August 29th, 2014
RELEASE for S3 Mini
CynaogenMod 11.0

New stable release (20140829) of CM11.0 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, you don’t have to perform a wipe!

You can get it on our DOWNLOAD page.


  • CM sources update
  • permissive mode of SELinux is really “permisive” right now
  • Installer: fixed /data format fail sometimes during installation
  • device cleanup
  • refreshed CM build tree
  • 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
  • CM11 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
  • 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.

118 Responses
  • Luis Fernán says:

    Thank you

  • LzPhillipp says:

    AOSPA comming? Thanks!

  • obianghelobi says:

    I started to being worried about M&M 🙁 Thanks God you are ok 😀

  • Leo says:

    Good release. No problems with it so far. Pretty stable.

  • Seed Vicious says:

    Thanks a lot Team!
    We are thinking that you are on vacations!

  • Rezso says:

    Welcome back!

  • Dave_ITA says:

    Carbonio please 🙁

  • Alex says:

    Like a fresh air 😀 Welcome back Maclaw!

  • azeiteiro says:

    When I start flashing, the log says “creating backup” and then the phone reboots again to TWRP. Anyone had this problem? I am just updating, formating /system and /cache in f2fs.

  • JoséR says:

    actualizar carbón, por favor!!

  • dlamalice says:

    You have to update twrp recovery with the latest version.

  • dlamalice says:

    Can’t flash, the phone reboots again to TWRP.

  • Ivan Federer says:

    Not is M9?

  • txemafocus says:

    desde que actualice la del dia 23 con aroma instaler a hora no puedo instalar esta actualización de hoy no me sale en twrp an desaparecido todas las apk y las roms que tenia ayuda que hago?

  • mattia says:

    Hello! Thanks for your work! i have one problem: the auto brightness does not work! any one have this problem?

  • Emalude says:

    Thanks! Please can you make sim toolkit works?

  • Nick Mate says:

    It would be cool if you add a radio , 🙂 thanks mate

  • Akshay Rajiv says:

    When I turn the screen off and turn it on suddenly, the display gets stuck (the screen doesn’t turn on).
    Anyone have this same problem

  • txemafocus says:

    ayuda por que con las dos ultimas actualizaciones con aroma pierdo todos mis datos apk y fotos no tengo muy claro como usar aroma instaler y como hacer para no perder mis aplicaciones alguien puede explicármelo por favor?

  • pajocos says:

    I have a previous release installed. How can I update to this without passing by install all the stuff again?

  • Gigur says:

    Maclaw, maybe you will make a poll “Make or not make MIUI”?..You doing firmwares so professionaly and i think that a lot of peoples will be glad to see MIUI on s3 mini 🙂

  • martinchavezf says:

    Why is the Automatic Rotation activated automatically?

  • Nemoo says:

    SlimRom please. Good work and thank YOU.

  • JoséR says:

    Android L será CM12 ?

  • RodsonxD says:

    friend and this serves to mini i8200L s3?

  • Holger says:

    Hi, i have the Problem, that the Camera does not store the correct Date and Time in the EXIF Information of the Picture.
    Did i switch that off somewhere? Or is it a known Bug?
    My Photoorganizing Software (shotwell in Ubuntu) thinks the Pictures were taken 1970 (start of UNIX Time i think). This Problem startet somewhen in February. I use this ROM since December (CM 10 back then). Any Ideas?
    Right now i have 140806 installed (i was 3 Weeks on Vacation).

  • Chokurei says:

    +1 Big Thanks NovaFusion Team!!! =)

  • Boon says:

    My capacitive buttons are not working. What should I do?

  • Coshyloco says:

    He Leido Que Desde Que Tiene El Aroma Instaler Al Actualizar Mucha Gente Pierde Su Informacion Como Puedo HAcer Para Actualizar Sin Que Se Me Borre Nada?

  • mkxmx says:

    Just wanna say thanks for the good work porting CM to our old device, i just got a Galaxy S4 (wich is a lot nicer) so wont be able to try your new releases guys, but thanks to keep our device up to date!!

  • dyna says:

    THERE is a big change

  • Andy_Long_Beach says:

    Hi guys,
    I’m using TWRP v2.7.1.0 .
    How can I update it to the current available version from this community??
    I copied the zip file onto the internal SD card and ran the TWRP installer but it still remains in version
    I also tried with Odin, used the TWRP image file, the same result.


  • mario says:

    i am back to 10.2. and if i check, that the battery problem is also there, i go back to stock. kitkat isn´t really made for s3mini i think. i has bought a new battery and cm11 is finished after half day. thats not nice. i has searched in www and find out, that it is maybe a problem of the systemupdateservice from google. but i think, it´s maybe a other problem. guy´s, you should fix that first.
    i switched to cyanogen, to have more ressources free and smother work and more battery life, but that´s not beeing on cm11.

  • i can’t upload vídeos to instagram with this ROM, please help!

  • bigD says:

    theyve removed it till its fix so this release is classed as stable without recorder bug

    • I FOUND THE SOLUTION (for me at least)

      I had the same problem….the sound recorder doesn’t work, nor the video recorder.

      Yesterday I did a clean install, with f2fs everywhere (data, cache…etc) and I saw that the video recorder was ok

      After I turned on GOOGE NOW and enabled “OK GOOGLE VOICE DETECTION”, the sound recorder stopped working….so I disabled the ok google voice detection and it has been al ok since then

      Hope that resolves all you issues regarding this bug 🙂

    • Egg says:

      the video recorder and the sound recorder were ok***

  • bigD says:

    have you checked for 1Ghz bug in settings performance processor.

  • bigD says:

    have you checked for 1Ghz bug in settings performance processor

  • bigD says:

    try to reply to nikola keep putting reply at bottom

  • Ayu Riza says:

    Maclaw…please make MIUI rom for s3 mini

  • alpin73 says:

    Hello Guys
    i can’t open my phone in recovery mode
    I have a problem with google service, google process gapps. They stop and don’t work
    i install google apps dut doesn’t work good

    • Frank says:

      Ok, now, I’ve had exactly the same problem. Here’s my solution:
      1. Took the version of 30.09.2014 for Odin.
      2. Flashed it with no erase or wipe or whatsoever with Odin.
      3. After System boot I was able to boot into TWRP again.
      4. In TWRP i flashed GAPPS.
      Worked perfectly fine for me. Hopefully as well for you…

  • Llibert says:

    How to download it ?????

  • rhyan says:

    Browser doesn’t work.. Offline charging please fix..thanks

  • When I try to answer a call with my Samsung Gear Live Abdroid Wear watch it only starts to play music on my phone.

  • Manuel says:

    It’s the same on my rom. Akku empty after 7 hours…

  • Strakios says:

    Uso un S3 mini y he probado con con varios teléfonos iguales pero en ninguno funciona.

  • batuhan says:

    ***Please HELP ***

    /data /cache and /system were mixed together , I wiped them all with ext4 . Can someone tell me the /data /cache and /system’s original file system?

    I need HELP .. I hope you understand the problem

  • alpin73 says:

    Hello Guys
    i can’t open my phone in recovery mode
    I have a problem with google service, google process gapps. They stop and don’t work
    i install google apps. it doesn’t work

  • Kriz says:

    Huge battery drain. From 100 to 1% in 2 hours.

  • JustinoMora says:

    Following up comments on this Update.

  • Trebuchet keep on crashing , any tips?

  • AcidGhost says:

    Can I enable Call Recording function in this firmware? It’s available in CyanogenMod latest nightly builds

  • Fede says:

    The OS is spending too much battery (more than 60% of each other app or process). Resolve it please.

  • twhite1195 says:

    why is it their faul? have you thought that maybe, just maybe, is your battery?

  • twhite1195 says:

    Hey guys, great work! but I found a bug, I found that If you activate the “ok google” detection from any screen or even on the lock screen, the video camera stops working, if you disable it it starts to work normally again, i’ts not critical but I’d like to see it work, thanks guys!

  • Daniel says:

    Thank you Novafusion!

    I’ve followed the development of this rom for weeks and finally dared to try it. I’m really impressed how fast everything is with this rom. It feels like I have a new phone in my hands.

    For all those people who are wondering if it is worth to install a new system on their s3 mini, I can fully recommend trying this rom.

    At first, I was a little bit afraid because I constantly read about problems as 1 ghz bug or clock freeze. It seems that those are reoccuring problems but I couldn’t observe any of those problems yet.

    The only negative thing I noticed is the battery time. It seems to last much less than the stock rom. I could not identify why yet. It seems the screen is the most energy hungry component. This is remarkable because a lot of people report that the battery time would be much better than stock rom.

    Again, thank you so much for all the time and effort you put each day into making your roms for us!

  • Phrosh says:

    Something keeps the CPU running on 1GHz almost all the time…
    Also: where can I check if I succeeded in re-formatting my /data to f2fs. The new TWRP seems to be able to apply backups to unmatching file systems. Is there an app where I can see the file systems of each partition?

  • Alin Razvan says:

    ROMANIA HERE <> !!!

    -VIDEO PLAYER CANNOT PLAY LARGE FILES (150 MB VIDEO) THE PLAYER SAYS CANNOT PLAY THIS VIDEO ! [ i had no problem playing that on stock rom ]

    – 3G INTERNET IS NOT WORKING SO PLEASE FIX IT !! some problems with the modem i think , note that i have settup my apn i have tried all kind of things .. even swtiching on 2g network NOTHING IS WORKING !

    I have flashed back the stock rom since i’m not able to use the internet data .

    And of course no sim toolkit there !!

  • Frank says:

    I updated from last pre-AROMA version to this one and I now can’t get into TPRW anymore! I already tried to flash TPRW over ODIN (sucessful) but still no use. When choosing “reboot->recovery” the S3 resets, shows “Model-Screen” an then switches off.

    What do I have to do? PLEASE HELP!

  • txemafocus says:

    La alarma funciono el primer día el segundo día ya no sonó alguien sabe por que ?

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