I've recently switched from a BTU version of Galaxy S8 to a new Galaxy S10e that came factory unlocked from Three network in UK.
Phones from Three come with their branded android H3G, which means that you get firmware updates via three network and not directly from samsung. Unfortunately Three is always 2-3 months behind with updates and security patches.
So as with every single Samsung I've owned before I decided to debrand it. I downloaded the XEU (Actually multi csc version OXM) version of android and flashed my phone using latest Odin. Everything went well.
With all my other phones if I flashed BTU firmware the bottom line of service provider would change from H3G,H3G,H3G to BTU,BTU,BTU.
On S10e it changed to DBT,DBT,DBT/H3G.
Once I put the sim card in and set the phone up it automatically changed to XEU,XEU,XEU/H3G.
I guess that the last value is basically phone's origin and can't be changed or rid of?
Also does this void my warranty? Obviously since I used Sammys official firmware and tools the knox stayed at 0
I'll be very grateful for your help.
Hi, yes absolutely.
Here's the one you asked for and one from Software information to show you how my service provider section changed from H3G,H3G,H3G to XEU,XEU,XEU/H3G
When I got my phone, Three was 2 months behind with security patch. So basically what I did I updated my phone with the latest official XEU firmware and therefore debranded it which means that I'll now get more frequent updates and won't have to wait for them for months.