July 21st, 2014
RELEASE for S3 Mini
Carbon 4.4.4

New release (20140721) 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 camera issues
  • fixed torch delay after a boot
  • resolved audio issues
  • much better f2fs performance on /system partition
  • removed unused audio stuff to save memory
  • correct displaying in Trebuchet
  • fixed SystemUI stability bugs
  • another wifi improvements
  • toolchains 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 😉
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41 Responses
  • Onniel Fernando says:

    Fixed 1GHz bug?

    • Maxx says:

      +1, I don’t know what do with my phone. Randoms reboots and battery drain.
      I don’t remember what was the last version of CM which works OK to downgrade to it 🙁

      • Hayden says:

        10.2 works really well for me 🙂 i just wish there was maybe some more updates for f2fs but its great

        • Onniel Fernando says:

          i like 10.2 but i have installed the latest Release of CM and i had Troubles with Youtube.. it doesn’t play any video

      • soy.dmr says:

        707 works good for me.


        So, maybe your battery is damaged. Check it, if battery have like air bubbles, then battery is damaged. The battery should be fully flat.


        707 Funciono bien para mi.

        talvez, la bateria este dañada. Revisa, si la bateria esta abombada, entonces esta tañada. La bateria debe estar totalmente plana.


        • Fex says:

          I was going to say the same. Even though the phone showed over 50% battery full it randomly rebooted.
          Turns out the battery was bad (bubbles!!), discharged very quickly and the batt indicator was not updating correctly.
          New battery and everything went back to normal.

          Iba a escribir lo mismo. Se me reiniciaba solo el telefono a pesar de que indicaba más del 50% de carga resulta que en realidad estaba agotada y el indicador decìa cualquier cosa.
          Compre una nueva y se solucionó.

  • mistik146 says:

    Cm10.1 and cm10.2 update please

  • joao sa says:

    TWITCH app working?

  • Luke says:

    Camera still crashes. And no video recording even with other camera apps.
    Althoug, great great work. Thanks a lot!

  • Fex says:

    I get a black square over some of the top bar icon covering the wifi and network signal icons.

  • ItsPeet:Carbon says:

    No issues so far!
    Working Camera, working video recording… responsive… and all this with a dirty upgrade from 0707.

    I think you did a good job guys!!

    • ItsPeet:Carbon says:

      Perhaps you could include the ZenX governor and Zen scheduler?

      ZenX turns off the second core in idle. Possibly another battery saver 🙂

    • soy.dmr says:

      dirty upgrade from 0707 too, and same results. Nice job Novafusion Team.

  • F. says:

    Hello, when I try ti install carbon4.4, it says:
    E:failed to verify whole-file signature
    What should I do to install KitKat on my s3 mini? plz help!

  • Bruno Barreto says:

    what is the best governor ?

  • Taku says:

    Hi, im using the older version of Carbon 4.4.4 , great great work boys!!! I am going to update with the new verison. i can not use Radio FM, could you help me to find something?
    Have a nice day!


  • dieter says:

    I cant find youtube and google play store?

  • samuel says:

    well, my cellphone didn’t recognize the lock button, so i turned it off, now i can’t turn it on, the mobile doesn’t recognize the start up button.

  • Bo says:

    Haha.. Nice one! 🙂

    Look behind you, a three-headed monkey! :-*

  • Bruno Barreto says:

    I still have the bug at 1Ghz, which is the best regulator for S3 Mini? Google translator

  • Daniel says:

    Unfortunatly google playstore has stopped when i update app

    • soy.dmr says:

      when some google apps disappear, only run google aroma apps without check anything. It has solved issue for me.

  • Salvador Peralta says:

    there have not fixed that bug when the battery charges off the device does not mark the percentage and not turn the battery must be removed to turn again.

  • xelajd says:

    Running on this ROM – did a full backup using “Easy backup” on my stock ROM – then installed CarbonROM from 7/7 and now this one. Everything seems to work well, except the call log/history. It is not updated, perhaps because I restored the Full call-log from Easy Backup. Does CarbonROM not overwrite the older entries with the new ones? It sucks a little bit not to have the call history.
    I highly appreciate the team’s work with this ROM!

  • Gem says:

    why i cant see the anything when im calling??? it shows black screen.. :3 how can this be fixed??? thanks..

  • join says:

    can use gear 2 neo with this rom?

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