August 24th, 2014
RELEASE for S3 Mini
AOSPA / ParanoidAndroid 4.4.4

New stable release (20140824) of AOSPA / ParanoidAndroid 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 AOSPA version, you don’t have to perform a wipe!

You can get it on our DOWNLOAD page.


  • AOSPA sources update
  • SELinux mode selectable during installation to make everybody happy!
  • improvements in installer
  • logs cleanup
  • improvements in installer
  • again full ext4 support on /system partition
  • logs cleanup
  • 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
  • AOSPA functionallity
  • CPU sleep mode
  • MTP
  • ADB
  • no tearing
  • tripple buffering
  • YouTube HQ
  • 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
  • New BT/GPS/offline charging/sensors drivers – no longer buggy Samsung’s ones!
  • built using NovaTP GCC4.9 toolchain
  • no 1GHz bug
  • USB OTG support (WIP)
  • 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 😉

If somehow you’ll find a bug, use our bugtracker if you want to report it.

91 Responses
  • which better this rom or CM11 ??? and why

    • Diego says:

      Hi, if you want to know which is better, you should test it yourself.
      However, for my phone this ROM seems to be better in fact battery is more durable.

  • SDK SMD says:

    if i want to update from carbon to aosp i must do a reset factory and wipe all?

  • Peter says:

    Is this rom contains aroma installer?

  • dommy says:

    Now its time for Carbon!:)

  • Sulja Rock says:

    this is the best KK Rom i Have Ever used before
    It’s Fast so Smooth & there is no batterie Drain for me
    i’ll rate it 5 Stars if i Could
    Tnx Novafusion Team , u r the best 4 me , and i wish u will continue updating Aospa Roms like Cm

  • varino says:

    where’s the link

  • varino says:

    how to instal it pleaseeeee

  • Carlos Jose says:

    I had been using this rom for a while and I had never comment on a post, but really, thanks for your work; I love the AOSPA roms. I would donate something but my country has many restrictions about international payments.

  • ItsPeet:Carbon says:

    Tried it and seems to run just fine! Installer works perfectly.
    Though I see SELinux not stripped away but in Permissive mode, it’s still there but off?

    Gone back to Carbon 0811 (before SELinux)… missing all the customizing 😀

  • habiel says:

    how do i fix play store no connection error

  • Cihat says:

    any1 has offline charging problem or this pain is only for me? 🙂

  • Santy says:

    The only bug that i have is the notification drawer bug. Good work men. 🙂

  • my home button doesn’t work and i can´t find the pie controls
    am I the only one?

  • Diego says:

    Do not install this rom, you will be dissapointed. Unless you dont like tweaking.

    I find this room to be very poor, customization wise, also theres something very important missing (at least for me); the swype feature in the keyboard. I will expand my opinion below.

    Obviosly this device is categorized as a legacy device, (it is not this bad on a nexus, for example) hence the lack of many features, ie:

    You cant change anything, almost. The only things you can do are: tweaking some phisical buttons (very few options to choose) and change the cpu governor. Thats pretty much it. Seriously. Oh and applying themes.

    You cant change ANYTHING on the statusbar and that includes the notificacion pane, the quick settings, etc.

    And also the swype feature is not present.

    Sure you cand add other features downloading 3rd party software, but whats the point in installing a rom then?

    Maybe the battery and performance is good, I dont know, I just installed it now and the cons surpased the pros right away.

    Changing to something else, im still deciding.

    • Diego says:

      PS: Even the SlimKat has more options.

    • Angel says:

      What do you think AOSP stands for? ffs use your brain. Also you CAN change the qucksettings tiles by simply clicking top right corner while in it. Please get some info our trying to read and pay attention to what actually is on the screen.

      • Diego says:

        Do you think I didnt tried that? And I remember I could only add few things, added the problem that quick settings isnt supported.

        I know exactly what AOSP means, so what? or are you implying that since it is open source I should change the source? again, whats the point on DOWNLOADING a CUSTOM rom then?

        I wouldnt download custom roms (nor you) If we had the time and knowledge to create our own custom rom, dont be silly.

        The only thing I said is that I PERSONALLY dont recommend this rom if you are looking for customization, search elsewhere.

    • Ozzy says:

      oh girls that is why we love this rom. less features more performance less bugs.

      i don’t need swype or any other features that don’t work properly…

    • dhwa says:

      hatters gon’ hate :p
      for me, I don’t want any feature that you talking about.
      I just want the performance and the battery life.
      what ever with the phone view Xperia

    • RGoldBR says:

      Gravity Box.

    • Emalude says:

      +1 I prefer SlimKat cause even with more personalization possibility is still the faster and smoothest ROM I’ve ever tried (cm based ROM the worst, don’t know if is my s3 mini but cm based ROM are the slowest and heaviest ever tried). Honestly I tested AOSPA and had same (even little worse) performances than SlimKat without new kernel nor more than 1 month of updates. Do not tested battery usage. Please NovaFusion don’t forget about other ROMs. Thanks!

    • Mounir says:

      It’s cause of Paranoid Android Devs.. They don’t want to merge all features for legacy devices until they will become fact the ROM it’s at BETA 2, when it will be a ec1 we will get all the features included PA RECENTS

      • Starkus says:

        Hey people, keep calm please. I was here when the first CM11 release was here. The five or ten firts release of cm11 had only the theme choose (no tweak, no mod, just theme). Please be patiente (Sorry for my bad english)……. but is, this rom have some bugs to fix !

      • Yoniverh says:

        pa recents sucks. i tried pa on my nexus 5 and the new recent is buggy and lags

  • Abar says:

    does anyone know how to turn on on/off keys on notifications bar? like on samsung stock. In cm i can do this, please help. Sorry for my english

  • Dobermann says:

    Can anyone help me. My Batterie after reboot or shut down , is droop down.its a bug ?

  • Diogo says:

    On the slide-down menu, the button to select the menu for turning on/off wifi, GPS etc. disappears when in notification-viewing mode. In the previous version it was a bit hidden, but selectable.

    It would be really cool if we could navigate through the modes of slide-down menu just by sliding the top of the screen to right-left sides.

    • Diogo says:

      Also, video streaming bug keeps on.

      This custom is excellent, but some bugs keep bothering. Besides the ones commented above, there’s some kind of conflict between wifi and mobile data/ mobile network signal. Sometimes the network signal drops and randomly turns on again after some minutes, but sometimes I have to take the batteries off then put it in and turn on the phone to recover the signal. Mobile data issue follows this random bug.

      Putting aside those issues, it runs sweet! Congratulations!!

    • Diogo says:

      I got the tweak: slide down from left side, you get notifications; slide down from right side, you get the menu.

      Also, until now the mobile network and data signal seems to have no bug, even after using wifi.

      Battery life is way better than on CM, but not better than it was with my jellybean stock version.

      • Diogo says:

        I withdraw what I’ve said. Now the network signal keeps dropping. Such instability is unacceptable, especially after a clean flash, don’t you think?

  • héy héy héy i have a clock bug the clock stops some times and don’t watch the real time in the stat bar…!!

  • Mohohoho says:

    Is Netflix running in this rom?

  • cachirro says:

    i can never have the correct clock time on status bar, this roms happens the same. can anyone please help?

  • Flubberdish says:

    I love this rom however I have a few issues, at times my battery seems stable and at other times it rains really fast (after not using it much), secondly my network will just cut out forcing me to reboot my phone to recover it, (it becomes a mission since I have no idea when it occurs). other than that awesome mod!!!!

  • Sulja Rock says:

    i no know about you guys , But 4 me there is no bugs with me
    i mean there is no play store conection lost , and no clock freez
    batterie is Pefect here No Drain At All , Actually i’m using Aospa Rom
    since 21 st of this Month till our day , and every thing is just fine !!
    and i hope you All enjoy as i enjoyed by this Rom
    and yes less features means more performance !! tnx Again

  • Kubo says:

    Please when will you push next rom for Ace2 ??? please

  • Nigga says:

    Please make a Miui Rom!!!
    This is the best rom for Android!

  • Nigga says:

    Many users of SGS3 mini waiting for stable miui,If you do it,you will be most popular developers!

  • Felipe Raposo says:

    Hey Mac, post something for us to know you’re still alive. Hehehe…
    You got us addicted. Now you have to give us daily releases. :p

    Seriously speaking now, three days for the next update. You must be preparing something great.
    Looking forward for the next release.

  • Alex says:

    Maclaw have no internet but today he maybe will get back.

  • Shifashf says:

    Best Rom

    Postives :
    Better battery Life than other roms.
    Fast and stable
    No more bugs : Wifi working fine for me.

    Negatives :
    Sometimes have reboot when watching videos for long time.

  • Juanjo says:

    Actualización carbón!! Saludos

  • dudutzy says:

    Looks like Wikipedia loves you, so are u gonna make an update to 4.4 gio? an stable one?

  • dhwa says:

    your rom doesn’t support ipega gamepad,
    I was try it by my self, and work with stockrom..
    I think its your bluetooth, can you add in the stock bluetooth on aroma installer please ??
    I just wanna playing game with your awesome rom 🙂
    #sory for my english

  • TimeMaster says:

    not working twitch livestream pls fix

  • Mike says:

    Paranoid Android boot animation doesn’t work… Only android logo on boot.

  • ItsPeet:Carbon says:

    I hear crickets chirping… Hope all is well with the devs!!

  • RodsonxD says:

    friends this rom is compatible with mini i8200L s3?

  • Nathan says:

    RIP NovaFusion

  • Diogo says:

    The bugtracker page doesn’t work. I hope they follow our posts to know which problems must be fixed in this sweet and awesomely neat ROM:

    1. Offline charging
    2. Battery life (I don’t think there’s still a 1Gh bug, but sometimes I catch my phone hot and usually it’s when problems 3 and 4 manifest)
    3. Mobile network signal drops randomly (sometimes I have to restart the phone)
    4. Mobile data drops randomly (sometimes I have to restart the phone)
    5. Video sreaming doesn’t work (e.g. Netflix)
    6. Youtube videos are pixeled even in HD mode

    Any other problem?

    • Ste says:

      Do a full wipe and install it again 😉
      1) Wait the phone to shut down and THEN plug the charger
      2) Battery is awesame, no problems here; maybe your battery is old (and yes, i’ve been using this phone for 2 years and i’ve already changed battery once)
      3/4) No signal/data drops, check your baseband.
      5)Video streaming works, never used Netflix.
      6) This problem has never been fixed.

      • Diogo says:

        I did a full wipe to install it, but ok.

        1) Yes. The phone shuts down, I connect the charger, the offline charging logo freezes and it doesn’t charge the battery. I have to turn on the phone to charge.

        2) My battery is almost 2 years old, but with the stock jellybeam version in economode (3 weeks ago) used to long 15-20h (moderate using) and more than 48h in airplane mode.

        3/4) Baseband is the latest for Brazil: I8190LUBANE1 (there’s a LUBANA2, but in a harsh research I started to believe it serves only for Argentina – it must be a bandwidth issue).

        5) The video streaming problems happens with Netflix and similar apps, not with Youtube. There’s an error “1018” that doesn’t happen just with me.

        6) Lets see the next version.

        My phone is the GT-I8190L

  • i cant upload videos to instagram. any help? 🙁

  • osama says:

    I tried to install the rom but saying installation aborted

  • basi says:

    showing unfortunatly, theme provider stoped.. what should i do 🙁

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