Galaxy SL I9003

How to Update Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 with Official Gingerbread 2.3.4 Arabic Update

Samsung Guess LogoSamsung Galaxy SL I9003 Arabic users now have a reason to smile as in the due course of this article we will be discussing on how you can install the latest and the Official Arabic firmwares for the users who reside in United Arab Emirates and Pakistan as Samsung has officially pushed this update of the latest Gingerbread 2.3.4 Firmware. This all new update ropes in several changes which also will be discussed in this article. This all new firmware is dubbed as JPKPH Gingerbread 2.3.4 version.

Rooting Information: Applying this update will not void the warranty in any manner, also if your device is already rooted then after applying this Official firmware, the rooting access will be revoked.

We will soon come up with a new article which will help you to root your SL I9003 on JPKPH Firmware. So to keep things simple, lets head to the next page where we will be checking out on how you can apply the update of Arabic firmware in your device.

Enhancements in this Official Arabic JPKPH Firmware:

  • Arabic Support,
  • Battery life has been marginally optimized for long lasting charge,
  • Android Market Place can be directly upgraded to Google PLAY,
  • Google Play works even on slower data speed,
  • Force Close errors have been addressed,
  • Overheating of the device after full charge too has been solved in this update,

Disclaimer: Please note that we should not be held responsible in any form in whole or in parts if any damage is done to your device caused by updating the firmware which is a very unlikely event if you follow the instructions as mentioned in the article including the pre requisites and the procedure to update the phone.

Essential Pre Requisites:

  • Important data present in your phone should be backed up so that just in case if the data gets corrupted or deleted, the same can be restored easily. With the help of below mentioned steps you can easily backup / restore the data. Since it’s an official update, you can also backup the data using the KIES PC Suite.

Text messages – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Phone Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log – Call Log and Restore
Pictures, Music, Videos, Files etc.– Copy to internal / External SD Card,
Internet & MMS Settings – Backup all the settings from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

  • Charge left in your device should be a minimum of 60% so that your phone doesn’t give up in the middle of firmware update.
  • Turn Off all the antivirus as well as Firewall tools in your computer as these tools tend to interrupt the process of firmware update.

Assuming that you have followed all the above mentioned instructions, it’s now time to proceed to next page where we have summed up a detailed tutorial.

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  1. Ammar

    September 20, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    the link is dead man!!

  2. Vimal

    May 16, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Is The Value Pack Available?

    • Pradeep Neela

      May 16, 2012 at 3:46 pm

      no, its not there as of now!

  3. jamal

    April 8, 2012 at 2:11 am

    dear neela can this update work with my = GT-i9003
    firmware version 2.3.4
    baseband i9003jxkp3
    it support arabic language but its not official

    thanks alot

  4. jamal

    April 8, 2012 at 2:05 am

    dear neela i have GT-i9003
    firmware version 2.3.4
    baseband i9003jx

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 8, 2012 at 11:08 am

      yes you can very well apply the update!

  5. Alaa Ghuzlan

    March 14, 2012 at 4:11 am

    dear neela,

    can unlock root this version if i can how i can that

    plz help me

  6. dukey

    March 13, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    Hey neal can you create a procedure for the new miui 2.2.17 rom ie android 2.3.7 ported for galaxy s i9003 wich is der in the xda site by gm007

  7. Hazem

    March 12, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    How are you Neela,
    First thank you for this efforts, Second please I need to know how I down grade to this official one? as I’m on JPKPE and when I installed the JPKPH, the phone about menu (the phone info) gives me that the firmware version is 2.3.6 and the Build number is JPKPE while as you mentioned this version is 2.3.4, appreciate your help.

  8. meran

    March 8, 2012 at 4:28 am

    can u plz tell me if it works on i9000, and if it is not could u plz and find us one i ve been waiting awhile for arabic roms since 2.3.3

  9. meran

    March 8, 2012 at 4:25 am

    can u plz make one for i9000 i will be greatfull, assuming its not working on i9000, or it works?

    • Neela Pradeep

      March 8, 2012 at 10:07 am

      we too are waiting for an update, as in when it comes we will update you!

  10. noman

    March 8, 2012 at 2:25 am

    ive been wanting to upgrade my samsung galaxy i9003 for some time but im in a dilemma. My build number is JPKD1. I want to upgrade from android version 2.2.1 to 2.3.4 in arabic. Please can you tell me if i can use this version for my upgrade (JPKPH) i do not understand much about these firmware versions and if it will brick my phone if i download the wrong one. please explain.

    • Neela Pradeep

      March 8, 2012 at 10:08 am

      yes noman you can directly apply the update!

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