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.

  • morad1947

    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

  • mario

    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

    • Pradeep Neela

      JUST CHANGE THE BATTERY IF ITS SWOLLEN

  • raja atreja

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

    • Pradeep Neela

      ROOT THE DEVICE AND INSTALL THE RECOVERY IMAGE FROM rom manager

  • sameep

    external SD card is not open pls helppppppppppp

  • Ashique

    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.

  • goutam

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

  • Karthik

    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!

  • edlee

    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

  • ankur

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

    • Pradeep Neela

      this has to be worked upon

  • Rahim

    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…

    • Pradeep Neela

      Kindly root the device and issue will be resolved.

  • borntobewildss90

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

  • borntobewildss90

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

  • jess

    wow! it works perfectly! thnks :))

  • bobby jadoun

    Can this update is Hindi language spot

  • bobby jadoun

    Can this update Hindi language spot

  • borntobewildss90

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

    • Minato

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

  • aayub

    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.

  • Masood

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

  • Jeff

    battery drain fast

  • Upal Ashfaque

    Is FM working? Previous Codename JB Firmware lacks FM

    • Pradeep Neela

      yes its working

      • sameep

        i have install but fm and wifi is working

  • arturas

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

    • Pradeep Neela

      yes you can apply this update

  • Masood

    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?

  • Suhaimi MA

    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.

  • Suhaimi MA

    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.

  • Suhaimi MA

    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?

  • Suhaimi MA

    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?

  • nayair malik

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

  • help

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

  • Rafik

    is this rom better than AOPK custom rom ??

  • Jeff

    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?

  • latief

    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.

  • latief

    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.

  • pramod

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

  • pramod

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

  • Juzer

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

  • Asif

    Will all the Google Apps be present?

    Please reply soon.I am waiting to download this

    • Pradeep Neela

      yes all the google apps will be present

  • Prasad

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

    Please help

  • Hercules

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

    • Jeff

      no reply from you Pradeep?

  • Jeff

    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?

  • Jeff

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

    • Pradeep Neela

      flash the custom recovery from the rom manager app

  • Jeff

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

    how to solve it?

    • Pradeep Neela

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

  • slin

    My phone became faster and very durable battery….thanksss

  • axel

    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?

  • Mayur Sasane

    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

  • shafna

    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

  • shafna

    Vol Down key or Up key?

  • Jeff

    Is it support for DXKP9 ? Malaysian User

    • Pradeep Neela

      yes it supports this version

  • jason

    fail verify whole file signature. what problem ?

  • sarwar

    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

  • ankur

    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?

    • ankur

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

  • pramod

    finnaly skype is work well.. thanks

  • Oluwasayo

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

  • sobinkumar

    Dear Friend,

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

    • http://androidadvice.com Raj

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

  • Ibrahim Jiharu

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

  • Hercules

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

    • Pradeep Neela

      as of now there are no major issues reported

  • slin

    is this rom stable?

    • Pradeep Neela

      yes its one of the stable roms

  • Vincent

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

    • Pradeep Neela

      yes you can apply the update

  • Lara de Jonge

    Many thanks, I installed it and it looks beautifull!

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

    • Pradeep Neela

      just clear the cache it will be fixed

  • pasha

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

    • Pradeep Neela

      both are stable ones

  • Abhishek Ghose

    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” !!

    • Pradeep Neela

      check with the internet connectivity

  • Abhijit

    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”??

  • Sudharsan

    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

  • slin

    external sdcard not detect

    • cool man

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

  • ajemy

    any bug or issue?

  • shams

    which is better, Ehndroix or Remics

  • shams

    which this better Ehndroix or Remics

  • Tareq

    Does it support arabic languge?

  • qwerty

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

  • Nirmal

    excellent ROM..better than Super Stable EHNDROIX

  • rizwan

    is it without any bugs…

  • Avik

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

  • Alwin

    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.

  • KrishnA

    Error : E: Cant mount /sdcard.
    Plz help

  • arpala

    is wifi working in this ROM ?

  • Nirmal

    is this ROM stable?