Samsung Galaxy SL i9003 tips and tricks

The Galaxy S is the most successful mobile phone Samsung has ever produced to date. In the vulnerable period of 7 months (June 2010 - Dec 2011) Samsung claims to sell 10 million units worldwide. Recognized or not, this is exactly what is one reason Samsung is launching its newest product-I9003 GT or more popularly known as the Galaxy SL.

Dimensions 12:37 x 6:42 x 1:06 cm, weight 131 gram, Gorilla Glass display, glossy plastic on the back, three buttons below the screen (menu, back and home), the power button on the right side, volume control on the left side. Design Galaxy SL is identical to its predecessor, the Galaxy S. The difference lies in the new dimension and feel when held together. Although using the same material, Galaxy SL feels more solid and steady grip than the Galaxy S. It may be the effect of weight that is slightly heavier. The composition of matter, PULSE deplored the absence of a camera shutter button that previously did not exist in the Galaxy S.

SC-capacitive touch screen LCD, 16 million colors, 4 inch, 480x800 pixels, Super AMOLED clearly have a much better contrast when compared with SC-LCD, but that does not mean SC-LCD has the quality of the ordinary. Because in fact PULSE display Galaxy SL feels somewhat better than TFT LCD screen embedded in the smartphone class. If the back compared with the S-AMOLED, SC-SL LCD's Galaxy reportedly consume more power, but you need not worry because for this phone Samsung has included a battery with a greater power of 10% compared to its predecessor.

OS and Menu
 Android Froyo (v2.2), Touch UI WIZ, 7 pieces on the homescreen panels (can be edited), 4 pieces shortcut icon on the bottom of the screen on the homescreen and the main menu (phone, contacts, messaging and application / home) When compared with the version Eclair (2.1) on the Galaxy's experience gained almost the same. It is thanks to an embedded UI Touch WIZ on both phones. This is different from previous versions of PULSE get on the notification tab that can be accessed by sliding from the top of the screen down. If the notification tab Galaxy S with Android v 2.1 there are only 4 pieces toggle the Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and Mute, then at version 2.2 installed on this SL Galaxy Samsung adds a toggle auto rotation that previously could only be accessed in the settings menu. In addition to this version of the Samsung also adds task manager that is not innate found in previous versions, so at least you do not need to add third-party task manager application if needed.

Photo Cameras 

5 MP (2592x1994), autofocus, geo-tagging, the focus through touch, smile shot and face detection, a VGA secondary camera. Feature photo camera Galaxy SL has 4 shooting modes and 14 scene modes that can be accessed directly from the panel on the left of the screen. Operation is fairly easy. To get the focus you can hold a virtual shutter button or touch parts on the viewfinder that wants to become a focal point. Disadvantages Galaxy SL is still the same as its predecessor which is located on the unavailability of two important elements of the camera, ie flash and physical shutter button. When used outdoors with good lighting the camera catches the Galaxy SL shows the results with the sharpness of the slick. Any color that is displayed in accordance with the original color. Unlike when brought into the room with makeshift lighting, a maximum 5-megapixel resolution camera is still generate noise.

Video Recorder 

Maximum resolution of 720p HD quality (1280x720 pixels) @ 30fps. SL Galaxy ability to record HD video resolution it's more than enough to just capture the special moments with family. You can also apply one effect of the four options, namely normal, negative, BW and sepia. Additionally you can also find white balance settings, video quality, contrast, saturation and sharpness. Everything can be found by pressing the virtual buttons setting on the bottom left corner of the screen.


HTML Browser, Supports Flash Player 10.2, multi-windows browsing, zooming ch pin, RSS feeds, share page. SL surf ria using the Galaxy would be nice, in addition to support 4-inch screen capable of satisfying the eye, this phone is the default browser was fairly rich in features. Moreover, the phone also supports Adobe Flash 10.2, which guarantees satisfaction when accessing the flash-laden sites. Previously Galaxy S only supports FlashLite 3.1. You can freely choose portrait or landscape view simply by rotating the orientation of the phone while surfing.In addition to the browser, the Galaxy SL is also equipped with a variety of Internet-based applications, such as the Daily Briefing, Gmail, Google search, Google places, Google Talk and YouTube.


 Applications used: Quadrant Standard Edition by Aurora Softwork. From the results of benchmark tests that do PULSE, SL Galaxy scored 829, which put him between the Galaxy and the Nexus v 2.1

GSM quad-band, Tri band HSDPA, Bluetooth 3.0 A2DP, micro USB 2.0 (available on the side of the phone), GPRS 12, EDGE 12, HSDPA 7.2 Mbps, 5.76 Mbps HSUPA, WiFi, DLNA, Mobile AP, TetheringNo need much talked about connectivity. You can certainly imagine yourself from the above specifications. What's interesting about this sector of course features and Tethering Mobile AP. Basically these two features serves as the dividing line operator owned by another device. The difference means used Mobile wi-fi AP is currently utilizing the USB tethering. Both can be run through the Settings> Wireless and network

Video player
Video player supports the formats 3gp, mp4, m4v, aviVarious collections of images and videos can be accessed via the gallery menu, in which the collection is classified by type and folder storage. Images can be enjoyed in portrait or landscape orientation as needed and to do you simply pinch zooming the screen (pinch zoom). In addition to the gallery, a collection of videos you can also be accessed through the choice of video player that looks more friendly with details of name and duration of the video. When playing a video player in fullscreen video presents. The control panel at the bottom of the screen (landscape orientation) and appears when you touch the screen.

6 alternative audio effects, nine equalizer settings, 5.1 channel audio effects, supports mp3, amr, wavSL Galaxy features a music player can be accessed directly from the main menu. At the beginning, the music player SL Galaxy displays your entire collection. You can change the list view based on a playlist, album or artist by selecting on the panel are available on the side of the screen. Display by default when music is playing fairly ordinary. The screen displays the controls on the underside and the album art in the middle of the screen. If you get bored, you can add a visualization that will be the foreground (foreground) album art by pressing the menu button, select more > settings and check the option visualization. You also can select Disc View available when pressing the menu button.

Other Features 
Aldiko Ebook, Display, ThinkFree Office, News & Weather, Navigation, Maps, Places and Android MarketPULSE find some interesting applications that are embedded by default in the Galaxy SL. Aldiko Ebook as the name implies serves to read digital books or more popularly known as ebook. There are 2 books that can be directly read, Pride & Prejudice and The Adventures of Sherlock Homes. To add a collection of books you can press the menu button and choose "Get more books." At the option is available a lot of ebooks that can be downloaded for free. There is also an application called "Screen". Based augmented reality application that allows you to find information about specific objects from specific locations such as stations, cafes and so on via the phone's camera. Besides the Galaxy SL also offers an application that serves as ThinkFree Office document viewer, News & Weather that informs you about the updated news and weather forecasts, and Navigation, Maps Places are also ready to facilitate your trip. Still lacking? As always sufficient access to Android Market to add the required application.

Samsung Galaxy SL tips and trick

Samsung Galaxy SL tips and trick, specifications

2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100
Announced 2011, February
Status Available. Released 2011, February

Dimensions 123.7 x 64.2 x 10.6 mm
Weight 131 g

Type SC-LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 480 x 800 pixels, 4.0 inches
- Gorilla Glass display
- TouchWiz 3.0 UI
- Multi-touch input method
- Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
- Optical trackpad
- Touch-sensitive controls
- Proximity sensor for auto turn-off

Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes

Phonebook Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
Call records Practically unlimited
Internal 4GB/16GB storage, 478 MB RAM user available
Card slot microSD, up to 32GB, buy memory

GPRS Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 - 48 kbps
EDGE Class 12
3G HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v3.0 with A2DP
Infrared port No
USB Yes, v2.0 microUSB

Primary 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection
Video Yes, 720p@30fps
Secondary Yes, VGA

OS Android OS, v2.2 (Froyo)
CPU 1GHz Cortex A8 CPU, PowerVR SGX530 GPU, TI OMAP 3630 chipset
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
Browser HTML
Radio FM radio with RDS
Games Yes
Colors Black, white
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
- Social networking integration
- Digital compass
- MP4/DivX/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player
- TV-out
- Organizer
- Image/video editor
- Document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
- Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
- YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration
- Adobe Flash 10.1 support
- Voice memo/dial/commands
- Predictive text input (Swype)

Standard battery, Li-Ion 1650 mAh
Stand-by Up to 610 h (2G) / Up to 550 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 15 h (2G) / Up to 7 h 30 min (3G)

Samsung Galaxy SL tips and trick, GPS problem

by changing the settings:

1. Open the menu -> settings -> Location -> Security. Uncheck the box next to "Use Wireless Networks".

2. type in the dialer * # * # 3214789650 # * # *

3. enter the LBSTestMode menu, click "Application Settings" change "Operation Mode" from Standalone to "MS-Based."

4. exit.

5. Restart your phone.

6. Open the menu > settings > Location > Security. Check the box next to "Use Wireless Networks".

You can lock the gps is less than 10 seconds.

Samsung Galaxy SL tips and trick, updated firmware

1. download Firmware and extract the file (I9003DXKB2.rar) into I9003DXKB2-I9003DXKB2-I9003OLBKB2_HOME.tar

download Odin3_v1.82

download drivers (you need Kies).

2. install drivers, run Odin. Do not forget to close the program Kies.

3. go to download mode

turn off phone -> disconnect the battery, sim, sdcard -> plug the battery -> press and hold the [volume down] + [home] + [power] -> wait until the pictures come out "green robot hold a shovel".

4. connect the data cable to phone and computer, wait until "the driver software was successfully installed".

5. program moved to Odin, which checked only [Auto Reboot], [F. Reset Time] and [PDA].

6. click the [PDAs], navigate to the file-I9003DXKB2 I9003DXKB2-I9003OLBKB2_HOME.tar

7. Click [Start] button, wait a few minutes until everything is completed. If successful, your phone will restart. wait for it to restart again. and into the normal state (lockscreen).

9. turn off the phone, plug the sim and microSD, press and hold the power button.

10. done

Samsung Galaxy SL tips and trick, unbrick phone (stuck logo)

1. Extract the firmware and Odin. Turn off Kies, then run the Odin application.

2. Check Re-Partition, Auto Reboot, and F. reset Time

3. Click the PIT, then open the file latona_20110114.pit

4. Mode download, press and hold Home + Power + Volume Down

5. Connect your phone to the computer using a data cable, wait until Odin recognize your phone.

6. Click Start, wait a minute and then your phone will restart itself (blank display).

7. Disconnect the USB cable, unplug the phone battery. Wait 10 seconds, plug in another battery.

8. Mode download, Connect the phone to the computer.

9. Click the Reset button on the Odin.

10. In Odin, make sure the Re-Partition is NOT checked, Auto Reboot, and (F. Reset Time leave to checked).

11. Click the PDA, open the file I9003XWKB1-REV08-ALL-low-CL890783.tar.md5

12. Click the PHONE button, open the file MODEM_I9003XXKB1_REV_00_CL889972.tar.md5

13. Click the CSC, open file-I9003 GT-CSC-DBTKB2.tar.md5

14. Click the Start button.

15. Wait until everyone is finished, then phone will enter the language selection menu. (Do not wrong choice).

16. If ever in the backup, please restored backup.

(download software at updated firmware above)

Samsung Galaxy SL tips and trick, backup APK

1. open Super Manager

2. select APK Manager (refresh and appears all applications that are on phone).

3. select the application that will be backed up.

4. select the "bAPK"

5. Save Application as: Readable Display Name

6. Completed, the GER in the folder sdcard / SuperTaskManager / MyAPKs

Samsung Galaxy SL tips and trick, change SD card becomes internal memory

Introduction: Galaxy SL (4Gb model)has three memory partitions built in.

1. Internal Phone memory- Consists of Internal Phone storage (1.87 GB) and Personal data (72.27 MB). This is not accessible through the USB mounting.

2. Internal SD card storage (1.52 GB) which is remaining partitioned memory from the 4GB phone memory. This partition is called as sdcard by the system. This is the memory which needs to be boosted for increasing efficiency to install games, and applications which needs to stay in internal sdcard.

3. external sdcard called as external_SD by system. This memory is added by user using micro sd card (upto 32GB) for storage purpose.

This hack makes use of external sdcard as internal sdcard, thus providing storage capacity upto 32 GB depending upon the capacity of microSDcard added by user. The internal sdcard memory is converted o external_SD, thus two memory are swapped by using simple modified path in the vold.fstab.

Just a word of caution here to use microSDcard of higher class than class 4 to keep the system snappier with fast read write ability. Your microSD should be formatted as FAT32 to be recognized by system.

I came a cross with this hack at, posted by 3snow. So the credit goes to him, but you can thank me for bringing this to your knowledge.

As usual I am not responsible for Bricked device.. You try this hack at your own risk

But let me make it clear, its not easy to screw your phone unless you are willing to restore it on your own.

This hack makes use of modified vold.fstab file, which requires to be replaced in the system/etc folder. This swaps the internal sdcard memory as external_SD and external_SD as internal memory.

The vold.fstab files posted here are specific to Samsung GT-I9003 Froyo release version 2.2.1. The structure of this file may vary from Phone to phone across different models and android release versions. So you may use the technique/ hack for swapping the memory but it is not guaranteed to work with other android phones using the same modified vold.fstab other than I9003.

I have attached two zip files here.

1. - for restoring the phone memory to original state and

2. - to swap the internal sdcard memory with external mSDCRD memory.

Follow the instructions below to run this mod on your phone.


-The most important requirement is root access

-First back up your data, both Phone as well as SDCARD, before installing this MOD as a precautionary measure, in case you encounter trouble and lose data.

-If you are using application to SD for some or all applications you will lose them as the memory will be swapped so first you need to change the storage to phone memory in menu>settings>Applications>Manage applications as phone memory.


1) Download the attached files, keep the aside for future (if you forget to back it up) to revert the original state.

2) Unzip and copy the file on to your external_SD.

3) Now you need to backup your original vold.fstab from / system / etc folder to sdcard / vold directory using Root explorer, just in case if you encounter any problem, you can replace the backed up original file to revert the original state.

To do this Browse to /system/etc folder, copy "vold.fstab" from that folder, then go to /sdcard, paste the "vold.fstab" inside a folder "vold" eg: sdcard/vold.

3) Now using root explorer, Copy the modified "vold.fstab" unzipped from downloaded from attachment here and put on your extrenal_SD. Browse to / system / etc folder. Make the system / etc folder writable (R/W) by clicking on mount R / W on top in root explorer and paste "vold.fstab". Accept permission to replace the original file.

4) Restart ur phone, You are done.

You have your microSDCARD as your internal sdcard and actual internal sdcard as external_SD. Now you have huge space to play games install applications and Maps for Navigation etc..

Trouble shoot :

In case you dont see your internal SDCARD, you wont see external SDCARD also after using this file, but not to worry it could happen due to either problem with vold.fstab or the file system format of microSD or may be even both.

If its due to incompaticle or wrong vold.fstab:
To restore you will have to push the original vold.fstab to / system / etc folder using adb as your sdcard is not visible.

If the problem is due to incompatible file format of microSD:
Just Swith off your phone take out microSD card and format it as FAT32 system in card reader. Put it back and switch on the Phone.

If both fails. then just take out sdcard, simcard and go to download mode using three button combo and reflash te phone with the desired stock firmware for the Phone. You will be restored to original setup.

source xda-developer


izue80 said…
can i used this tips n tricks to other phone that use android 2.2.1?
Tarita Kulkani said…
Yes, these techinicalities are also supported in other Android phones
nikhilrana said…
wat should i do in case of my galaxy doesnt start up n having software problem to get start, how cud i reformat or can make it ok.
plz if u can give me the instruction needed to make it n software needed to it
maddy said…
Hey will you pls help me for this issue i just want to swap my external to internal memory pls help me out
maddy said…
Can i get your contact no pls

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