July 14th, 2014
RELEASE for S3 Mini
Carbon 4.4.4

New release (20140714) 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
  • fixed issues with deep sleep on latest versions of Google Apps
  • better lowincall volume fix
  • faster charging in offline charger mode
  • MMS receiving improvements
  • f2fs update
  • SystemUI: ability to move clock to center on statusbar
  • audio playback improvements
  • 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 😉

66 Responses
  • Yoniverh says:

    Stop lying!!! we already had the option to move the clock to the center!!!

  • D says:

    Thanks! Alarm bug fixed, video recorder bug fixed. Everything’s A ok now. 😀

  • Fulvio says:

    camera freezes at startup

  • K. says:

    Where is the stock AOSP release? Do you remember? Thanks “Maclaw” 😀

  • Márcio says:

    why carbon is not completely translated in Portuguese? much of the menu is in English, even choosing the Portuguese language: ( cyanogenmod is completely in portuguese

    • ItsPeet:Carbon says:

      I guess you have to complainto the Carbon developers?

      • Márcio says:

        I was not complaining. I was just wondering if anyone knows why. I like a lot of carbon, but I always end up staying in cyanogenmod to be completely in Portuguese. sorry for the English, the translator google sucks .. greetings from Portugal

        • joao sa says:

          im from portugal too but since i understand very well the english language i just stay with english and i can also use “ok google” feature with that 🙂

          • Márcio says:

            Boas João. O que quis dizer é que por exemplo ao instalar a ROM de novo, ao configurar o telefone, escolho o idioma português, mas por exemplo depois nas definições, muita coisa está em inglês. Na cyanogenmod isso não acontece. Estas a usar carbon? Que tal se porta no teu telefone? Cumprimentos

          • Márcio says:

            Ah e podes usar o ok google mesmo que o telefone esteja com o idioma em português. Basta ires as definições do Google now e mudar o idioma do Google now para inglês. Pelo menos eu tenho assim e funciona. O telefone esta todo em português, apenas o Google now esta em inglês. Mas estou a usar cyanogenmod. Cumps

        • joao sa says:

          por acaso mt bem raramente encrava e noto uma performance mais elevada nas aplicaçoes e jogos ate no antutu benchmarks eu consigo ter um score de 9600 o q e mt bom comparado com outros testes de outras versoes

          • joao sa says:

            ja agora tenho q perguntar. se usas o twitch no telemovel consegues ver qualquer livestream eu so consigo ver o chat e tenho blackscreen e sem audio na live ainda n encontrei nenhuma soluçao para isso

          • Márcio says:

            Olha eu já algumas vezes instalei a carbon.. Mas acabo por deixar mesmo por causa de muita coisa nas definições estar em inglês. Mas não desgostei, pareceu – me fluida. Já experimentei imensas roms mas acabo sempre por voltar para a cyanogenmod.. Se bem que o consumo de bateria está uma bosta ultimamente.. Enfim

          • Márcio says:

            Não não uso. E como disse estou a usar cyanogenmod. Não te consigo ajudar, desculpa. Cumps

          • Grejpfrut says:

            ene due baha california, haha

        • ItsPeet:Carbon says:

          I did not mean to be rude to you, apologies if it appeared so 🙂 I just think nova team cannot help that not everything is translated, you should write to the carbon team instead

  • I have batery drain in this and CM rom :/

  • Johnie says:

    Camera FC !

  • joao sa says:

    am i able to watch twitch on this version or is there any fix?

    • hasseos says:

      Someone told me tu use vortex, its an unofficial app that allows you to watch twitch streams, i havent tested it cause i returnes to stock. You can give it a try, if it works tell me so i go back to carbon

      • joao sa says:

        nahh vortex doesnt work and hitbox(another streming app but is olny for competitive play) also doesnt work i guess its the rom problem that cant play live streams or live videos

  • ali says:

    Is it better to fix the Launcher problem ? please answer.

  • Luis says:

    Hi 🙂 It will work on Samsung galaxy s3 mini (GT-I8190N) with NFC. And will NFC work correctly?

  • Estebandido says:

    if I use the f2fs filesystem, I can’t use ART… is it an expected behavior?

  • ItsPeet:Carbon says:

    For me, this version gives untraceable much CPU usage and battery drain, no matter if I reboot without WiFi or clear dalvik and cache and wait 15 min.. Performance – min CPU seems to jump back to 1 GHz too.
    Back to good working 0707

  • Francisco says:

    Hi, i have this issue: i do factory reset and cache/dalvik wipe and then flash the rom with the gapps. But when it boots it gets stuck in a loop that sais “Unfortunately cyanogenmod account has stopped”. I had
    cm 11 until now with no issues. am i missing some steps? Thanks!

    • goobs says:

      Same problem for me in the following ROMs: Carbon, SlimKat, CM

      • Francisco says:

        Hi, i actually solved this yesterday by updating the twrp, I had an older version of it. So, i installed the twrp 2.7, did the wipes and flash the rom without problems. hope this helps .

  • suhi SLO says:

    This is getting worse and worse. No ringtone sound works out, can’t access SD card, ui lags…. Ahh pointless!

  • Fex says:

    Car charger still doesn’t work.
    Other than that, no problems found. Battery seems to last a little longer, but I didn’t have enough time to be sure yet.

  • Tacho says:

    Camera is not working 🙁

  • Sergio Estrada Fernandez says:

    from coal 20140707 install my first mini i8190l s3 is hot when in use 10 minutes, also happens to someone?

  • Sergio Estrada Fernandez says:

    can someone please pass me the best modem for i8190l in Argentina. I works very bad 3g signal since upgrading to i8190lubana2. please you can send me a link. thank you

  • Egg says:

    I can’t record a thing !!!

  • rizky says:

    I can’t offline chaeger ini carbon 4.4.4 please help me…

  • Felipe says:

    SystemUI is stable?

  • D says:

    I have an issue. Sometime my phone gets stuck on “charging” even when I unplug the charger..and then when I plug it back, it doesn’t charge… :c Have to do some reboots to get it back to normal for a while..

    • mamiho says:

      Looks like some OTG bug… Well, only rebooting is the solution for the time being. Dunno if they still work on it though…

  • Francisco says:

    hello, how long the boot rom, takes 30 minutes and stays in letter C? was installed by TWRP-, someone could help me?

  • Elmario says:

    I really liked maclaw’s 4.4 and especially Carbon, but there are too many features you just can’t use anymore and additional problems.

    With so many new problems and unsolved old problems I’m thinking about going back to vanilla fimware. (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2159660)

    Old problems (since the beginnings of Carbon 4.4.2 for S3 mini for the most):
    -Camera unstable
    -Camera autofocus won’t work in video mode
    -Insane battery drain unless you play around a lot with governor settings (aka ‘1GHz-Bug’)
    -WiFi-Direct not working at all
    -WiFi-Hotspot unstable and often crashing
    -USB2Go feature draining battery after loading battery (Without even needing USB2Go)
    -Very slow ART-Cache bulding
    -Very slow battery loading
    -incompatible apps (Twitch and others, some won’t work at all, some with graphical bugs)

    It seems that since maclaw started developing for other devices, he wouldn’t care anymore for the low level stuff on the mini.

    Well, but thank you after all anyway, for the good times 🙂

  • Dr. Nobody says:

    Yep, I also have this cam issue now – its simply not working. Have installed the previous carbon rom version and the cam is still not working.. any ideas? looks like sth is f***** up now^^

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