ChippyROM.V2.XXKPQ .. Work in progress

I have moved to XXKPQ sometime back and also changes few of my favorite apps. ChippyROM.V2.XXKPQ is not developed or coded by me and i do not take credit of this creation. I have just collected and compiled various apks, modded few pngs and deleted many.. :).

This rom is heavily based on work by Tarunagg, blaqkarma, doomlord and Amit on xda-developers I9003 forum.

Few of the screenies of this ROM are as under.

Lock ScreenDefault HomeNews and WeatherMultimedia

Bit of polishing will make this rom worthy. As of now i am giving it a final touch.


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 toย  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

Flashing GINGERBREAD Rom to GT-I9003

Pre requisites and Instructions:

1. Before you start flashing make backups of phone specially contacts, photos, text messages, videos and music files. Please remember phone will be formatted during the process and the data will be lost. Anything which is in SD card will not be lost, so you can alternatively move to SD Card.

2. Remove the SIM card as well as the external SD cards if any in your phone. This is advisable.

3. Now, ensure that you keep some things handy like USB cable which you have got with GT I9003 and also the device,

4. Most importantly you need to ensure that your phone has at least 60-80% of battery power left, this is just an advisory which if followed then you will not experience any difficulties as while updation of the device the battery consumption is at a maximum.

5. Ensure that you have administrative rights for computer / laptop which runs on a XP, Vista ย or Windows 7 OS to download and install the software including the drivers and also along with this you will be requiring the USB port on your computer which supports USB 2.0.

6. Check if you can get into the download mode which is the top most necessity for updating your device.ย  For those whose devices unable to get into the download mode and the recovery mode follow instructions here.

7. Download Odin (program required to push updates files to device and usb drivers (if kies is installed you will not need drivers) from

8. Download available gingerbread firmware and pit (partition information table) file from Unzip this file to get either one(pda or code file) , three(pda,csc and phone or modem) or four files(boot,pda,csc and phone files).

9. Ensure that you have closed the KIES completely and also disable any firewalls if any.

Continue reading

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… ๐Ÿ™‚


Sharing is caring…Keep sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

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… ๐Ÿ™‚




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

Best Rgards