March 23rd, 2014
RELEASE for S3 Mini
Carbon 4.4.2

New release (20140323) of Carbon 4.4.2 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.


  • Carbon sources update
  • stable release
  • Odin package update


  • 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
  • Carbon 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

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.

38 Responses
  • Laserman49 says:

    THX but no changelog ? ? ? ? ?

  • Renato Aguiar says:

    What about unlock bug?

  • Daniele says:

    Hi =) what about “Ribbon” and “Halo”? =) Thank you

  • akki_17 says:

    PIN – unlock works fine until first reboot. After reboot the unlock screen is buggy.

  • Hey, new problem here ! My whatsapp notification won’t ring since this update. Please fix ! Thanks..

  • Jhony says:

    Hi, I love this rom but the 1ghz is totally draining my battery! plse fix it!!
    anyway thx for the rom!

  • Leonardo says:

    Any chance to make a version for Xperia P lt22i ?

  • Daniel says:

    i whave a new problem, my “phone” aplication is stopped for no reason

  • This last version is great and very very stable except Lock screen !! No battery drain!Thank You McLean! For everyone have a problem try full clean installation, if you update from old release clean Dalvik/Cache and everything it’s OK. If you have a battery drain change cpu governor to On Demand or AbyssPlug and change I/O Schedule to Sio. Set it from reboot.

  • Drew Wesley says:

    1) Where can I find the original S3 mini clock/weather widget?
    2) How do I remove the Google search bar?

  • Andhy says:

    Do you know?
    How to change USB Mode to mass storage on s3 mini.

  • alfaalkaaf says:

    i got a draining battery problem plz… from 50% to 20% in ten minutes ;(

  • Porky says:

    I have a GPS issue. After a while I’m unable to get a location fix, the only option is to restart the device. It worked flawlessly in 4.3.
    Is there a fix for this issue?

  • looks okay however missing speed dial and compass not working – gt-i8190

  • This one is working fine so far. Installed yesterday; no problems at all so far. I’ll post back if I run into anything. Thanks for all the hard work in any case!

  • Mounir Hero says:

    What is the 1 ghz bug???

  • batu says:

    Please help please , my camera preview is blurred . photos looking blury πŸ™

  • erick says:

    Wifi-direct problem!!!!! Can’t change the name of my device and doesn’t search for other phones

  • Megasama says:

    Hey! I was looking the processor and i was surprised that minimum and maximum speed was setted (sorry by my English) in 1000 is that the famous 1gb bug? By the way i love so much this rom is so fabulous… Thanks and for last i wanna congrats all you for your excellent work and the new road with nova… Thanks!

  • please says:

    Please change the drawer icons it is so compressed

  • Erick says:

    UPDATE CARBON PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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