How to Update Galaxy SL I9003 with S3 Styled Remix UX Custom ROM Firmware

Samsung Guess LogoWanna convert your Galaxy SL I9003 with all the features, user interface and apps as that of an all new Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone? Then in the due course of this article we will be checking out on how you can easily apply the latest custom ROM firmware which is dubbed as Remix UX S3 Custom ROM Firmware. Please note that this is a custom ROM firmware released by third party developer and not an Official firmware released by SAMSUNG Electronics Ltd. Please note that there will be few bugs since it’s still in the beta stages, but as in when the time progresses the stable updates will be rolled out.

Disclaimer: We should not 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.

Over a period of this article we will be checking out on what are the features of this custom ROM firmware along with the short pre requisites and then followed by which we will be checking out on how you can easily update your device with this firmware.

Features of Remix UX S3 Custom ROM Firmware:
Samsung GALAXY S 3 Like UI
Samsung GALAXY S 3 TouchWiz Nature UX Launcher
Samsung GALAXY S 3 Stock Wallpapers
Samsung GALAXY S 3 Live Wallpapers – Deep Sea and Luminous Dots
Samsung GALAXY S 3 UI Sounds
Samsung GALAXY S 3 Shutter Sound
Samsung GALAXY S 3 Lock , Unlock Sounds
Samsung GALAXY S 3 Icons
Samsung GALAXY S 3 Ringtones
Samsung GALAXY S 3 Alarms
Samsung GALAXY S 3 Notifications
Samsung GALAXY S 3 S-Voice App
Samsung GALAXY S 3 Like Phone Dialer
Samsung GALAXY S 2 Style Call Receive
TouchWiz Calculator
TouchWiz like Status Bar
Andrew Neal’s Version of DeskClock
Tweaked SystemUI and framework-res
Sony Walkman Music App
Edited Phone , Contacts , Camera , Messaging App
Added latest Google Apps
Apollo Music Player
Black Hole Live Wallpaper
Gummy Bean Live Wallpaper

Remics UX

Express Pre Requisites:
All the data in your Galaxy SL I9003 should be backed up so as to ensure that just in case if the data gets corrupted or erased, the same can be easily restored with the help of below mentioned steps.

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

Before proceeding, you need to ensure that your device is rooted. 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

Enable the Samsung KIES Mode, which can be enabled from the Settings option and also you need to enable the USB Debugging Mode too from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. Minimum battery level should be 50% and also you will have to disable the antivirus as well as firewall tools tend to disrupt the firmware update process.

Screen Captures:

S3 I9003 1 S3 I9003 2 S3 I9003 3

Let’s proceed to the next page where we have summed up a detailed tutorial on how to apply this firmware in your phone.

76 Comments
  1. Reply عمار November 28, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    تحديث

  2. Reply rajan November 6, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    when Updating Galaxy SL I9003 with S3 Styled Remix UX Custom ROM Firmware then
    it shows after sometime
    E:failed to verify whole file signature
    E:signature verification failed.
    installation aborted.
    please help me

  3. Reply Ica October 15, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    JimboOne small pre-warning, this if for the 16GB version and I think there is also a 32GB cimong? If i’m right though it does have SD card slot also right?

  4. Reply Srinivas September 22, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    I have tried , your instructions of recovery mode (pressing the Volume Down Key + OK button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button ).But it goes to downloading mode, after few seconds screen goes to black mode. How to reacth recovery mode.Please help me Mr.Pradeep Neela.

  5. Reply Johnson September 10, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Great ROM. Thanks so much!!! Lost the FM radio and phone keeps saying WiFi signal is poor even when I’m next to an Access Point. (WiFi signal was fine in 2.3.6 but now suddenly poor). Looking forward to the new dialer and style call receive

    • Reply Johnson September 10, 2012 at 4:07 pm

      Sim toolkit is also missing

  6. Reply Girish September 9, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Is it is possible to install this ROM through odin?

  7. Reply Girish September 9, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    In recovery mode,after apply update from sdcard and selecting the remics der is an error occured as “E:signature varification failed”

    wht to do now????

  8. Reply Nirmal September 4, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    kindly provide the bugs present in this rom..ther r lots of peopl out ther wit questions nd xpecting ur reply..pls reply pradeep..nd bythe way ur doing a gr8job nnd pls spare a bit tym in solving ur fans doubts…:-)

  9. Reply sujash Chakma August 29, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Many Many thanks

  10. Reply Bipin Patel August 26, 2012 at 3:11 am

    HI
    Below my GT i9003 specification Please clarify for updating this
    firmware whether i need to install xxkpq firmware first?
    My current firmware version is below
    2.3.6
    Baseband version i9003ddle1
    build number Gingerbread.ddlf2
    Thanks

  11. Reply DHARMENDRA KR SINGH August 21, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    sir DDLF2 USERS UPDATE REMIX SII

    • Reply Pradeep Neela August 24, 2012 at 4:21 pm

      as of now its not there for SII

  12. Reply santy August 16, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    when i press volume down key +ok button and power button to go recovery mode
    it shows me downloading…
    do not turn off tagget
    then what shoud i do for installition of it

    • Reply jess October 26, 2012 at 11:20 pm

      press volume up key+ ok button and power !

  13. Reply Emmanuel Joseph August 16, 2012 at 9:29 am

    this rom is just amazing but, the thethering does not work, bluetooth as well as wifi, plz do help is this matter, thanks.

  14. Reply Jepoy August 15, 2012 at 9:29 am

    Q: Can i update directly with my current phone OS?
    Model: GT-I9003 (rooted yesterday. lost wifi access though :( )
    Firmware Version: 2.3.5
    Baseband: I9003DXKP7
    Build Number: GINGERBREAD.DXKP9

  15. Reply Navin Agarwal July 29, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    I updated but my wireless is not working..!! please help..

  16. Reply Hamzaasmat July 26, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    are there any touch or camera problems in this firmware..????? plz tell me

  17. Reply Hamzaasmat July 26, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    are there any touch problems in this firmware ???

  18. Reply Emmanuelj18 July 25, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    guys its not reading the sd while trying to update the remix s3 rom, please help

  19. Reply Lexis Dreamzz Nyarko July 17, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    Can i flash directly if im on DDKP2 .. ..

  20. Reply Ankur Lahiri July 9, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Ok now im a dont-know-it-all wen it cums to  my phone bt still Is this safe?
    I mean the features promised are great! But is this safe. Udnt brick my phone, ri8?
    Also how do I do a backup?

  21. Reply Sagar490 July 9, 2012 at 2:14 am

    Hi, I have updated my phone to Remix 1.3, few issues found : Lag in the touch, unable to detect sd card and internel memory hence used for any downloads,also video player, cant stream HD videos. andbluetooth too doesnt work sometimes kindly provide solution to this… the rom is amazing apart from these issues.with the  plz assist

    My device details
    Device i9003, Baseband: XXKPQ, Version: 4.04, build no : Remix v 1.3

    • Reply Pradeep Neela July 9, 2012 at 5:15 pm

      there will be no issues, you can upgrade with the same

  22. Reply zamir July 5, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Hey thanks for the share. Its awesome good battery backup & wifi works better :)
    There is no FM Radio. I searched in market but didn’t find any…
    Plz help me with FM Player :(

  23. Reply Shantanu June 30, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    great update Mr.Neal ,
    i would list out the issues
    1.No music Player
    2.Does not read SD card

    please fix this issue

  24. Reply randy June 30, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Mr. Pradeep
    please advise me how can i fix the WIFI issue in the mentioned ROM as its not given any signal to connect ?
    please replay to me ASAP
    thanks

  25. Reply randy June 30, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    Mr. Pradeep
    please advise me how can i fix the WIFI issue in the mentioned ROM as its not given any signal to connect ?
    please replay to me ASAP
    thanks……………..

    • Reply Pradeep Neela June 30, 2012 at 3:18 pm

      check with your ISP or add the MAC ID in your modem page

  26. Reply randy June 30, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Mr. Pradeep
    please advise me how can i fix the WIFI issue in the mentioned ROM as its not given any signal to connect ?
    please replay to me ASAP
    thanks…..

    • Reply Sunil October 31, 2012 at 10:58 pm

      Guys those who have wifi problem in Remix JB, go to wifi, check the settings and uncheck, Neglect if poor strength.. Then ul get it..

      • Reply lockon November 11, 2012 at 7:09 am

        Thanks! This fixed my wifi problem.

  27. Reply randy June 30, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Mr. Pradeep
    please advise me how can i fix the WIFI issue in the mentioned ROM as its not given any signal to connect ?
    please replay to me ASAP
    thanks

  28. Reply Vinodh Kumar Sampath June 29, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    After upgrading Mu samsung galaxy i9003, under recovery mode volume keys are working but home key for selecting the menu seems not to work..? plz do help..

  29. Reply Nishant Malhotra June 29, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    not able to install. Did everything from start to end but when try to install the zip file it says “E: Can’t mount/sdcard”.
    plz help??

  30. Reply nishant2012 June 29, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    not able to install. Did everything from start to end but when try to install the zip file it says “E: Can’t mount/sdcard”.
    plz help??

  31. Reply nishant2012 June 29, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    unable to install did everything when finally try to install zip file it says “E:Can’t mount /sdcard”.
    plz help

  32. Reply Nishant Sahni June 29, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    hi sir i m going to update this rom,m on ddkp2 2.3.6…
    Can i switch back to 2.3.6 from this rom again??
    Please tell

  33. Reply fyzANDme June 27, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    hi im new here,
    i have few doubts:
    should i root I9003 before flashing?
    should i install clockworkmod recovery?

  34. Reply Deepjyoti June 26, 2012 at 10:53 am

    Helo..Sir , I update my galaxy SL with this RemICS but there is not any Sony walkman music app, apollo player and not any file explorer like “my files” and external SD card is not showing. Is ther any wrong with my update ?? plese help me sir….
    My version is 2.3.6 ddkp2 rooted.

    • Reply Pradeep Neela June 27, 2012 at 3:22 pm

      you can choose from the path of my files or from the other file explorer

  35. Reply Deepjyoti Gogoi June 26, 2012 at 9:19 am

    Helo Sir, I update my galaxy SL with this RemICS but ther is not any Sony walkman music app, Apolo music player and not showing External SD card. Is there any thing wrong while I updated ? Please help me sir….. my version is 2.3.6 DDKP2 rooted.

  36. Reply Deepjyoti June 26, 2012 at 9:11 am

    Helo Sir, I update my galaxy SL with this RemICS but ther is not any Sony walkman music app, Apolo music player and not showing External SD card. Is there any thing wrong while I updated ? Please help me sir….. my version is 2.3.6 DDKP2 rooted.

  37. Reply Deepjyoti June 26, 2012 at 8:45 am

    Helo Sir, I update my galaxy SL with this RemICS but ther is not any Sony walkman music app, Apolo music player and not showing External SD card. Is there any thing wrong while I updated ? Please help me sir….. my version is 2.3.6 DDKP2 rooted.

  38. Reply daksh June 24, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    sir can you let please let me know the source as want to see the bugs in the rom thanks in advance

  39. Reply rohit June 24, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    waste of time!!!!! worthless!!!!!!!!.

  40. Reply Gello June 23, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    Mr. Pradeep
    please advise me how can i fix the WIFI issue in the mentioned ROM as its not given any signal to connect ?
    please replay to me ASAP
    thanks

  41. Reply Appy June 23, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    opsssssssss..sorry..my wifi is working perfectly after i pressed the “ON” tab..~nice customROM

  42. Reply Gello June 23, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    Dear Sir
    have a nice day from me
    kindly advise me what can i doing to for my WIFI not work in my SL I9003 ?
    please replay ASAP i crazy from it
    thanks

    • Reply Pradeep Neela June 23, 2012 at 1:36 pm

      you too have a great day

      • Reply Gello June 23, 2012 at 1:41 pm

        thx
        please i already update and root XXKPQ and installed Rem ICS and doing good but when open Wifi give me TURNING WI-FI ON…. only
        and not give me anything again so please what can i do
        i realy need this rom but ?!!! :(

  43. Reply J-Droid June 23, 2012 at 4:52 am

    The UI is just the same as if you are just using launchers as GO launchers, major changes in the UI. But the Apollo and Sony apps are good addition. Currently Im trying to use its face recognition, but encrypting after about 10 hours its still not done. Whew! Too afraid to lose data so I cant just take out the battery to restart again.

  44. Reply Vishal June 22, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    Is it necessary tat i flash xxkpq nd then proceed to flash the rom or can i directly flash the new rom over a rooted ddkp3?

  45. Reply Appy June 22, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    cant wait to install this custom roms..still downloading..arghhhh..connection so damn sloW!!!

  46. Reply Murali June 22, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    Hi Pradeep,
    Shall i direcely install above firmware in my GT i9003 GB2.3.6 Baseband version I9003DDKP4.
    Thanks
    Murali

  47. Reply shams June 22, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Pradeep Neela
    when i follows your instruction

    to Update Galaxy SL I9003 with S3 Styled Remix UX Custom ROM Firmware then
    it shows after sometime
    E:failed to verify whole file signature
    E:signature verification failed.
    installation aborted.
    please help me

    • Reply Pradeep Neela June 22, 2012 at 1:37 pm

      you need to root the device before you apply this update

      • Reply shams June 22, 2012 at 2:04 pm

        I already root my phone

  48. Reply FARRUKH ASLAM June 22, 2012 at 10:45 am

    hmmmm ok
    i am gonna install new fimwre into my glaxy s3 so0n

    • Reply Pradeep Neela June 22, 2012 at 11:48 am

      ok install the same

      • Reply Beads Prince June 22, 2012 at 1:15 pm

        Please how effective is this new update ‘cos i want to update my i9003 immediately. I love this interface and i want ICS too.
        Thank.

        • Pradeep Neela June 22, 2012 at 1:33 pm

          yes the new interface is good one

  49. Reply FARRUKH ASLAM June 22, 2012 at 10:44 am

    ok

  50. Reply Murali June 22, 2012 at 8:43 am

    HI
    Below my GT i9003 specification Please clarify for updating this
    firmware whether i need to install xxkpq firmware first?

    My current firmware version is below
    GB 2.3.6 rooted
    Baseband version i9003ddkp4
    build number Gingerbread.ddkp3
    Thanks
    Murali

    • Reply Pradeep Neela June 22, 2012 at 1:42 pm

      yes you can apply the update

      • Reply Ashish kumar June 25, 2012 at 6:19 pm

        going in infinite looping restart … and entering in recovery mode… wasted 4 hrs in that … please help…

    • Reply ryankr September 20, 2012 at 7:16 am

      Dudr frm wer did u download root…i couldnt find any s/w for the above mensioned firm eare n baseband version

  51. Reply Vichu June 21, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    not able to succeed. the msg is as follows: “error in /sdcard/remICSv1.3.zip
    (status 7)
    Installation aborted

  52. Reply Shabbir Poonawala June 21, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    What are the bugs ? Can you list known bugs so that users can decide whether to have this update with those bugs ?

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