1. waqqas31's Avatar
    Hello,

    My SM-G9650 is available in multiple CSCs. To broadly summarize, there are the Latin America CSCs and then there is one for China and one for Hong Kong. I have the Hong Kong variant (TGY).

    Pie finally made it to the SM-G9650 yesterday, but only about 4 CSC's from Latin America.

    I had tried flashing a 8.0.0 (Jan 1) update before and it failed, and now a Pie update has also failed. I tried different source CSC's for each (MXO then ZTO).

    I have followed the Odin file selection instructions and tried both HOME_CSC and (as a last resort) the regular CSC, but both would fail after downloading the entire file onto the device.

    Anyone have any tips on how to perhaps do a successful flash?

    At the end of both tries, I re-flashed my original 8.0.0 (Dec 1) TGY firmware and it worked just fine.
    02-11-2019 11:34 AM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    Samsung restricts phones very tightly. Look around at the XDA S9+ forum to see if anyone has anything you can use (or if any ROM developer has any suggestions).
    waqqas31 likes this.
    02-11-2019 12:34 PM
  3. waqqas31's Avatar
    Samsung restricts phones very tightly. Look around at the XDA S9+ forum to see if anyone has anything you can use (or if any ROM developer has any suggestions).
    On XDA I found this guide (which seems obvious) but the key is to follow it to the letter.

    I used the method therein to successfully flash firmware of a different CSC twice.

    Link:

    https://forum.xda-developers.com/gal...stock-t3815136
    02-14-2019 12:55 PM
  4. Rukbat's Avatar
    Thank you for posting the solution, it may come in handy for someone else.
    waqqas31 likes this.
    02-14-2019 01:37 PM
  5. mustang7757's Avatar
    Hello,

    My SM-G9650 is available in multiple CSCs. To broadly summarize, there are the Latin America CSCs and then there is one for China and one for Hong Kong. I have the Hong Kong variant (TGY).

    Pie finally made it to the SM-G9650 yesterday, but only about 4 CSC's from Latin America.

    I had tried flashing a 8.0.0 (Jan 1) update before and it failed, and now a Pie update has also failed. I tried different source CSC's for each (MXO then ZTO).

    I have followed the Odin file selection instructions and tried both HOME_CSC and (as a last resort) the regular CSC, but both would fail after downloading the entire file onto the device.

    Anyone have any tips on how to perhaps do a successful flash?

    At the end of both tries, I re-flashed my original 8.0.0 (Dec 1) TGY firmware and it worked just fine.
    You have a Hong Kong which is snapdragon and Latin America is Exynos non compatible
    02-14-2019 02:07 PM
  6. waqqas31's Avatar
    You have a Hong Kong which is snapdragon and Latin America is Exynos non compatible
    Actually, the models in question were all SM-G9650 (and hence, all SD).
    02-14-2019 09:01 PM
  7. mustang7757's Avatar
    Actually, the models in question were all SM-G9650 (and hence, all SD).
    Ok if your sure they both snapdragon
    What is it that your trying to do?
    02-14-2019 09:07 PM
  8. waqqas31's Avatar
    Ok if your sure they both snapdragon
    What is it that your trying to do?
    I *was* trying to flash a newer firmware, but from a different CSC. It was failing at first, but as per the guide, if I tried after doing a factory reset (from the OS), then going into the recovery menu and doing another factory reset followed by wiping the cache and then going into download mode once again would result in a successful flash.
    02-14-2019 09:11 PM
  9. mustang7757's Avatar
    I *was* trying to flash a newer firmware, but from a different CSC. It was failing at first, but as per the guide, if I tried after doing a factory reset (from the OS), then going into the recovery menu and doing another factory reset followed by wiping the cache and then going into download mode once again would result in a successful flash.
    Are you using Odin 3.13.1?
    02-14-2019 09:13 PM
  10. waqqas31's Avatar
    Are you using Odin 3.13.1?
    Yes
    02-14-2019 09:14 PM
  11. mustang7757's Avatar
    Yes
    Ok , try downloading
    Odin prince comsey 3.13.1
    Try that see if flash will work
    02-14-2019 09:15 PM
  12. waqqas31's Avatar
    Ok , try downloading
    Odin prince comsey 3.13.1
    Try that see if flash will work
    Actually, I was already successful. I apologize if my posts kept that ambiguous.
    02-14-2019 09:18 PM
  13. mustang7757's Avatar
    Actually, I was already successful. I apologize if my posts kept that ambiguous.
    Oh ...I'm sorry misunderstood
    Good , how you like pie?
    02-14-2019 09:19 PM
  14. waqqas31's Avatar
    Oh ...I'm sorry misunderstood
    Good , how you like pie?
    Overall it's a decent improvement over Oreo. Just a couple small things that I'm sure they will iron out in an update or two.
    02-16-2019 07:14 AM

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