April 28th, 2014
RELEASE for S3 Mini
Carbon 4.4.2

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

New release (20140428) 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
  • reworked native patch
  • reduced cpu usage = better battery life
  • improved buffers support
  • NovaTP toolchain update
  • novatp: final, stable gcc 4.9.0
  • novatp: enabled graphite optimizations
  • novatp: now builds also with g++
  • novatp: built with cloog and i isl
  • kernel: rebuilt with the most recent novatp
  • kernel: replaced mtune with mcpu (more optimized)
  • 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 😉

72 Responses
  • Denokres says:

    Thank you 😀

  • OWCZEJKA says:


  • Lucio Angelici says:

    Thanks! Downloading now!

    • Lexion says:

      Lucio fammi sapere se si avvia u.u

      • Lucio Angelici says:

        Installato, per ora tutto ok

        • holmson93 says:

          ciao a voi compagni italiani :D, io lo trovo un pò meno reattivo questo aggiornamento e voi? se volete discutere un pò o se vogliamo chiederci l’un altro aiuto o chiarimenti su rom e roba varia, potete contattarmi qui [email protected] magari ci aiutiamo a vicenda 🙂

          • Lucio Angelici says:

            Io hoy Aggiorna, e non trovo Lessing tipo do problema,no lag,flickering, la ricezione è ottima e la batteria pure.

          • Lucio Angelici says:

            Scusami, il T9 mi dà problemi. Se dopo che hai fatto l’aggiornamento vedi meno reattività prova con il wype del dalvik e cache.Se i problemi persistono prova una installazione pulita da 0.

        • Lexion says:

          Istallazione pulita è leggero sfarfallio u.u
          a voi persiste il bug 1ghz?

          • Emalude says:

            Ciao ragazzi quindi anche a voi da problemi di flickering anche con una installazione pulita? A me capita con la cm11 ma penso sia equivalente essendo carbon basata su cm e aggiornata giornalmente. Comunque il bug 1Ghz si comporta in modo strano, flashando alcune release anche con installazione pulita mi compare però poi scompare dopo un po da solo o con riavvio o con wipe dalvik/cache.

          • Lexion says:

            io dopo flashato riavvio sempre, non ho nessun bug 1ghz, ma lo sfarfallio in impostazioni e grave, poi se ricevi un messaggio, ci clicchi sopra è rispondi, la notifica non va via..
            per ora 2 bug, continuo controllo xD

          • Lucio Angelici says:

            Io non ho sfarfallio e 1GhZ bug. Per adesso mi và tutto alla perfezione.

          • Lucio Angelici says:

            Per risolvere lo sfarfallio prova a installare UN altro launcher. Io uso Xperia Z1 port launcher. E non ho nessun problema

          • Lexion says:

            io uso il google, ho fatto un ulteriore riavvio e va meglio..Unico bug quello dei messaggi e un pò di lentezza di tastiera xD

  • wan EL says:

    Damn…my quota is almost finish..i must wait to download this update tomorrow at my office..cant wait to flash this..tq m&m for your great work.

  • Lucio Angelici says:

    Ok, installing and test it for 1 intensive hour. Everything works fine. No sort of bug,lag,flickering. No 1GhZ bug.No battery drain. Excellent release.

  • archmad says:

    2g / Edge network working ?

  • Ozzy says:

    what about cm11?

  • Nice release! Keep it up!

    What about overall volume increase? Call and notications volume is too quiet imo. Will there be a change of that in the near future? (especially @ CM11)

  • boss says:

    If i install carbon over the cm am i lose all alplocation

  • ItsPeet says:

    Looks good you guys! Responsive, no flicker…

    One little thing:
    The “Performance / Advanced Settings / SD read ahead” won’t stick to its value after boot. The box is checked.

    • ItsPeet says:

      Game graphics seem to have hiccups/stutters. Perhaps the display fix for CM will fix it for Carbon too? 🙂

      Nevertheless a great Antutu score of over 10100. Previously 9500.

  • Ivan says:

    Guys have someone problem wtih vibrations? Phone not vibrate on call, message, notification, 3rd party app… nothing. It is not HW problem cause it vibrate on phone start- samsung logo

    • ItsPeet says:

      My typing has vibration. Haven’t had messages yet.

    • Lucio Angelici says:

      Tra to wype dalvik and cache. Or flash again

    • Ivan says:

      hm and after update from 20140422 volume buttons not working menu and back button not working vibrations still no working 😀 Where is problem?

      • Lucio Angelici says:

        Try wipe dalvik cache.

        • Ivan says:

          I tried wipe all i could. Now i did factory reset and tried clean instal, vibrations works now… It looks like i have to kill another half-day with instaling apps and setings… 🙁 is there any app that can backup all phone setting, apps and other? for time save

          • Fred says:

            Titanium backup is famous for that (at least to backup apps).

          • Elmario says:

            The problem I alwas had when i tried restoring my System with Titanium after a full wipe is, that with restoring the backup i always additionally restored the Bugs i had before I did the wipe. So no use in Ttanium. Is there a method for getting around this?

  • hasseos says:

    Avoid wifi due to poor signal doesnt work, i mean it keeps cutting wifi when i dont want to. Live streams do not work like twitch or youtube. Other than tgat great release, no bugs neither baterry drain

  • Kenzy says:

    I will give a piece of advice to everyone who encounters bugs…….
    All you need is get into your TWRP recovery…..
    do an ADVANCED WIPE and clean up everything except your internal memory and SD CARD.
    go to WIPE and make sure the whole system is FORMATTED.
    Later, you do a full system reset and wipe.
    after installing, make sure you go back and WIPE + format your system (Not from the Advanced section)
    NOW YOU CAN RESTART YOUR SYSTEM and you will find no bug.

    Greetings from CAMEROON

  • Dave_ITA says:

    I haven’t seen a better battery life, and you? Maybe it’s just a mine impression because I haven’t done particular test… But for now, no bug! Thanks you guys, I had waited this update so much before see the feed 🙂

  • Marco says:

    Hi guys anyone could please tell me why everytime I flash a custom rom I get emergency call only from my s3 mini and all sim contacts are gone? Im italian and my mobile is H3G…Thanks.

  • Andrew says:

    where can i enable lockscreen widgets? isn´t on the security section anymore. or am i the only one with this problem?

  • Andrew says:

    where can i enable the lockscreen widgets? I´m looking for them but it isn´t on the security seccion anymore, or am i the only one with this problem?

  • Coke says:

    Netflix problem

  • Land Cruiser says:

    Clock bug still here. Clock stopped 6.38 in the morning.

  • jeff says:

    is it me or it flicker/tearing from time to time?… not always though just in random times. i just seems to notice it. other than that no problem here ATM only that flicker. and always good and the best work as always M&M.!

  • flickering occur when scrolling slow!

  • wan EL says:

    i got bu: displaying/tearing issues
    hope will be fixed soon..thank you..

  • Vel says:

    How to clear battery usage info in battery menu manually? Something like basket button in CM.

  • kenneth says:

    There is a problem not serve multimedia messages (3g if you improve it please

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