June 18th, 2015
RELEASE for S3 Mini
CarbonLP 5.1.1

First stable release (20150618) of CarbonLP 5.1.1 for S3 Mini is available!

Please, test it and report any bugs!

For flashing Lollipop, 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 if you don’t updating from older CM12.0 release.

You need to perform a wipe if you’re migrating from software different than Carbon 4.4.4!

You can get it on our DOWNLOAD page.


  • Carbon sources update
  • fixed every major bug (except stock camera broken)


  • RIL (phone/SMS/3G)
  • audio (both speakers/headphones/microphone)
  • Wi-fi
  • Bluetooth 4.0 with LE support A2DP
  • GPS/Glonass/A-GPS
  • sensors
  • compass
  • camera (taking photos and videos)
  • video playing
  • 2D/3D HW Acceleration
  • all native tethers (Wifi/BT/USB)
  • Google Play
  • CPU sleep mode
  • MTP
  • ADB
  • no tearing
  • tripple buffering
  • external storage
  • f2fs filesystem support
  • offline charging


  • video taken by stock camera app is green, but some apps like Camu taking correct videos without any issues

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.

136 Responses
  • S3 mini i8200L says:

    makes a custom ROM for s3 mini I8200L please !! 🙁

  • Johannes says:

    Please update download link!

  • yorvichs says:

    saludos gente de nova disculpe mi ignorancia pero si yo instalo este carbono es como lollipop y luego instalo mis gapp? gracias y disculpe, otra cosa que diferencia voy a encontrar al instalar este carbono

    • xbodenx says:

      Saludos yorvichs está carbonRom es en base a Android Lollipop. La verdad a mi parecer es muy buena. Trae su task killer integrado. Y algunas funciones que me agradan como la posibilidad de poner un anillo de aplicaciones dando un toque del lado derecho de la pantalla. Que me ha sido bastante útil. Las Gapps las puedes instalar justo despues de instalar está rom antes de hacer el reboot. Recuerda hacer un backup completo de tu actual rom. Saludos.

  • xbodenx says:

    Thanks nova team. Downloading and testing. Great job!!

  • aouaas says:

    i used this rom a couple of days and i have to say it’s very good. i expected it to be a lot slower than kitkat but it’s not, it’s fast enough. so far the only problem i have is with the dialer, sometimes it just crashes in the middle of the call and the call is interrupted, but from then on it doesn’t crash again(at least until i reboot). and is there a way on the default weather/clock widget to change the temperature from F to Celcius?

  • Sonny says:

    Does the Carbon also have the 40% more battery patch?
    Looks fine so far

  • Mike says:

    So does this mean that the SIM issues are finally fixed?

    • Sonny says:

      I have no SIM issues

    • muli352 says:

      I had SIM issues too…

      • Robbe says:

        Mike and muli352, you both should be a little bit more specific with the bug that you are both reporting, so the guys of Nova can understand what the problem is.
        SiIM issues? Can you dial a call? Can you navigate with your carrier in either 2G or 3G? Your SIM card is not recognized by the cell phone? When you search the APN they are not established?
        In my case, I am able to both dial and receive a call, navigate, which means that the APN are there.
        I think it is not easy for Nova to fix or try to fix something that is not clear.
        Have you tried to purchase a new SIM card?
        I had a problem last year that my S3 mini couldn’t recognize the SIM so I bought a new one and problem solved.

  • a says:

    how i can activate super user?

  • Lipe says:

    So fucking smooth! First time I’m get happy with a no Cyanogenmod ROM. Even better than CM11, and no video problems of CM12.1. Thanks, Nova!

  • Johnie says:

    You can change clock settings under CarbonRom Fibers -> interfaces . 😉

  • Tarik el Bouazzati says:

    Hi, I can’t answer phone calls because I have to unlock it first, and the dialer crashes

  • Johnie says:

    Still problems with softreboot.
    After softreboot system apps crash. Only way to fix this… wipe Dalvik Cache.

  • Sandeep says:

    Does Fixed Call Broken

  • Angelo says:

    Do i need to Wipe System Data Dalvik or All…When changing CM12.1 to Carbon?…I dont want to lose all those Contact and Photo..Please Answer…ASAP haha

  • Kuervo says:

    Reporting bug: when I connect my charger to the phone the music player turns on and starts playing music, most of the times it doesn’t seem like charging.
    Also the music player often crashes after started playing a song.

    • Dark Lord says:

      The same happens here… But is not a ROM problem but charger problem. It happens when i plugged it to the lighter of my car. The “bug” happens only with that particular charger. No problem with others!

  • Canovel says:

    No switching between 3g/2g – 2g/3g

  • Robbe says:

    Good morning, I am not able to update Facebook, not only with the last ROM, since I started to use Carbon.
    The video part of the camera you already know.
    Excellent State of the Rom congratulation.
    Thanks again

  • JOC says:

    Music app always crashes.. I flash using odin.. still crashes

  • Redfox says:

    Heads up notifications is bugged

  • Alex says:

    Great work. Thx for release.
    How can I change clock format to 24 hours

  • Robbe says:

    Good afternoon, report:
    1) dialer crashes very often
    2) exchange mail crashes
    3) not able to update Facebook
    4) incoming call volume still lower than outgoing call

  • Fernando Vertty says:

    In the last version the game GTA San Andreas, Pinchi bird had bugs both graphics and speed, has already been fixed this bug? Note: Excellent work!

  • Sonny says:

    If you have problems with Facebook, try Facebook lite. It works fine for me

  • Abdelaziz says:

    i installed it on my phone gt-181900 it’s working very good but when am i try to recovery my phone from settings my phone is dropped 😀 :l ×_×

  • Derell says:

    Will this work in f2fs filesystem?
    I tried it but stuck in S3 Mini logo.
    Anyone has this problem?

  • Geovanny says:

    Google play services crashes

  • I can’t flash the file, it says: “E: Error executing updater binary in zip…”

    What’s going on?

    • Robbe says:

      Try to download again the file and move it to your SD memory.
      See that you are downloading the ROM for recovery.
      Reboot into recovery TWRP and flash the ROM from SD memory.
      From which rom are you flashing from? Read up, either Carbon 4.4.4 or CM12 if you try to install over another ROM you have to wipe few things
      Good luck

      • From CM 11, but, I’ve already wipe everything and it just says the same. This kind of errors just happen to me when I try to flash any Lollipop Rom.

        Instead, Kitkat always works fine for me.

        I’m gonna try your solution, thanks!

        If doesn’t works, what else can I do?

    • muli352 says:

      Did you flash the latest TWRP ?

  • Robbe says:

    I think it will work

  • Hacking67 says:

    i installed it via odin. wipe dalvik&cache and factory reset. i have bluetooth problem. i cannat send file from pc to phone. in addition,this rom dont translate fully to Turkish

  • Derell says:

    Will this work with f2fs?
    I tried it but I’m stuck in SIII Mini logo.
    Anyone has this problem?

  • Mikelly says:

    Well, What can I say. The updated CarbonLP5.1.1 is a little faster than the first one. Again I have some issues including not reading my contacts on the SIM card. No worries as I have them located all over the place. The exchange crashes, incoming volume lowered than outgoing and the dialer crashed onetime. I don’t know what you did different from the first one but you need to change it back. I stated that the 10 Jun 15 Carbon worked perfect except the contacts. That’s my take on it and I will be going back to the 10 Jun 15 ROM. Thanks for the effort.

  • thank u for that great work. I got from cm12.1 here and in CarbonLP Youtube finally works *-*

  • Andres says:

    Here are the Gapps http://sh.st/zUYFV

  • Aldo Yulio says:

    Music App is crashed everytime i press pause or change song

  • mikelly says:

    Nevermind the Gapps suggested above. Use this link from XDA-Developers. I’ve been using their gapps without any issues. You can download a huge files down to pico files. Your choice. Enjoy!!!


    • i tried mini gapps from ur link, completely destroyed the system…. stuck at boot logo. happily i had a system backup :/

      • mikelly says:

        I’m sorry to here that. I’ve used all of them with no problems at all. The one I’m currently using is the nano. I don’t know how you installed yours but the way I did mine was once the ROM was install I clear data, delvik cache and reset the phone three times. After that I install the gapps and did the same for data, delvik cache and reset the phone three times. Both the ROM and Gapps works perfect on my phone. Try that methodology and see if it work.

        The reason I cleared everything three times is because the drive retains some memory. Verizon tested this theory and recover memory off of all 3500 phones that were used as trade in. Everything from explicit selfies to important documents and so forth. Good luck if you decide to try this again.

  • Laurent Le Borgne says:

    Une rom très bien,

    mais qu’en est il du battery de CarbonRom ?
    Et le ‘SystemUI’ qui est signalé comme ne répondant pas alors qu’il fonctionne …

  • Amir says:

    all is well … but i have 2 problem .. when it warns that batttery is low the system UI stop and network will be disconnect !!!!!

  • Ricardo says:

    Incoming call drop, when picked call from minimalized call

  • Dhiven says:

    Hey guys how is the batter life for this rom

  • Kirimba says:

    Great ROM only problem I have is fast battery drain
    Great Work Nova team

  • risyad says:

    would i to do when my google play want update after flashing this updates?

  • Carlos says:

    why when the phone is full charge its shooting off and charge in offline mode? how can i fix these?
    somenone have this issue?resolve please

  • SayIDidIt™ says:

    A great ROM! I was using Cyanogenmod 12 and decided to give Carbon a chance. I am very happy with it! One of the nicest things about it, the battery life!! With Cyanogenmod, using my phone on the train to work (strating from around 95%) would drain it down to below 50% and then from therit would drop to 15% in no time/

    Today, I got to work with 90% battery! That’s with having brightness at 100 and listening to music the entire time!! AMAZED!

    There are some minor bugs but I’m happy with this!


  • I downloaded and tested. Here’s what I noticed:

    – The ROM is very fluid and beautiful, but applications lock and close very easily yet.
    – Videos (Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Youtube) function normally with no problem, but the videos taken by the camera still does not.
    – The battery drains too fast.
    – Translation for Portuguese-Brazilian in the settings is not yet 100%
    – I may have downloaded the wrong Gapps, I have not found a gallery of photos / videos.
    – VivaVideo works better than Camu and can usually make videos.

    Anyway, it’s a good ROM. I believe that in the next release, this ROM will be even better and that day is near. Thank you, TeamNova! And sorry for bad English Google Translate

  • Witek says:

    I haven’t tried this version yet but I noticed some bugs that cm12 used to have such as dial app is crashing when i try to answer the Phone. I know it’s been fixed in cm 12, could you please fix it here?
    On other note this version of L is so far the Best, battery life is so long.

  • can not install any playstore app. evertime errorcode no connection to server

  • omar rabi says:

    Iam device 18200n please update for s3 mini ve 18200n

  • Vinicius Negrini says:

    Great Job Nova, Awesome ROM!

    *Offiline Charge – OK;
    *3g Data – OK (vivo Brazil);
    *Gps, Google Maps – OK;
    *Stock Camera App – video green problem;
    *Stock Music Player – Crash in every music;
    *Translation pt-br in settings not 100%;
    *Battery Duration is better than in cm12;
    *system very fast

    Thanks, waiting for the next release!

  • Caesar Montes says:


    Please disable the CAPTCHA thing or allow people to create mirrors. Your servers aren’t friendly with LatinAmerica connections so is very hard to download your files; they crash in the middle and can’t be resume.

    • Vinicius Negrini says:

      I’m from Brazil and never had any problems downloading anything here…

      • Caesar Montes says:

        Brazil internet is faster than mine, Venezuela.
        If I know how to fix this issue I will not complain about it, but since I can’t download newest releases, I have to ask for help.

        • Robbe says:

          Try with Dolphin or CM browsers to download the ROM.
          Sometimes with the stock browser the download stops.
          Just try.

          • Caesar Montes says:

            I am downloading it from a PC, neither Chrome nor Opera have success downloading it. Both just finish before it is full downloaded so obviously the resulting file is broken.

            I believe this happens because Novafusion servers refuse the connection due the low speed (50~100 KBPS).

        • Robbe says:

          Have you ever tried to download directly with your cell phone in WiFi?

          • Caesar Montes says:

            No, because I am using the same WIFI connection; no big difference to consideer the download there.

            Well, what you suggest, to try out the download from my phone?

          • Caesar Montes says:

            Well I am not sure why but I was able to download this without problems from my phone.

            Now I wonder if Novafusion servers are intented only to works via cell phone browsers…

        • Robbe says:

          I am glad that you were able to do it Caesar.
          Good for you

  • Johnatan Brazil says:

    GAPPS? What use? Stock, full, mini, macro, nano, pico????

  • Afp says:

    that is really awesome. very very smooth and much better then the samsung stock rom. The music app crashes and the Exchange services. When i activated the push-notifications on my email settings, there is always a pop-op notifications, that says : Exchange service has stopped working.
    I have a question, on the app settings, i can’t move the app to my sd card. Although my sd card is empty, that says that there is not enough space. I wonder if that is a bug, or maybe i should make a partition on my sd card. Can you please help me?

  • Allen says:

    how to change the look of the app drawer? i want to change the style to grid instead of alphabetical

  • Luiz Renato Zanoni says:

    Bug random:
    “Dialer stopped”

  • Allen says:

    alarm stopped working when the screen is on, its working fine when its off

  • Angel says:

    El consumó de batería es brutal nada más enciendo el gps o WiFi hay que estar usando cpua mster

  • Angel says:

    CPU master quise decir

  • Michael says:

    Very, very good version! But I can’t get connected with my operator (Telenor Norway).

    • Robbe says:

      Have you tried to add manually the APN?

      • Michael says:

        Hello Robbe.
        Yes, I did. This was the mistake.
        But now is “Only emergency calls” shown on the display. But I can call anyway.
        I activated roaming, but no changes….

        • Robbe says:

          This condition that you mention, happens with my cell sometimes. Where you have the signal strength appears an exclamation mark.
          Y just reboot and sometimes it gets fixed.
          Check under settings>Mobile networks>National data roaming, to see if you get the connection.

      • Robbe says:

        I have seen in google that under Teleno, Norway, there are many APN.
        Try an alternative one

  • Juan Poroto says:

    Anybody could recomend me an app to recordvideo? stock is broken, Camu record SO slow, that its almost imposible to use it, i just need that to use it this amazing rom without any problem.

  • Sauer says:

    Why my extSDCard won’t read? please help :'(

  • Siiik says:

    Excellent ROM!!! Thank u guys so much. The onlx bug i found so far is a bugged heads up notifications while receiving a few files via Bluetooth! Great work

  • Robbe says:

    The volume of a call through the speaker is almost nothing even with the loudest volume.
    If any reason I need to hear the call that way, the volume of the speaker is the same as through the headset. No difference. Very low.
    Something that I have notice also with this ROM, if the cell uses interactive CPU governor, the minimum CPU frequency jumps continuously to 1000 MHz. This condition does not happen with zzmove CPU governor. Same thing was happening to me with CM 12.1. Is kind of 1Gz bug and it drains the battery very very fast

  • Caesar Montes says:

    Hi Novafusion dev!

    I just want to contragulate because your work with this release! I was a CM 11 user thanks to your work, but now that I tested Carbon I could totally forgot about CM because Carbon fucking kick ass! It has all that I need, so minimal APP is needed for this!

    Also, it is working like a charm! Stop developing CM 12.1 and keep developing Carbon instead! Hahahaha.

  • Jose Cardama says:

    If your phone dies (runs out of battery and shuts off), when you restart it it will prompt with “Android is starting… Optimizing app x of y.” And it will take almost half an hour, sometimes more depending on how many apps you’ve got and this is quite annoying.

  • yusuf says:

    Please, update the carbon rom soon, there is so much bug on carbon, like the lockscreen delay, and carbon rom is very unstable i think

    • Siiilk says:

      I cant confirm that. In my opinion carbonLP is the best release of all 5.1.1 ROMs. Its much more stable and has comparatively minor bugs as any other Custom ROM Lollipop.

    • Siiiik says:

      i cant confirm that. In my Opinion the CarbonLP is currently the best of all 5.1.1. releases. It is much more stable and has minor bugs compared to CM12.1 or other Lollipop-ROMs.

    • Piet says:

      Cant confirm that. Its the best of all 5.1.1 custom roms

  • Michael says:

    I have a hash key (#) in my status bar. On other ROMS it means that the SuperUser needs to be updated. But there is no option for that I think?!?
    If I slide down that menu it does’nt show any new message or status, but the hash does not dissapear.

    Anybody who knows what’s going on?

  • Laurent Le Borgne says:

    Can activate Selinux in permissive mode ?

  • OSSoft Software Development Support Germany says:

    Music APP crashes. I tried to install eleven.apk but it wont work

  • Marshall O'Bryant says:

    Could never get MMS to work on CM, no matter what I did with APN settings. Just installed CarbonLP and MMS works perfectly! Thank you!

  • jefferson says:

    Saludos chicos de nova team la ultima actualizacion solo he tenido problemas con el reproductor y el detalle de la camara. espero que salga otra actalizacion pronto y solucionen los bugs. me gusto mas esta carbon que la propia cm 12.1

  • Giuseppe says:

    * Sometimes che dialer crashes when I receive a calo
    * Italian translation is not complete
    * Spotify doesn’t work

  • Heshan says:

    I’m having same issue “No Sim card”. It seems this is bug in 5.1.1. Found in both cyanogen and carban roms

  • Giuseppe says:

    Problem with dialer, call volume (I have to low it and up it later), problem with access ti Spotify. It stops after the login via facebook. It continue to do the access.

  • mikelly says:

    Nova Team,

    The dialer stop working the moment you move the phone out of the ear and looking at the screen. The screen automatically goes into screen lock and the dialer stops. If you keep it up on the ear the dialer will continue to work without any problem. Somehow you tied the screen lock to dialer. This is the issues that’s needs to be taken care of.

  • Rafa says:

    Hello, apart of the green video recording, i found that system wont install apps from uknown sources, even i have the opton enabled on securty section. anyone else experiencing this issue or any clue to fix it? thank you, cheers 🙂

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