How To Update Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 with Most Popular Cranium Custom ROM Firmware

Cranium ROM LogoYou asked for it, and its here! For all those who were asking for a stable custom ROM for Samsung Galaxy SL I9003, it’s here as in the due course of this article we will be checking out on how you can update with the latest yet stable firmware of “CRANIUMV3.1” which is the star of the custom firmwares with Million+ users. Please note that this firmware is not officially made by Samsung Electronics Ltd. The best part of this firmware is that this comes with a host of features that it’s just beyond your expectations.

It was last time we saw on how you can install the Nexus Custom ROM in your phone and this time this is the one.

Disclaimer: Please note that we should not be held responsible in any manner 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.

Caution: This update should not be applied to the devices which have model number apart from Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 or else it will brick the device.

Screen Captures of Cranium Custom ROM:

Cranium 1 Cranium 2 Cranium 3 Cranium 4 Cranium 5 cranium 6 Cranium 7 Cranium 8 Cranium 9 Cranium 10

Essential Pre Requisites:

  • Backup all the data present in the device so as to ensure that the data present in the device stays safe. Just in case if any data is lost / corrupted, the same can be restored easily with the help of below mentioned steps.

Notes – Backup in the mail so that you can then restore manually,
SMS Messages – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts Stored in Phone Memory – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log - Call Log and Restore Videos,
Images, Videos & Files etc.– Copy to internal / External SD Card,
Internet & MMS Settings – Backup all the settings from “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

  • Ensure that you have ADMIN privileges in your computer so as To get the full USB read / write access. Close all the tools like Firewalls, Antivirus suites and also the PC Suites in your computer or else these tools will tend to interrupt the process of rooting.
  • Also, you need to ensure that the phone is left with the minimum of 50% battery charge so as to ensure that the phone doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of rooting process.
  • Ensure that your phone is charged more than 95% so as to avoid the battery calibration effort in the later stage which we will see in the coming days on how this is done on your Android phones which are rooted. If you proceed for the further steps without this battery limit then you may experience lesser battery backup.

So assuming that you have followed all the instructions carefully, it’s now time for you to proceed to next page where we have summed up the detailed procedure on how to update with this custom ROM firmware.

145 Comments
  1. Reply Sudipto May 11, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    hey i have android 2.3.6 ddkp3 so can i directly flash it to crandium firmware?

  2. Reply Kans May 6, 2012 at 1:41 am

    Hey !
    I have a DDKP2, but i flashed a DDKPE and the link for DDKPH and its rooting package is not working, can I flash DDKPQ and then use this ROM?

  3. Reply karan mirchandani April 14, 2012 at 1:41 am

    hey i have android 2.3.6 ddkp3 so can i directly flash it to crandium firmware?

  4. Reply aditya April 12, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    fix the wifi plzz…….

  5. Reply aditya April 12, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    hey the fix file link is not there…….plzzz my wifi is nt workin…..i want the fix file……i m watin….

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 13, 2012 at 12:25 am

      developer has pulled off the links! we are trying to fix it!

  6. Reply vidit March 22, 2012 at 10:42 am

    sry i mean to say xxkpe…

  7. Reply vidit March 22, 2012 at 10:41 am

    i hav gingerbread 2.3.6 ddkp3…so do i have to downgrade it to 2.3.4xxkph to flash this rom?..nd is there anything that doesnt work in this rom???

  8. Reply Tushar Mokal March 21, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    Hi,

    I have recently updated my Phone to 2.3.6 gingerbread and it is not rooted.
    Can i still update to to cranium Rom.
    What is the difference between the Rom we have and this cranium Rom.

    Model No. GT-I9003
    Firmware Version – 2.3.6
    Baseband Version – I9003DDKP4

    Thanks in Advance…:-)

  9. Reply qwerty March 13, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    The link for cranium fix is not work. Can you replace another one? I think the whole multiupload server is down. thanks :)

  10. Reply hi March 13, 2012 at 10:57 am

    The link of cranium 3.1 cannot use. I think the whole megaload is dead. Can you pls upload another one? Thanks

  11. Reply Armaan March 12, 2012 at 10:38 am

    u made such an awesome rom…was dying to flash this one and when did that yesterday the wifi was not working which is the biggest bug..
    its hard to live without wifi,if it would be without buletooth then one can understand but without wifi its waste..
    Its 2 MONTHS from that bug ad still no fix…
    fix the wifi and it is wowwwwwww…

    • Reply Neela Pradeep March 13, 2012 at 11:41 pm

      yes it will be fixed in the coming versions!

      • Reply Ram June 22, 2012 at 2:13 am

        Neela you said this 3 months ago .. Is there an update for the wifi issue plz

        • Pradeep Neela June 22, 2012 at 1:40 pm

          no, there is no update as of now

  12. Reply shaibaz March 11, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    cranium 3.1 is not working….
    can i just update it to v 3.0 with the same procedure…
    kindly fix this link.

    • Reply Neela Pradeep March 14, 2012 at 12:40 am

      we are working to bring a new article for new release!

  13. Reply Deepak March 6, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    cranium 3.1 fix link not working … please help

    • Reply Neela Pradeep March 11, 2012 at 10:54 am

      its an issue with the developer side! we will forward the query!

  14. Reply raj February 21, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    cranium 3.1 fix … multiupload not working …do you have any mirror

  15. Reply TAN February 17, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    is there cyanogenmod for galaxy SL??. . i was browsing cyanogenmod forums but its for galaxy S only which is the i900. . can i flash it in galaxy SL??. . .

    • Reply Pradeep Neela February 24, 2012 at 11:31 am

      yes its there but its very unstable!

      • Reply Will March 18, 2012 at 2:20 pm

        @Pradeep Neela, Hey Neela I think multiupload is currently offline would it be possible if you could put another link for the cranium fix I hear it’s very small

        • Neela Pradeep March 18, 2012 at 2:23 pm

          we will come out with something new for i9003

  16. Reply richard February 15, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    can u pls email me straight the cranium v3.1 fix file to ric3905@yahoo.com ?

  17. Reply Michael February 14, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    nir,
    the zip file is broken… unable to unzip it….
    http://androidfirmwares.com/downloads/I9003XXKPH_2.3.4.zip

    pls help.. thx!

  18. Reply Tan February 14, 2012 at 7:26 am

    can u help me plss regards to my rob. ??

  19. Reply tan February 13, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    i have a prob with my phone. .. it cant detect 3G signal. . i cant access HSPDA/3G if i’m not mistaken. . . what is the prob of my phone??. . i called our network provider and configured my phone with exact apn given by them . . but nothing works. . is it the firmware??. . tell me if some1 here experienced the same. . . tnx. . .

    • Reply Pradeep Neela February 15, 2012 at 12:23 am

      return back to the stock firmware, there are some minor issues with this firmware!

  20. Reply Michael February 13, 2012 at 7:56 am

    Neal,
    my country (Malaysia) can’t access to multiupload.com.
    Pls work on it….
    Thx for the help!

    • Reply Pradeep Neela February 15, 2012 at 12:27 am

      we will try to fix it!

      • Reply Michael February 15, 2012 at 7:09 pm

        thx!
        btw, is the zip file already fixed?
        too desperate to put my phone up with this version!!!!
        Cheers!!!

  21. Reply TAN February 12, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    and i just want to ask if why i cant connect on 3G/HSPDA if I’m not mistaken. . i flashed XXKPE then XXKPQ bhut i cant connect and browse to internet. . i have checked packet data also and dual network mode. . . i tried DXKF1 and DXKP9 with and without rooting abut the issue still the same. . .help me plsss. . . tnx. . .

    • Reply Pradeep Neela February 16, 2012 at 9:16 pm

      you need to contact your operator for the same!

  22. Reply TAN February 12, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    i just want to ask if there is cyanogenmod on galaxy SL??. . and if there is, where i can find them??. . i looked on Nexus S(cyanogenmod) but its only for Galaxy S. . . is it OK if i flash Galaxy S cyanogenmod version for my Galaxy SL??. . .

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 6, 2012 at 1:24 am

      IT IS STRICTLY FOR I9003 MODEL ONLY!

  23. Reply nir February 12, 2012 at 3:44 am

    I have rooted ddkp2..cn i apply this rom directly or do i hav to downgraded the firmware

  24. Reply Justine February 11, 2012 at 5:52 am

    Wifi error pls help me how to solve this. every time i turn on the wifi it says error, it won’t open.

    • Reply Pradeep Neela February 12, 2012 at 11:59 am

      check with the wep settings, it will be fixed!

  25. Reply nir February 10, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    why is the link for cranium fix nt working????

  26. Reply Rajkumar February 9, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Will this work with XXKPQ firmware?
    I just wiped XXKPE yesterday and installed XXKPQ, and stumbled with this article to find that there is an Custom ROM for i9003.

  27. Reply Abhishek February 9, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    can i apply this update to rooted ddkp2 firmware ( indian samsung galaxy sl gt-i9003)

  28. Reply Abrock February 4, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    hey, whats gonna happen if i directly apply this rom to gingerbread 2.3.6 DDKP1,I know you have already said “follow the procedure!!!!!!!” but i want to know if it could brick my phone or what,remember its 2.3.6 gingerbread.DDKP1.please help,thanks in advance!! :)

  29. Reply Ab_rock February 4, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    hey, whats gonna happen if i directly apply this rom to gingerbread2.3.6 DDKP1,I know you have already said “follow the procedure!!!!!!!” but i want to know if it could brick my phone or what,remember its 2.3.6 gingerbread.DDKP1.please help,thanks in advance!! :)

    • Reply Pradeep Neela February 21, 2012 at 5:35 pm

      there is no way you can brick your device by applying the procedure!

  30. Reply harish sharma February 2, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    Hi Neal,
    I would like to thank you for the wonderful post.
    In sgsl swype keyboard is not working. I always use swype keyboard. If it is fixed that will be really great. Could you please follow it up.

  31. Reply harish sharma February 2, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Neal,
    I would like to thank you for the wonderful post.
    Swype keyboard is not working properly in sgsl. I used to this swype keyboard very much. So if it will be fixed then that will be great.

  32. Reply kartik February 1, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    why cant you guys fix a small issue of broken zip file….come on

    • Reply Pradeep Neela February 1, 2012 at 11:55 pm

      we are working on the same! it will be soon fixed!

  33. Reply chipster January 31, 2012 at 10:15 am

    neal..the xxkph zip file is still broken..i’d downloaded the file for 3 times already just to be sure..but the same thing happen.

    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 31, 2012 at 12:02 pm

      we are looking into this and will solve the issue at the earliest!

  34. Reply Ajinkya Sagne January 30, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    Can I apply this update to Samsung Galaxy GT I9003.

  35. Reply Ajinkya Sagne January 30, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    Can i apply this update on Samsung Galaxy GT I9003.

  36. Reply charbel tawil January 30, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    the xxkph link is still not working… pls fix

  37. Reply Ammar January 30, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Hey Neela, I want Cranium Rom with Arabic support. Do i have to change any of the steps u mentioned above???
    Thanks for ur effort :)

  38. Reply Ammar January 30, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    hey Neela, i want Cranium Rom with Arabic support.. will this change any of the steps i should follow?!!
    e.g: flash to JPKP5 instead of xxkph????
    thanks for ur effort :)

  39. Reply kartik January 29, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Hey Neela when will u fix the xxkph file
    otherwise everything is useless

    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 30, 2012 at 10:12 am

      we have fixed the xxkph links long back, try downloading now!

      • Reply vivek January 30, 2012 at 11:38 am

        hi Neal
        i have been downloading the XXKPH file for the last 4 days (including today) but the file is broken.
        Hope u fix it else there is no point evn thinking of cramium custom rom.
        NOTE: I have upgraded ur every single updates successfully and expect a lot with this one….

        BIG FAN!!!!

        Thanks
        Vivek

        • Pradeep Neela January 31, 2012 at 12:25 pm

          we are working on the same, xxkph link will be fixed v soon

      • Reply nikhil January 30, 2012 at 12:05 pm

        Hi Pradeep

        The link is broken…check it again please

        • Pradeep Neela January 31, 2012 at 12:24 pm

          we have checked the links, its perfectly alright!

  40. Reply neel January 29, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    hey i tried cranium update bt ma wifi is showing error,,,
    so is der n e fix for dis ,,,,
    and 2 thing can we use dis in 2.3.6 ddkp2 (rooted) ??

  41. Reply nikhil January 29, 2012 at 11:48 am

    Hi Pradeep
    There is an error in XXKPH file…..it cannot be extracted. Please help

  42. Reply nikhil January 28, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Hi Pradeep
    Do the market apps work in this rom. Are there any bugs?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 29, 2012 at 10:45 am

      you need to go to manage apps, clear cache of the market, restart the device! market will be working fine!

      • Reply nikhil January 29, 2012 at 11:45 am

        thanks!

  43. Reply Ammar January 28, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Hey Neela, just wanted to know wether Cranium Rom supports Arabic or not, thx. ^^

  44. Reply chipster January 28, 2012 at 12:03 am

    Neal..the XXKPH zip file is broken.

  45. Reply chipster January 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Neal..the zip file for XXKPH is broken..

  46. Reply Ankit January 27, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    did anybody succeded in installing this firmware?? i am getting error tat cannot mount sd card…

    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 27, 2012 at 11:56 pm

      HAVE YOU UNMOUNTED THE SD CARd?

      • Reply Ankit January 29, 2012 at 6:06 pm

        no I havnt unmounted it since its not mentioned in instructions…! I followed this procedure 3 times but cudnt install. :(
        wud u please tell me how to unmount sd card? plz reply asap.. i really wanted to install this and dont want to give up..

        • Pradeep Neela January 30, 2012 at 10:19 am

          what is the error message and where you are getting stuck?

        • Ankit February 1, 2012 at 12:21 am

          when i started it in recovery mode and chose to install zip from sd card, i m getting error msg, “E: cant mount sd card”… :(

        • Pradeep Neela February 2, 2012 at 12:11 am

          you need to check with the mounting of the sd card!

  47. Reply manoj January 27, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    where can i download themes for this rom ????

  48. Reply Ruchir January 26, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    I have already rooted my phone on the DDKP2 firmware. So can I directly apply the ROM or will I have to downgrade my firmware? And, does it solve the wi-fi disconnection problem faced in the DDKP2 firmware??

  49. Reply manoj January 26, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    hi….
    i have updated this rom….
    but when i tried connecting to wifi …
    it says wifi error……..
    pls help with this issue…..
    as soon as possible…..

  50. Reply AnksH January 25, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    getting error msg: cant mount sd card. so not able to find the firmware which is copied in sd card… plz help. i tried so many things but nothing worked..! :(

    • Reply Pradeep Neela February 2, 2012 at 1:00 am

      you need to root the phone before you can apply this!

  51. Reply Ankit January 25, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    getting error msg: cant mount sd card. so not able to find the firmware which is copied in sd card… plz help. i tried so many things but nothing worked..! :(

  52. Reply Ruchir January 25, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Hey how to switch again on to GB ROM from Cranium ROM?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela February 2, 2012 at 12:59 am

      you can follow the corresponding article to roll back to any version of firmware!

  53. Reply Ashwin January 25, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Thanks!!
    Please give a tutorial to convert the file system to ext4.. That would be the ultimate thing.
    Thanks in advance.

    • Reply Pradeep Neela February 2, 2012 at 1:03 am

      you need to use different kernel as stock kernel is not supported!

  54. Reply Ruchir January 25, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    Has the wi-fi disconnection problem in the DDKP2 firmware been resolved in the custom ROM?

  55. Reply Ruchir January 25, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    Hey I have already rooted my phone on DDKP2. Can I still install this ROM??

  56. Reply Ankit January 24, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    i got this msg while trying to install from sd: E:Can’t mount /sdcard and when i tried to mount sd card i got the msg: Error mounting /sdcard!… even previous time when i tried to install nexus rom, same thing happened and i quitted… after tat i tried to format everything but still problem persists..
    plz help as soon as possible.. i have restored it to factory setting and erased cache also so i hav nothing in my phone.. :(

  57. Reply Ruchir January 24, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Sorry I am unable to find the features mentioned in the article about the ROM. Can you please tell me where it is??

  58. Reply Rigodeux January 24, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    I tried. But error always surfaces as it cant mount sd card. I tried so many times and so many ways. What could be the possible mistake i did?

    I tried this because i cant unzip xxkph successfully. Tried twice already but always error in return. Please check the file mentioned.

  59. Reply Aditya January 24, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    Plz give credit to the original dev sakindia in your post.. He has developed it and you have not given him credit!

  60. Reply Ruchir January 24, 2012 at 9:48 am

    What extra features does it have over the GB ROM ?? Does it fix the wi-fi disconnection problem in DDKP2 firmware?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 24, 2012 at 10:30 am

      we have mentioned the features in the article!

  61. Reply Tumur January 24, 2012 at 8:34 am

    Hey. after I installed it my wifi doesn’t wotk.

    When I tried to enable wifi it has error message

  62. Reply shamun January 23, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    i am using cyenogen mode 7..can i have to first install xxkpe or directly copy the cranium file to sd card and install from it???..plz suggest me

    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 24, 2012 at 12:53 am

      yes you can install but pls follow the procedure!

  63. Reply Naveen Motwani January 23, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Neal thanks for most awaiting custom rom for SL. i am dying to flash this but this is very lengthy procedure. request to you please short the same.. but otherwise as usual you are great.. :)

  64. Reply abhishek gusain January 23, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    hey what is Cranium Rom?????? will it avoid my warranty?

  65. Reply Shriom January 23, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    This was released on may 2011 !! YOU PPL ARE SOO LATE !!!!!!!!!! the rom has outdated !! the latest roms are ICE CREAM SANDWICH with android 4.0.3 and MIUI with gingerbread 2.3.7 ! not yet fully stable but still in final stages of development (miui ) cm7 is also almost finished !

  66. Reply kinzoh January 23, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    How can i update XXKPE to XXKPH before i install the Cranium Custom Rom?

    Please i need your answer in a jiffy.

    Thanks for your help.

  67. Reply Lara January 23, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    I use the next version:

    Baseband: DDKP4
    Kernel: 2.6.35.7-CL763243 root
    Buildnumber: Gingerbread.DDKP1

    Is it possible to download the Cranium update with these specifications? Or do I have to download everything written in stage 1 in the article?

    Please let me know and thank you for your help in advance!

    Regards,
    Lara

  68. Reply parth January 23, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    can it be put on any 2.3.6 firmware?

  69. Reply parth January 23, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    can we put this rom on XXKPG firmware?? or is it necessary to bring the firmware down??

  70. Reply parth January 23, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    can i put this rom over 2.3.6 DDKP2???is it stable rom?

  71. Reply biguace January 23, 2012 at 12:31 am

    link for xxkph is dead man!

  72. Reply biguace January 23, 2012 at 12:25 am

    link for xxkph is dead ,man!!

  73. Reply charbel5tawil@gmail.com January 22, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    And where is the root link ?

  74. Reply Charbel5tawil@gmail.com January 22, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    How can I get my warranty back ?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 22, 2012 at 1:02 pm

      you need to update with the default firmware or any other stock firmware!

  75. Reply Charbel5tawil@gmail.com January 22, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Where is the corresponding link for xxkph ?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 22, 2012 at 1:06 pm

      its there in the article! kindly check the same as we have just added!

      • Reply Pradeep Neela November 19, 2012 at 12:41 pm

        you will have to refer the source link

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