How to Update Galaxy SL I9003 with S3 Styled REMICS v1.7 ICS Custom ROM Firmware

REMICS ICS LOGOWhat if Samsung won’t be coming out with the Jellybean styled firmware, in the due course of this article we will be checking out on how you can install the latest REMICS custom ROM firmware which looks similar to that of a Jellybean laden phone. Over a period of this article we will be checking out on how to apply this firmware update in your device. Please note that this is not an Official firmware update released by Samsung and is a custom ROM firmware developed by the recognized XDA developer chinmay_7d.

Update (16/10/2012): An all new version of Remics UX ROM for SL I9003 has arrived which is dubbed as v1.7. This version fixes all the bugs pertaining to Camera, Bluetooth pairing and other force close issues in your device.

This update is only for the devices which have the I9003 device and not for any other devices. You can check the model number from the path “Settings > About Phone” where the model number will be mentioned. Once you apply this update, the device will be rooted and will void the warranty, to restore the lost warranty you need to apply the DDKP3 update with the below mentioned link.

Disclaimer: Follow all the instructions mentioned in this article as if there is any damage caused due to not following instructions then we shall not be held liable or responsible. Just in case if you face any issues then we will try our level best to address the same.

For applying this update you will have to root the device, to root the device all you need to do is to just follow the below mentioned two instructions,

Update Indian Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 with Official DDKP3 Gingerbread 2.3.6 Firmware

How to Root Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 on Gingerbread 2.3.6 DDKP3 Firmware

Once you have rooted the device, download the “Root Checker” app from the Google PLAY Store and check whether the device is rooted or not, if its not rooted then you will have to root the same again. Also, additionally, you will have to download the Super User application from the Google PLAY Store and update with the latest binary.

Since this is the custom ROM firmware update, its highly recommended that you backup all the data present in your phone so that just in case if the data gets corrupted or wiped off, the same can be restored with the help of below mentioned steps. Don’t use KIES to backup the data as it won’t detect the device in the 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

From the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”, enable USB Debugging Mode in your Galaxy SL I9003. Ensure that the minimum battery life left in you SL I9003 is not less than 40% or else it has a risk of device getting turned off. Also, ensure that all the antivirus suites are uninstalled successfully as these tools generally tend to interrupt the process of firmware update.

Features of Remics Custom ROM Firmware

  • Based on Android 4.1.1 JellyBean
  • build.prop tweaks
  • Samsung Touchwiz!
  • All the cool the Samsung stuff that you guys like! (Memo, Samsung keyboard & more!)
  • New Bootanimation
  • Great Samsung Theme
  • Solid Explorer added
  • About 200MB of size
  • init.d tweaks
  • S3 like UI
  • S3 sounds & wallpaper

Now, assuming that you have followed all the above mentioned instructions, you can now head over to the next page where we have summed up a detailed guide on how to apply this firmware update.

Procedure to Update Galaxy SL I9003 with remics ICS Custom ROM Firmware:

  • Download the Remics Custom ROM Firmware Package from here to your computer. Once downloaded, connect your phone to the computer with the help of original USB cable and then place the zip file in your device. Disconnect the device and turn off the phone so that it can be entered in recovery mode. The recovery mode can be entered by pressing the Volume Down Key + OK button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button.
  • In the recovery mode, you need to select “install zip from sd card” > “choose zip from sd card” and then choose the Remics Custom ROM Firmware Package which is placed in the phone. It will take around 3 – 4 minutes for applying the update. Also, you will see that the device might just stay on the S Logo for more than 3 -4 minutes.
  • Once the update process is completed, the device will again land back to the recovery screen. In the recovery screen, select “++++ Go Back ++++” and then choose the option of “reboot system now” for rebooting the system. If in any case if you come across the force close errors then all you need to do is to just enter the device in the recovery mode and wipe all the cache data as well as wipe all the data present in your device.

Tip: Just in case if due to some reasons if the update process gets failed or interrupted, then you need to apply the update again by following the steps again from the start. Don’t forget to restore the backup which you have taken in the initial steps.

So there you go, you have now successfully installed the latest firmware update of Remics in your device. Do share with us in the comments section just in case if you face any issues as we will try our level best to sort out the same.

97 Comments
  1. Reply morad1947 July 6, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    Hi..I just updated my i9003 with cm 10 jelly bean when later i found about this room…it look good with s3 look alike…i already placed it in my sd card but when install it and reboot…still cynogen mod appeared instead of the this remics and it goes blank…is thefe any step that i’m missing…kindly advise…regards

  2. Reply mario April 16, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    please help me, i updated my phone last night and left it rebooting since it says it will take longer time to update. the problem is i fell asleep while phone keeps on rebooting and when i woke up in the morning my phone is not working anymore.i charge my phone using a universal charger but still not working. i dont know if its problem with my battery got spoiled or my phone is bricked. please help me thank u very much

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 20, 2013 at 12:47 pm

      JUST CHANGE THE BATTERY IF ITS SWOLLEN

  3. Reply raja atreja April 1, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    Sir in recovery mode it is showing e
    :sd card not mounted

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 3, 2013 at 1:33 pm

      ROOT THE DEVICE AND INSTALL THE RECOVERY IMAGE FROM rom manager

  4. Reply sameep February 4, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    external SD card is not open pls helppppppppppp

  5. Reply Ashique November 27, 2012 at 1:19 am

    Hi, thanks for the update…I have installed it and it looks great, but there are few very serious problems 1. WiFi not working 2. Hotspot is not working 3. USB tethering is not working 4. There is no option for selecting both 2g/3g mode in the network option as it was there before. 5. Data connection goes off abruptly. 6. There is no option for disabling data mode in the UI, you have to get into the settings to disable it. 7. Face recognition lock not working. 8. Folder with app icons cannot be created, i.e. by dragging one app upon other as introduced in ICS. 9. Battery drains very fast.

    Please fix this I am waiting eagerly for your comment and of course for a stable update.
    One more thing, the above screen shots are misleading as it is for sure not taken from a SL i9003 as the UI is not at all the same. Thanks a lot.

  6. Reply goutam November 22, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    I am always getting error message, “E: signature verification failed” and the update is aborted, kindly guide me rectify this

  7. Reply Karthik November 20, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Hello pradeep. This custom ROM looks awesome. But Mp3 download can’t be done(it just streams) and online video streaming is not even look worthy except youtube. Pls suggest or work on it. Samsung keypad is also missing . Rest awesome!

  8. Reply edlee November 12, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Bro.. i did installed n use 2 of ur custom rom.. n very2 sad there were always a problem on wifi hotspot n usb tether funtion. is it bcoz of this “entry level” phone capability or maybe u guys still not find any solution yet???
    regards

  9. Reply ankur November 4, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    plz tweak this rom with a long battery life as 2.3.6. rest it is awesome!

    • Reply Pradeep Neela November 5, 2012 at 8:07 pm

      this has to be worked upon

  10. Reply Rahim October 30, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    hi i tried to install through recovery mode by pressing and holding (vol up + OK + PWR) and while it start installation the following error shows
    “E:Signature Verification Failed” and installation failed

    Help Me…

    • Reply Pradeep Neela November 19, 2012 at 5:54 pm

      Kindly root the device and issue will be resolved.

  11. Reply borntobewildss90 October 26, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    why is there a lag when i play hd videos on my fone after this upgrade
    pls reply pradeep

  12. Reply borntobewildss90 October 26, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    why is there a lag when i play hd videos o my fone after this upgrade
    pls reply pradeep

  13. Reply jess October 25, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    wow! it works perfectly! thnks :))

  14. Reply bobby jadoun October 23, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Can this update is Hindi language spot

  15. Reply bobby jadoun October 23, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    Can this update Hindi language spot

  16. Reply borntobewildss90 October 22, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    dude i cant open my external sd card i tried a couple of file explorers but none work
    pls tell me wat to do

    • Reply Minato October 23, 2012 at 7:59 pm

      You can find it in file called “emmc” in system root

  17. Reply aayub October 21, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    i have galaxy s GT-i9003
    frimware ver 2.3.6
    Baseband ver I9003JXKP3
    build number Gingerbread.JPKPH

    if i root my phone with above firmware with superoneclick, still can i apply this update. i just want to skip DDKP3 update to have root access.
    please confirm the WIFI stability, no issue in call receiving or dialing.

    appreciate your response.

  18. Reply Masood October 20, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Hi,
    I have a i9003
    Build no. Gingerbread DDLF2
    Basband Version DDLE1
    It is rooted
    Can I upgrade to this?

  19. Reply Jeff October 19, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    battery drain fast

  20. Reply Upal Ashfaque October 19, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Is FM working? Previous Codename JB Firmware lacks FM

    • Reply Pradeep Neela October 22, 2012 at 4:54 pm

      yes its working

      • Reply sameep February 5, 2013 at 8:08 am

        i have install but fm and wifi is working

  21. Reply arturas October 18, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    hi, can’t accsess any file in external SD card.
    Any suggestions?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela October 22, 2012 at 4:58 pm

      yes you can apply this update

  22. Reply Masood October 18, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    hi.
    i have a i9003.
    My build number is GINGERBREAD.DDLF2
    My Baseband is I9003DDLE1
    It is rooted (I checked it with root checker)
    can i upgrade to this?

  23. Reply Suhaimi MA October 18, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    After upgrading to this firmware, my backup apps can’t locate the external sd @mnt/sdcard/external _sd.
    The external sd locater at /emmc which trouble my apssbackup to locate the backup file I made earlier. Even my camera can’t store taken picture in the external.
    Another thing, the fm player is missing.
    Any solution on this Pradeep?
    Anyway, it is a nice UI.

  24. Reply Suhaimi MA October 18, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    After upgrading to this firmware, my backup apps can’t locate the external sd @mnt/sdcard/external _sd.
    The external sd locater at xxx/emmc which trouble my apssbackup to locate the backup file I made earlier. Even my camera can’t store taken picture in the external.
    Another thing, the fm player is missing.
    Any solution on this Pradeep?
    Anyway, it is a nice UI.

  25. Reply Suhaimi MA October 18, 2012 at 7:55 am

    Dear Pradeep,

    My phone can’t detect external sd after this rom flash.
    Any idea why its happened, and appreciate if you can give me solution to overcome this?

  26. Reply Suhaimi MA October 18, 2012 at 7:09 am

    Dear Pradeep,

    My phone can’t detect external sd after this rom flash.
    Any idea why its happen, and appreciate ic you can give me solution to overcome this?

  27. Reply nayair malik October 17, 2012 at 11:11 am

    no problems …………….. but not showing root acess….my device is rooted plz help

  28. Reply help October 17, 2012 at 1:09 am

    i have the a rom like this one but V5 remics which one is better plz ?

  29. Reply Rafik October 17, 2012 at 12:21 am

    is this rom better than AOPK custom rom ??

  30. Reply Jeff October 16, 2012 at 11:53 pm

    ROM 1.7 still get error in my phone i9003..
    E: failed to verify whole-file signature
    E: signature verification failed

    how to solve it?

  31. Reply latief October 16, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    i am on ehndroix rom,how can i install this rom kindly help or post in detale how to install it wen base is of different custom rom.

  32. Reply latief October 16, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    hi
    i am on ehndroix rom,how can i install this rom kindly help or post in detale how to install it wen base is of different custom rom.

  33. Reply pramod October 16, 2012 at 10:42 am

    No music player, no s voice. Nothing impressive..

  34. Reply pramod October 16, 2012 at 6:56 am

    please more screen shot. in this firmware batery drained very fast now you fix that or not?

  35. Reply Juzer October 16, 2012 at 1:26 am

    I have jpkpm version…can I root with given link n update to ths version

  36. Reply Asif October 10, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    Will all the Google Apps be present?

    Please reply soon.I am waiting to download this

    • Reply Pradeep Neela October 12, 2012 at 1:44 pm

      yes all the google apps will be present

  37. Reply Prasad October 6, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Hi. While updating I get the following error
    “Failed to very whole-file signature……Signature verification failed”

    Please help

  38. Reply Hercules September 30, 2012 at 10:52 am

    I am getting errors while installing this rom lyk link missing and installation aborted.

    • Reply Jeff October 3, 2012 at 4:54 am

      no reply from you Pradeep?

  39. Reply Jeff September 29, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    same error in my phone i9003 in Recovery Mode
    E: failed to verify whole-file signature
    E: signature verification failed

    Error message from the ROM Manager
    “ROM manager is unable to open this file. Please remove any spaces from your file and folder path. Or run it manually via ClockworkMod recovery.”

    -Already delete some data at Internal SD card
    -Already open Flash ClockworkMod Recovery but model appear are Samsung Epic 4G and Samsung i9000..

    Can u help me Pradeep?

  40. Reply Jeff September 29, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    my phone already rooted and installed ROM manager. .any solution?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela September 29, 2012 at 1:33 pm

      flash the custom recovery from the rom manager app

  41. Reply Jeff September 29, 2012 at 10:39 am

    error in my phone i9003..
    E: failed to verify whole-file signature
    E: signature verification failed

    how to solve it?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela September 29, 2012 at 12:28 pm

      you will have to root the device and install the ROM manager

  42. Reply slin September 28, 2012 at 11:51 am

    My phone became faster and very durable battery….thanksss

  43. Reply axel September 28, 2012 at 5:20 am

    im on android 2.3.6 xxkpr and i wanted to know if iyt would work on my phone or how i could make it work. i tried it and it said file verification failed what do i do?

  44. Reply Mayur Sasane September 27, 2012 at 12:54 am

    I have tried and used lot of custom ROM’s based on CM9 & CM10. I face one issue which is not mentioned in any of the post my phone automatically restarts after some time. Please help I want to fix this. I did and followed all the steps but the same issue.

    Thanks & Regards
    Mayur Sasane

  45. Reply shafna September 26, 2012 at 12:11 am

    I press Vol up key – apply update from sdcard – now coming E: faild to varify whole-file signature, E: signature verification failed . please help me , thank you

  46. Reply shafna September 26, 2012 at 12:08 am

    Vol Down key or Up key?

  47. Reply Jeff September 24, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Is it support for DXKP9 ? Malaysian User

    • Reply Pradeep Neela September 25, 2012 at 12:39 am

      yes it supports this version

  48. Reply jason September 22, 2012 at 10:27 am

    fail verify whole file signature. what problem ?

  49. Reply sarwar September 21, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    I have tried clearin cache and i have network i mean wireless worked very good before upgrade, but now it says Temporarily Avoiding Poor Connection
    is there is any setting i should change in phone , i already cleared cache

    thank you ……without wifi it is useless because i cant install or add anything , or check email, ….etc

  50. Reply ankur September 17, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    sir, while i was in the recovery mode, i selected “choose zip from sd card”, it gave me an error cant mount sd card. can u help?

    • Reply ankur September 17, 2012 at 11:38 pm

      and i have already installed 2.3.6 ddkp3 and also hv rooted it too but still stuck with this error.

  51. Reply pramod September 17, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    finnaly skype is work well.. thanks

  52. Reply Oluwasayo September 17, 2012 at 7:17 am

    Hi, please can I apply this ROM directly on a rooted device running 2.3.6 XXKPQ?

  53. Reply sobinkumar September 16, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Dear Friend,

    while selecting “install zip from sd card” error as “cant mount sd card” what to do????

    • Reply Raj November 11, 2012 at 8:03 pm

      Just format ur external sd card using ur phone, problem will solve

  54. Reply Ibrahim Jiharu September 16, 2012 at 1:34 am

    hi.
    i have a i9003.
    My build number is GINGERBREAD.DDKP2
    My Baseband is I9003DDKP4.
    can i upgrade to this?

  55. Reply Hercules September 15, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Does it have video calling nd do the hot spot work as there are probs lyk dis wid ics

    • Reply Pradeep Neela September 15, 2012 at 10:10 pm

      as of now there are no major issues reported

  56. Reply slin September 15, 2012 at 8:04 am

    is this rom stable?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela September 15, 2012 at 1:04 pm

      yes its one of the stable roms

  57. Reply Vincent September 13, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    hello and many thanks !
    i can’t find any DDKP3 available link. My I9003 is XXKPQ. Can I apply this remics update ?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela September 15, 2012 at 2:09 pm

      yes you can apply the update

  58. Reply Lara de Jonge September 13, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Many thanks, I installed it and it looks beautifull!

    Wifi connection isn’t working, that’s a real pity. When will this be fixed?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela September 15, 2012 at 2:08 pm

      just clear the cache it will be fixed

  59. Reply pasha September 13, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    which one is more stable ehndroidx or this one???

    • Reply Pradeep Neela September 15, 2012 at 2:07 pm

      both are stable ones

  60. Reply Abhishek Ghose September 13, 2012 at 11:22 am

    I am not very sure but there seems to be a problem with the WiFi!! Even if I have a strong connection , it says “Temporarily Avoiding Poor Connection” !!

    • Reply Pradeep Neela September 13, 2012 at 5:36 pm

      check with the internet connectivity

  61. Reply Abhijit September 12, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Should i boot my SL I9003 with this ROM , i taken this phone in Feb this year so my phone is in warranty period . Also if i installed this ROM then is i would get access to “play store”??

  62. Reply Sudharsan September 12, 2012 at 10:49 am

    Hi,
    i installed this ROM. This is my first custom ROM and i will try it

    I am not able to see the DATA plan icon and wifi icon in the status bar. what i have to do. both are active. plz help

  63. Reply slin September 11, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    external sdcard not detect

    • Reply cool man September 14, 2012 at 10:31 pm

      you can find sd card in a folder named “storage”

  64. Reply ajemy September 11, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    any bug or issue?

  65. Reply shams September 11, 2012 at 8:24 am

    which is better, Ehndroix or Remics

  66. Reply shams September 11, 2012 at 7:16 am

    which this better Ehndroix or Remics

  67. Reply Tareq September 10, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    Does it support arabic languge?

  68. Reply qwerty September 10, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    it keep on loop on the starting screen… cannot start the phone normally.

  69. Reply Nirmal September 10, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    excellent ROM..better than Super Stable EHNDROIX

  70. Reply rizwan September 10, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    is it without any bugs…

  71. Reply Avik September 10, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    Is this stable .. what are the features which are not working ..

  72. Reply Alwin September 10, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    I tried. But after flashing my phone get turned off when call arrives or if I turn on mobile data. It will get turn on again if I plug in or else it will show the Remics logo and then turn off. I think it is better to go back to stock ones.

  73. Reply KrishnA September 10, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Error : E: Cant mount /sdcard.
    Plz help

  74. Reply arpala September 9, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    is wifi working in this ROM ?

  75. Reply Nirmal September 9, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    is this ROM stable?

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