March 3rd, 2015
RELEASE for S3 Mini
CyanogenMod 11.0

New stable release (20150303) 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
  • now zip is correct
  • common updates from lollipop’s device tree
  • toolchains update
  • 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.

114 Responses
  • Zime says:

    First, 🙂
    Well and now ?

  • smtkc says:

    where’s CM12 ?

  • Ateeb says:

    Where is the download for this post and last post,latest is 26 feb

  • 4ndrd says:

    And CM12 what??
    Still has many bugs.

    When comes the really stable version ?

  • Frank says:

    Thanks. Great with the updated zip.

  • hitman47ita says:

    the install advice:
    in for golden… but my phone is a s3mini!!!!

  • Richárd says:

    Any Bug?

  • tommy prud'homme says:

    thx for the hard work, trough id prefered cm12 😉
    i like your roms, novafusion 🙂 thanks for your nice stuff 🙂 have a good day!

  • Dagobert_78 says:

    Merci beaucoup.
    Thanck U vert much

  • Kevin Nuñez says:

    Please release for s3 mini GT i8200L please

  • Robbe says:

    Offline charge is working in this rom

    • Rejith says:

      Its not working for me. All I get is a non moving loading image and it stays on even when I disconnect the charger. Then I need to hold the power button 10-15 seconds to make it off and then phone restarts then.

  • Ave_Hornet says:

    Macław And Marcin , Can you make an update cm11 to ace2/sadvance? will be awesome

  • Serdar UZUN says:

    In Turkish: Yaw, artık şu Rom güncellemeyi bırak …. Yeter, işimiz gücümüz yok sürekli rom mu atacağız cihaza… Samsung Orjinal Romun sözünü seveyim. Ne sorun var ne tekleme… Çatır çatır çalışıyor walla.

    In Englis:Hey, Give up updating Roms …. Enough, Do we have to install whenever you update rom…
    What a good Samsung Original Stock Rom… It has no bug, no stop…, it works well.

    • Zakir says:

      In Turkish: Güncelleme olsun, ama otomatik, yani cihazın özünden, OTOMATİK…
      Siteden rom yüklemek doğrudan yorucu oluyor…Ama ücretsiz proqram yapıyor adamlar, teşekkür etmek kalıyor bize ancak.

      In English: Better could be automatic updates DIRECTLY from device over WIFI, AUTOMATIC… Manual flashing every 5 days really boring… But anyway we must be thankfull for FREE software!

  • keyvin says:

    screen mirroring works?

  • Roy Franco says:

    Please release for s3 mini GT i8200L please

  • kev says:

    Battery life. Is it better on new update or worse? Btw i love your roms

  • Mani says:

    Like in the original Samsung, does eye contact with the screen keep the screen ON, irrespective of screen timings set? If so how to activate that?

  • Jayden says:

    Stop complaining about constant updates. They do it so they know if what they’ve edited works for everyone. That’s how a truely stable version comes about. Be patient and appreciative that novafusion go out of their way to give you software that Samsung would never have made available for you. Thank you novafusion for your amazing work! Keep it up!

    • Gustavo says:

      I am agree with Jayden!!! thanks Novafusion!!! great work!!!

    • Zakir says:

      Without doubts, CM11 works PERFECT, this is not a critic, but an idea, to make an autoupdating feature, maybe in future. I am using CM11 over 2 months! no bugs, no errors, Excellent software from Novafusion, much more better than stock Samsung.

    • Serdar UZUN says:

      Unless you tell smthng about updates problems, NovaTeam can not solve them. ..
      So we have to say cros and pros …

  • Rejith says:

    Why does my phone show a stuck loading GIF, when I try to charge it when the phone is off?
    This causes trouble when phone restarts automatically and it is connected to the charger. Please help. This is too much.

    • Robbe says:

      Try to reinstall this ROM and the google apps.
      Wipe dalvik before restart and see if it works for you

      • nexus says:

        I have the same problem. Not only that the loading GIF is stuck, the phone does not load when it’s off. This is really bothersome when you drain your battery so that you can’t turn your phone. In that case you can’t load your phone because you can’t turn it on any more.

        You have to take out the battery, take it to a friend who has the same phone, load it there a little bit, take it to your phone, turn on your phone and load.

        This is bothersome.

        Reinstalling or Wiping dalvik does not help.

  • @lt.core says:

    I’m Decompile & Recompile Settings.apk (Add Image Banners) SUCCES for S3 Mini with AndroidMultiTool V3.5.6 (PC), but not worked to apps APKTOOL.exe other and apps APKTOOL.apk without PC… Please solution TUTORIAL DECOMPILE & RECOMPILE to S3 Mini… Thx’s before Dev… 🙂

    (KitKat V4.4.4 Carbon ROM Last Update from

  • Julio says:

    Battery Life?

  • does the wifi direct work here ?????

  • McMatias says:

    O paragrafo nas mensagens não aparece 😮 é só a mim?

  • McMatias says:

    The enter new line in the sms don´t appears 😮 this is a little bug. Have anyone the same bug?

    Sorry my english 😉

  • luis says:

    How update the twrp to flash this rom? I didnt that from the past year 🙁 help me pls

    • Al says:

      download twrp from novafusion and install it just like u would install the rom, reboot and install yor rom. that worked for me.

  • even after i’ve done some overclock, this rom hesitates a lot whe opening folders, apps, does anyone have an idea what may be going on with my phone? its a gt-i8190l btw, other than this the rom is amazing

  • DnlDmv says:

    Perfecto . i Nové ot. Thankyou

  • Hi, does somebody else is getting a noisy-green screen when locking the phone, automatically or pushing the power button?, it also appears when shutting down or rebooting.

    Any information is appreciated. Thanks in advance.

    • ryan says:


      • Hi Ryan, i’ve already reinstalled the ROM, by the way, the issue started on Lollipop, factory reseted and installed 4.4.4, the issue was still present so i wiped cache and Dalvik Cache, issue still there.

        Any thoughts?

        • MadMax says:

          You have to do a CLEAN install of a new custom ROM or OS versions (like between KitKat and Lollipop). Everything should be wiped, AFTER you backed up your data. Then do a fresh install of the ROM, like explained on numerous tutorials.

  • hikki says:

    I hace CM 11 from 20150124 version
    when I installed in recovery, in the middle of process, the TWRP restarted

    what could be wrong?

  • Mani says:

    Battery life extension:

    Those who are complaining of short battery life can try this:

    1)Choose full black screen for your home wall paper. Available from wall papers selection

    2)Also use Greenify to cut background works by apps like facebook etc
    3)If it is OK, you can reduce the brightness and also screen ON timing.

    My experiments with many such features is now giving me a life of close to “3, THREE” full days of battery!!! Irrespective of talk time.

    However the maximum talk time I came to, in this time period is just above 2 hours.

    • henne says:

      screen color has no impact on battery life. there is only brightness . screen on or off
      screen on time has also no impact when you use the standby button on the right when you are done using your phone. i dont know what greenify is. maybe it works, maybe not. but apps like facebook will try send and recieve data which keeps your phone from deepsleep. only intervals on the sync will help
      3 days sounds like a fairtale. even when i dont use my phone at all it wouldnt last a second day.

      • MadMax says:

        “screen color has no impact on battery life”.

        Depends on the technology behind the screen. So, no, this statement is complete nonsense.

        Greenify is an app for android and stops apps like Facebook to send data in background which keeps your phone from deepsleep as you explained. I use it too and I would recommend it. It definitely works and gives me at least about 48 hours with a slightly higher battery (1700 mAh). Without using the phone, it would last about 3,5 days.


  • Anticopz BRA-SSA says:

    Hi, Guys!!! How about GPS, is it working fine?

  • Hernagon says:

    vpn works?

  • luisd says:

    help me to install this, what recovery i use for this?

  • Paulos says:

    every time i try to download the zip, when i try to open it, it tells that the file is corrupted, it’s also suspicious that before downloading chrome says that the rom is like 210MB but the download finishes at 80MB so… don’t know if this is an error coming from chrome or the downlad source or maybe the file to be downloaded is really corrupted (from the source).

    Anyone with the same issue?

  • Arden says:

    What about the battery consumption. In earlier versions I have had fast drain issue. What about this one.

    Thank you nova fusion 🙂

  • vivolf says:

    Menu and back buttons aren’t working, they’re just off,but sometimes flaches randomly

  • vavitfo says:

    Menu and Back buttons aren’t working 🙁 they completely off, but sometimes they flash randomly

  • luiggo07 says:

    Thanks novafusion for the update, offline charging is working fine but I’ve having a lot of random reboots, any ideas?

  • Leo says:

    Hi . The light of the buttons never go out, why?

    • vivolf says:

      Mine are Completely OFF and wont respond, I tried flashing it many times but the problem persists, any fix ?

  • Sven says:

    Whats about the Dropbox uploading bug? Pictures are still renamed with “1970-01-01”?

  • Robbe says:

    Wifi in my cell gets disconnected continually. Never happened with the Older Roms

  • Psy says:

    battery drain 🙁

  • neumi says:

    Help me!
    Have the CM11 of 2014-07-24 on my S3mini and also TWRP2.7 of 2014-07-20.
    Now wanted to update to CM11 of 2015-03-03….. Pressed ON/OFF button… chosed to start into Recovery mode to flash new ROM but after reboot display staid black.
    Battery out/in
    ==> I can get into ODIN mode but not RECOVERY mode.
    Okay, maybe Recovery is somehow damaged so I flash “twrp2.8_golden.nova.20140911.tar.md5” viy ODIN.
    But has no effect; I cannot get into Recovery mode… screen stays black.
    Normal boot or boot into ODIN mode work…. Recovery stays black (after the SAMSUNG S3mini boot logo).

    Can someone help?

    PS.I had changed /data and /cache to f2fs and everthing worked since over a half year but now this trouble…..

  • Serdar UZUN says:


  • Ferhat Budak says:

    How can i flash this rom even without losing my wallpaper???

  • javier says:


  • Hi,

    When I use wi-fi tethering on my i8190 with this and all cm11 versions, phone rebooting itself randomly.

    Please help me about this issue.


  • Andy says:

    When my s3 mini is Turned off and I plug the charger, the phone doesn’t show the battery icon but it stucks on the asterisk and the display stays on. Can anyone help me solve this problem? Any advice?

  • Mark Chester says:

    mobile data not working any suggestion to make it work thanks 🙂

  • Paulos says:

    When going into flight mode the phone gets hot and the battery gets smoked. Never had this issue before!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Don Pascual says:

    Great work only with the last update i notice that the audio volume is a lot lower, specially watching videos on youtube etc

  • Andy says:

    when I turn off my s3 mini and I plug the charger, the phone doesn’t show the battery picture but stucks on the asterisk icon and its display stays always on.
    Can anybody help me solve this problem?

  • Mani says:

    As posted by me earlier I am extremely happy here. I just want to share a few observations, which I am unable to understand.

    1) My settings seem to change automatically now and then!
    2) My original charger stops at about 78-80% always. But reaches this level fast
    3) I have another Indian made Samsung charges, that is able to charge it to 100% but is taking extremely long, like more than 10 hours from say 15%. BOTH CHARGERS have the same rating or specs!
    4) I do not know whether this charging issue started as a result of using battery apps. (Now and then I use DU battery saver!

    Could the charging issue, a battery related one, or a hardware issue, or ROM related

    • Robbe says:

      Ani I had the same problem yesterday with the charging of the battery. I thought it was a battery problem and for curiosity I flashed the 20150131 Rom and now the battery is charged normally.
      Try to install that Rom and tell me if your problem got solved too.

  • pyosisified says:

    Please support the GT-I8200N!

  • Filipe says:

    When I turn off the wifi I cannot turn on it again. I’m needing restart my s3mini for the wifi works again.

    Please, fix it.

    Thanks novafusion, your job is wonderful. Congratulations.

  • Filipe says:

    When I turn off the wifi I cannot turn on it again. I’m needing restart my s3mini for the wifi works again.

    Thanks novafusion, your job is wonderful. Congratulations.

  • zephyrot says:

    When using TWRP to install this update from recovery mode on my i8190, mobile reboots to TWRP again and again at the moment that aroma installer starts copying files.
    I’m currently in the previous version 20150228.

    I do have TWRP with F2FS support and my partitions are F2FS.

    If you reboot to system, fortunatelly the mobile works fine.

    Just FYI.

  • Alfons says:

    Hi, first of all thanks for this ROM, great work.
    This version of CM seems to have a bug which causes the camera to write wrong exif date (at least in my Samsung GT-I8190N), so all photos taken don’t sort well in photo apps (like flickr).
    I hate to see all my photos with their date set to 1970:01:01 01:00:00
    It apears that there’s someone how has found a simple way fix it:
    Would it be possible to include this patch in any future release?
    thanks in advance

  • ADEL freeman says:

    i have black screen in TWRP ? what is the probleme ?!

  • Marcio says:

    I must flash it via recovery or odin ?
    and, i can use the recovery Clockworkmod?, or only in the TWRP ?

  • yoooo! says:

    the download speed is so damn slow!

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