February 28th, 2014
RELEASE for S3 Mini
Carbon 4.4.2

New release (20140228) of Carbon 4.4.2 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 or migrating from Oliver’s CM, you don’t have to perform a wipe!

You can get it on our DOWNLOAD page.


  • Carbon sources update
  • source-built RIL [1/2]
  • removed all STE RIL services which were running in background and ate your battery!
  • fixes emergency notifications from GSM network
  • due to remove lots of STE stuff, system is lighter than ever
  • Odin package also updated


  • 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
  • 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 Linaro 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 😉

Guys who made it happen:

  • Macław
  • Marcin1147

Before you ask for help, check our FAQ. Maybe answer is already there?

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.

34 Responses
  • lincon says:

    tiene los mismos errores que Cm11 ?

  • Alejandro says:

    The navigation bar is enabled when the phone restarts Fix it please

  • Roibard says:

    Works great. Really fast. Excellent job

  • Werdys Mora says:

    maclaw a very good job very grateful.

    always attentive to all comments and updates rom but my question is because you rarely maclaw (not to say almost never) do not give an answer to questions that are made daily in the comments on your website?

    Thanks again grateful for your work is the best and excuse my English.

  • Johnie says:

    Camera FC. 🙁

  • Engel says:

    The front camera does not work for me fix it please

  • suppresed says:

    Any interest on bringing PAC 4.4.2 ? I’d really like to see that

  • manuel ruiz says:

    reproductor de musica y video?

  • No me funciona el plan de datos, pongo usar datos e igual no entra a internet. Alguna solución?

    My data plan won’t work, I enable it and still won’t connect to internet. Any solution?

  • matyamusic says:

    I yearn to AOSP!!!!!:)

  • mj says:

    Front camera dont work.

  • Yazark says:

    Battery goes longer.

  • Yazark says:

    In vine front camera doest work.

  • Padger says:

    Has anyone else had issues with apps dissapering (Viber & es file explorer and others) and force close issues with a lot of Gapps ? BTW have tried clean install, fix permissions, wipe dalvic & cache and still have issues.

  • Kirill says:

    Frontal camera doesn’t work.

    • Cesar Rodriguez says:

      The front camera does not work for me fix it please…

    • suhi SLO says:

      Install Google camera.

      • Elmario says:

        I tried some camera apps. Front camera isn’t working with either. The worts thing is that front camera keeps beign saved as default setting and will make the camera app crash on every start, thus leaviong no chance for switiching back to backside camera. Only deinstalling and removing fall camera related data using Totanium Backup could help me get the camera working again.

  • barisdoqan says:

    front camera dont work. fix please

  • barisdoqan says:

    The missing blobs are the ones in /usr/share/camera/config_file. Copied them from 27/02 release and front camera is working again.

  • suhi SLO says:

    Would like to know when will NFC be activated.

  • ARI says:

    why my samsung like a sony xperia fon ?? then front camera not work .. i dont have NFC and .wifi direct :3 can fix ? tq

  • ARI says:

    broser cannot open .fix pls

  • romek says:

    noooo. after 2 week again status bar clock freeze 🙁 . from now it freeze every day.
    installation was made after wipe dalvic & cache.
    still problem with buttons backlight. only BLN permanently turn off them.

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