How to Update Galaxy SL I9003 with MIUI 2.3.16 Custom ROM Firmware

It was the last time when we saw on how you can update with the latest MIUI v10 2.3.16 and just few days after an all new version of this firmware arrives and is dubbed as MIUI 2.3.23 which is an improved version when compared to the last version. We have mentioned a detailed list of changes which this version of firmware comes with in detail below. This custom ROM firmware bundles all the famous features like SONY’s Bravia Engine, Sony XCloud, beats Audio and Apps to SD features which are always a HOT favorite for Android users.
Please note that this firmware is not released by Samsung Electronics Ltd. and also there won’t be any ICS Android 4.0 firmware for Galaxy SL I9003 Officially. Since it’s a custom ROM firmware and is still in the beta stages, there will be some bugs which will be addressed in the coming days.
Disclaimer: Neither we, nor developer should 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.
Change Log of MIUI v10 2.3.16:
  • Updated to MIUI 2.3.23
  • GPS optimized
  • Add Virtuous OS script’s
  • Add missing app’s (Compass, Email..)
  • MIUI v4 Icon’s
  • Vurrut V1
  • ICS Window Animation
  • In Sleep: Governor: conservative, min:300, max:600
  • In Wake: Governor: SmartrassV2, min:300, max:1000
What Works:
  • Wi-Fi
  • 2G & 3G
  • BLN (Light buttons Notification)
  • All sensors
  • GPS
  • Bluetooth
  • USB tethering
  • Video and Audio
  • Calls and Sms.
  • Internal and external SD
  • All MIUI UI and APPS
So, in the process of this article we will also be checking out on the things which work with this firmware along with the detailed pre requisites and tutorial on how to apply this firmware in your phone. Hotspot and Radio doesn’t work by default but for these things we will come out in the separate article which will help you to activate these things in your phone.
Pre Requisites:
  • We recommend you to back up all the data present in your device with the help of below mentioned steps. Don’t use KIES to back up the data as it will not support the phone after this update snce it’s a custom ROM firmware.
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
  • Minimum charge left in the phone should be 80% so as to ensure that the phone doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update. (If you don’t follow this step then the chances are more that your phone may get DEAD for which we should not be responsible).
  • Disable all the security suites installed in your computer and uninstall all antivirus tools in your computer so as to ensure that the firmware update is not interrupted in the middle of the process.
  • Enable the USB debugging in your phone from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. The USB Debugging option should be ticked. USB Debugging Mode can only be enabled once you disconnect the phone from computer. USB Debugging should be ticked.
USB Debugging
  • Ensure that you are on the Rooted firmware of XXKPQ. 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
Assuming that you have followed all the above mentioned instructions you can now proceed to the next page where we have summed up detailed tutorial on how to apply this update of MIUI 2.3.16.

Procedure to Update MIUI v10.2 2.3.23 Custom Firmware in Samsung Galaxy SL I9003:
  • Download the MIUI v10.2 2.3.23 Firmware Zip package from here to your computer and then connect your device with the computer using the Official USB cable.
  • Copy the zip file in your phone’s SD Card. Ensure that you are not placing the file deep into the sub folder.
  • Now, remove the connected phone and turn Off so that the device can be entered in the recovery mode.
  • The recovery mode can be entered by pressing the Volume Down Key + OK button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button. You can also refer to the video below to know more on how you can enter into the recovery mode. If the phone boots in the normal mode then you need to try entering again into the recovery mode.
recovery mode
  • In the recovery mode, you need to select “install zip from sd card” > “choose zip from sd card” and then choose the MIUI v10.2 2.3.23 Firmware Zip package which is placed in the phone.
  • Once the update process is completed, the device will again land back to the recovery screen. In the recovery screen, select “++++ Go Back ++++” and then choose the option of “reboot system now” for rebooting the system. If the phone refuses to show the home screen even after 5 minutes of restart, you need to then reinsert the battery.
Tip: Just in case if 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.
Congratulations, you have now successfully applied the update of MIUI v10.2 2.3.23 Firmware In your phone. 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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