November 1st, 2014
RELEASE for S3 Mini
CyanogenMod 11.0

New stable release (20141101) of CM11.0 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, you don’t have to perform a wipe!

You can get it on our DOWNLOAD page.


  • CM sources update
  • fully fixed clock freee (thanks golden-guy)
  • updates in device, removed unused patch, overall cleanups etc. due to preparing to Android L first release
  • 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
  • CM11 functionallity
  • CPU sleep mode
  • MTP
  • ADB
  • no tearing
  • tripple buffering
  • YouTube HQ
  • 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
  • BLN (backlight notifications) support
  • offline charging
  • New BT/GPS/offline charging/sensors drivers – no longer buggy Samsung’s ones!
  • built using NovaTP GCC4.9 toolchain
  • no 1GHz bug
  • USB OTG support (WIP)
  • 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 😉

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

183 Responses
  • norberto, Argentina says:

    novafusion thanks !!! testing !!

  • Yusuf says:

    WOOOOOOOOOW, Android L! 😀

  • xMishu says:

    Gonna try this 😀
    Can someone tell me if WhatsApp videos is fixed?

  • Seaf says:

    Hey guys, I have a strange problem here. After switching on CM 11.0 again from AOSPA, I’m getting a strange bug everytime i turn on my phone. After booting on, on the PIN-insert screen my phone writes “Unfortunately, Themes provider has stopped” and it wont just go away. Any ideas? (Only CM 11.0 is doing this to me).

  • fernando says:


  • melissa says:

    this update still does not work for the L version?

  • Gerardo says:

    no clock freeze WOW!!, Installing now!

  • pako_dv8 says:

    Really android l, what date?

  • max says:

    which is better AOSP or CM 11

  • Alex says:

    Will Android L on samsung galaxy ace 2???

  • WhiteWolfSix says:

    ‘…preparing to Android L’ sounds great!

  • Frank says:

    Thanks, Nova team. Well done.

  • miso says:

    Android L 🙂
    When its comming?

  • Eren says:

    Is there a 1 GHz bug and clock freeze,battery draining????

  • Emalude says:

    Thank you very much! Please fix SIM toolkit and car charging before so we can have fully working CyanogenMod 11. Best team ever

    • WhiteWolfSix says:

      I have never had a car charging issue and have no SIM toolkit issue in this release. Try clean installation for solving your problems.

      • Emalude says:

        Mmm even after clean installation car charging start sound app and don’t charge. Sim toolklit never seen in NovaFusion releases even clean installed. In other unofficial cm11 devices it works.

        • PaBLo.M says:

          I don’t think car charging is a bug in the ROM. I had the same problem, but tried diferent USB cables until I found one that worked fine in the car

        • John.... says:

          Sim Toolkit works fine for me in this release. Too many other bugs though. If this build is now abandoned in favor of the essentially non-funcional Lollipop I’ll just go back to rooted stock.

  • Eren says:

    I try and see there is a 1 Ghz bug,so back the previous version(26.10.2014) AND STILL 1GHZ BUG,please help me if it is from my vault.if isn’t,please fix it

  • alvaro_cc says:

    which one is fluider and has got better autonomy this release or rom stock? thnx

  • AstroMega says:

    Android Lollipop !! Getting exiciting
    Do you think our device can work easily 5.0 ?

  • Guilherme Klisman says:

    The Android L is placed on the CM 11 , or does everything come again? and the continued bugs in Android L ?

  • Heinrich says:

    Does this rom support device encryption? When I try to encrypt my device, the green robot will come up, but nothing else will happen.

  • george says:

    What is 1ghz bug?

  • Cesar Piau says:

    I had no 1Ghz bug, no battery draining and no freeze clock until now.

  • nico666x says:

    Google announced the Android 5.0 Lollipop a couple of days back and we’re already hearing news from various Android manufacturer partners for their Android 5.0 Lollipop update schedule. Major companies like HTC and Motorola announced their update plans right after a few hours of Google’s announcement, while Sony took a day to announce its update plans.

    However, Samsung hasn’t said a single word yet on their Android 5.0 update schedule. Usually, Samsung updates its flagship devices to newer Android version between 90-120 days but we’re yet hear Samsung’s plan for the Lollipop update.

    It generally takes 60-90 days for manufacturers to push update for the latest Android version after Google announces it. But that’s only the case for flagship devices, for non-flagship ones, companies take well over 90 days and sometimes don’t even update the other devices.

    However, according to Google Android 5.0 update can run well on devices with 1GB RAM and dual-core or a quad-core processor. And almost all mid-end to high-end devices sold in 2013 and 2014 have this configuration so unless your manufacturer sucks, you can expect the Lollipop update for your Android devices released in 2013 or 2014.

    If you’ve a Android device released before 2013, then even after being compatible (hardware-wise), your device may not get the Android 5.0 update officially. Because generally devices are only enrolled for Android updates for upto 18 months since release. But thanks to the massive community of independent developers on Android, you’ll most probably get the Android 5.0 update for your old Android device by the means custom ROMs based on AOSP. Popular examples of such custom ROMs are CyanogenMod, Paranoid Android, OmniROM, etc.

    • RGoldBR says:

      You forgot to copy&paste the rest of the original article, including all those beautiful and lengthy tables.

      • nico666x says:

        There is always a jerk and today is you. I put copy and paste the MOST Relevant

        • RGoldBR says:

          In my book, “jerk” definition encompasses “someone who grabs someone else’s work and do not give due credit”, case you didn’t grasp (or pretend not having grasped) the essence of my comment — and this is “jerkiness” too.

        • nico666x says:

          and you that you laugh? You’re also a stupid?

          • bigD says:

            can i join hahahaha haaaaaaaaa

          • txemafocus says:

            el único estúpido que hay aquí eres tu……ten respeto y si no te gustan los comentarios que te hagan no pongas nada…….

          • nico666x says:

            Andete a le re-puta-madre que te pario Txemafocus, quien te dijo algo a ti pedazo de una mierda, no eres mas que un aborto mal hecho, pedazo de mierda. Quise aportar algo de informacion, no era para que un estupido se riera pensandose mas inteligente por que se dio cuenta de que copie y pegue el texto, eso es mas que ovbio, ni pense que alguien pensaria lo contrario y no necesito dar creditos a nadie por ese texto ya que es solo informacion publica, manga de mamones estupidos

          • Habanero says:

            Hahaha, calm down guys! 😀

          • txemafocus says:

            gracias por demostrarnos quien eres en realidad y el respeto que tienes a las criticas sean buenas o malas.

          • nico666x says:

            jaja pero querido txemafocus… Me agradeces por demostrar quien soy? jaja que pajero importante. Y quien soy? Yo te digo quien soy… Soy un boludo mas igual que vos que no tiene mejor cosa que hacer que jugar con su smartphone cambiandole de rom, quejandose de que no le andan los videos o se le descarga rapido la bateria con la nueva compilacion, etc etc.. Osea una manga de pajeros importantes, jaja y si te molesta el que yo no tenga intermedios y en vez de ser irónico, conteste con todas las palabras para defenderme de que un estupido juegue a hacerse el inteligente y el astuto, burlandose con ironia de mi buena intencion de compartir algo informacion, si eso te molesta… Entonces el equivocado aquí eres tu… Jusgan por la manera de defender e ignoran al que ataca, solo por ser discreto en su insulto pero no menos hiriente.

          • txemafocus says:

            lo que tu digas……pero creo que no es correcto faltar y llamar estupido a nadie por que diga que as echo un copi pega solo digo que hay que ser respetuoso y tu no lo eres, saludos pendejo.

          • RGoldBR says:

            So you insist you are a victim, just because you suffered from some irony blindness.

            For what is worth, I’m not claiming to be better than anyone, as your ill-mannered wording try to depict. But you may rest assured I’m well above average when it comes to intellectual property concerns. Maybe because I’m a gray haired journalist, maybe because I’ve had a 30+ years career in the IT scene, maybe both.

            Being so, I consider stealing (yes, this is the right word here) intellectual property to be most despicable. All in all, up till now I’ve made my living with software writing, journalism writing and imagery handling – it’s easy to see why I stress that stealing intellectual property is wrong. In some countries Law sees it the same way.

            Although you argue that “no necesito dar creditos a nadie por ese texto ya que es solo informacion publica”, some people may dispute that, mainly Shivam, the original intellectual owner of the work he posted at TheAndroidSoul. Just go to the bottom of that page ( and read the caveat again:

            “NOTE: You are NOT allowed to copy/paste the contents of this page. You can only link to this page to share any information available here.”

            Irony is that initially I thought you had written the article, so I did some googling to find where you were posting your texts.

            The bottom line is: always cite the author of an original work, otherwise people may think you are the author. That simple.

            Have a nice life.

        • nico666x says:

          Ok viejo (tu me dijiste pendejo)… es cierto, se me fue la mano con los insultos pero solo fueron para pasar el rato, jaja En realidad me enoje mucho, no tanto por el “estúpido” que quiso desmerecer mi buena intención de compartir algo de información, mas me enoje por los bobos que defendieron su actitud. Ni el mas feo de mis insultos puede ser peor que la mala leche de un estúpido que se cree mejor que los demás y usa la ironía para hacer creer que es mas inteligente. Copie y pegue lo mas relevante y era obvio que copie y pegue, no necesitaba que un estúpido me tratara como si yo fuese un estúpido farsante que se adjudica material de otros. chau viejo txemafocus, córtate el pelo que ya estas grande, jaja (chiste)

          • nico666x says:

            Saludos txemafocus y te pido mil disculpas solo a ti si te ofendi, fueron desmedidas mis palabras. Incisto en que fue RGoldBR el que ofendió, solo que nadie lo noto solo porque yo me defendí de forma agresiva. Aunque debo reconocer que mi ingles es muy básico y a veces recurro a google traductor, no seria la primera vez que traduce cualquier cosa y me mete en lios.

    • bigD says:

      always state where you copied the text and always give credit to author

    • James says:

      You copypasted an outdated article lmao

  • Gerardo says:

    So far have not had clock freeze or 1 ghz bug! Thanks a lot novafusion!!

  • boss says:

    Witch relase has the best battery ?

  • dessware says:

    I hope Android L finally include the autobrightness function.

  • Hepios says:

    Hi there, I have strange bug in the previous release – low call volume, and long time after slide green button to hear voice on the other side.I heard something about this on the XDA developers and tried some fixes, but still the same…

    – is it solved in this release?

  • Mi tecla de regresar no funciona cuando estoy en el menú principal de apps, please fixe it

  • ItsPeet:Carbon says:

    Can’t wait for the freeze fix on Carbon! Great effort Nova and Nova helpers!

  • Gustavo says:

    The battery continues discharging very fast, but congratulations to the team for the initiative. I await the next updates with improvements and maybe a lollipop Android 5.0 version.

  • zemc77 says:

    There’s a bug with OTG where I will plug an OTG cable and the phone goes into charging mode (Battery icon changes to charging icon) and will stay that way until I reboot. The OTG function itself works like a charm.

  • […] It may not have official support but Novafusion enabled USB OTG on the S3 Mini in Cyanogenmod.…0-s3-mini-261/ […]

  • adjtpatte says:

    mine always restarting itself, and now stuck in bootloader without displaying cm boot

  • alvaro_cc says:

    Wich rom is fluider and has better autonomy CM 11 20141101 or rom Stock?
    thanks for answer

  • Seed Vicious says:

    Hi Guys/Team!

    A question: an upgrate to Android L involves an upgrate of the kernel?

    Again, thanks a lot for keep us on the top Team!

  • ashtiker says:

    ETA for L?im really excited because i know the ART will be more complete

  • kay says:

    Why cant i open Google play after latest cyanogenmod update (november 1)

  • mahar says:

    installed the rom last night. im not able to charge my phone. when i plug the charging adapter into usb socket. the sound player starts instead of charging? any help on this ?

  • Shanti says:

    I can´t get Wifi hotspot working.
    Phone just freezes.

    Anyone got the same problem.

  • newbey says:

    I just installed cyanmogenmod 20141101 and i don’t have google play store. How do i instal it?

  • varshava says:

    Same here. Great work.
    BUT: battery is discharching altough plugged in? That is really annoying.

  • bergason says:

    minha lista de contatos do cartão SIM não aparece… alguem sabe resolver isso.

    • Gustavo says:

      Pesquise como transferir contatos do cartão SIM para conta Google. Assim seus contatos aparecerão no aparelho. Depois é só ir em AGENDA (pessoas) > CONTATOS PARA EXIBIÇÃO > marcar GOOGLE. Ok?

  • Amedeo says:

    I usualy use 2G mode and mobile data active obliuvsly in edge modality.
    There is a problem when I reboot system, because every time also I have 2G mode active, the mobile data switch in HSPA.

    I confirm a problem with SIM, my operator or provider is Vodafone – omnitel from Italy.
    I can’t see the conctat in sim with the default sim toolkit.

    I hope you can resolve the issue with auto brightness in future.

    Good Look

    • mamiho says:

      Autobrightness won’t be fixed because we don’t have light sensor.

      • Amedeo says:

        OK, i’m sorry, I didn’t known about light sensor… but the mobile data that switch from edge to hspa every systems reboot is a issue that could be solved. 🙂 I think is a software’s issue.

        And also the hot spot… that when active freeze the phone and i had to reboot every time.

        • Amedeo says:

          Also the problem that make impossible to reboot when to phone is in recharge…

          however the guys of nova fusion team make a wonderful job everyday, WE HAVE ONLY TO APPRECIATE THEIR WORKs AND HELP.

  • Luiz Renato Zanoni says:

    The bugs are happening when the phone is connected to power or usb cable computer.
    1 – When the phone is connected it does not shut down, it restarts.
    2 – When the phone is off, he does not care.
    3 – When the phone is connected to power, to receive notifications of buttons turn lights off and no lights.

  • mamiho says:

    I have nothing to complain about, it’s probably the best release since ever. Good performance and battery life, all bugs that shouldn’t be here are fixed (at least on my device), and it’s all stable. Thanks a lot guys!

  • Ivo says:

    I think still have a problem with the clock… when the alarm is turned on the batery drops to 0 in less 6 hours!
    Someting is not right

  • The best release so far. Congratulations NovaFusion!

  • miguelagarcia2 says:

    I can’t charge offline, when I connect charger it freezes in the first animation and I have to remove battery to to turn it on. Help please! It’s a clean installation from stock with all wipes done

  • Luiz Renato Zanoni says:

    Sound recorder gives error when trying to write in “wav” format

  • Hi NovaFusion. First give you congratulations for this good project.

    I have a problem with the new releases, the boot_logo (s3-mini logo) has missing and, in the boot, the device don’t show any boot_logo before the Cyanogenmod logo.


    • Ricardo Díaz says:

      Just flash the bootlogo, is in the download section of this page and restart the phone! If it not show, flash again! I had the same problem one time and i solved by that way! Sorry, my english is not very good…

  • enri1013 says:

    Hi, please anyone can tell me which is the best rom for s3 mini? I tried carbon months ago, but I had battery drain issues. I would like to know which is the most stable rom, which have the best performance, battery life, etc etc, and also that don’t reset constantly (specially when battery’s phone is under 5% haha).
    Thanks for your answers.

    • Bunbu Barish says:

      The last releases have great performance, making a clean install, the battery it’s like the Stock rom, maybe a little bit better with moderate use.
      I used the last CM Rom!

      • enri1013 says:

        Hey bro, how did you installed the rom? I choose all options where appeared f2fs, that’s bad? Also I can’t install gapps 🙁

  • Laurent says:

    I’m having huge battery problems: after reboot or power-up (after shutdown) my battery drop 10-20% down. When I reboot or power-up with my phone in the charger, it jumps the same amout up. Also, I frequently come in bootloop, only resort is to pull the battery and restart the phone.

    Any of you have the same issue? On a previous release the phone is fine.

  • Dexter says:

    can’t wait for the release!!

  • sebastian says:

    nfc does not work , the system does not see it 🙁

  • Junior Miranda says:

    Hey novafusion, The Android L Source Code for Nexus 5 has been released at Android git developers. Hope that helps, and you guys release Android L for S3 Mini at the end of The week. Btw, great work!!!

  • Παύλος says:

    Will I be able to install this release of CM11 and the update to android L without wiping the phone again? Thanks!

    Podré instalar esta rom en el teléfono y luego actualizarla a android L sin hacer el wipe otra vez? gracias!

  • rien10 says:

    Is this rom the most stable/best of all CM11?

    • mamiho says:

      For me it is. But the only way to check is to simply check it by yourself. There is many people which aren’t that happy as me, as for them it isn’t stable.

  • Blackshark says:

    Are the RIL and mobile data working good ?

  • enri1013 says:

    I can’t install gapps!! somebody help me please 🙁 I tried many gapps (stock, micro,etc) I’m scared

  • Matthias says:

    Anyone else seen this? I got a GT-I8190N but when I installed cyanogenmod 11 earlier this year it switched the model to GT-I8190.

    Also, my device never seems to find any updates, I manually flash the newer versions manually…

  • Geo says:

    Battery life is just AWESOME compared to the other releases! Good job nova team!

  • Ahmed Osama says:

    offline charging doesn’t work !!
    pls help 🙁

  • Alexandre says:

    When I try to install the gapps, it says I have no enough space available but I have
    Can someone help me ?
    Thanks !

  • shifashf says:

    Perfect Release.
    using for a Week .
    Battery is Perfect.
    Stable release.
    No more bugs.

  • mikaelec says:

    I can’t get 2g/3g to work at all. (I recently tried out another ROM, then switched back, and since then it has not worked). Can anyone tell me what went wrong and how to fix it?

  • Pieter W says:

    Is there any place where I can post some complains etc? I guess I’ll post them here. If I have to post them somewhere else, please redirect me.

    1. When I restart my phone, some apps disappear from my home screen and then I have to put them back on it, it’s pretty annoying.
    2. When I have charged my battery the screen freezes (on a “loading screen)”, I can’t restart my phone or anything, so I have to remove the battery and put it back in.
    3. When changing the brightness, it’s standard on “AUTO” (the icon is a sun). You can click on “AUTO” and then the icon of the sun changes to a sun with an A inside for a millisecond. I don’t know if this is supposed to be like that, but I thought it could be a bug.

    If I find more bugs/things that can be improved, I will post them here (or on a q&a section of the site but I don’t know where that is).
    I hope this helps

  • Pablo V says:

    I have a little issue, when I go to sleep I charge my phone, but when I wake up the device is turned off, and this really annoys me because I need the alarm to wake up in the mornings, is there any solution for this?

  • iAlvaro_cc says:

    I have to boot the mobile for charge plis fix it thanks

  • youtube bug? or problem ?

  • Biso Ahmed says:

    I have s3 mini i8200 which differ slightly from the original s3 mini by having 1.2 ghz CPU and lack GPU unit.. Firstly i appreciate your work and i was heading forward to the update by when i review the comments i have few fears .. So, i need anyone who have the same mobile as me to tell me if he have successcul update without any complaints and to tell me the steps briefly for this successful update .. If anyone will help it would be so great

  • Ilha de Tavira says:

    Thanks you guys, this is awesome! No 1GHz bug, battery last about 2 days, and no clock freeze whatsoever. The sound recorder crashes when trying to record wave files (I personally use another app to do that, so I don’t really care). Best release ever.

  • Killer says:

    What about NFC? When CM will support it?

  • Rejith says:

    I need to thank novafusion for creating these awesome releases for our S3Mini s, which no else one cares enough about.

    I am using 20141101 release.
    While charging while phone is off, screen freezes in the first animation. When I disconnect charger, the display stays the same and does not turn off in the whole process. Then I have to remove battery or hold power button all the time. This is one issue.

    The main issue being the battery. After fully charging the draining is not that fast even though it is faster than stock 4.1.2 was. but once it is below 60-50% it seems that charge drops too fast.

    We should to be able to charge the battery is a acceptable amount of time. Charging is so darn slow. Very frustrating.

    With the slow charging and explosive drain, the phone is being not much usable. I am having to connect it to charger, when ever i get chance and this can cause problems fr the battery.

    Please advise.

  • Alejandro says:

    set_perm: some changes failed

  • alejandro i says:

    Hello does anyone know how to use the micro SD card of the S3 mini to install there the apps instead of the internal usage?

  • alejandro i says:

    Do you know ho to use your micro Sd to install apps instead of the internal storage?

  • Tiago Bicho says:

    The Youtube is just for 360p. Can you fix this? And put again HD in youtube?

  • no personal says:

    dear team,
    great job with CM11 for the S3 Mini (Samsung sucks!). Good to have people like you.

  • mooow says:

    I Still have 1GHz bug and booting with wifi disabled doesn’t solve it

  • Nikos says:

    Hello, will you continue updating your Kit Kat ROMS? Android L will be nice but I guess it will need months of work to become stable enough.

    BTW, CM11 M12 is out.

  • Crixhoo! says:

    because to me it was me off my cell having more than 50 percent of battery?

  • Why youtube is not HD ?

  • captn future says:

    Hello, encryption does not work for me. Will this be fixed?

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