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Jelly Bean for Galaxy I9003 SL

Android developers have did their awesome work again by releasing Android 4.1 aka Jelly Bean/JB this year and since its release, it has been the talk when it comes to stability, beauty and cool advanced features. Last year it was the yummilicious Ice Cream Sandwich/ICS (Android 4.0).

And yet again the current love of my life, Galaxy SL was left behind when it came to another Android update since the Samsung people have forgotten that there are certain old devices as well running the Android firmware that needs to be updated, but no hard feelings on that because there is always a way in.

Many thanks to God for creating smart and hard working geeks that run the XDA forum, and due to which we can now have the sweet Jelly Bean right on our Galaxy SL smartphone. Since the Dhiru guy has developed the CyanogenMod 10 ROM after his CyanogenMod 9 ROM, several ROMs for Galaxy SL have now been developed and most of these are also based on dhiru’s ROMs. Jelly Bean custom ROMs, just like the Ice cream Sandwich custom ROMs, are available as both AOSP (CyanogenMod) or AOKP based ROMs.

Recently, I happen to come across a Jelly Bean custom ROM (Nexus S custom ROM) based on both CyanogenMod and AOKP. Its called Codename Android and it has been ported to different Galaxy phones. Another geek, LoLaTiOn at XDA forum has successfully ported this amazing ROM to Galaxy SL phone. You can read the details about it and download it from here.

Below are certain screenshots that I took from my phone.

Home screen

App Menu

Notification panel

Lock screen  


Recent apps


Settings AOKP + CyanogenMod

Google Now in Google Search


News & Weather

Web browser

About Codename Android (CNA)

About phone

The CNA ROM is pretty stable for an alpha and I kinda find it as the best Jelly Bean ROM for Galaxy i9003 SL.

PS: Keep in mind that CM10 for Galaxy SL at present has extremely bad battery life and I would not recommend it for daily routine purpose


5 comments on “Jelly Bean for Galaxy I9003 SL

  1. Raj T G
    March 3, 2013

    I have installed this ROM…but camera is not showing option to save to my external SD card…am I missing something? Also which file explorer is good?

    • rubiriz
      March 4, 2013

      I don’t really remember about the Camera options in this ROM but I am pretty sure that there was an option of saving to external SD just like other ROMs!

      You can try ASTRO or ES File Managers; they both are quite functional and free!

  2. wael
    August 1, 2013

    hello rubab first i want to thank you for your awesume and extremly helpful blog.
    second i want to know if you still convinced that the best rom for our beloved sl is the stock rom regardless the emprovments in cm based roms for example alpha v 8 now by the great dhiru.
    third the only reason will let me upgrade to jb is iam unable to use my apps through proxied wi fi i tried nearly every thing : proxydroid iptables autoproxy asproxy but no luck the only apps work is the stock browser and dolphin can you help me thanks again.

    • rubiriz
      August 1, 2013

      Firstly, thank you.
      Secondly, I don’t use this phone anymore but I’m still convinced that no JellyBean custom ROM can be ever be more stable and good with the battery than the stock ROM for Galaxy SL!
      Thirdly, I really didn’t get your last sentence but all I know is that, for using proxy based anonymous IP, there’s a good app, Hotspot Shield VPN! It’s free in the Play Store so do try that out!

      • wael
        August 1, 2013

        i meant iam on a wi fi with a proxy the only application works is the stock browser dolphin and opera mobile ofcourse i need to use my other apps through this proxy in order to do this i installed every application but no luck

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