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APN settings for Android to enable Internet & MMS

Hmm… I received lot of question on how to enable Internet and MMS on Android lately. So here is the list that I gathered from Internet. Hopefully, it will solve all of your cannot connect to Internet and send MMS issues. Okay, here are some questions that you might ask…

What is an “APN”?
“APN” == Access Point Name. It allows you to connect to the Internet and send MMS through your phone carrier.

How to protect your Android device from Stagefright MMS Hack?

A recent study discovered that more than 95% Android devices are affected by a serious vulnerability in the Android system. Yes, bugs fly from time to time. Based on the researchers, these vulnerabilities allow attackers to take complete control of your Android smartphone with zero interaction with just receiving a specially-made multimedia message (MMS). And this MMS hack is called “Stagefright”. Well, here is the good news and bad news. Good news is that fix is already being done and available. But the bad news – it will take a while for your Android device to receive this security fix from manufacturer. Worst part – older devices will not receive any security update on this at all. So how to protect your Android device from Stagefright MMS Hack? Read on to find out…

How to change CSC on Samsung Galaxy Note 2?

Like all other Samsung Galaxy Devices, Samsung Galaxy Note II has PDA, PHONE and CSC too. PDA is build version of the firmware, PHONE is baseband / modem version and CSC is consumer software customization which specified to geographical region and carriers. CSC contains the software packages specific to particular region, carrier branding and also APN settings for data connection, MMS for service provider. You can change to other CSC if your firmware has multi CSC packages.

Note – By changing CSC will factory reset your Galaxy Note 2. All applications and data will be deleted. Make sure that you make backup before do so.

Change Samsung Galaxy Note 2 CSC
Multi CSC packages on Galaxy Note 2

How to change CSC on Samsung Galaxy S3?

Samsung Galaxy S III firmware has 3 main components ~ PDA, PHONE and CSC. PDA == build version of the firmware, PHONE == baseband / modem version and CSC == consumer software customization (specified to geographical region and carriers). CSC contains the software packages specific to that region, carrier branding and also APN settings for data connection, MMS for your service provider. You can change CSC if you have Multi CSC packages like below example. By the way, only Samsung Galaxy S3 firmware with correct PDA, PHONE and CSC combo will get updated with Samsung Kies.

Note – This will factory reset your phone. Everything will be deleted. Do backup before perform this task.

Multi CSC

How to change CSC on Samsung Galaxy S2?

Samsung Galaxy S II has 3 main components ~ PDA, Phone and CSC. PDA == build version of the firmware, Phone == baseband / modem version and CSC == consumer software customization and it is specified to geographical region and carriers. CSC contains the software packages specific to that region, carrier branding and also APN settings for data connection, MMS for your service provider. And you can change CSC if you have Multi CSC packages.

Note – this will factory reset your phone. Do backup before perform this task.

Multi CSC

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