How to install Android 4.3 on the Samsung Galaxy SL i9003

Did you know, Samsung stopped firmware development for the Samsung Galaxy SL i9003 after Gingerbread? If you'd like to experience the latest Android 4.3 on this very device, read on...

Caution: Please note that rooting/flashing your device voids your warranty and if done incorrectly may damage your device. Please do it at your own risk. This method is suitable for Samsung Galaxy SL i9003 device only! Please read through the entire thread before going ahead with the installation.

Watch this before you install: Video tutorial on how to install Android 4.3

Difficulty level: 
  • Easy
  • Medium
  • Difficult

Things to do before we start:
  • Take a full backup of your phone on your computer. (Pictures/Videos/Contacts/Music etc)
  • Charge your phone fully upto 100%

We'll begin the installation from Gingerbread DDLF2, click here to see how to install DDLF2.

Step 1: Download the required ROM file and Google Apps file from the respective links mentioned below. 

At the point of writing this article, the current version available is Alpha 3. Please check the latest version from XDA Developers i9003 page before you download it.

--> Android Jelly Bean 4.3 ROM CyanogenMod 10.2 - Alpha 3Download Link
--> Other releases: Page link
--> Google Apps for CM10.2Download Link

Step 2: Copy the downloaded Jelly Bean ROM and Gaaps files to your External micro SD card.
Step 3: Power Off your phone and reboot into the Recovery Mode by pressing the Volume Up key + Center Home key + Power Key for a few seconds!
Step 4: Wipe Data / Factory Reset.
Step 5: Select install zip from SD card, Choose Zip from SD card and select CM10.2 file.
Step 6: Wait for it to finish, repeat if needed.
Step 7: Repeat Step 6 with the Gaaps file that was downloaded earlier.
Step 8: Reboot

Congratulations, you have now successfully installed Android 4.3/CyanogenMod 10.2 on your phone.

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