July 27th, 2015
RELEASE for S3 Mini
CyanogenMod 11.0

New stable release (20150727) of CM11.0 for S3 Mini is available!

For flashing KitKat, we recommend you to install our TWRP recovery (available on Download page)!

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
  • ArchiDroid’s Optimizations – part 1
  • toolchain update
  • another attempt to fix small video issues
  • 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 😉

81 Responses
  • offline is not charging 🙁

  • yorvichs says:

    buenoas dias, solucionarian los videos en youtube?

  • mike360 says:

    E.Error executing updater.binary in zip’/external_sd/cm11.0_golden.nova.20150727.zip’

  • mr_sexobeat says:

    A tad slow on performance compared to previous CM 11 release, but noticeable. Google Play is always suddenly crashed. guess i’ll stick to previous release for now.

  • John says:

    Does youtube, twitch and periscope works? if there is no problem with this apps, it is the best rom ever.
    Thank you Nova.

  • Mike says:

    Blah, blah, blah still full of bugs and no SIM support. And before anyone jumps down my throat telling me that they don’t have any issues, you’re a moron. I don’t care if you can still receive and send calls and messages, I am referring to the Toolkit (un-pinned SIM) and read/write functions; and don’t give me any of the ungrateful buy a new phone bullshit either. I am reporting bugs as requested, deal with it.

    • s3md says:

      Just set the phone in airplane mode and reboot

    • Now i understand what youve been saying all along..sorry for not understanding from the start but yep it is an important part of the phone as i cant get or send contacts to/from sim.

    • Egg says:

      You could try slimkat or stock (in case of apocalypse) if the bugs annoy you too much. I did that couple of months ago – i reverted to stock, but only because i had a nexus 9, which sadly i had to return due to a motherboard issue…..so i’m back on Cm now, but i think i’ll move to slimkat – it always seemed faster and cleaner than the rest of the roms

    • malone says:

      Sorry, but at least “sim issues” you should report rather to CM dev team, because it’s problematic even on official cyanogenmod.

  • gunter says:

    using f2fs, keep current format. after reboot some apps are gone!
    actual twrp is installed. never had that issue with previous cm11 roms.

    what’s wrong?

  • Elvitek says:

    Again: CM11 YouTube!!!

  • Juan says:

    use Carbon Rom, bug free, and you can custom everything!! I use it and i don´t have any bug!! 😀

  • @lt.core says:

    Dev… Why f2fs full not worked to cm12.1 twrp last update v2.8.7.0 f2fs.zip (26/07) & twrp v2.8.7.0.zip (25/07) by android-andy??? worked if move to sd card apk with change permision r/w = r/o with root explorer, after reboot all apk the lose apk… Please full really really solution change move to sd card full worked cm12.1 (i wear now and my lovers rom: carbonlp v5.1.1 last update) without losing system apk… or add option aroma installer with options f2fs & option to selinux enable & disable with compatible apps selinux mode changer to cm12.1 (same as before kitkat v4.4.4) full worked… When is true regardless of the bugs problem to s3 mini lollipop v5.1.1 dev??? every second I am always up to date rom development of you… 🙂


  • Nigel Evans says:

    Hi, thanks for this update!

    You guys are great considering this is essentially a ‘free’ service. I want to know about the offline charging problem. – Is this charging the phone when it’s switched off? When my phone is off and I plug the charger in, my S3 mini shows an icon in the centre of the screen, sort of star shaped but then it freezes. Is this usual? It’s not a major problem really.

    I’ve tried to update from your previous versions of CM11 as well as a clean install after a full wipe, same problem (tried this evening). I am a novice with custom roms so maybe I’m missing something. If so, let me know.

    Thanks in advance.

  • MBM says:

    Youtube works for me since i reformatted and reflashed with ext4. Everything works well apart from reboot when charge gets to 100%

  • Redfox says:

    Please, update Carbon 5.1

    • Jose Cardama says:

      I think they won’t update it for about two or three weeks. I guess they will finish the ArchiDroid optimizations on CM11, then if we’re lucky they will hop on to delivering us a Carbon update. This is just speculation as the lack of communication leads us to just guess what will their next step be. So in conclusion don’t expect a Carbon update soon.

  • Angel says:

    Try slim fast V2 its the best ROM for S3 mini. No 1 GHZ bug, youtube its working, the best battery life

  • Pedrokz says:

    youtube working?

  • Caesar Montes says:

    Could be nice if Novafusion stop working on CM and give CarbonROM all the attention it needs.

    Carbon is like 5131651561651 times better than CM. For real.

    • Egg says:

      Last time i tried it, it drained the battery of my phone in a matter of hours…like 4 hours, tops !!!

    • mikelly says:

      Try OmniROM 5.1.1. Nova hasn’t updated the download folders so do the google search. Only two issues. No sim contacts access and video noise for which camu apps works. Everything works like it was a stock ROM. Enjoy if you use it.

      • mikelly says:

        Do a google search for “omni_golden for s3 mini”. It’s the first link on the search engine. Good luck..

      • Sky says:

        Yep I agree. Been using Omni 5.1.1 for 5 days now and have had no problems whatsoever. It’s a fast and stable rom. YouTube works. For video, you can try different apps, I’m using VivaVideo which works just fine. It’s the best lollipop 5.1.1 rom I’ve used so far. I haven’t tried Slim and Carbon tho.

        • mikelly says:


          I’ll try the VivaVideo. It should be better than Camu anyway. The CarbonLP is good and has a lot of customizations but I think too much customizations is causing some problems like ui crashing, Omni just edges out slighly with very little customizations and OUTSTANDING stability. Very little updates unlike CM12.1. If Nova were to collaborate with Omni I think all the errors would be eliminated.

          • Sky says:

            Well you know what I was bored earlier and decided to flash Nova’s last CM12.1 release (23rd July) and so far I must say I’m super impressed!! I haven’t encountered any bugs yet and it actually feels even faster and smoother than Omni !! No lag or stuttering/freezing whatsoever. This must be the result of Archidroid’s optimizations because I’d tried CM12.1 before and it was never that smooth. I’m gonna use this for some time and if all goes well, this is definitely going to be my favorite rom. YouTube works and VivaVideo too. You should give it a try and test it out for yourself.

  • Emerson says:

    How to import numbers of the sim card?! Because the option ins’t here

  • Emerson says:

    It was a little strange but managed to find the option . Congratulations novafusion team!

  • YSantos says:

    Updated the TWRP to still has bugs !!!
    E.Error updater.binary running on zip ‘/ external_sd / cm11.0_golden.nova.20150727.zip’


  • Franco says:

    Fix youtube videos please! Tank for all NovaTeam!

  • How it’s possible than one aspect like video doesn’t work in this rom, many apps that we use almost everyday (youtube, periscope, yomvi, etc, etc) don’t work, and i don’t understand why NovaFusion don’t work this aspect, I think it´s very important, a smartphone without multimedia, it’s nothing. This bug is in this rom since very time ago. I think I’ll go back to rom stock with novalauncher.

    • Moriarty says:

      If you flash the gapps from novafusion everything should work fine. Maybe you can find a similar app for playing videos, if you don’t want a ‘Google Phone’. I hope this helps

  • Just stop using crappy ad spoiling youtube. Use viral popup or turbo tube instead. Problem solved and ads removed.

  • Jan says:

    To those complaining about YT etc. not working: you’re getting these ROMs for free. People work on them on their spare time without payment. The big fat ugly company that earned billions on us buying their phones (Samsung) doesn’t give a shit about it.

    Instead of complaining you should say “thank you”. Or, at least, shut the fuck up.

  • Niel says:

    Google play services crashes all the time. Tried updating it but it still keeps showing the error message like after 1 to 2 seconds after dismissing the message. This also happens when google play music is opened or other apps using Google play services.
    This did not happen in the previous cm11.

  • Reflexer_G says:

    Downloads are not working again. Just advertising showing 🙁

  • Hlex says:

    The CPU sleep mode does not work, the battery is drained overnight 100% up off the device

  • kanathuz says:

    no se pueden guardar los contactos en la tarjeta Sim ??? no se le puede colocar aplicasion de radio por favor

  • Konrad says:

    Yes, that would be nice because the vulnerability proof of concept is published now.
    German source:

    So the first exploits will come soon, i think.

    So please fix this vulnerabilities, Nova. CM has already updated their 11-builds for a variety of devices.

    BTW: Very good work! I have installed your builds on my two S3 mini’s and everything works smoothly!

  • geny says:

    Icons don’t show notification count like stock rom

  • Ben says:

    Is the Stagefright vulnerability fixed in CM11 (July 27th-version) for the S3 Mini?

  • Simon2280 says:

    I’m very happy with your ROM. Thanks for your work!
    The only thing wich is annoying me that my s3 mini GT-I8190 does not vibrate anymore.
    Inside the TWRP menu vibration works, but during recieving messages and calls on android vibration doesn’t work. I already tried to get vibration with drifferent vibration test apps from the playstore but they all didn’t work. I would be very glad if this could be fixed.

  • geny says:

    hi, are you huys gonna solve the youtube video problem?

  • Trefoil says:

    Thank you for the good work for CM11 (S3 Mini) so far. Security updates have been published very fast, and the ROM runs great.
    Regarding the very critical Stagefright-issue I would like to kindly ask you about your plans to fix that issue in CM11.

    Thank you.

  • Niko says:

    After the latest update, the contacts are never displayed in the phone book and phone numbers are never resolved (neither in Whatsapp nor in the call list). But when I open the contacts app, all contacts are present. Any idea?

    Best regards,

  • goo says:

    is there a current version of the recovery image with a correct md5 sum?

  • SAP says:

    I like this ROM but these things are a bit annoying:
    – Video playing problems (“Error: This video format is not supported”, but it worked on the original Firmware)
    – Vibration doesn’t work

  • jonathan says:

    youtube does not play any video, please fixit.
    thanks for all your hard work

  • Daba says:

    Which API is in this version?

  • Crs says:

    Thanks novafusion you revived my S3 min that i was going to throw away.
    Is there any FIX for youtube app?

  • Chris Attard says:

    thanks to novafusion for the updates

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