps to change the CSC Code on your Samsung Gear S3.
Note: The below process will factory reset the Samsung Gear S3 watch, so take a backup beforehand. Likewise, you should be on Tizen version 188.8.131.52 or below [184.108.40.206 isn’t supported]. I wouldn’t be held responsible in case of a thermonuclear war, your alarm doesn’t wake you up, or if anything happens to your device and data by performing the below steps.
Step 1: Go to Developer Options.
Step 2: Enable the ADB debugging and Debug over WiFi.
Step 3: Take down the IP address and port number, example:
Step 4: Download and extract SDB Platform Tools to a convenient location on your PC.
Step 5: Go to the Start Menu and type Command Prompt to perform a search for it.
Step 6: Click on the Run as administrator option from the search results.
Step 7: Navigate to SDB > data > tools folder in the Command Prompt.
sdb connect IP
For example- sdb connect 192.168.1.4:5555
Step 9: Execute the below command to verify the connection [it should list out the IP address and watch model number]:
Step 10: Type in the below command to open the shell environment:
Step 11: The Debugging prompt on Samsung Gear S3 watch, tap OK.
Step 12: Execute the below command:
Step 13: The list of CSC codes will now display on your Samsung Gear S3 watch, select the one based on your choice to change the CSC code on Gear S3.