`` Update Galaxy SL I9003 with MIUI v10 2.3.16 Custom Firmware

How to Update Galaxy SL I9003 with MIUI v10 2.3.16 Custom ROM Firmware

MIUI LogoMore than your imagination and may be more than Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 version too! Are you ready for it? We too are ready, in the due course of this article we will be checking out on how you can turn your Galaxy SL I9003 smartphone into a super phone with an all new custom ROM firmware which is dubbed as MIUI v10 2.3.16. 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:

  • MIUI Version updated to 2.3.16
  • Included Vurrut V4 Kernel
  • Add VMdirty
  • Change sysctl values
  • Add Priority to Launcher, phone, status bar
  • Add extended status bar settings

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. hello,does it arabic support?

  2. # which one is better?
    1-SL I9003 with MIUI 2.3.16 Custom ROM Firmware
    2-SL I9003 with MIUI v10 2.3.16 Custom ROM Firmware
    # are these firmware stable?
    # are there no sign of official ICS 4 for sl i9003?

  3. hi Pradeep Neela,
    #which one is better ?
    1-MIUI 2.3.16 Custom ROM Firmware
    2- MIUI v10 2.3.16 Custom ROM Firmware
    #are these firmware are stable or further update will come?

  4. I Have Test on XXKPN and it’s work very fine!

  5. i have updated my phone every thing works well except wifi tethering and video recording. can u suggest me what to do ?

  6. CAn I flash this ROM
    My conf:
    Model No :gt-i9003
    Firmaware Ver: 2.3.5
    baseband version: i9003ddkp4
    build number: gingerbread.xwkpg

  7. ths rom work perfectly…thnks million times neel

  8. recovery mode is up button………

  9. i have rooted my samsung galaxy s i90003 (firware ddkp3). i facting one problem my phone is auto rebotting again and again. pl help me

  10. hi,
    facing serious problem with the external sd card, i have 8gb sd card, however my phone only shows 1.23 gb remaining under sd card, also when im trying to download anything from web it gives insufficient memory error.
    need urgent assistance on the same…..my actual sd space remaining is around 4 gb when connected to pc and checked.
    kindly assist…..m in love with miui and dont want to install any other rom….but need help on this.

  11. im on I9003XXKPQ_I9003SERKPQ_SER ..i followed all the instructions but still cannot..how bout ics..any stable recomendations?

  12. hello Pradeep Neela..can u teach me how to update samsung galaxy ace s5830 with stable custom rom or stable ics..i’ve try to root it so many times but still dont working..huhuhhhhhhhhhhhh..HELP!!!HELP!!!HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. work really goods on my SL i9003..great jobs guys!!.. \m/ \m/ ..btw can galaxy ace be update with miui custom rom to?thanks ya~!

  14. I am also interested in rooting procedure for XXKPU.

  15. Hi All, just updated the miui firmware for the first time, truly its fantastic, really amazing, ya just that the video camera gets stuck, and also when we press the back key when in camera, the h/s restarts, kindly fix the same, eagerly waiting for some new updates…

    just had a small query : we have installed the xcloud, beat audio, however where do we find that…..sry guys not aware of this hence asking.

  16. Sorry video camera does not work as soon as you click on recording button it stuck. Everything else seems fine.



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