Firstly, look at my screenshot below.Thanks, good to know they are all uninstallable. I am on MTN with data through Afrihost's platform so VC wouldn't be of use to me.
I asked if the stock was local and they confirmed the firmware was XFA.
"The device is local, (XFA)."
So then I asked confirmation that it's 'vanilla' local Samsung, no splash and apps from local telco's added, they responded
"Hi the phone has Vodacom bootscreen"
Not sure why it would have a VC splash, but these are the crypticly short responses I get, you'd swear we're back to limited 160 character responses...
It's a screen shot of my software info.
I have a Note10+, Vodacom branded.
stock, no root and on latest Samsung firmware.
My CSC is....... XFV/XFV/XFV
Even though, CSC /XFA, is a multi CSC, that includes
XFV and XFE and you can flash above etc,
I have found from experience, that
if it's a Vodacom branded
device it should /will be shown as.... XFV/XFV/XFV.
The issue here, is if the CSC is not correct, you
might not get regular OTA's. updates.?
Also is this device out of box brand new ?
or has it been used ?
My suspicions is that device is not brand new, reason why it is "cheaper" price.?
also that someone has flashed, Samsung CSC /XFA firmware onto it.... ?
(Reason why, it's still has splash screen etc)
I might be wrong,
but for me (what you stated above) that
seller states, it's XFA and has Vodacom splash screen
plus price.etc ?
If you happy that all is in order..?
It's your choice.!
Ask seller what is the CSC.
if it's something like this
XFA/"? "/XFV then they have most probably
flashed XFA firmware over the Vodacom.
Note that the
third CSC XFV " is hardcore and cannot be changed! re example " x / x /XFV
(maybe if rooted yes!)