May 17th, 2015
RELEASE for S3 Mini
CyanogenMod 11.0

New stable release (20150517) 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
  • changes as for lollipop releases
  • 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.

98 Responses
  • Fatih says:

    first comment 🙂 downloading

  • Eli says:

    Could someone please test if instagram video and app videos are working?

    • zisean says:

      My instagram works smoothly, is it probably I do a full wipe and install this ROM?

    • DAv7 says:

      Twitch is working for me. Sometimes I use the official app, but usually i end up late for the streams, so i use an unofficial app to watch ended broadcasts.

  • yasin says:

    Changes as for lollipop releases. Well, did not offline charge fixed already in cm11 before a long time? I think that no need to work on cm11. It is already excellent for daily use. Team should be focused on cm12.1:)

  • zisean says:

    Youtube latest version works?? (Loyal Cm11 user)

  • Dibbie says:

    thx for this update and keep up the great and good work you are doing thank you

  • Robbe says:

    Offline charging perfect.
    Pretty fast compared with last 12.1 Rom
    Thanks Nova

  • Christoph says:

    Thanks a lot!
    Where do you download the current google apps? The thread at the provided link ( has been closed.

  • Michel says:

    I think cm11 is best fit for s3 mini. Fully working, no camera issues.

  • Mike Simmit says:

    the alphabet for the contacts is: A B C… S, ST, T……Z I use for sort: first name and First name first.
    The first Name Stefan is shown under ST.

    Keep on the good work.

  • Robbe says:

    Does anybody know if we could use Art runtime in kitkat instead of Dalvik?

  • Eli says:

    Well someone replied that they have no video issues a few hours ago. I flashed this build and no, twitch app won’t play any streams and even sadder, not even youtube works. Back to 3/11 for me which is the last build where twitch was working.

    If you reported videos as working on this build and aren’t trolling please share what you do different when you flash.

  • youtube not work

    all rest good

    thx nova

    • Eli says:

      Yeah good job declaring that everything works great. We are expected to believe that you installed every single app and tested it extensively?

      • Robbe says:

        YouTube doesn’t work either in my cell

      • Robbe says:

        Eli with 12.1 youtube works,
        Everybody have to remember that this is a free ROM site, experimental.
        We are the tester for Nova.
        I just have to thank them for give us the opportunity to have an old cell phone forgotten by Samsung working like the one of the new generation, without buying a new cell.
        Thanks Nova for your work. Keep up

        • Eli says:

          Well on the other hand it’s gotten to the point where I am no longer willing to test new builds, as what I perceive as a basic feature has been broken for over 2 months and the issue isn’t even acknowledged at all.

          It’s not that we aren’t grateful, only that the way things are going just won’t work for us and we rather say it than just walk away from the community.

          • Robbe says:

            Eli, have you tried CM12.1? It is not bad. The video is still buggy, but over all it is working ok.

  • Mike says:

    I have i8190N
    Google Play Services and Play Store don’t work. Moreover offline charging animation doesn’t work.
    However all the rest is very good.

  • Pakkint says:

    offline charging doesn’t work 🙁 please fix it

  • Chava says:

    With all respect I would like to know if you are going to release an update for the Samsung galaxy S advance. There have pass several months and nothing yet. Thanks.

  • danu shiffer says:

    i can’t play video in youtube and browser please fix bug nova :’-(

  • mike says:

    I have a problem with the contacts app provided in the CM. I use the firstname to be displayed first and when I enter the first name “Stefan” it is displayed under ST not under S. Can you confirm this?

  • Eduardo says:

    Youtube isn’t working!!

  • 4ndrek says:

    Która starsza wersja Youtube działa i skąd ją pobrać?

    Narazie wszystko mi działa na buildzie z 2015-05-08 tylko z Youtube zonk
    więc tego nie wgrywam jeśli nadal problem z YT.

  • Roman says:

    YouTube does not work

  • antonio says:

    You tube not work please

  • vleutmans says:

    For Youtube experience, use a nice free alternative like “VIRAL popup” player. This one works great, incl. google syncing.

  • darthspeeder says:

    YouTube do not work.. . 🙁

  • Caesar Montes says:

    Instagram videos does not work. The APP even crash if you try to see one. This issue is new; previous releases do play video in Instagram.

    Also, you stated that there is none problem, but the recorded videos still like a green screen.

  • Caesar Montes says:

    It does not install as f2fs; it auto change to ext4 when flashing via TWRP.

  • Aswin Radhakrishnan says:

    Battery charging issue. Battery drains even when it is kept on charge. No other major bugs. But this battery draining issue as well as battery not charging is really bad. Please do something about it! 🙁

  • Serdar UZUN says:

    I learned that You like problem 🙂
    I recommend you to use Stock Rom 🙂

  • just installed this rom,but why there are no kit kat boot animation ?? only shows up samsung boot then black page,..after few seconds i can open my phone

  • GeoRedfox says:

    I can’t change lockscreen wallpaper + YouTube error.

  • Paul Littlefield says:

    What app can I use to play YouTube?

  • aazazello says:

    i tried downloading the file (Recovery) more than 5 times but the zip is corrupted .. anyone else?

  • Mikey says:

    I detected some bugs:
    – When i switch on the Hotspot wifi, phone crashes;
    – Google Play Store doesn’t work.

    All the rest is perfect! 🙂 Thanks nova!!

  • Donnie says:

    the last version of youtube doesn’t work!!!

  • abirvalg says:

    Mobile signature does not work 🙁

  • erny says:

    I would like to download this ROM.
    But first I want to know if the new theme engine

  • he instalado este software en mi móvil y todo iba correctamente(el móvil encendió, subió e incluso pude acceder a las apps), sin embargo luego de varios minutos cargando la batería me doy cuenta que el móvil no enciende la pantalla, retiré la batería y traté de volver a encender sin embargo jamás lo ha hecho, el móvil si lo conecto al ordenador hace un ruido como si lo reconociera (sin embargo se queda como en un bucle de que lo reconoce y no), le trato de iniciar en modo recovery y nada, he descargado el KIES y nada, he descargado el ODIN y nada, es como si hubiera sufrido una muerte súbita, alguien tiene alguna idea de lo que pueda ser?

  • Ahmed says:

    I need A room to my I8200
    all of this for I8190 onlyyyyyyyy

  • darthspeeder says:

    Youtube application not work 🙁
    Please fix this problem..

  • Pieter W says:

    I found out my phone started going very slow last months. I use every latest cm 11.0 version (besides this one). Will my phone go faster if I downgrade to jellybean, or perhaps Carbon or AOSPA?

    If you know something about it, please respond. It’d help me out a lot

  • Pieter W says:

    I found out my phone started going very slow last months. I use every latest cm 11.0 version (besides this one). Will my phone go faster if I downgrade to jellybean, or perhaps Carbon or AOSPA?

    If you know something about it, please respond. It’d help me out a lot!

    • Do you use greenify? If not, I strongly advise to do so and greenify every application except facebook and whatsapp likes. When you install new apps they introduce triggers which will autostart crap on the background slowing down your phone.

      I hope this helps.



  • maxl says:

    HI Nova Team,

    If I flash this version by odin (full wipe before&wipe cache/dalvik after) the offline charging animation does not start. If I flash a older version by odin and install this/newest version via Recovery the offline charging animation starts! And of course im using the f2fs system.

    But if the charger is plugged in while the phone is running and you do a shut down. The phone only restarts! I tested older versions (->02.05) its always the same (odin&recovery method)



  • Eky says:

    Hi, I have some questions regarding CM11.0 for my rooted S3 mini.
    1. I have flashed and installed the ROM but failed the zip verification process. Is it okay?
    2. I have tried many gapps versions but none suitable for the above ROM. Google play service error. Are these related? If yes, what version of gapps I should use? Thanks

  • maxl says:

    my comment was deleted! whats up. it was constructive

  • Pieter W says:

    My phone started to go slow from time to time since a few weeks. I’m still on previous Cyanogenmod 11.0 version.
    I’m doubting to downgrade to KitKat version, will this solve my problem of a slow phone? Or do I have to try something else? I have 500mb internal memory left (ext sd card crashed, so I can’t move my files to that. If anyone knows how to fix my sd card, please let me know too 😉 ). Removing files from the internal SD card doesn’t seem to improve the situation.

    Thanks in advance

  • Mark says:

    Well, the phone is fast and good working. YouTube v5.3 works perfectly good, but the only problem is the battery drain. Please fix the battery drain issue and if possible add the offline charging animation. Good job nova team!

  • Ahmed Hisham says:

    The Rom ia working perfeclty .. but some additions and bug fix
    Should be done
    1) Fix youtube app issue please .. cant play a single video
    2) Add a power saving feature .. will be appreciated

    That’s all .. special thanks nova team for the great job .. keep on

  • Tomáš says:

    I can’t play videos on YouTube and Twitch. (I’m using KitKat 4.4.4 (CyanogenMod 11.0) 20150517)

  • Youtube don’t Work!! please Fix it.

  • jeferson says:

    Very fast draining battery’m with him 100% in less than 1 minute with a load off screen falls more than 10% at one time will be my battery is bad or the problem is with cm11 ???

  • Lele Creator says:

    Great job !
    Now we are waiting a new release C11 with the changes of new Lollipop’s releases
    Thanks… 🙂

  • Ahmed Hisham says:

    Great roms .. Great team .. Thanks but some issues to be determined
    1- high ram usage even after usinh greenifiy .. Avarege usage is 460/850 .. A bit higher than the stock rom
    2- youtube latest version cant play videos .. Fix that ASAP please
    3-add a power saving mode in the next release would be appreciated
    Thanks ..

  • zisean says:

    Battery drains so fast,
    I’ve check my battery status with *#*#4636#*#* Battery information, status: Good.

  • caves says:

    Please fix the youtube problem. Otherwise great, I think the battery also drains fast. Thanks aloteldeo

  • David Peréz says:

    cuándo recibo una notificacion y el celular esta bloqueado las luces inferiores se prenden (Pantalla apagada, botones prendidos). Y ya no se apagan hasta que cheque las notificaciones o desbloquie el celular ¿Como desactivo esta opción?

    Es lo unico que no me gusto, lo demas esta bien.
    Buen trabajo novafusion.

    • Robbe says:

      David he visto mucha gente de esta pagina usar una aplicación de play store llamada BLN, no se muy bien como funciona porque el kernel de 12.1 no lo acepta. Parece que se puede modificar el tiempo de encendido de ambos LEDs. Pruébalo y si no te convence lo desinstalas.

  • Daniel Slazar says:

    Video camera works ???

  • Do anyone know a way to enable the offline charging animation appear? I am using f2fs filesystem and still get nothing. Does ART enable it? I appreciate any help. “PEACE”

  • Mevolent says:

    Offline Charging is not working. And the Link to your bugtracker shows only a 404. Please tell me where I can get it

  • Peter says:

    add fast charge ~ 500-1000mA

  • Zakir says:

    PLAESE give advice:

    1- In which latest release of CM11, Youtube is working? (Since which release Youtube stopped working?)

    2- Is it safe to rollback from latest CM11 to previous CM11 releases only with cache / dalvik cache wipe?

    Will appreciate if someone will help.

    • Zakir says:

      I am using CM11 since first stable releases. After fixing clock freeze issue in 2014, CM11 became PERFECT, fuly stable firmware for me. So I want to roll back to the latest CM11 without Youtube problem untill fixing.

    • Robbe says:

      Zakir you can download from archive a previous Rom and flash it and doing the wipe of cache and dalvik. I don’t remember the the date but try with 05/02/2015 recovery and check how many people downloaded. Check a date with high number. That was the last time I used CM 11.
      I hope this info can be useful to you.
      By the way there is NO ROLLBACK with just a wipe, you have to flash a rom o use a restoration of a backed up file

    • I use old YouTube 4.0.23 on latest cm11 without issues. It’s just a workaround 🙂

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