August 31st, 2014
RELEASE for S3 Mini
Carbon 4.4.4

New release (20140831) 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 Carbon version, you don’t have to perform a wipe!

You can get it on our DOWNLOAD page.


  • Carbon sources update
  • SELinux policies improvement
  • RIL class 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
  • 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
  • installer update
  • SElinux disabler/enabler (1/2)
  • with Aroma Installer (WIP)
  • ability to select filesystem for /system, /data and /cache partition during installation! (f2fs or ext4)
  • last part of SELinux improvements for now
  • toolchains update
  • small fixes in SELinux policies
  • trying to reach more of battery life
  • 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 😉

57 Responses
  • Paolo says:

    We love you.

  • ItsPeet:Carbon says:

    Who the man? YOU THE MAN!! Great job Mac, gonna try it now!!!

  • ItsPeet:Carbon says:

    The installer ran by didn’t install anything, woops.
    Will try redownload 🙂

  • Paolo says:

    It seems Aroma doesn’t install anything..:( I tried to flash it again but nothing changes.
    It makes me choiche filesystem and SELinux options, then i tap next but it does not flash anything 🙁

  • wscan says:

    It means that all the time elapsed worth it, thanks for your job, and please the next time at least write a post with a follow up.

  • wscan says:

    The file size is not correct, i mean, in the page says that it is like 202 mb, and the file that i donwoladed twice is only 887kb

    • ItsPeet:Carbon says:

      I had 202.25 MB. I guess Mac pulled it offline with a sweaty forehead 🙂

      Take your time man. Or fix it tomorrow, it’s already late..

  • Megasama says:

    Help i try to download carbon of 31/08/14 but appears the version of 18/08/2014 thanks.

  • Elmario says:

    Seems like the right file is up now.

  • rhyan says:

    Offline charging please fix

  • nico666x says:

    Demasiada presión, demasiada prisa en compartir las rom con “mejora” están dando como resultado demasiados errores. Prefiero una actualización segura en un mes y no 10 con errores

    Too much pressure, too quick to share the rom with “improvement” are resulting in too many errors. Prefer a safe upgrade in a month and no 10 errors

    • wscan says:

      i understand your point, but, we are in a world where if we don’t have news or updates we will change for another service/rom (in this case), i understand that maclaw’s team give us 10 roms with errors, we are asking too much to them in order that they give us a clean rom without errors, they don´t receive a payment for their job, they are doing this like hobby, and i don’t believe that they have other persons to test these roms, we are those guys that test those roms, if we want a better rom, we need to get involved in the process.

      do you have time to give your work by 2 or 3 hours per day for the rest of your life?

      Traduccion al español/o lo que quise decir en ingles.
      Entiendo tu punto, sin embargo estamos en un ambiente donde si no recibimos noticias o actualizaciones nos cambiamos a otro servicio/rom (en este caso). Entiendo que el equipo de Maclaw nos de 10 roms con errores, estamos pidiendo demasiado para que nos entreguen una rom limpia y sin errores, ellos no reciben un pago como tal por su trabajo, lo hacen como hobby, y no creo que tengan un grupo de personas para estar testeando estas roms, nosotros somos esas personas que testeamos estas roms, Si queremos una mejor rom necesitamos ser parte del proceso.

      ¿Tú tienes el tiempo para “regalar” tu trabajo 2 o 3 horas al día por el resto de tu vida?

    • ItsPeet:Carbon says:

      Just wait for others to try and tell their experiences with it. Nobody tells you to hurry in a flash? 😉

      • nico666x says:

        I insist that a good update per month is better than ten updates with errors

        • Fex says:

          Read other peoples experiences and flash the best one of every month 🙂

          That way you’ll have what you want and so will people (like me) who likes to try often and take their chances on errors.

          Don’t forget you are flashing a nightly, they are risky by definition.

  • Hamdullah says:

    Aokp please. Thank you million times.

  • Michael says:

    Where’s the option to “see through”? Is not more in this version?

  • pabloski says:

    The battery is not okay, in 1h it gone from 100% to 75%, and it is very hot.

  • strakios says:

    I have a mini s3 charge and does not allow using this ROM and external battery charging or also known as load bank, and have tried other phones and I have the same problem.

  • Pfefferminztee says:

    Please update ace II!
    It has no update since 2 months 🙁

  • Elmario says:


    Your aroma installation is really nice!

    Still i think that the reboot option in the end should be disabled by default, because most probably near all users will install gapps directly after the new os.

    Thank you,

  • nico666x says:

    I insist that a good update per month is better than ten updates with errors

    • El Oso says:

      What would be our part in the developing process?

      • nico666x says:

        Our role should be “give thanks” in every update. It is not good to do things by trial and error.

        • Fex says:

          That is not correct. Our role is to test the releases.

          To “give thanks” is the role of users of stable releases and paid-for software.

          Don’t take it the wrong way, but if you are looking for error-free / trouble-free builds you really should stick to roms which release stable and milestone build, not nightlies.

  • mlr says:

    Hi everyone. After one an old broken carbon updates about month ago cant get into recovery anymore. Even i have flashd it thru odin in download mode. 3 button combo dosnt work for , advanced reboot and thru emulator as well. First picture when i switch my phone on is kinda windows blue screen. Up to this time cant get it work. Any sugestion someone….

  • jeltel says:

    It seems something is not right with the root on this rom. At least Titanium is not working as it should and I’m not able to restore a backup 🙁

    • nico666x says:

      the rom superuser not served in various app … should correct that. Dude, installed SuperSU the market and all work well

    • jeltel says:

      Above was present in a fresh install with f2fs on all partitions. When updating from an existing carbon Rom (with al ext4 partitions) no problems are noticed.

  • Miguel says:

    as I get my bootlogo? a previous install this upgrade will erase and help please

  • Megasama says:

    I want to give you thank you very much for this release, my battery is very happy!

  • Rafael says:

    i cant open my camera…

  • kwstas1993 says:

    Work on i8200n s3 mini?

  • niko666x says:

    The alarm does not work well. Having different time. I arrive late for work today. Please fix it

  • Jose Luna says:

    hola tengo una pregunta que siento que es importante, ¿cuales son los bugs que tiene esta rom actualmente? muchas gracias amigos.

    hi, I have a question, which are the bugs that have this rom actually? thanks my friends!!

  • rulosis says:

    Hi friends…i have the next problem..the fisical keyS back menu and option dont funk..they arent function are off no lights and dont do nothing …i hope a help

  • I cant fin the blur lockscreen in this update ..

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