Releasing ChippyROM.V2.XXKPQ

I think this is done. so moving it from WIP to Release 
This ROM is just a compilation of work by many developers. I do not take any credit of development. I have just collected and compiled different parts of roms. Also modded few apks and deleted many... This ROM is compiled to suite my taste and purpose. Planning to share as like minded may find it useful.
This rom do not include sync apps for google(contact&calendar) or samsung to keep internet usage to minimum. I use email.apk to configure all my mail accounts. 

highlights of ROM..
1. ext4 filesystem
2. ICS theme by Tarunagg
3. build.prop from Poseidon ROM by balqkarma
4. removed bloats


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I9003 Custom ROM…ChippyROM_v1.0


I have managed to complete ChippyROM_v1.0 for myself, if you want to try it, please feel free. This is not entirely my work. I have used various files from many developers as base and modified them to suite my taste. So this is not super duper space age ROM.. Just a simple lean and clean rom with descent reflexes to meet my purpose for I 9003. Custom wallpaper gallery and speed tweaks implemented. Its highly stripped down XXKPH Gingerbread ROM of 150 mb as compared to 345 mb of stock ROM. Link to  Release is here ..ChippyROM_v1.0

I have made this ROM primarily from work/office profile point of view where i wanted to keep the distractions to the minimum. GUI required was sleek and responsive. So i have removed many default programs and modified few. I have used darker colors which demand less amount of power so that battery can last longer.I am attaching few screenshots here.Thanks to many SMAARRT_GEEK_ANGELS0x0 who relentlessly putting their efforts to make I9003 device worth using. Constructive suggestions to make this ROM better is always welcome.

1. XXKPH Gingerbread/Deodexed/EXT4
2. TWLauncher replaced with Zeam Launcher
3. modified 3D gallery (more efficient)
4. SII Mail, mail widget, clock widget
5. My Modified TWallpaper pack with new icon and assorted walls
6. Modified vivekkalady’s scrollable Notification bar with 7 toggles buttons (on xda-developers forum) with nice glassy mesh background.
7. Modified swype keyboard (very neatly done by Lordrdx666 on xda-developers forum)
8. CRT animation & Extended power menu
9. replaced icons and graphics in some apps for better synergy
10. I have used Phone.apk and dialertabactivity.apk from one of the ROM/theme kkrraazzyy on xda-developers forum
11. Lock screen calendar app from market to get appointments/meetings on lock screen.
1. TWLauncher other stock bloatwares
2. Original Gallery
& many more…
1.Zeam Launcher
2.Genie widget
4.S2 Email widget(transparent)
& few more…

To do..
1. polish email widget
2. polish phone.apk
3. odin version

Download: ChippyROM_v1.0

Booting Samsung GT-I9003 Galaxy SL in download mode…

Booting GT-I9003 in download mode…

Download-ModeFirst disconnect phone completely by removing power, data cables etc..

  1. Switch off phone and take out battery. Remove the SIM card along with the memory card to avoid any corruption to memory card or SIM malfunction.
  2. Put battery back in phone and hold the Volume Down button + the Home key button + Power Button.
  3. If you get the screen like the below one then you have successfully booted your device in the download mode.

If your device vibrates and boots normally with home screen then download mode is not initiated, in this case you again need to switch off the device and re-initiate above process.

Download mode is like a safe mode for your phone which will enable you to restore the files if anything goes wrong.

Happy Flashing… 🙂


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Samsung Galaxy SL GT-I9003.

Detailed Technical Specification of Samsung GT-I9003 Galaxy SL

As per specifications for I9003 appears as under..

Brand: Samsung
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Manufacturer: Samsung Electronics
Hardware:Designer: Samsung Electronics
Model_ID: i9003GSMH
ReleaseDate: February, 2011
Predecessor:Model: Samsung GT-i9000 Galaxy S 16GB
(width x height x depth):
64.2 x 123.7 x 10.59 millimetres
2.5 x 4.9 x 0.4 inches
Bounding_Volume: 84.1 cubecentimetres
Mass: 131 grams (battery included)


Embedded+OperatingSystem: Google Android 2.2
Operating;System_Kernel: Linux 2.6.32


CPU;Clock: 1000 MHz
CPU: Texas Instruments OMAP 3630
WidthofMachine:Word: 32 bit
CPU+Core: ARM Cortex-A8
Level:1+cache: 32KiB data cache / 32 KiB instruction cache
Instruction+Set: ARMv7


RAMcapacity: 512 MiB
ROMtype: Flash EEPROM
ROM_capacity: 15600 MiB
ROM:capacity:in_bytes: 16.36 GB (billion bytes)


DisplayType: Super Clear LCD (TFT) display
Display_Color_Depth: 24 bit/pixel (16777216 scales)
Display:Diagonal: 4 ” (100.8 millimetres)
Display_Resolution: 480 x 800 (384000 pixels)
Viewable:Display_Size: 2.04 ” x 3.4 ” (51.86 x 86.44 millimetres)
Pixel_density+(dot;pitch): 235.1 pixel/inch (0.10804 millimetre/pixel)
Graphical+Controller: PowerVR SGX530
Video_out: Supported


Audio;Channel(s): stereo sound
Microphone(s): mono sound
Loudspeaker(s): mono sound
Audio;Output: 3.5mm plug


Cellular;Networks: GSM850, GSM900, GSM1800, GSM1900, UMTS900, UMTS1900, UMTS2100
Cellular;Antenna: Internal antenna
Call:Alert: 64 -chord melody (polyphonic)
Vibrating:Alert: Supported
Speakerphone:: Supported


PositioningDevice: Multi-touch screen
Primary_Keyboard: Not supported
Directional+Pad: Not supported
ScrollWheel: Not supported


USB: USB 2.0 client, Hi-Speed (480Mbit/s)
USB Series Micro-B (Micro-USB) connector
Bluetooth_(802.15): Bluetooth 3.0, Internal antenna
WirelessLAN/Wi-Fi_(802.11): IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Internal antenna
Infrared;Gate: Not supported


Analog;Radio: FM radio (87.5-108MHz) with RDS radio reciever
Proprietary headset as antenna
Digital;Media:Broadcast: Not supported


Built-in:GPS+module: Supported
GPSProtocol: NMEA 0183
GPS;Antenna: Internal antenna
Complementary+GPS;Services: Assisted GPS, Geotagging


SensorType: CMOS sensor
Resolution: 2592 x1944 pixels (5.04MP)
Autofocus(AF): Supported
OpticalZoom: 1 x
Macro_Mode: Supported
Built-in+Flash: Not supported
Camcorder: 720×480 pixels , 30frame/sec
Recordable_Image_Formats: JPG
Recordable:Video+Formats: 3GP, MPEG4


Sensor+Type: CMOS sensor
Resolution: 640 x480 pixels (0.31MP)
Camcorder: 640x480pixels
Recordable:Image;Formats: JPG


Battery_Technology: Lithium-ion battery
Battery_Build: removable
Battery_Capacity: 1650 mAh – Click here for stronger battery


Built-in:accelerometer: Supported
  • capacitive touch screen
  • curved glass Contour Display
  • built-in digital compass
  • NFC
  • GPRS Class 12
  • HSDPA 7.2
  • HSUPA 5.76
  • DLNA
  • Haptic feedback
  • Bluetooth stereo audio profile (A2DP
  • AVCRP)
  • Chrome Lite Browser
  • Flash Lite 3.1
  • Google Search
  • Google Maps
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Talk
  • Android Market
Datasheet:State: Preliminary specifications
Datasheet_Views: 58516 times
Datasheet:Added: Jan 5, 11 18:37:55


Enjoy this device… 🙂




Welcome to Chippy’s Wizz-Dome.

This is my online note pad where I keep on recording my thoughts, experiences and learning. Please understand that these are just my views/perceptions and may not be very near to reality.

If you find any gap or mistake, please share your views/facts or point me to the appropriate link.

Best Rgards