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How To Update Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 with Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 Alpha Firmware

Ice Cream Sandwich LogoAdvisory: This firmware is not for newbies and is just for the developers as it is an Alpha release of the firmware, the only things which work in the Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 port are the Lock Screen and initial touch screens. No, Calling or Messaging or Application can be accessed in this Port of ICS 4.0 for Galaxy SL I9003.

In a bid towards development of an all new Ice Cream Sandwich version of firmware for Samsung Galaxy SL I9003, the alpha version of ICS leaks out which we will see in the due course of the article. Please note that this is the beta release and not the official or the completed beta release. If you want to update to the most stable version for your Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 then we recommend you to update your phone with the Gingerbread 2.3.5 release which is none other than XXKPN. We are also pleased to inform that there are no major issues which are reported in this XXKPN version.

So, coming back to the Android 4.0 ice Cream Sandwich for Galaxy SL I9003, this is the alpha port and soon we will see the near stable or beta version of ICS 4.0 for I9003 before the end of March 2012 as per our close sources who are into this building of ICS 4.0 for Galaxy SL I9003. Also, there is no clue from Samsung that by when it will launch this ICS officially.

Disclaimer: At Android Advices, we have made sure in all respects that all the information regarding the firmware update is mentioned correctly in this article. We hold no responsibility in any manner just in case if any damage happens to your Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 which is a very unlikely event if you follow the instructions carefully.

Over a due course of this article we will see on what is the list of quick pre requisites followed by the procedure to apply the update of this Ice Cream Sandwich.


  1. hi neal.,
    my phone is samsung galaxy sli9003 can change android ice cream sandwich plz reply.. me fast my dear frend

    • yes you can but an unofficial build

      • hi pradeep neela bro iam saif i had i9003 mobile i update wid update-cm-7.1.0-GalaxySL-KANG-signed but in this version if i install applications from google play its showing not enough memory and the its showing application closing forcely..and phone was heating tooo much neeela bro iam totally depends on u

  2. is there any stable ics for gt i9003…plz reply honestly…..

  3. Did you know when Ice Cream Sandwich official version available for Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 ?

  4. the ics rom is removed from all sites. please upload some more sites…….!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. i need ice_cream_sandwich_sdk_build_firstbootable.zip for samsung gt 9003

  6. i need ice_cream_sandwich_sdk_build_firstbootable.zip

  7. is rooting needed for xxkpq?? if so tell me the procedure

  8. Sandeep Thakurala

    Hi Neal,

    I am very eargely waiting for ICS for I9003 hope it will be out soon.


  9. hello Sir
    Currently i am on I9003DDKP4, which i have updated as per your instructions.I just want to know that if i upgrade to ICS 4.0 ? plz. Help me & Please revert me back i like this softwear ICS

  10. hai neal ,
    i cannot find the ics pakage , its not available in the link given above , where can i find it …………?

  11. is this support Arabic language plz,, if not .what the version can support Arabic language

  12. Hi Neal
    Can you tell me by when will ICS be out for GT I9003? Or if any version newer than 2.3.6 is available for download ??

  13. IT IS NOT!after i used all the step and reboot….it always stuck at samsung logo…fuck

  14. stuck at samsung logo.. hw to fix it..?? rooted.. and follow instructions.. still have the same result..

  15. Dear Neal,

    I have updated Gingerbread.DDKP2 firmware version 2.3.6 on my Samsung Galaxy i9003 using Samsung KIES. Since last few days, it automatically goes into a restart loop on daily basis and does’t come to home screen till the time I hold the power on key for some time. And everytime it happens, the messages, concacts, call logs, etc. get erased.

    Please help me to trace the issue and resolution thereof.

    Thanks n regards,


  16. Thanks Neal…… I am updating what ever you give and so far everything works great….

    Updating with ICS now and will let you know how it works… Thanks a lot again…

    update: My phone didnt boot after installing using ur instructions… Stuck at boot scrren.. could you pls help out as I did wipe cache and reset factory settings…

  17. Thanks Neal…… I am updating what ever you give and so far everything works great….

    Updating with ICS now and will let you know how it works… Thanks a lot again…

  18. Thanks Neal for your quick reply,
    I just want to clarify below points before i flash my SL with ICS 4.0
    1) Does all the application works after going to ICS 4.0 ? I mean – Gmail, Games, Other Apps
    2) Will i be bale to use internet connection or Wifi ?
    3) How can i retain my already installed Apps ? As last time when i flashed with XXKPQ, All of my Apps got deleted and i had to install them again from market.

    Waiting for your quick response. And thanks for great work !!!

  19. Hi guys when will be ICS on Galaxy s i9003 ….. thanks

  20. i m unable to understand if galaxy sl will get d official ics update or not… this is coz i hav to choose between neo v and galaxy sl and d neo v will get an official update to ics…. and hows d support of the developer community for d galaxy sl

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