Isn't it just awesome that one of the first custom roms that we got available for the Galaxy S4 Mini are the biggest in performance and customization - CyanogenMod and Carbon AOSP? I think the only popular custom rom left is the AOKP which hopefully someone knowledgable will port some day aswell.

arco68 has given us CyanogenMod10 and proxuser has just given us Carbon AOSP ROM (Android 4.3 Jelly Bean). This custom rom is based on proxuser's modded CM10.2 kernel and device sources. This rom is compiled from carbondev sources with cyanogenmod settings and kernel.

In this rom you will find a lot of difference, a little in the look and maybe in the performance as this one has some additional features that CyanogenMod does not offer.


This rom is strictly for the GT-I9195 serranoltexx europe LTE and GT-I9190 serrano3gxx europe 3g variant only. It is not recommended you do not install this on other devices. Please beware that not doing the installation steps properly, you may end up bricking your phone, so be sure to make a nandroid backup before installing this. S4MiniArchive and the developers will not be responsible for your damaged phone.

What is working:

  • Pretty much everything - according to the developer




  1. Root your S4 Mini and install CWM Recovery
  2. Download the two zip files above to your sdcard
  3. Boot your S4 Mini into Recovery Mode
  4. Wipe data and cache
  5. Choose "install zip"
  6. Choose "choose zip from external sdcard"
  7. Select the rom zip file and choose Yes when asked to confirm
  8. Once it says installation is complete, reboot.
  9. Flash Gapps (optional, if you want the Google Apps)
That's pretty much it, enjoy the rom and remember to report any bugs you encounter either here as a comment or better yet, at the rom's official forum thread.

Source: xda-developers


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