July 21st, 2014


We can fix a lot of S3 Mini bugs like poor battery life or low audio quality and much much more, but only with your help.

These bugs are caused by OS kernel which is not up-to-date with stock ROM’s and Samsung is refusing to update it. Our previous requests have been ignored by them, and the point is that Samsung have to update it, they are just forced by law and licensing terms of Linux, however they just don’t want to do this because of some unknown reason.

We think that the only way to get an updated source code is to… Show the power of our community and spam them with request messages. That’s the only way to fix A LOT of S3 Mini bugs still present. Ace 2 community have done this before with a great success, so we can do this too!

It’s a nasty way, but it’s the only thing we can do as a community, because our previous requests had been ignored.

We’d be very pleased if you want to help us. It’s easy, just send them the message provided below:


Contact form: http://opensource.samsung.com/reception/receptionSub.do?method=inquiryView

Inquiry type: Request for Source Codes

Sample message:

I’d like to request the most recent Linux kernel source code for Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini i8190. Source code already available on Samsung Opensource is very outdated and not up-to-date with Samsung internal source code, which can be proved.

According to GNU GPL license you are obliged to publish any source code you had changed in Linux kernel, and you are violating law by not publishing it.

Please, stop pretending that current kernel is up-to-date and just update it. Community have had enough waiting for you to even answer to our requests.


Thanks in advance!

224 Responses
  • zootmusic says:


  • Gustavo says:

    Thanks, email sent

  • SnokeHUN says:

    Hey! And S Advance? :O

  • Lucho says:


  • dexter says:

    Done! 😀 I really hope that we will succeed and they will update it.

  • txemafocus says:


  • Tobiaš says:

    Sent 🙂

  • Lennart says:

    Done!! 🙂

  • byaktakenzie says:

    done 😀

  • Paul Newby says:


  • Jayesh says:


  • Pichucu says:

    Ok, let’s do this!

  • Sidney says:

    Email sent. Asked to send my friends too.

  • Ahmad says:

    Sudah sent , done

  • omri_21 says:

    done and done!

  • txemafocus says:

    Opensource Request 21 de julio de 2014, 21:06
    Responder a: [email protected]
    Para: [email protected]

    Estimado señor o señora,

    Gracias por su continuo interés en nuestros productos.
    Hemos recibido su solicitud en OSRC.

    Vamos a proporcionar la respuesta lo antes posible, si su solicitud está relacionada con el software libre.
    (Este sitio es sólo para proporcionar el código fuente del software libre software que hemos utilizado en nuestro producto.
    Puede ponerse en contacto con otros tipos – ex. firmware -. en tu página de inicio Samsung local de mantenimiento)


    Sinceramente tuyo,

  • Coshyloco says:

    lets spaming!!! :3

  • Eaon says:

    yeah, lets kick their asses ! done

  • Karan says:

    done..even though i have Core 😀 😉

  • James08 says:

    Done, lets sort this out for good.

  • Binu Abraham says:

    Done.. We hope something good will happen..

  • Damian says:

    Dear Sir or Madam,

    Thanks for your continuous interest in our products.
    We received your request on OSRC.

    We will provide the response ASAP, if your request is related to FOSS.
    (This site is just for providing source code of FOSS Software we have used in our product.
    You could contact with other types – ex. firmware – on your local Samsung support homepage.)

    Thank you.

    Sincerely yours,

  • Marcin says:

    You guys are amazing!
    The best community we could have ever imagined.

    And that’s just a beginning! I hope the will notice us.

  • Shark says:

    Done. Let`s hope they`ll publish the code 🙂

  • Vincent says:

    Nicely done! What rom should I use not yet having issues with this older kernel, is 10.2 ok?

  • Simon says:


  • Binu Abraham says:

    M&M doing great things for us.. This is the time to help them back. And the will give us more stable roms. Lets show the strength of our community. Plz do if u respect their’s hard work.

  • Pastor says:


  • Alexia says:


  • primos says:


  • yaniv weinshtein says:

    Done! we all stand with Novafusion, you are doing great job guys!

  • Yusuf says:


  • Carlos says:


  • luis says:

    Doneeee papis!

  • mike360 says:

    Done 🙂

  • shahrukhamd says:


  • Axaion says:

    We would get much more out of spammage by redditing or just poast on 4chan too, at least 1000 would do it just because theyre bored.

    alas, done.

    Oh, and thanks for removing Wi-Fi direct as working in your working list. 🙂

  • Leo says:

    Done! Done! Done!
    Me, my wife and son (3 S3 minis in the family) 😉

  • savk90 says:


  • T3seR says:

    Go go go Community +1 Done /o/

  • povallec says:


  • Done 🙂 Thanks Maclaw, and good initiative!
    Keep up the awesome work!

  • mulek10d says:


  • Brandvester says:

    All done

  • Jorge Lopez says:

    Donas de chocolate 😀

  • FlamiN says:

    Consider it done. I’ll spam the link through social sites and so on. May the S3 Mini be with us!

  • Arles120 says:


  • Yusuf says:

    Send as many as you can ((:

  • EccTM says:

    Sent. Think we could start asking for the code behind the i8190N’s NFC hardware while we’re at it? 😛

  • Mihai says:

    email sent

  • robert17 says:

    Dane. 😀

  • Daniel says:


  • javier says:


  • midasbar says:


  • Patricio says:


  • djoenaedhy says:


  • darkfox says:

    done plz everyone that allready had send a message send it again

  • m4rtin says:


  • Done!!
    Thanks for your roms, especially Carbon Rom

  • Coquito says:


  • Franco says:

    Done. May the force be with us…

  • Walid says:


  • digitaltroll says:

    Your request is sent to the agent in charge of Open Source Software used in Samsung product.
    If you don’t get any response in 24 hours, please send again.

    Your email address : ***************@gmail.com

    Thank you.

  • Machellos says:


    Challenge Accepted.

  • Antonn says:

    Done 🙂

  • Zwenn says:


  • Tugrul Can says:

    Done 🙂

  • Walid says:


  • Revel1020 says:


  • ItsPeet:Carbon says:

    Did it

  • Cristhyano says:

    Hey, i’m from Brazil and it’s my first time posting here. Love your work and i’m really happy knowing i can do something to help.

    E-mail sent.

  • Venca says:

    Done 😉

  • Chris says:

    Done! 😉

  • FrankBR says:

    Done 2 times with different emails.Will work with any variant of i8190, the (L) one?

  • speeeewa says:

    Done :>>

  • Jo says:

    I’m glad that finally after asking the same questions for months, this is the first time developers talk about these issues. Email sent as requested, but I still hope for a less vague answer on what is wrong and what we could possibly do (or not) to bypass some issues. (H/W+, random reboots, battery, streaming video in a lot of apps, some problems with going into airplane mode, processor stuck at 1GHz, no data/wifi until reboot, youtube HQ)

  • betocruz says:

    Done, thanks for ask our help

  • Cirilo Rocha says:


  • Charon says:


  • Edge says:

    Done! Yes, if no samsung answer in 24h resending!

    Good work & unlimited tnx Novafusion.

  • Ivansete says:


  • Done, thanks for your work nova! You are amazing!

  • wavelet says:


  • Android Prototype says:

    Gotcha, let’s feel the latest kernel….!

  • André says:

    Done, go NovaFusion go go go!! 😀

  • Ahmet Yürekli says:

    Its done !

  • Piero Ulloa says:

    Please, contact the other developers so, by example, making Slimkat community help us

  • Drosta says:

    Thanks all. Its nice to learn this bugs who is responsible of this. OF COUSE SAMSUNG

  • Luiz Tavares says:


  • PaBLo.M says:


  • Hero Akbar says:

    Done sent with my 3 email addresses

  • RGoldBR says:

    I think Samsung has devised a way to avoid message posting. I entered my full name separated by a blank (7+1+8 chars) and received the message ‘Name must be between 1 to 12 Characters.’

    Next I entered name and family name connected by underscore, same denial message was issued.

  • Pavel says:

    Done! 😉

  • Claudio says:

    Done sent with all my email addresses

  • jeff says:

    yeah lemme join this spam thingy, sent.!
    EAT the mails samsung .

  • robin werkman says:

    Sent from 3 private emails and 2 work emails.
    Forwarded this post to my friends so they can help spamming

  • Gonzalo Fernandez says:

    Done, only we have to wait their answer. Regards from Argentina !

  • Julian Cohen says:

    Done! Hecho! 😉 Argentina is present!! “Vamos los pibes!”

  • Snifer says:


  • chichozell says:

    done :3

  • Ezail says:

    done! 🙂

  • Reydus FX says:

    Well this deserves the help of everyone! I’ve done my part!

  • soy.dmr says:


  • Coshyloco says:

    Desde Colima Mexico Ya Lo Mande 2 Veces Animo Que Pinche Samsung Suelten Eso Pinche Codigo!!!!

  • robin werkman says:

    If its not a problem for admins, I have posted a threat with a link on google+ to this site, with a request to do the same.

  • Raul says:

    I shared this on a FB group all about S3 mini with much more than 300 members 😉 this is a Latino group

  • carlos says:

    Done with 3 different emails from Mexico! i hope they answer:)

  • Angel says:

    Ya esta hecho. Asi deberian de participar en el paypal para hacer grilla se pintan solos xD

  • Angel Sanchez says:

    Done, sent from my 3 emails and 1 from my Job (sorry for my bad english i’m from Mexico)
    Mexico esta presente, animo gente!!!!

  • mahmoud says:


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  • elias says:


  • ElderGod says:

    hecho 🙂

  • DerGinger says:


  • uefkchen says:


  • Cristhian says:

    Done.. Greetings from ecuador

  • Viorel says:

    Hmm Kernel problems.. i got also a i9001 phone and there is a kernel developer (Christopher83) who helped alot and now i have KK 4.4.4 with ION memory alocation with posibility to use 413mb free ram.
    Maybe you guys can try to ask Christopher for help.

    Look here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2580112

  • Elias says:

    Dear Sir or Madam,

    Thanks for your continuous interest in our products.
    We received your request on OSRC.

    We will provide the response ASAP, if your request is related to FOSS.
    (This site is just for providing source code of FOSS Software we have used in our product.
    You could contact with other types – ex. firmware – on your local Samsung support homepage.)

    Thank you.

    Sincerely yours,

  • American Exterminator says:

    3 emails to spam samsung

  • ll413c says:

    Done !


    ♦ model name : S3 Mini i8190 ♦

    Dear customer,

    We are sorry that you are waiting for Linux kernel source of GT-I8190 for a long time.
    We are now planning to upload source code for GT-I8190

    Sorry for your inconvience.
    We will email you right after uploading source code.

    Thank you.

    Sincerely yours,

  • sprokos says:

    OK, done!

  • Frank says:

    Done again.

  • Intron says:


  • Giovanni says:

    Done, but i would know if it is only for I8190 or also for the “N” and “L”

  • outinthecold says:


  • andreas says:

    Done +4

  • 1bitsave says:


  • Heinrich Münz says:


  • American Exterminator says:

    done done and done

  • Belphegory says:

    Done….lets hope they listen!

  • Pit says:


  • Robert says:


  • Trung Trần says:


  • feypozo says:


  • Marco says:

    Sent request yesterday, got the reply today from Samsung.
    Nice work.

  • wilson chan says:

    done too

  • Giovanni says:

    Done, but I have a question: is that only for I8190 or also for the “N” version?

  • Donarsson says:


    Meanwhile, have you looked at the S3 Mini Value Edition (GT-I8200)? It seems to have different hardware, but it comes with Kernel 3.4.5, which I think is even newer than the latest stock kernel in the I8190. Maybe backporting some parts would be possible?

  • Giovanni says:

    Done, but I have a question: is that only for I8190 or also for the “N” version?

  • Juanfradu says:


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  • ylukasy says:

    Done!!, i don’t even have a S3 Mini hahahahahahaha

  • bigD says:

    i have a friend who works for samsung london office he said the email we all recieved was automated
    they have one for every phone source request.

  • bigD says:

    whats with all the awaiting moderation ive been posting for long enough, getting boring now.

  • Jürgen Kroniger says:

    Danke an McL.

  • jeffrey says:

    y para el I8190 N ? :c

  • Elmario says:

    !Done, two days ago 😉

  • robin werkman says:

    I got an email that they already updated the source code today

  • Falanto says:

    Anymore, is it possible double tap to wake? Please maclaw team. Do it

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