April 28th, 2013
RELEASE for S3 Mini
CyanogenMod 10 alpha2


If you want to say us thanks by donating us using PayPal, feel free 😉

Do full backup before installation and wipe data/cache (factory reset) after installation.

You can get it on our DOWNLOAD page.


  • HW Acceleration fixed
  • improved kernel
  • improved ramdisk
  • buid.prop cleanup
  • new device sources
  • STe changes merged

What works

  • RIL (call/messages/3G)
  • 2D/3D HW Acceleration
  • GPS and A-GPS
  • compass
  • audio (both speakers/headphones/microphone)
  • sensors
  • bluetooth (with A2DP support)
  • Wi-fi
  • camera
  • Google Play
  • all JB functionallity
  • CPU sleep mode
  • App2sd support
  • native Wifi tether
  • native USB tether
  • native BT tether
  • SIM Toolkit


  • video hardware acceleration (we had to disable it for now, because it’s breaking camera)
  • small screen flicker
  • camcorder and panoramic mode
  • Mass storage and MTP – use recovery to transfer files from/to PC

I’ld be glad, if you would share links to our download page, instead of direct links to download.
Also would be great, if you wouldn’t create the mirrors 😉

Guys who made it happen:

  • Macław
  • Marcin1147
  • OliverG96

Thanks for help from:

  • tom3q
  • ST-Ericsson
  • Samsung (it’s my first time when Samsung sources are useful)
  • lupohirp

Before you’ll ask for help, check our FAQ. Maybe answer is already here?

If you want to say us thanks by donating us using PayPal, feel free 😉

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

35 Responses
  • NiEv says:

    What about battery life??

  • zverok says:

    what about galaxy ace? you stop updating or do something big?:)

  • shan says:

    Yea. Great work, im waiting <3

  • Awesome. Downloading. Install without Clockwordmod?

  • mario says:

    does it works with a xxamb3 baseband?

  • FYI you can use AirDroid for file transfer

  • samertarhini says:

    it doesn´t work the 3G, why?

  • Some bugs I found in time.
    The GPS does not work in Brazil, or the GPS icon shows;
    Problems with Waze (lock);
    Video and Youtube (mentioned in the log);
    Some minor waged in use.

    Made full reset.

    Thank you.

  • WALID says:


  • Paul Macpherson says:

    Thanks mate, I’ve been patiently waiting 🙂 been running for a few hours with no issues. I don’t know what everyone is talking about, its 99% ready for a beta release.

  • thehamburgler says:

    I’m using it right now, as we speak, and works just fine 😀
    For those who want to flash the ROM, here’s the instructions:

    1. DL the alpha2 zip, place it on your internal/external SD Card, and boot into CWM/TWRP
    2. Do a backup, in case it doesn’t boot up.
    3. Wipe data, then wipe cache partition.
    4. Flash the zip, that should be the one in your int/ext SD Card. Wait for the process to end, and reboot. That should be it!

    For those peeps who flashed the Alpha, here’s what you might expect.

    -The new one is smooth, bugs are as mentioned from the above, less glitchy and all that dizzle.. Battery life is kinda longer than in the stock firmware, I think.
    -The whole thing kinda flickers a bit, and it is sometimes very unappealing to the eyes, but it’s just minor.
    -Definitely faster than the first alpha.

    Good luck, and Happy Flashing!

  • thehamburgler says:

    I think I’m gonna use this as my daily driver.

  • Jogi says:

    First thanks for this ROM!
    Works really smooth and up to now stable. Good work for an alpha.
    As mentioned by Tiago the GPS doesn’t seam to work (also in Germany). Internal GPS device is selected.

    Thanks for your work

  • crackehn says:

    Great job maclaw!!

  • Marco says:

    Does it works on I8190N ??? (s3 mini with NFC)

  • [GS] says:

    Youtube not work for me!

  • Rafael Cynargo says:

    Thank you for your work!

  • Mustafa says:


    U guys are making awesome progress with the galaxy s3 mini.
    keep up the good job.
    Though i haven’t tried the ROM my self i would suggest u guys to plz revive your thread on xda-developers because a lot of people are interested in CM10 for S3MINI

    thank you and keep up the good job.

  • daantje2312 says:

    Just installed the ROM and it works perfect!
    Almost no screen flicker, everything works fine.
    Gonna use it as my daily rom! 🙂
    But does anyone know how to transfer file from/to pc via usb?
    It says to use recovery, but in CWM I can’t find ‘Mount USB Storage’ anymore.

  • Daniel Milla says:

    Good but Youtube dont work.

  • daantje2312 says:

    Another thing, anyone has any experience with battery life of this rom versus BenzRom?
    Have used BenzRom before and it gave my s3 mini a good battery life.
    I’m traveling much so I use Spotify alot. So a long lasting battery would be nice 🙂

  • Kirill says:

    Hello, would you port android 5.0 on galaxy s 3 mini. It’s just a question for the future 😉

  • carman91 says:

    Hello everyone, sorry for the ignorance I’m a bit new to this, I have my galaxy mini GT-I8190L s3 with root, but I ask you please explain me how to install cyanogenmod on my terminal maclaw thanks for the help: D

    sorry for my English!

  • daantje2312 says:

    Having problems uploading photo’s on instagram. What could be wrong?

  • Sora1999 says:

    Hi there, So i see theres CM10 for the mini But i have no idea how to root my SGS3 Mini Please help me.

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