July 6th, 2014
RELEASE for S3 Mini
Carbon 4.4.4

New release (20140706) of Carbon 4.4.4 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
  • headers update
  • build tree update and cleanup
  • back to normal BT config
  • fixed minor issues with audio while using DSP Manager
  • another SystemUI fixes from CM team
  • f2fs update
  • 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
  • full f2fs support – the best filesystem for Android (tutorial here!)
  • 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 😉

22 Responses
  • holmson93 says:

    best rom ever! i don’t what you can improve yet, it’s so smooth fast and battery friendly

  • Alex says:

    Anyone know a good custom ROM for the Lenovo S660

  • AFV says:

    Camera does not work.

  • Yoniverh says:

    fixes from CM team??? I thought is was called carbon rom!

  • habiel kaballs says:

    Did omni ROM kick the bucket?

  • Chava says:

    Hello guys, do you have something for the s avance? Thanks for your hard work, regards

  • Luke says:

    Can not charge mi S3 mini when it´s off. It freezes. Have to take off the battery to turn on!
    Advices? Solutions? Thanks!

  • erickson says:

    camera doesnt work for me. how can i fix it

  • Bence says:

    Please just one Advance ROM!

  • Jsalmasi says:

    Podrían ser tan amables de decirme si el celular carga apagado? el único problema que tengo

    They could be so kind as to tell me if the cell load off? the only problem I have

  • Xie says:


    I have something strange with the alarm :

    Sometimes it don’t ring and I got ” alarm missed ”
    Sometimes it ring, but I can’t stop it because the screen stay off.
    Sometimes it works perfectly.

    Is there anyone with the same problem ?
    -> I use nova launcher and gesture unlock.

    Best regards,

  • daniel says:

    I’m testing over 2 hours, every app is working fine. System is fast and stable.
    Great rom, thank you very much for your work.

  • ItsPeet:Carbon says:

    Dirty install successful, and performance comes back too; 8700 antutu score. Good job Nova! 🙂

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