May 31st, 2014
RELEASE for S3 Mini
Carbon 4.4.2

New release (20140531) 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
  • stability fixes were the only things I did today, but I think it’s worth my time 😉
  • battery is happy again! (been testing 2 days with success)
  • 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
  • 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 😉

51 Responses
  • Chokurei says:

    Cant download,in Downloads for s3mini is only the release from yesterday (30)!

    Sorry for my english..

  • Lexion says:

    an hour of use, and now really very smooth ..
    A question what’s istaller in carbon fiber?
    google translator 😉

  • CrashOverride93 says:

    The Google Play’s icon is still present?

  • Guest says:

    Do we actually need to perform a factory reset when switching from Carbon to CyanogenMod and vice versa or is wiping cache/dalvik enough?

    • Lexion says:

      technically no, just flash undated factory, but sometimes goes to the conflict, as happened to a friend. 😉
      google translate. 😉

  • Lexion says:

    carbon has no otg support?
    google translate. 😉

  • s3miniguy says:

    i am having extreme google play issues PLEASE FIX IT

  • YoniVerhulst says:

    I am running this rom for 2 minutes and i hate it already. it’s the most buggy rom available here. i am going back to cm.. for the third time..

    • ItsPeet says:

      What bugs did you have?
      You probably did a ‘dirty’ upgrade from CM.
      Try a clean install and then complain here.
      I have no bugs.

      • s3miniguy says:

        I’m having glitched icons in the play store. How did you fix it?

      • s3miniguy says:

        I didn’t do a ‘dirty’ update. I wiped: cache, dalvik, data and system. then i installed carbon. then gapps (full gapps). and after that i did an extra cache & dalvik wipe.

  • Lucio Angelici says:

    Amazing Release!!!!!! Only bug on google store images, but i flashing a new play store from black out Team.Work Fine!! Thanxs guys!!

  • adya says:

    completely Turkish language

  • andreas says:

    I have systemui crashes all the time… must go to last release…
    I had wiped dalvik+cache…

  • ItsPeet says:

    Guys, I have to say… This is the most responsive and best performing version I have had!!!!!! 🙂

    Thank you, Nova Team!!! 😀

  • Jsalmasi says:

    Before this update I had no problems, now go wrong images and PlayStore “Unfortunately, ATT application. Stopped access to the package”
    Google Translate

  • Jsalmasi says:

    Antes de ésta actualización no tenía problemas, ahora salen mal las imágenes de la PlayStore y “Lamentablemente, la aplicación Asist. acceso al paquete se detuvo”

    • CrashOverride93 says:

      Ya lo sabemos todos, lo que pasa es que te llego a dar problemas en esta version anterior; pero el error del gliht en las imagenes e iconos de la Google Play (instalando la version que instalaras), iva a aparecer de todas formas al cabo de un tiempo.

      • CrashOverride93 says:

        El error no ha sido solventado desde hará 4 o 5 releases atrás…

        Tampoco es gran problema, por ejemplo a mi solo me molesta cuando entro en la GP para descargar e instalar cualquier APP, pero tampoco me parece algo exageradamente malo.

        PD: lo del comentario anterior acerca de comentarte que el error ocurría instalando la version que instalaras de GP te lo decía porque había probado varias a veces a actualizar la Google Play a la ultima versión (4.6.19, actualmente la 4.6.20) y el error seguía, por lo que el error es de la ROM, no le da APP de GP.

        Asique, pues nada, a esperar…

        • Jsalmasi says:

          Ok gracias por responderme, pero lo otro es que estoy intentando actualizar unas Apps que tengo y se queda en “instalando” y no termina de instalar la App, no sé si tenga que ver con la Rom…

          • Jsalmasi says:

            Pero no sabes qué es lo de “Lamentablemente, la aplicación Asist. acceso al paquete se detuvo”?

          • CrashOverride93 says:

            Podrías poner un enlace a la imagen mostrando una captura de tu pantalla, cuando actualizas y cuando te muestra el posible error de dicha actualizacion?

          • CrashOverride93 says:

            Y lo referente al error ese que mencionas, pues no tengo ni idea; a mi no me aparecio ningu error al instalar la ROM.
            Pero claro, yo siempe hago una instalación limpia al cambiar de release, no los simples formateos de dalvik cache…

  • Wan EL says:

    Audio for music not work for me.

  • Johnie says:

    1 GHz Bug… dont know what should i do to resolved this.

    • CrashOverride93 says:

      Saying that you have the 1Ghz bug, you whant to mean that your phone locks all the time to = min, frequency at 1000Mhz and max. freequency at 1000Mhz?

  • jeff says:

    yo, you guys got alot of bugs and complaints on the release. why mine seems fine? no google play glitch no FC no 1 ghz bug. its a great release for me been testing for more than 2 hours now. will test it for more to see if i’ll get the problem you guys have.

    BTW awesome release M&M THANKS!

  • Eloy says:

    No entiendo, alguien ha logrado actualizar directo del celular con Carbon Updates? o hay que descargar la ROM desde la pagina?

    • Lucio Angelici says:

      Carbon update nunca ha funzionado, descargas desde la pagina y pon el archivo zip en tu tarjeta externa y Flash.

  • Nacho says:

    Been using this rom for a day now, and it works great. The only thing I can’t do is charge my phone when it’s off, it turns on automatically. Is this normal?

  • Christopher says:

    Here is what I do to flash without problems: Step 1: Use clockwork mod to flash… Step 2: factory reset… Step 3: Wipe partition … Step 4: Wipe Dalvik… Step 5: Install Rom… Step 6: Install AROMA GAPPS and choose what apps I install and deinstall… Step 7: Reboot and wait until the ROM finishes installing. Never had any problems or glitches!!

  • amid0990 says:

    Hi guys! Tell me when will work wifi direct? Is not this a bug? Google translation.

  • Erick says:

    Problem with YouTube app videos won’t play it says to tray again but every time is the same

  • vakkas says:

    hi to all there is 1 ghz bugs available when you activate devlopers option by clicking 5 times on buil no

  • Wan EL says:

    Help me..after clean install..i can use media audio..but after a day i cannot use..cannot raise the media volume..plese fix thix..i cannot hearing sound for mp3 n video player…ringtone and notification sound work perfect..tq..

  • Jsalmasi says:

    clock freeze arrived late for work

  • s3miniguy says:

    please if anyone found a way to solve the play store glitches then please tell me!

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