September 22nd, 2014
RELEASE for S3 Mini
Carbon 4.4.4

New release (20140922) 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 πŸ˜‰

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

If you’re updating from older Carbon version, you don’t have to perform a wipe!

You can get it on our DOWNLOAD page.


  • Carbon sources update
  • installer updates
  • ability to dump logs via key combo improvements (just use power+ vol- + vol+)
  • faster boot
  • Bluetooth HID devices fixed (support for BT keyboards and mouses)
  • cut off power to not working NFC chip to save battery
  • abillity to dump full system logs via USB
  • abillity to dump full system logs via key combo
  • f2fs improvements
  • huge build tree cleanup
  • Wifi 802.11n improvements
  • multimedia patch big rework
  • remade CM build tree
  • toolchains update
  • new multimedia patch
  • deepsleep improvements
  • less battery consumption by BT
  • Wifi/BT minor updates
  • trying to make RIL a bit more responsive
  • 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 πŸ˜‰
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78 Responses
  • Yoniverh says:

    please help my battery was dead and now i put it on the charger but it just shows the little loading icon and when i hold the power button to reboot it comes back to the loading icon?? what do i do?

  • davideh says:

    any problems with this new update???? bugs…etc etc

    • yeison bermudez says:

      I have installed it on multiple devices and none mini s3 the application plays videos from youtube if anyone knows what to do please remark

  • Peter says:

    Wow, what a big list for this new Carbon release after long time. I’m excited how it will work and if youtube is working, again. …..
    OK ROM works, but Youtube app doesn’t. Hope they can fix it with the next release.

  • ItsPeet:Carbon says:

    Downloading and then trying it out! Big thanks Nova!!!

  • Hamdullah says:

    Aokp please

  • Rob says:

    It doesnt starts… It says “Unfortunately, Phone has stopped.”

  • ezer says:

    AOSP? dynamic status bar??

  • Manolo_haro says:

    when you are ready android L?

  • osssman says:

    Can you please make the NFC work for the N version ??

    btw you are doing an amazing job !!!!!

  • Very good release, very fast and stable i must say at the time of writing this.

  • Dave_ITA says:

    finally carbon update! many thanks! all works as it should

  • Wing Dragon says:

    Not very stable , constantly switich off , unknown power failure ..

  • Porky Hoff says:

    Awesome ROM, but please fix YouTube app on the next release.
    Thank you!!

  • Fabian says:

    could you please change the equalizer by the previous version?


  • this release carbon, already have the hover?

  • jakidaki says:

    couldn’t get it to run properly. playservices would get quit permanently, playstore wont open.
    did my install as usual, simply installed carbon via recovery, wiped both caches (using ART btw) and installed PA gapps. Had to revert back to the 0903 release

  • soy.dmr says:

    Yes, nice release.

    Thanks NFT.

  • sotiris says:

    whwn will it be m.10???

  • evilpinto says:

    Nice! … testing…

  • mhmyasser says:

    i can’t make any call through the internal speaker and mic, i must activate the loud speaker to speak to and hear the others
    how it can be fixed
    sorry for my english

  • hasseos says:

    It works perfect, the only issue is that with xposed framework installed, you cant switch to ART. The other problem is when i fully charge the phone, i reboot and i have 93% of battery. I did clean install and the battery doesnt have more than 2weeks

  • yeison bermudez says:

    thanks for your input but I ask you please correct the error since I installed the rom in several mini s3 and run any application videos from youtube thank you for prompt response

  • Nargiler says:

    Can anybody link for working youtube app?

  • nostro says:

    I gave no siΔ™gnΔ…Ε‚ od mobile network- help

    • Fex says:

      Same here, very unstable mobile network. Not only data, also voice.
      Sometimes the icon in the top bar marks full signal strenght but when I scroll down the Quick Settings network icon says “Emergency calls only” and phone calls don’t ring.
      I’ll try reverting to previous build.

  • Chaosfaktor says:

    It works, no Problems, only YT doesn’t work

  • Luigi says:

    There are some serious issues with playing video on several apps. Have to reinstall previous version.

  • Sagan says:

    Excellent update, thx for your work guys! I would never got an update of kitkat without you! Btw I have a question about this update, I charged my hh for 5 ho urs but not fully charged, it just showed 78 %
    How this can be fixed? Thx for your attention! P.s. I dont use the phone while charging it..

  • joni veloso says:

    Hi there πŸ™‚
    how to enable music to ringtone??

  • tombcrutz says:

    front camera doesn’t work here πŸ™

  • ala4ever says:

    it works well on my phone…thanks nova!!!!!

  • alejandro says:

    Hello, i have a cuestion, why in cyanogenmod does work 3g signal and why in carbon ROM doesn’t work? Hope your answer! Excuse me my english, I don’t speak english

  • Jeff says:

    Hi all.

    Installed it. Runs smooth. Only have a problem that my gps is not working anymore.
    Google maps can’t find location and also Navigon not working.



  • in Launcher3 when reboot device, the shortcuts were deleted in folders on the Home screen. I think that’s because I moved the apps for memory SD! Anyone else?

  • Have a problem on Instagram apps, could not able to upload the video. Several effort has been worked but still the same such as:

    1. Wipe intagram data and re-login
    2. Uninstall and re-install the instagram apps
    3. Convert the video

    Still the same, not working.


  • SDK SMD says:

    plz where van i fond blacklist numbers i have dΓ΄me numbers blocked but i can’t fond then any where

  • Daniel says:

    Installed it and had the issue of everything giving a force close. Rebooted installed again and everything worked fine.
    Youtube app is working, but i cannot select HD on the videos. But, the videos plays normal.
    GPS works fine too. Tested with GPS Test app and locked blazing fast even inside my house.
    Videos play fine with MX player, even over a network.
    Maybe all this problems are model related?

    I’m using the 8190L version.

  • paulozcas says:

    help! When I make a reboot it appears a glitched screen and then the boot animation, and i can’t go at the recovery with the power menu, I have to switch off the phone and then press the power button, the middle button and the volume + button. can anyone help me? sorry for my english, I’m Spanish.

  • dargan78 says:

    fast batery drain “andoidOS-28%”

  • ronlimboPH says:

    The screen recorder doesnt work on my phone pls help me.

  • Michael says:

    I’m living in Norway, since I chanced from stock to Carbon it shows in the phone-operator-menu that my provider (NETCOM) is forbidden to choose- on another phone of me (stockrom, S3mini as well) it isn’t like this!

    Why that???

    BTW: Where I can find older releases??? I’ll try to download and install another release to get fix that problem but cant find them – is there any “list” hidden in these homepages???


  • My battery not saved with this new update πŸ™ 30% in 4 hours. Why? Anyone know? Anyone know?

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