July 28th, 2014
RELEASE for S3 Mini
Carbon 4.4.4

New release (20140728) of Carbon 4.4.4 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
  • with latest Samsung’s kernel for i8190 which thanks to our community we’ve received in 24 hours!
  • new Samsung kernel updated to 3.0.101
  • 1GHz bug fixed!
  • fixed issues with sensors
  • fixed all wifi issues
  • huge performance boost
  • first part of big hardware patch rework
  • 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
  • full f2fs support – the best filesystem for Android (tutorial here!)
  • 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 😉

79 Responses
  • Zwenn says:

    good to hear from u again!

  • mistik146 says:

    Cm11 update please

  • ItsPeet:Carbon says:

    Downloading & trying!!! Thanks!!!

    • ItsPeet:Carbon says:

      Don’t see so much difference in performance feel and also AnTuTu score. But all is fine except for crash camera. No biggy… I copied the APK from 070714.

  • Estebandido says:

    finally!!! Thanks a lot!

  • Anton says:

    Wi-Fi direct doesn’t work. Please,fix it.

  • curtis says:

    Need a critically work done on cm11 , battery drain solo quick !!

    • Egg says:

      not to mention the sound recorder that IS NOT WORKING (I tested it….it works fine on stock…so it is the rom’s problem), the HUGE LACK OF PERFORMANCE, UNREPSONSIVENESS and the SystemUI/TestGuard that randomly crash and bring up the lockscreen


      (i am aware that i am gonna get swares and bad remarcks..maybe even delete mt comment…but it’s important that others know that this release needs ALOT OF IMPROVEMENTS)

      Otherwise…it’s all fine

  • Jo says:

    Oh, great! Wifi Direct, Youtube HQ, No 1GHz bug, issues with WiFi are fixed, great performance boost… And Video Playing. Yeah, great. Twitch, Yelo TV, Sporza TV, Netflix, Plex, I’ll be back!

  • Maris says:

    Installed, cleaned all caches, factory reset… boot up… FC on a whole load of essential apps making set up impossible.

    I’ll try again, but any ideas what’s going on?

  • Emalude says:

    Don’t forget Slimkat plz *_* I really want to see this hard work in this amazing rom thanks novafusion

  • Someone has a problem when restarting the smartphone reduce 3% of the battery instantly?

  • Someone has a problem of some smartphone apps disappear without explanation? Are installed but are not accessible.

    • Jamie de Silva says:

      If you installed apps to the external sd upon reboot it takes a while for them to load, so it may seem as they’ve disappeared but after a few mins they all should return. Hope this helps you.

  • SteveAC says:

    Downloaded and Testing! A thing to notice guys: In the Kernel Version: 3.0.101 -novafusion+ [email protected] #1 Wed Jul 23 15:21:26 CEST 2014. Question: When you asked us for doing the Spam to Samsung, it was after the 23rd… and on Friday 25 I got the confirmation email for the latest kernel. Shouldn’t the Kernel has to be more up to date? I mean the Date perhaps? Or should it says “Samsung” instead of “Novafusion”? Thanks in advance!!

  • SDK SMD says:

    no need a factory reset or clean all caches?

  • D says:

    I updated my phone from 07/08 release to this one, dirty install. Everything seems to be ok. No 1ghz bug (after rebooting with wifi on). Testing battery life atm. Thanks a looot!!

  • Artem says:

    Good to see you again! Waiting for CM11 update))

  • Lucio says:

    Cyanogenmod account force close after boot. i performed all wipes, any solution?

  • emad says:

    Thank you very much :))))))))))))

  • Johnie says:

    Camera dosnt work. 🙁
    (I know that i can use Google camera)

  • El Oso says:


  • Dan says:

    Just finished testing battery. I’m using a 2100 mah battery, it took half an hour of videogame usage to shutdown my phone from 100% to 0%. With 07/08 release I was able to play for 2 hours and ended up with 30%. Bottomline, this release drains battery like crazy. :c

  • takuya says:

    Playstore gone and i download the playstore when i open it it force close what should i do plss anyone can help me ?

  • OK, I’m newbie and was commenting on older versions’ themes.
    So, I was expecting patches or things like that but now I know I have to overinstall the OS.
    Let’s try it!

  • gouru1 says:

    good job. the best update since 4.4.4

  • kildery says:

    Signal very weak connection sometimes goes offline alone!

  • Psych0 says:

    Camera crash pls fix it

  • what to do lords maclaw stop making so many versions of rom and only engage in on specific and better until it is as stable as possible, should also put more customization options add a SClean I love and throw all the enthusiasm

  • alireza says:

    offline charger?

  • AAAAAAA11 says:

    OFFLINE charger?????

  • slavko says:

    hello.. my camera dosnt work? help plz

  • Fex says:

    Still doesn’t charge with car adapter and clock freeze is still happening.
    Other than that, everything seems to be working just fine. BT seems to be working better (didn’t work for me in previous build).

    • Fex says:

      After a couple of days,:clock freeze is worst than ever for me, morning alarm clock never worked since this update. BT works fine but many times I get a FC when I enable it, I have to accept the FC popup and then enable BT a second time for it to work.

  • Helmut Jarausch says:

    Hi, many thanks. I’ve managed to use f2fs but the data saving procedure didn’t work.
    I’ve used the console mode of TWRP to tar the data partition onto an ext4 partition on my external sd card. Untarring later on failed with some strange code.

    Furthermore I cannot use USSD codes anymore, e.g.
    *#0*# for the test menu did work with the stock rom but not with Carbon 4.4.4.
    Is there any method to fix this?


  • SDK SMD says:

    any one has OTG usb work?

    • Helmut Jarausch says:

      Yes, it’s working just fine. Install stickmount from Google Play, invoke it to mount the stick. Then you can access it under /usbdisk0. Lateron you have to unmount it again.

    • Helmut Jarausch says:

      Yes, it works! Install stickmount from Play. After mounting you can access it under /usbdisk0

    • Helmut Jarausch says:

      Install stickmount (from Google Play). After mounting you can access it under /usbdisk0

  • roncaus says:

    Hello, great work, but what about OTG on this release? is working like CM?


  • Bill Gufran says:

    Is there major difference by changing the kernel?

  • Jesper says:

    Hi i have just installed it. Standard camera dosn’t work, and i have problem with MMS, can’t find where apn settings are placed.

  • Rodolfo Hiram says:

    Camera dosent work :/

  • JaviCui says:

    Please Radio !!!!!

  • Helmut Jarausch says:

    Is it possible and has anybody tried to do so, to format the external sdcard with F2FS, as well?

  • Abdulla says:

    Wifi signal is still showing weak indicator & continually fluctuating in power up & down when compared to my HP laptop wifi signal in same location at home.. my HP laptop signal is normally double in power & more stable.. I tried some of the wifi signal booster applications but still weak.. & sometimes when on a skype video call the wifi signal will disconnect.. any suggestions, appreciate it..
    note: I have 2 units of S3 mini for me & my wife with same weak wifi signal..

    • Same problem here, weak WiFi reception… Any solutions, please? Really like this ROM, don’t wanna go back to a Rom Stock.

    • Jamie says:

      Hi abdulla, I know this is a bit late to comment on but HP/Laptops have a much stronger WiFi card and would always get twice what a mobile phone in this case an s3mini can get. In my opinion get a stronger router or a better phone. This is not novafusions fault. I have been getting good wifi with this same build. And PS WiFi boosters don’t work they just disconnect your phone and reconnect it hoping it will boost the network only works for network by connecting you to the strongest tower but all in all boosters are useless

  • Bryan says:

    Camera doesn’t work again.

  • matias says:

    screen record still crash my phone, big issue whit wi-fi conecction, can`t unmount sd

    hope a new release son to fix it.

    btw thx for the rom, keep working on it, its great work

  • fab says:

    On my S3 and latest carbon 4.4.4 camera crash when called

  • Sunday says:

    Please fix the camera doesn’t work
    Thank you

  • vivek says:

    CAMERA not working, cant sign into google account

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