December 31st, 2013
RELEASE for S3 Mini
Carbon 4.4.2

New release (20131231) of CM11.0 for S3 Mini is available!

For flashing KitKat, we recommend you to install our TWRP recovery (available on Download page)!

If you want to say thanks by donating us using PayPal, feel free πŸ˜‰

Do full backup before installation and wipe data/cache (factory reset) after installation (only from stock ROM).

If you’re updating from older CM10.1/10.2/11.0 version or migrating from Oliver’s CM, you don’t have to perform a wipe!

You can get it on our DOWNLOAD page.


  • first release


  • 2D/3D HW Acceleration
  • audio (both speakers/headphones/microphone)
  • GPS and A-GPS – fast fix getting
  • Glonass navigation
  • compass
  • sensors
  • Wi-fi
  • Bluetooth 4.0 with LE support A2DP
  • all native tethers (Wifi/BT/USB)
  • Google Play
  • CM11 functionallity
  • CPU sleep mode
  • MTP
  • ADB
  • no tearing
  • tripple buffering
  • YouTube HQ
  • Wifi direct
  • 3.0.101 kernel
  • external storage
  • native 64GB+ sdcard support (exFAT)
  • camera
  • video playing
  • SELinux (temporary disabled)
  • BLN (backlight notifications) support
  • offline charging
  • auto EFS backup
  • New BT/GPS/offline charging/sensors drivers – no longer buggy Samsung’s ones!
  • built using Linaro toolchain
  • no 1GHz bug
  • also flashable via Odin


  • none

I’d be glad, if you shared links to our download page, instead of direct links to download.
Also would be great, if you wouldn’t create the mirrors πŸ˜‰

Guys who made it happen:

  • MacΕ‚aw
  • Marcin1147
  • thehacka1

Thanks for help from:

  • Benzonat0r
  • tom3q
  • lupohirp

Before you ask for help, check our FAQ. Maybe answer is already there?

If you want to say thanks by donating us using PayPal, feel free πŸ˜‰

If somehow you’ll find a bug, use our bugtracker if you want to report it.

69 Responses
  • Seaf says:

    Is there any difference between CM and this ROM? Should I use it/Is it faster than CM?

  • patze85 says:

    wtf is carbon!? oO

  • Cyan Hare says:

    Can I use CWM to flash this ROM?

  • Adam says:

    Thank you big thank’s boss very good job my like ROM in s2 and now s3 mini πŸ™‚

  • Alexandre says:

    There are a impressive list of features.

  • Gapps is already included?

  • ishakrohim says:

    Sim toolkit

  • Bodo says:

    what for gapps??

  • RianChsrndl says:

    there’s no carbon fibers and dark carbon in 4.4.2 version? πŸ™

  • mickeygriman says:

    screenshot makes noise

  • Bodo says:

    great work its better than cm11 thank you i love it

  • Bruno Dark says:

    What is Walter White’s Favorite ROM?

  • skyline022 says:

    if I’m leaving the CM11, I need to wipe?

  • Jean says:

    This rom uses apollo? or it has another music app?

  • joseph says:

    does it has active display feature?

  • Federico says:

    In the download section there is still a version of 30 December! Is the date wrong or is it still the same as yesterday?

  • Cah Bagoes says:

    can you add aospa rom 4.3/4.4 for s3mini…

  • Alejandro says:

    There is a problem with the sound when a window is opened, the audio freezes until the window disappears Fix it please

  • tjangkir says:

    can’t using bbm, still loading

  • Marteicos says:

    Thanks for the amasing roms Maclaw. Is it possible to change music tracks using volume buttons, including headset volume buttons?

  • AbeYz says:

    can you make update zip file for the low speaker volume in calls bug?

  • you can update daily, this ROM is very top!

  • When I give multiple clicks out a strange sound..

  • Jean says:

    Horrible sound when listening music πŸ™ great rom but that problem is very annoying

  • joao sa says:

    Google services like google account and gapps It’s not working do i havΓͺ to download gapps again i had cm 11 and installed this rom

  • indrasatrya says:

    carbon ROM will update everyday like CM 11?

  • MahoBergairah says:

    can i just flash this rom from stockrom 4.1.2 using CWM?

  • raul gerardo says:

    If i use this ROM and I want to go back to cm11 do I have to perform a wipe? Or just like any update installing and done?

  • Allan says:

    Thanks Maclaw, this ROM is very nice, but i have some problems, 1) im not sure if Wifi its working or not.. 2) Play Store DoesnΒ΄t work

  • Adam says:

    Sometimes error scratch sound

  • suhi SLO says:

    Ahh. When battery is empty so will be your phone. It wont charge. Going back to cm11 if posible.

    • Roket says:

      Oj,ma kaj ni v redu ta Carbon?

      • suhi SLO says:

        It’s ok. My girlfriend unpluged charger on other end, that is why it didnt charge. The rom works ok. Gapps work fine, gps is a bit slow from the start, like how you can costumize notificaction bar from settings (center clock, battery,…) the battery drains a bit fast, camera works for me, in other apps to. dont like the name or logo (borring-sorry). Overall in’s an ok ROM. just needs more. πŸ˜‰

      • suhi SLO says:

        It works ok. My gf unpluged the other end of the charger and i didnt know. Lool. Cam works, gps to but it is slow at start, have some extra style settings, gapps work but had to re-flash it. Dont like goomanager, wifi works, 2G/3G to,… seems an ok rom.

  • Nemx says:

    Hi, how can I use install apps on my external storage (sd card)?
    Thanks, great work!

  • for fuck sake. read carbon site for it official news. all of their feature will be push slowly from time to time. so dont expect for everything to be included in this release.

  • sevdan marinov says:

    this is like a aokp roms πŸ™‚

  • ej says:

    Fix the pause resume problem on video

  • suhi SLO says:

    Like the in-game call answer. Nice.

  • pabloski says:

    There is any music app!

  • Melih says:

    My capacitive buttons don’t work. Do you know anything about how to fix that?

  • Jossh says:

    The last thing you’ve realased in 2013 was the first thing I wanted for mmy S3 mini !!
    Happy new year ! I wish you will enjoy this year !

  • fcikse says:

    Hi, stock camera Works but for example instagram’s camera is in black screen.

  • Kevin B says:

    Can you finish AOSP 4.2.2 of cooper πŸ˜€

    Bugs :
    – Storage bug
    – PIN code menu is not good size
    – And other…

  • sevdan marinov says:

    it is not smooth and fast, i think the best rom for s3 mini is CM 10.2 πŸ™‚ and i will back it

  • Ananda96 says:

    thanks for great rom and happy new year!

    i have an sound issue when tapping poweramp or other app, makes annyoing brrrrp

    i used recommend settings:

    Go through setup and let all apps update before using phone.
    Go to Settings>Performance and change the default governor to ABYSSPLUG. Remember to also set on boot.
    Go to Settings>More… and apply all the customisations you like.
    Tap build number 7 times. Go to developer settings and switch runtime from Dalvik to ART. Also change live wallpaper to static one

  • suppresed says:

    Why no Kernel updates?

  • leedthered says:

    Any1 having problems with play store I have it but it just loads blank screen so can’t download apps.

  • Max says:

    I have a image to show you, battery life was showing wifi every time on, and that it’s incorrect because the wifi it’s off.!nohwkDiB!3K8b_clLU5cusFLos1BwDVZyEMeq0zOY8LoJDmF0W_0

    You see it? My battery it during six hours with luck. I have send you this message because you create the thread of the rom! I’ll be waiting an answer! Good luck!

    P.S.: Originally ROM for S3 Mini

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