Fix ‘Carrier services couldn’t be setup’ in Samsung RW Firmware

In this guide, we will show you the steps to fix the ‘Carrier services couldn’t be setup’ in a Samsung RW firmware. The system partition even on a rooted Android device is no longer writeable. As a result of this, tasks such as changing boot animation, making changes to the build.prop files, and even simply copy-pasting files in the system partition is not possible by default.

Fortunately, there does exist a few nifty methods using which you could mount the system partition r/w and get the required job done. In the case of Samsung, it’s even easier as developers already provide their ROM r/w out of the box [along with partitions converted To F2FS as well].

However, a bunch of users have recently voiced their concern that right after flashing the RW firmware on their Samsung device, they are greeted with the ‘Carrier services couldn’t be setup’ error message. If you are also in the same boat, then this guide will help you out. Follow along for the fix.

Fix ‘Carrier services couldn’t be setup’ in Samsung RW Firmware

Carrier services couldn't be setup

If you are using a read-only firmware and facing this issue, then first mount the system partition as read/write and only then proceed with the below steps. Moreover, take a backup beforehand, just to be on the safer side.

  1. Download and install Solid File Manager app.
  2. After that, head over to the below location:
    /system/priv-app
  3. Finally, delete the SDMConfig app present there.

That’s it. Deleting the SDMConfig app present in the priv-app directory will fix the ‘Carrier services couldn’t be setup’ in a Samsung RW firmware. If you have any queries concerning the aforementioned steps, do let us know in the comments. We will get back to you with a solution at the earliest.


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