How to Update Galaxy SL I9003 with MIUI 2.3.16 Custom ROM Firmware

It was the last time when we saw on how you can update with the latest MIUI v10 2.3.16 and just few days after an all new version of this firmware arrives and is dubbed as MIUI 2.3.23 which is an improved version when compared to the last version. We have mentioned a detailed list of changes which this version of firmware comes with in detail below. This custom ROM firmware bundles all the famous features like SONY’s Bravia Engine, Sony XCloud, beats Audio and Apps to SD features which are always a HOT favorite for Android users.

Please note that this firmware is not released by Samsung Electronics Ltd. and also there won’t be any ICS Android 4.0 firmware for Galaxy SL I9003 Officially. Since it’s a custom ROM firmware and is still in the beta stages, there will be some bugs which will be addressed in the coming days.

Disclaimer: Neither we, nor developer should be held responsible for any damage happened to your device in the process of following the instructions mentioned in this article. It’s very unlikely that there will be any issues but just in case if at all there are any issues then we are committed to help you in solving the same.

Change Log of MIUI v10 2.3.16:

  • Updated to MIUI 2.3.23
  • GPS optimized
  • Add Virtuous OS script’s
  • Add missing app’s (Compass, Email..)
  • MIUI v4 Icon’s
  • Vurrut V1
  • ICS Window Animation
  • In Sleep: Governor: conservative, min:300, max:600
  • In Wake: Governor: SmartrassV2, min:300, max:1000

What Works:

  • Wi-Fi
  • 2G & 3G
  • BLN (Light buttons Notification)
  • All sensors
  • GPS
  • Bluetooth
  • USB tethering
  • Video and Audio
  • Calls and Sms.
  • Internal and external SD
  • All MIUI UI and APPS

So, in the process of this article we will also be checking out on the things which work with this firmware along with the detailed pre requisites and tutorial on how to apply this firmware in your phone. Hotspot and Radio doesn’t work by default but for these things we will come out in the separate article which will help you to activate these things in your phone.

Pre Requisites:

  • We recommend you to back up all the data present in your device with the help of below mentioned steps. Don’t use KIES to back up the data as it will not support the phone after this update snce it’s a custom ROM firmware.

SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log - Call Log and Restore
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

  • Minimum charge left in the phone should be 80% so as to ensure that the phone doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update. (If you don’t follow this step then the chances are more that your phone may get DEAD for which we should not be responsible).
  • Disable all the security suites installed in your computer and uninstall all antivirus tools in your computer so as to ensure that the firmware update is not interrupted in the middle of the process.
  • Enable the USB debugging in your phone from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. The USB Debugging option should be ticked. USB Debugging Mode can only be enabled once you disconnect the phone from computer. USB Debugging should be ticked.

USB Debugging

  • Ensure that you are on the Rooted firmware of XXKPQ. Just in case if you are not on the rooted firmware, then you will have to update and root the same by following the below mentioned steps,

Procedure to Update Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 with XXKPQ Firmware

Procedure to Root Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 on XXKPQ Firmware

Assuming that you have followed all the above mentioned instructions you can now proceed to the next page where we have summed up detailed tutorial on how to apply this update of MIUI 2.3.16.



  1. Thank you so much Mark for the invaluable servcie you are rendering.My Milestone A853 is updated to 1.11.11 now.I feel some inconveniences in the update.Can you fix them please?They are 1.In the pull down Toggle Sreen 12 toggle switches are accommodated now.Can some more be added of my choice or be replaced?If so what is the procedure/2.Whether 1% Battery Level Indication can be included in the settings?3.Whether there is provision for taking Screen Shots?If yes,what is the procedure?I hope I am not disturbing you.Please do forgive me if I am asking anything untoward.Once again with a load of thanks,pnsdhrn

  2. its getting rebooted everytime in recovery mode as i m trying to install the zip file

  3. No response for miui v10.5 2.4.6 on this site

  4. I cant update my unit to custom roms.Whenever I am installing the required update I always end up hitting the dreaded “Cant Mount SD card”. As you know this sd card is the built-in card in the phone… not the external card. My card is working fine except when doing this instruction. I tried unmounting and mounting the SD card, but then again, it shows error as ” error mounting SD card. Pleas help me out on this. Plssssssssssss………

  5. Hello, I am running cyanogen mod 9 ics 4.0.4 alpha port on my GTi9003. It has a 2.3.4 xxkph baseband. Will this run on it?

  6. sir can u plese update the miui as v2.4.6 miui v10.4 has arrived please sir we need your help full blog and procedure. android advices rocks

  7. Pls reply sir

  8. Sir miui v2.4.6 has arrived so please give a procedure and steps in your blog plzzz

  9. Sir 2.3.30 has arrived in the update of miui

  10. Sir 2.3.30 has arrived

  11. everything was fine. but my wifi stated error. i cant use it. how to solve this

  12. Thank you sir.So when can we expect miui v2.3.30 that is miuiv10.3 in your blog

  13. Need full working ICS …Plz do sumething !

  14. I am rooted on DDKP3 can i directly install the zip or it is compulsory to be rooted on only XXKPQ firmware to update with this MIUI ?

  15. hello sir. can you please create a blog and procedure for th next newly arrived miui dubbed as miui v2.3.30 that is miui v10.3 . thank you very much in advance

  16. When i select the option ‘install zip from sd card’, i’m getting an error: “Error mounting sdcard. please help

  17. battery life suckzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…
    kindly fix this issue neel …….

  18. Change title as MIUI 2.3.23 ! Now it is showing MIUI 2.3.16 !!

  19. Battery? should charge three times daily!!

  20. Battery drops very fast, just after charging, once you unplugged it, it drops considerably.

  21. Hi.

    Its a pretty dam good ROM and i have to thank the genius behind it. But, I do face some issues..

    Two critical issues are…1) Battery does not even last 12hrs. 2) It does not detect my external sd card… (32 GB)

    Please can you work on getting this fixed.


  22. same here. the update is very likeable but the battery is annoyingly drains significantly. thinking of returning back my os to its earlier version before applying miui. very disappointed to have a very cool phone but battery life is more important.

  23. battery drops very fast, just after charging, once you unplugged it, it drops to 97%, already using battery doctor to charge but still drops

  24. Neal,
    It was great till the last step. After updating to MIUI v10.2 2.3.23 Firmware Zip package, as you mentioned in the last paragraph screen didn’t show up for more than 5 min. So i tried to re-insert the battery several times. But didn’t work. So i reverted back my OS to DDKP3. Could you help me to succeed through the last step.

  25. it is showing signature verification failed.

    • please root the device and then try applying this custom rom firmware, follow the instructions!

  26. Hi Niel,

    Mine after installing MUIU 2.3.16/23 my memory(ROM) 8 GB becomes 1.86Gb. Is this normal?? Also if I download from Goggle Play it says that ” I don’t have enough storage on my device “.

    I appreciate your response as soon as possible.

    God Speed.


  27. can I do this in Arabic I9003 Jxkp3 2.3.6

  28. i am on miui v2.3.16 so should i directly apply this update from the sd card in recovery mode

  29. thank you sir for your helpful blog and procedure

  30. Is there MIUI ROM for Samsung Galaxy SPLUS GTI9001

  31. Hi.Thanks for this update. I thought this unit has been forgotten. But I have a problem since Cranium update. I cant update my unit to custom roms. I already flashed my unit as per instructions but every time I get to installing the required update I always end up hitting the dreaded “Cant Mount SD card”. As you know this sd card is the built-in card in the phone… not the external card. My card is working fine except when doing this instruction. Can anyone advice me what to do to fix this? Thank you in advance.

  32. is this Beta version ??

  33. I’m on rooted DDKP2. Can I apply this or do I need to apply xxkpq first then miui?

  34. from XDA, the update version is 2.3.23

    and can’t solve FM RADIO problem, even use XDA suggest app.