December 8th, 2014
RELEASE for S3 Mini
CyanogenMod 11.0

New stable release (20141208) 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
  • minor bugfixes from loliipop tree
  • new RIL class implementation
  • 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.

67 Responses
  • David says:

    hi! can i apdate from CARBON to CM11 without perform a wipe???

  • Kubo says:

    unfair s3 ini has 2 builds 😛 build pls 5 for ace2

  • Izumo Tora says:

    its solved the issue of offline charging??

  • Jhon Muñoz says:

    Congratulations Nova you are incredible !!!!!!

  • Coshyloco says:

    Whers M12?? =(

  • Griffey Lin says:

    Thank you guys for prolonging the life and actually improving the user experience of a phone that has been long forgotten about by its original manufacture.

  • Lucas says:

    But Fix the offline charging problem in Cm10.2 Pleeeeease

  • Cypek27 says:

    I read “stable” word and I was happy. Until I realized that it wasn’t “milestone” word but “stable” word :3 (because i’m waiting and installing only “milestone” releases)

  • robert says:

    hay problemas para descargar los archivos

  • Ferhat Budak says:

    I have a problem with low incall volume and i realized that when i m trying to slide throughout the pages phone becomes laggy

  • Arden says:

    I installed the previous release. But I backed to the stock rom just in a day. Because battery draining was terrible. It was dying out in half of a day. I wanna use this if it has been fixed.

    By the way, thanks for your incredible effort.


  • Thomas says:

    WLAN Tethering hotspot is not working.

  • Antonis says:

    Hi guys, I am having the previous version of CM and i am new on CM, how i will update the rom? The autoupdate does not find any updates… I will download the recovey and i will install it via twrp? I will lose my data?

    Thanks in advance!

  • yoyo says:

    Is battery life better on this one?

  • Because the automatic brightness does not work?

  • 19wolf61 says:

    Hi ,i have the question: wma playing now possibel, and Alarm Clock is now with Smooth Alarm ?
    Best regard

  • Arnau says:


  • Funny_boy77 says:

    Will you port CM12 for ACE2?

  • Asix says:

    offline charging still don’t work. Please fix. Thank you!

  • Anders says:

    I really think it is fantastic that someone does this for all of us, and for free! Thanks to all of you in the Novafusion team!! It is much appreciated and makes the S3 Mini survive for a few years more …

  • Johny says:

    Guys my youtube app on this rom have very bad resolution

  • enri says:

    How about this rom? It’s better than previous releases? I appreciate your answers

  • Ruben Aznar says:

    Hi, I can’t find the link to download this release.

  • Julio says:


  • bb says:

    If you would have to choose between a debloated stock rom, CM 10.2 or CM11, what would it be? Do you think CM for the S3 Mini is way better than (optimized) stock at this moment? I tried CM11 several months ago, and found it to buggy…

  • Mario says:

    Los luces de los botones se quedan prendidas cuando llega una notificación, aún teniendo la opción para que no se prendan, ese seria el peor problema, otro es que no se pueden enviar vídeos por whatsapp ni por facebook messenger, todo me funciona bien excepto eso, muchas gracias nova por estos grandes aportes

  • HardReset says:

    proszę o wersję dla ACE II , pozdrawiam i czekam z niecierpliwością 🙂

  • Alois says:

    Hi guys, I need help with installation NovaFusion’s TWRP Recovery v2.8.0.0 20140911 from this page on my Samsung galaxy s3 mini (GT-I8190N). I have on my Galaxy S3 mini official “Android System Recovery ” and I need to install TWRP Recovery. Can I install TWRP Recovery from (.zip) through official “Android System Recovery ” or I have to use Odin_v3.07 flash and make it through Odin (.tar.md5)?

    My official Android System Recovery :

    Thanks 🙂

  • hrothgarr says:

    Hello, can somone tell me how to upgrade to this version? i currently have an november build, i dont want to loose my applications. Last time when i tried to upgrade to a superior release, push notifications didnt work..

  • Bruno Carvalho says:

    s advance pls 🙁

  • my google play service suddenly stop working after installing this update. help….

  • martinchavezf says:

    Someone know why the automatic rotation is activated without reason? Thanks

  • nopersonal says:

    Hi team,

    I have realized something new: in the morning I have to restart my phone because I can’t switch on wifi. This happened before one or two times during the day but now it happens every morning. Does somebody have the same problem or anxy idea what’s going on?


  • bratanski says:

    Hey guys,

    I have an S3 mini GT-I8200. I tried to flash this rom but Odin install failed. Should this ROM work with the 8200 version as well? Just to know whether it’s a local or global problem


  • altair_k says:

    Does the GAPPS needs to be installed as well? Or just the cm11?

  • Helmer says:

    doesn’t run any animation if chargin while turned of

  • Gonzalo says:

    WHEN WILL M12 BE AVAILABLE? Please, team. You,re great.
    From Argentina.

  • nobuttons says:

    Back button and settings button not working!
    Everything work just fine exept these button. The are completely not reacting for touch.
    Any suggestions? help please.

  • Defco says:

    really good work, guys! i’m only weiting for some bugfix on the cm12, i’m impatient to try that rom, i think that will be amazing. thanks nova!

  • mario says:

    testing and delete it. back to 10.2.

    i get an error message, that no mor free space available, to install an app. i don´t like kitkat.
    free space available 3/4 , but it say´s, no free space.
    maybe the apps don´t like kitkat (use of sd-card)

    10.2 is my best choice for s3 mini.

  • Ignacio says:

    I’ve recently installed this release. It works great. I will soon try the compatibility with BT 4.0 devices which is the main reason I departed from official Samsung ROM. Anyway I’m having a terribly annoying problem. Essentially the phone does not charge properly. When I plug the phone it starts charging but after a while it does not charge anymore (even though the phone still informs that it is plugged in and “charging”) and eventually it starts discharging (yes, while it is plugged in). This happens both when I charge with the wall cord or via a USB port.
    When this happens I can resume charging by unplugging the phone and plugging it back in. But this is really a very bad behaviour.
    Does anybody know any way in which this problem can be solved? This is really annoying and it’s pushing me away from this great great release.

  • Izumo Tora says:

    Thanks, works exc!, btw there is a way for unlock the phone for all companies with this rom?

  • Neth says:

    Please work on CM 12, if Camera and RIL will be fixed CM12.0 will be my daily rom.. 🙂

  • Tiago says:

    battery life sucks, 1h30 from 100 to 0 playing clash of clans, on stock it lasts 4\5h

  • sedenterious says:

    messages and camera does´n work

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