December 11th, 2014
RELEASE for S3 Mini
Carbon 4.4.4

New release (20141211) 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 Carbon version, you don’t have to perform a wipe!

You can get it on our DOWNLOAD page.


  • Carbon sources update
  • minor bugfixes from loliipop tree
  • new RIL class implementation
  • fixes in media patch
  • 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 😉

62 Responses
  • Megazord says:

    Thanks much. Please release new version of aokp.

  • Julio says:

    Battery Life 🙁

  • matias tirimaco says:

    lo descargare y mañana lo probare, aver si se arregla lo del usb, desde que probe el lollipop y volvi a carbon no puedo conectar el celular a la pc via usb =(

  • kimdroid says:

    исправте пожалуйста wi-fi в cyanogenmod 12

  • agussp says:

    Offline charging is not working

  • agusxxxxxxx says:

    Offline charging does not work

  • ItsPeet:Carbon says:

    Thanks Nova! Will try nowww!

  • Matar says:

    This rom is very great and stable but he has an issues, the auto brightness don’t work, it change automaticaly to the normal brightness;

  • Alonso Morales says:

    The Recovery package doesn’t work, I downloaded it twice and got an error after first boot that said something about an encryption process that failed and after selecting “Factory Reset” it did the same. The Odin package works fine.

  • Baron says:

    where is google play ? ?

  • gromada says:

    There were so many problems that I revert back to version before (restored from backup). Maybe it’s something wrong with gapps, maybe with Carbon.
    Btw, does anyone have problem with Viber not vorking with versions 5.1.x?

  • Jonathan Martinez says:

    Android Lollipop :C

  • Abraham Gutierrez says:

    Everything works perfectly on s3 mini gt-i9190L. Gapps have/has (plural/singular ?) problems with carbon romm but wait about 15 minutes and the updates will fix all the issues. Viber DOES NOT work on this rom. Battery life is bettter. even better than CM11.

    Todo perfecto en s3 mini modelo gt-i8190L. Las gapps tienen problemas al principio pero con las actualizaciones automaticas se arreglan, solo esperen unos 15 minutos a que las detecte y ya. La bateria dura mucho mas , incluso mas que CM11. Viber no funciona. deja de funcionar.

  • Sam says:

    the battery life!!! I want to get back to the past version, but I forgot to do a back up and I delete by mistake the file, but I think that the only big problem of this new version, is the battery, in the past one the battery had a huge better performance than this new, It would be perfect if you fix it soo please.

  • Maverick-san says:

    I also installed the 12/11 version of Carbon but still can’t run Viber on my device.
    I need this urgently – any fix in preparation?

  • Gordon says:

    Wondered what this viber was looked it up won’t use it so not an issue for me

  • Rampa says:

    System setting->Privacy->Privacy guard->Advanced->Device
    Find “Google play shop”, tap, find “Disable sleep mode” and switch off.
    For my phone: before battery – 10hours, after – 2days 😀

  • alejandro says:

    I prefer the version of 11.19.14 while battery life is stable and everything works at least for me excuse my bad English XD

  • Estaroth says:

    Somebody can help me?
    I can’t enter to recovery!! I use TWRP, and never had problems with recovery, but I wanted to install these release, so -as always- enter to TWRP to flash but the phone doesn’t enter to recovery!!!
    I got a black screen, I tried enter by reboot advanced, and by volume up + power button + home button, but don’t work!!
    Due to this, I flash again the recovery via Odin, but still don’t work… What can I do?

    Alguien puede ayudarme?
    No puedo entrar al recovery!! Yo uso TWRP y nunca he tenido problemas con el recovery, pero yo queria instalar esta version, y como siempre entre al TWRP para flashearlo pero el telefono no entra al recovery!!
    Me sale una pantalla negra, he intentado entrar por el menu de reinicio avanzado del telefono, mediante la combinacion de Volumen arriba + Encendido + Inicio, pero no funciona!
    Debido a esto, flashee de nuevo el recovery mediante Odin pero sigue sin funcionar.. Que puedo hacer??
    Por favor!

    • Abraham Gutierrez says:

      Hola Gusto poder ayudarte! La verdad yo no uso Odin por que es un método de ultimo recurso pero siempre util. Te dire, imagino que usas un S3 MINI, pues descarga este pequeño programa para windows, yo lo uso y si gustas puedo ponerte capturas, lo que haras con el es lo siguiente:

      1. Instalalo
      2. Abre y descarga los datos que necesita, deberas ser paciente que es alrrededor de 150mb.
      3. Si te pide buscar actualizaciones le das que no.
      4. Te pondra una lista de modelos disponibles y las roms oficiales que estos trane, No importa que tu uses una rom, lo importante es seleccionar el modelo correcto. Debes estar muy seguro cual es tu modelo. Recuerda que si no sabes la rom oficial que tenia tu dispositvo siempre puedes buscar en la informacion de tu telelfono el modelo completo y listo.Escribe el numero de la lista que corresponda a tu modelo y listo
      5. Antes de este paso lee el paso 6 .Veras todas las opciones que tienes disponibles para tu dispositivo, Le das a la numero cinco 5 que dice “Flash Custom Recovery”. Notad que no es Reflas es FLASH.
      6. Activa la depuracion USB, conecta tu telefono por el cable usb y das enter en el paso anterior, te preguntara si estas seguro, os das que si y comneza a instalarte el recovery.

      7 Espera y se paciente, veras mucha informacion que deberas leer para asegurarte que no hayan errores, aunque si debe haber alguno el programa te dira cual es y que todo es normal,
      8. Comprueba que el recovery este instalado.

      Me cuentas que tal, Aqui esta el link del programa.

    • Juergen says:

      Hi there,

      I had a similar problem when I wanted to update to the latest Carbon ROM. I solved it this way:

      When already running on Carbon and you press the power button long to switch off your phone you get a box where you can choose to boot directly into recovery (without pressing the magic three buttons). Try this.

      The other way that worked for me was:
      Powering off, powering on and pressing power button + home button + volume DOWN button –> entering download mode. Switched off again and powering on with power button + home button + volume UP button –> TWRP

      By the way: TWRP is not working for me (exactly: I can not enter TWRP) when my S3 mini is connected to my computer. So I always disconnect prior to reboot into TWRP.

  • Juergen says:

    First of all: thank you very much for your excellent work, NovaTeam!

    I’m using the latest Carbon ROM on my Samsung Galaxy S3 mini. I experienced the following bluetooth issue: bluetooth connection to my car (Ford Fiesta, the so-called Ford SYNC) works properly when pairing car and phone for the first time. After turning off the engine (bluetooth disconnects then of course) and turning back on, my phone connects and disconnects every 5 seconds showing a “” error. On my S3 mini bluetooth switches on and off every five seconds.
    If I remove the previously paired Fiesta sync and then try to pair phone and car again (like I would pair those devices for the first time), it works. Any idea what this could be? Bluetooth connection to my car worked fine using SLIMkat and stock kernel.
    Wishing a merry christmas and a happy new year to all of you!

    • aforge says:

      Interesting, I have a similar problem where I can pair the device with my car, works fine until I connect to another device and now I need to pair with my car again. Did you find a resolution? Was thinking that maybe a connection app would resolve but have not found anything yet. Its not that bluetooth does not work, just not a robust connection and history like the stock rom.

  • daniel says:

    This rom is very great and stable,

  • JoeV says:

    Great ROM, thanks Novafusion team.

    Guys I had a problem: my phone doesn’t video record, I’ve tried to make a video with different apps and none of them works. Someone know what’s happening and know how to fix it? Thanks.

  • Marco Perini says:

    Hi 🙂 When i’m going to send a video on whatsapp, it crashes and so i can’t send videos by whatsapp to my friends. How can I fix it? thanks 🙂

  • Dusan says:

    Does anyone have the problem with CPU performance being changed (reverted) when you drop max speed from 1000 to 800 for example. Sometimes it even brings min speed to 1000 and I have to check it and change it every ones in a while.

  • Isaac Pérez Santana says:

    Hey that is what happens, I have this room since December and the first days gave me some errors, rather than anything closures in the Chamber, but after some time still keeping it and I runs perfectly, whats app, messenger, working 100% only after reinstall it and only offer. Thanks Nova Fusion. Sorry for my bad English.

  • Help me please, after flashing this ROM i am stuck in logo “Samsung galaxy s3 mini” and keep restarting and i can’t go to recovery mode i don’t know why please help please.

  • Pieter W says:

    I’ve installed this rom yesterday and I’m very pleased with it. Cyanogenmod started going slow at some point and I’ve done a factory reset, converted the file system to f2fs and I have very good performances now.
    My only issue so far is sharing video’s. When I want to share a video in e.g. Messenger (Facebook chat), it crashes. I also can’t send any video’s on snapchat. I can vid, but I can’t send them. Does anyone know how to fix this?

    It’d be great if you could update this version (Carbon 4.4.4). I’ve been using it since yesterday now and I can say it easily keeps up with Cyanogenmod, if not better. It has a lot of functionalities (PIE, navigation menu, …) you don’t find on stock Cyanogenmod.

  • Andreas says:

    First, thanks a lot for your great work. Do you plan to update Carbon for Kitkat, or will this be the final release.

  • Hello,

    I tried your ROM and I would like to share my opinions. Please be aware, I am beginner and I am not very experienced in this topic, so my comments might be silly.
    First of all thank you for your great work and effort.

    I have installed:

    My comments:

    1. battery drain – it was very bad, after half of day whole battery was gone, and I was not using phone at all. It was much better, when I limited google application through privacy settings to access anything. After that it was better, but still not good.
    2. google application – I mean google search bar on every screen – it is not possible to remove it, or I didn’t fine way how to remove it. Maybe it is caused I installed stock google apps, and this is part of it.
    3. side bar – I mean there is button on right corner with rolling out menu. I don’t understand what is it good for. Why do we need something to roll out what contains settings app etc.. ? If I want settings, I go to the settings… Again I was not able to turn it off. It is really annoying for me.
    4. standard contacts app – it is really misery, but maybe this is part of google apps, I don’t know
    5. speed – it was very good. I had feeling I switched from s3 mini to s6, from reanult clio to porsche 911. Quick, fast responses much better as stock ROM
    6. nice features to setup up date and battery looks like – I was suprised. It is possible to choose format of the date, it is possible choose orientation of battery icon, battery icon color. Very nice, I appreciate it.

    Thank for you work, and I am looking forward for another pieces.


  • Laurent says:

    bonjour, entre minuit et six heures du matin, mon System UI crash …

    hello, between midnight and six in the morning , my UI System crash …

  • Laurent says:


    is there a way to know all crash causes the famous “systemUI”?

    Thank you

  • Laurent says:


    There a ‘debrick.img’ somewhere ?

    Thank you

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