April 27th, 2014
RELEASE for S3 Mini
CyanogenMod 11.0

We recommend to install this update. We have improved battery life much!

New release (20140427) 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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.


  • CM sources update
  • reworked native patch
  • reduced cpu usage = better battery life
  • improved buffers support
  • 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
  • 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
  • New BT/GPS/offline charging/sensors drivers – no longer buggy Samsung’s ones!
  • built using NovaTP GCC4.9 toolchain
  • no 1GHz bug
  • USB OTG support (WIP)
  • 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

If you want to say thanks by donating us using PayPal, feel free ๐Ÿ˜‰

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

153 Responses
  • harnis says:

    Excellent !

  • JustinoMora says:

    Let see the patch.

  • Habiel latief says:


  • David says:

    Thanks mate ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Ozzy says:

    is cm bug solved?

  • gavilanes2001 says:

    Downloading update. This team is awesome.

  • yasin says:

    flashing quickly!…. i need more battery lifetime

  • Matias says:

    GREAT! You are working hard! Flashing

  • Defco says:

    Fixed the backlight bug? (Buttons light)

  • Lucio Angelici says:

    Waiting Carbon Update. Thanks guys.

  • Hykie says:

    Netflix working? ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Truenos says:

    Instagram upload videos

    • Truenos says:

      Well, I have more than 1.5 months asking for this to be FIXED, and NEVER get a reply from NOVAFUSION about it, YOU GUYS WILL SOLVE THIS PROBLEM OR NOT ?

  • Xblade says:

    waiting for S Advance release ๐Ÿ™‚

  • andre.gomes says:

    i got way worse unbutu score with this release

  • Emalude says:

    I’m impatient to try these awesome changelogs on my PAC ROM. Thanks novafusion team! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Ronald says:

    Hi, Iยดm wondering if after install this rom, can I tried to setup Samsung services as “Find my phone”… without any luck.
    Has anyone any info on how to do this? any options?


    • Allan Hundeboll says:

      Please try Google device manager, it can find your phone, make it ring and wipe it if you ever lose your phone.

  • Fulvius31 says:

    Unable to open zip file.
    i use latest twrp

  • DerArndt says:

    Hi Nova Team, great work ๐Ÿ™‚

    I have one question, witch CPU governos do you use for testing? I change it but i do Not know if its right. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thx for this work ,i love my s3 and with this Rom and your Team i have much fun 4 long time


  • Dialer is not working

  • gavilanes2001 says:

    I already flash the new update, it’s great, but why my phone still overheating and draining battery. I’ve to reboot it a couple of times, and sometimes i’ve to remove the battery and it’s temperature is high. Some one else have this problem or is just me. It happens recently with update 0424, 0427, and with others before. Help please.

    • Ritvik says:

      My battery does not over heat but I get these unitended reboots and shutdowns and sometimes have remove the battery for 5-10 min too

      • gavilanes2001 says:

        I’ll try in my next update what Luci Angelici saids, a dalvik/cache wipe, hope this solve the overheating and draining battery issue, you shoul try it too Ritvik and post what happens.

    • Lucio Angelici says:

      Controll if you have 1Ghz bug first.Turn off WiFi. Go in menu,performance and select AbyssPlug and Sio schedule,set it from boot.And try it.If you no resolve try full clean install. And final I resolve battery problem buying another new in amazon for 12โ‚ฌ and original!!!

      • gavilanes2001 says:

        Trying the Abyssplug And Sio thingand see what happens, cause I donยดt think is my battery, i’ve like four months with my phone, but theres always a last resort, thanks, and donยดt worry for the english thing.

        • Lucio Angelici says:

          I can confirm and recommend you use Art runtime with AbyssPlug+Sio. Dalvik runtime use more ram than Art. And AbyssPlug turn off 1 core when the phone no need it. I have amazing performance and battery life.

          • gavilanes2001 says:

            Help me on how to aply ART, please, i’ve heard you need to clean Dalvik before you aply it.

        • Lucio Angelici says:

          Read my last post. when you activate ART no need Wype nothing.

  • Lucio Angelici says:

    Guys, sorry for my English….I’m Italian.

  • Roris says:

    Hello what is the ART and where can I find it?

  • Alonso says:

    anyone know how to disable the physical buttons and leave only virtual buttons? like the nexus

  • Lucio Angelici says:

    Art info http://lifehacker.com/android-art-vs-dalvik-runtimes-effect-on-battery-life-1507264545

    To activate:Go to setting,go down to About Phone and in build number touch it fast for 7 time, to.activate Android Developer menu. Back button and you can find Developer Developer Option. Search. Select Runtime and choose Art. Don’t Panic,the first boot in art need 7 -10 minutes ok?

  • Yasin says:

    Hoollllyyyy shit! 1% battery drain per minute!!! No 1ghz bug and made clean install. Battery is melting down!

  • Ozzy says:

    can anybody tell me how to calibrate the accu?

    • Lucio Angelici says:

      What do you mean with Accu?

      • Neonoia says:

        In German the word “Akku” is the short form of “Akkumulator” which means battery in English. (I don’t know if he meant battery ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

    • yasin says:

      you must full charge your phone, later erase the batterystats.bin file (google it to see how you find where) then use the phone until battery gets empty. and again do a full charge with the charger (not usb). that is all. you should do this calibrating when did a full wipe or installed a new rom.

  • Emalude says:

    Guys has someone little flickering problem with this release? Any solution?

    • Lucio Angelici says:

      If you update from older release try wipe Dalvik/cache. If the problem persist tray full clean install.

      • Emalude says:

        Ciao Lucio ho visto che sei italiano. Tu hai mai provato a ripristinare un backup con TWRP? Io l’ho ripristinato perchรฉ usavo PAC, sono tornato quindi alla cyano e ho installato la nuova release perรฒ mi da questi piccoli problemi di flickering e lag. Uso i backup apposta per evitare di perdere i dati ogni volta dato che mi piace testare le diverse rom,con una installazione pulita, ma neanche questo sembra aiutare molto :/

        • Lucio Angelici says:

          Certo,faccio sempre un backup appena vedo che la release รจ perfetta, ho ripristinato da TwRp svariate volte senza mai problemi. Se vedi che anche dopo il ripristino e eventuale update vedi problemi di glicerina o altro ti conviene fare una installazione da 0 del nuovo update rom.In molti casi รจ meglio .perdere i dati รจ un bel giramento di palle, ma a volte รจ necessario…

    • yasin says:

      you may use nova launcher

    • indir says:

      +1 setting menu’s little flickering…

    • Coshyloco says:

      Same problem :/

    • dogsyule says:

      Mu games are flickering

  • camani says:

    I have a question:
    Is there a forum or a Kind of support where I can get help?

    Or i don’ teven found a faq or a documentation, can you please add such things, maclaw?

  • Alan says:

    Hey! Since the release from the 25th, clock in status bar turned black, how can i change that? Is that a bug? Thank you!

  • tiago says:

    just got clock freeze ๐Ÿ™ tried disabling cclock, set time manually etc still freezing, but timer doesn’t freeze with the clock

  • Daley says:

    I’m struggling with reception since I installed the Milestone release. Every time my phone looses signal I have to reboot to get it back. Is this a known issue? Any help would be appreciated. Cheers

  • David says:

    So far so good ๐Ÿ˜€ 13% in 4.30 hours intensive use … viber calls Facebook chat,..wifi always On. yeah i think its better ! thanks Novafusion !

    • Ozzy says:

      what a luck for you………..
      13% lasts 15minutes at me

      • yasin says:

        yours is better than mine! 1% for every minute:D:D:D:D:D

      • David says:

        yes but i have noticed that when the battery is full charged , for me it takes longer to discharge and when it reaches 60% it starts to discharge faster .. try to make a full clean install. i am using abyssplug +sio .it can help i think.. well for me comparing to the stock rom at this point this CM novafusion rom is way far better.. thanks !

  • Lexion says:

    I noticed that using the custom rom the battery tends to break down.
    The problem is related to a bug in the rom?
    Mac Can you tell us anything?
    I and other friends have changed the battery because it was swollen.
    Just thoughts, nothing certain.
    Google translate;)

  • Coshyloco says:

    A lot of bugs D: the battery, my games frezze and crash fix it Please :/ aun one have 26 Link?

  • Ebrahim says:

    why cant there be a 2ghz bug

  • joseph says:

    I have the 1ghz bug , I tried rebooting with wifi off but it did nothing

  • Jeffrey says:

    I can not install applications, says the memory is full when I have free 1.5gb :/ :C

  • Julian Cohen says:

    Hello, first I want to tell you that do an excellent job ! and I am very grateful for that.

    Now the problem ( ๐Ÿ˜› ) :

    4 months ago I got my I8190L , and not delay to install the CM11 , I unfortunately met up with some very particular BUGS as:
    – Capacitive buttons do not work.
    – When you get a notice the phone is restarted.

    The capacitive buttons do not work is not something that bothers me a lot because I can replace them with NAVBAR . THE PROBLEM is that the phone is restarted each time a notification appears .
    The point is that I could not find the cause , but if I can find a solution , which unfortunately today no longer works for me .

    The solution I found was that this now does not work :

    The BUG appeared since version CM10.2 then :
    Install CM10.1 , then optionally CM10.2 ,and then install CM11 .It was then the bug would disappear .

    Apparently CM10.1 version now also incorporates the BUG and I do not keep the CM10.1 not had this BUG .

    I have not seen anyone with my problem

    PD : CM10 (4.1.2 ) does not have that BUG , but in this case ( I do not know why ) my old solution does not work.

    Thanks for reading and I hope you can understand my English sturdy . Again I congratulate NovaFusion for the immense work and dedication.

    • The Joker says:

      Hello, Julien! May be this could help:

      1. Make a full backup! (IMPORTANT)
      2. Backup your apps with Titanium Backup, so you can restore them easily afterwards.
      3. Make a full wipe.
      4. Flash latest CM11 release via Odin.
      5. Install wanted GApps Version (Micro, mini, full, or Aroma)
      6. Restore your Apps with Titanium Backup

      Hopefully, your bugs have been gone! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Gurik says:

      Yeah. I have this bugs on my gt-i8190 (HW Rev. 0x5). It appears for about a month ago. Before my phone started to reboot on each sms or facebook message, it only capasitive buttons doesn`t work. But because of reboots i was forced to return on stock ๐Ÿ™

      • Julian Cohen says:

        My I8190 is HW Rev. 0x5 too… maybe that is the problem!
        but, for any reason the last version of CM11 doesn`t work my solution of the notification problem….

        • Gurik says:

          I think that this is not a ROM problem, and also not a kernel problem. Because there are a lot of people without any problems here. And also this is my second s3 mini, on previous phone almost all worked perfectly. But this one is terrible, ๐Ÿ™

          • Julian Cohen says:

            I agree!! i just say this ROM is not designed to ours S3 Mini. Surely because should not be many with this hardware…
            I HAVE A BIG NEWS!!!

            I am in Carbon 4.4.2 of NovaFusion (last firm) and works PERFECT, (capacitive buttons still doesnยดt work buuuut is not a problem)

            PD: REALY!! I never thought Carbon was so good!! TRY!!
            I never saw my S3 mini so fast and so good autonomy!!!

  • tiago says:

    Confirmed screen flickering Scrolling slowly

  • stephen bull says:

    whatever happened to Xperia U no more updates being released by the good people at Nova Fusion WHY WHY WHY WHY ?????????

  • boss says:

    Dialing not working

  • Jypog says:

    Any plan for CM 10.2 ? ๐Ÿ˜€

  • d-k says:

    On my phone it is working well. No problems (flashed yesterday)

    • tiago says:

      go all the way down on settings and scroll up and down slowly , you don’t get strange flikering ??

      • tiago says:

        Try palying flappy bird. Graphics ver messed up

      • Yep I ply with flappy birds does not play very well I have notice in web browsing flickers and as well some other apps it not the apps but the ROM it self

        • alex says:


          My phone flickers with abyssplug + sio.
          Using Interactive and Noop seems to solve the problem …

          • tiago says:

            nope, does not solve, it will probably be fixed in an update or 2 so just have to wait, for me the clock freeze is more critical , have to use timer instead of alarm .they are much less frequent now but still happens once a week or so

      • Gustavo says:

        Not only scrolling down or in flappy bird, games like jetpack joyride and vector o even plants vs zombies ar sufering this issue……….but have to admit that batery live is improved, you see, we cant have anything so, is up to them to find a way to fix this……in time and when they can.

  • Elvitek says:

    Hello guys, how can I not bring up the drop down menu of notifications while the phone is locked? Thus, the block does not exist since I can go into the settings and in every part of the phone. . Sorry for my english.

  • alex says:

    About the clock have you tried to remove lockclock and use Chronus app?
    Since I did that no clock freeze come up on my phone
    During the night in airplane mode i leave the phone plugged on the charger and the alarm work fine

    • tiago says:

      Yes, I disabled lockclock and used stock one (on the lock screen), still froze, I don’t think its the actual clock that freezes, because notifications also freeze. It doesn’t happen very often, and sometimes you don’t even notice because it unfreezes, but if you depend on alarm you cannot take the risk

  • When i mute system sound most apps are ignore it.

  • Alan says:

    I’m not seeing any flicker in the scrolling on the settings menu. OTOH the battery usage during idle is a bit higher than with the 4/20 image so far (2.5%/hr vs <2%/hr). (I have been using Conservative / noop cpu setting on both images). FWIW.

    From what I'm seeing here, the improvements are for reduced battery during usage (not idle) -correct?

  • Bullet says:

    Where can i find the CPU options.? I dont have a menu for that !!!

  • Frank says:

    I only see one bug. Backlight on buttons is on constantly, even when disabled in options. I do not gรฅet the bugtracker/repositories, so I am unsure how to best reporter bugs.

  • Thank you so much. I wonder which ROM has a kernel that is capable of 2 way call recording? I tried this only one way is possible, anyone about this subject?

  • Jerry says:

    WOW!! Novafusion team I dont know what you did but my phone has been running 22 hrs on a single charge and still have 25%. abyssplug + sio
    Thank you so much!!

  • JustinoMora says:

    I am sold on Abyssplug Governor thing. How do I go about replacing Interactive? and where do I get it.? Also what is the SIO thing for?

    I am ignorant on this. Currently Googling it before some one get upset here.

    • JustinoMora says:

      Sold too, on SIO. I have a rough idea of what it does. Now, where I can get Abyssplug Governor and the SIO thing, and how should go about it for installing in my S3 mini.

      Could some spear some wisdom and enlightment?

  • youyou says:

    Flickering….. Help

  • boss says:

    Thanks a lot, but same things dialer nowmt working

  • When are these changes coming to S Advance ?
    Also, what about the latest Carbon ROM for S Advance?

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