Galaxy SL I9003

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

Procedure to Update Samsung Galaxy SL i9003 with Official Arabic Update:

  • Download Arabic Package from here to your computer and extract the same. Apart from this, you also need to download the Odin in your computer from the corresponding link.

Extracted Files

  • Open Odin in your computer and turn off your device so that you can then turn ON your device in the download mode.


  • The Download mode can be entered by pressing Volume Down Key + OK button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button. You can refer the below mentioned video on how you can enter into the download mode.

  • Once Download mode is entered, you need to connect your phone to the computer using the Original USB cable. Once the device is connected, you will see ID : COM section turning yellow which will mean that all the drivers have been successfully installed and you are ready to proceed for the next step.

Tip: If the ID : COM section doesn’t turn Yellow then you need to install the Samsung USB Drivers and also you need to ensure that in “Applications > Settings > Wireless & Network > USB Settings > Samsung KIES is ticked”.

ID COM Section Yellow

  • Click on “PDA” and select the file named as “I9003JPKPH_I9003OJPKPC_I9003JXKP3_HOME.tar.md5” which you can get from the extracted files from the first step.

Seelct PDA in Official Arabic Update

  • After selecting the file, you need to click on “Start” to start the process of firmware update. Once the update is applied successfully the device will automatically restart and once the home screen is shown, you need to remove the connected USB cable and turn off the device so that the recovery mode can be entered.
  • Recovery mode step is very important so as to avert from the issue of Force Close errors as after the update some files tend to get corrupted which needs to be removed.

  • Recovery mode can be entered by pressing up on Volume Down Key + OK button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button. Once you enter into the recovery mode, choose the options Wipe data/factory reset and also you need to select Wipe Cache partition and then reboot your device by selecting reboot system now option.

Tip: Just in a rare case 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 that’s it you have now successfully applied the update of Gingerbread 2.3.4 Arabic version.  Do let us know in the comments section just in case if you face any issues as we will try our level best to sort out the same.

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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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