April 22nd, 2014
RELEASE for S3 Mini
Carbon 4.4.2

IT IS MILESTONE RELEASE – we hightly recommend this update!

New release (20140422) 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 😉

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
  • fixed problem with receiving messages
  • BUILT USING NovaTP – our own toolchain, based on GCC4.9 (!!!), made in 100% for S3 Mini (more info soon)
  • huge performance boost (visible even in benchmarks)
  • 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 NovaTP GCC4.9 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 😉
If you want to say thanks by donating us using PayPal, feel free 😉

55 Responses
  • Roket says:

    Can us tell please, what about AOSP?

  • Sesc says:

    Whats the main differences between CM, Carbon and Omni Rom ?

    • Tobi says:


    • Kirill says:


    • Elmario says:

      -Cyanogenmod just was there for giving an upgrade to devices that didn’t get any or not fast enough android upgrades to their phones (like especially Samsung!).

      -Carbon is there for giving a lot of additionaly features to supported phone

      -OmniROM is supposed to become what Cyanogenmod once was, because cyanogenmod now turned commercial, and a bigpart of the community doesn’t like this.

  • Lucio Angelici says:

    Great!!! Thanxs NovaFusion

  • wan EL says:

    Downloading now..thanx for the great job..

  • digitaltroll says:

    Thank You!

    Best ROM eva!

  • Lucio Angelici says:

    Amazing release,very stable,smooth and very fast!!!Browser work fast!No battery drain! Thanks NovaFusion!

    • suhi SLO says:

      No battery drain he said. Hahaha at least test it for a day or two. Pathetic.

      • Lucio Angelici says:

        Pathetic? You are pathetic! In 7 hours my battery down only 3%!!! Maybe you need a new battery!!!

        • MordFustang says:

          Thanks for your comment, I liked it.. alot! 🙂

        • jeff says:

          performance settings?

        • suhi SLO says:

          Idiot. You posted few minutes after the update was added to the site and already talked about how battery drain is good. How could you posibly know that before any testing? How can you say that when there was only few minutes between the release and your post. You must be in relationship with superman. Get real!

          Ohh and yes now you can say that there is improvements in battery since there were few days that passed after the release.

        • Kenzy says:

          I can confirm that battery life is awesome, in 4hours i didn’t loose a single persentage. Please can you tell me if it’s safe to use ART or not, i don’t know if to stick to Dalvik or to upgrade to ART

  • lincon says:

    Thank You M&M

  • Vecino says:

    Thanks a lot!

  • hamdullah says:

    I’m waiting aokp

  • Pito Grande says:

    Signal fix please :'(

  • jeff says:

    just everytime i flashed a CM update carbon update comes out.! YEAH Great job M&M!

    you’re the “beast!” rwaaaar! THANKS DOWNLOADING!


    que es milestone?:)

    • Alfredo says:

      Se refiere a que se le puso especial atención al desarrollo del ROM. Saludos!

    • wscan says:

      se podria decir que es una “version” dos pasos antes de una version final, si no me equivoco en el desarrollo de sistemas iria una Milestone, Release Candidate (RC) y la versión final,
      Para este caso en específico indicaria que ya no debería de tener tantos problemas como las versiones previas, porque ya se han pulido la mayor parte (sino es que todos) de los errores que tenía, y se genera una versión para que sea testeada por los usuarios y puedan dar mas feedback

    • Guillermo says:

      MIlestone es eso justamente, un “mojón” en el camino
      Un indicador de “punto de referecia”
      En software se usa para identificar un punto de quiebre
      No necesariamente tiene que ver con que sea final o RC, pero normalmente una MileStone es una versión final.

  • Elmario says:


    IS WiFi direct supposed to be working on your releases?

    I never could find any device when trying wifi direct.
    Also my S3 Mini can’t connect faster than 54 mbit.
    What could this be?

  • wan says:

    perfect release..no bug with me..n playing need for speed most wanted without lag..excellent job..tq….

  • ItsPeet says:

    Had the double layered statusbar with Themes, after upgrading.
    Did a superclean install (format Dalvik, Cache, System & Data) this morning and it is normal again! 🙂
    Now upgrading to ART…

    Good job M&M!

    • Johnie says:

      I have the same problem and have find an solution…

      Swich back to default theme now you should have a normal status bar. Reboot.
      Then deinstall your theme and install it again. Now you can switch back to your preferred theme. 😉

      Have Fun!

    • jeff says:

      is it safe to use ART on carbon? can you tell me some details what is like ART on carbon.

  • patze85Patze says:

    more clock freezes than with the last release -_-

  • Ivan says:

    Is possible to run Xperia keyboard in this rom?

    • Ivan says:

      Yes it is, i found port of xperia keyboard on XDA… But have another question. Vibrations work normal guys? Maybe it is my HW problem…

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  • Madman says:

    Did a clean install, wiped everything, and am using the new power manager in combination with greenify.. This version is indeed a milestone release for the S3 mini!! Everything works and no bugs! Amazing work and the greatest of compliments to the Novafusion team!

  • Kenzy says:

    OMG this release rocks……..
    It’s fast, stable, durable battery, It’s just awesomeeeeeeeee. Yaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyy

  • romek says:

    How works alarm for you guys ? Sometimes alarm runs correct but very often starts few hours after my desired setup. that’s sick. Cant use it like this. Dont want to late to work 🙁

  • Coke says:

    When I run some applications, eg Clash of Clans I use it a lot, to return to the main screen, the phone freezes on a black screen until reloaded. even restarts, high lag.
    Sorry for bad english.

  • SDK SMD says:

    this release eat battery a lot and the phone is so hot where is the problem plz? can i flash phone with official rom to run properly and after putting this release?

  • batzishu says:

    how to change the network mode to make it 3g only….not E

  • SDK SMD says:

    plz any solution for connect in ad-hocwith connectify? tx

  • SDK SMD says:

    and navigator crash plz any solution?

  • wan EL says:

    Signal fix please…the only bug i found..always lost signal and for setting 2G only it very hard to connect internet..tq dear team…

  • SDK SMD says:

    Service exchange stop how van i solve this problem plz

  • Kenzy says:

    I am experiencing reboots when using my phone on charge.
    I am also have lock screen bugs, my lock screen freezes very often.
    Please can someone help me out…………………………….

  • How to activate BLN on this ROM?

  • hasseos says:

    Very fast, smooth and no baterry drain. The only problem is that avoid poor wifi connection doesnt work i mean that i want it to stay connected even though low signal. The other problem is i cant watch live streams like twitch or youtube. Thanks a lot for the hard work

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