August 3rd, 2013
RELEASE for S3 Mini


New release (20130803) of PAC for S3 Mini is available!

If you want to say us 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).

You can get it on our DOWNLOAD page.


  • HD 720p video recording
  • HD 720p video playing
  • flickering is gone (almost all changes which we made for fix it on CM10 are ported, when we port rest of them phone will get smoother)
  • new, made by us, Bluetooth driver (instead of buggy Samsung’s one)
  • new, made by us, display driver (instead of buggy Samsung’s one)
  • updated Mali-400 (GPU) drivers
  • cleaned up ramdisk/kernel/device
  • removed unused services
  • OMX (video acceleration) layer is now build from sources, also cleaned from no needed stuff
  • libblt (camera lib) is now build from sources, also have been optimalized by us (now camera works faster and smoothly)
  • GPS driver update
  • fixed broken in ealier today release RIL


  • RIL (call/messages/3G)
  • 2D/3D HW Acceleration
  • GPS and A-GPS
  • compass
  • audio (both speakers/headphones/microphone)
  • sensors
  • Wi-fi
  • bluetooth
  • all native tethers (Wifi/BT/USB)
  • native Wifi tether
  • camera (normal/panorama/camcorder)
  • Google Play
  • full CM10.1 functionallity
  • CPU sleep mode
  • App2sd support
  • SIM Toolkit
  • MTP
  • ADB
  • no flicker
  • full hardware video acceleration (720p)
  • YouTube HQ
  • Wifi direct
  • 3.0.84 kernel


  • none

I’ld be glad, if you would share links to our download page, instead of direct links to download.
Also would be great, if you wouldn’t create the mirrors 😉

Guys who made it happen:

  • Macław
  • Marcin1147

Thanks for help from:

  • OliverG96 (OMX fix)
  • tom3q
  • lupohirp

Before you’ll ask for help, check our FAQ. Maybe answer is already here?

If you want to say us thanks by donating us using PayPal, feel free 😉

If somehow you’ll find a bug, use our bugtracker if you want to report it.

56 Responses
  • swimao says:

    yay first

  • Raftbone says:

    Ah, too bad. Was hoping that AOKP is the next release… Anyway, you guys are doing a fantastic job.

  • Evolez says:

    Waiting for AOKP too. All main and fantastic ROMs we have. God bless you guys. Thanks alot

  • lucas says:

    excuse me, but what are the main differences between CM10.1, PAC and AOKP?

  • Victor says:

    Is Halo working in this rom?

  • 720p video playback does not work for me either and Mx youtube player!
    Great job! All other work!
    thank you

  • WRostom says:

    Video Playback is acting weird, It plays but it only shows a black screen

  • WRostom says:

    It worked after i restarted it, sorry

  • Everything seems to work fine, except the wifi. Wifi networks are detected but it’s impossible to connect to any of them.
    Same happens on CM and AOKP.
    Any hint about this? I don’t want to report it as a bug yet.

    Best regards and keep the great work.

  • Alex2553 says:

    maclaw overclock kernel you work now?

  • redman says:

    Hi great rom but what about wifi direct becuase i cant send or shire by it because dont our in shire opition

  • fede says:

    The audio control is buggy….i can’t put the volume on max unless the audio disappear

  • ArtyomV says:

    When will be 4.3 for s3mini?

  • Hi Maclaw
    The volume control is defective experience exceptionally strong alas!
    Used in a very bad way!
    It did not work the alarm clock in the morning, very quiet on the phone … If the amplifier does the solution!
    When you repair this fault could complete the Pacman! 🙂

  • Emannxx says:

    Hi Macław, I’d like to know, what are the differences between CM/PAC/AOKP etc.?

  • rev says:

    How to install it??

  • MMMM says:


    First of all, thanks for all the work. I really like seeing the phone getting alternative firmwares. It’s always good.

    However, I can’t understand why you always claim that releases are bug-free? They obviously are not. They are riddled with small(and not so small) bugs that prevent the ROM from becoming the daily beater.

    Thanks again for the work and I mean no offense.

    With regards,


  • camilo says:

    Maclaw thanks ! but the audio control is buggy !

  • tom4xc says:

    Take ONDEMAND and CFQ back to default, INTERACTIVE is ragechanging 24/7 200mhz to 400mhz and back when idling screen on. Also CFQ and ONDEMAND getting better than stock battery.

    • AssToast says:

      If im not wrong theres a goddamn performance menu in the settings for you to set all this stuffs and if it not there, then download setcpu or nofrills or whatever

  • FFF says:

    AAAAnd it’s official Maclaw’s team stopped working on ace/gio ROMs… I really hoped to see a smooth JB AOSP coming… too bad.

  • raftbone says:

    Still waiting for new AOKP release 🙁

  • Janne Hakala says:

    i have problem with videos on all browsers,it plays like 10 seconds and then the browser crashes. any ideas to fix this? thx

    • Tyre777 says:

      If you mean you tube videos. Download first the youtube app from google play. It seems to install some codecs that helps video playing through the built in browser

  • Tyre777 says:

    Good day guys! I’ve fixed the problem with the audio control. Where do you I think I can upload the modified file? XDA s3 mini seems to close maclaw related threads…

  • rafttbone says:

    Just sent you guys some $ a few days. Hopefully it will speed up your computers to cpeed up delivery of the AOKP release 🙂

  • andy says:

    when should we expect an update for galaxy ace? it is still the most used device among your visitors according to the poll on this website

  • Gonzalo says:

    Nice job, you guys!
    The audio control is buggy but it already has a fix. The ribbons are not working. That’s all I’ve found.
    Tank you very much! great all-in-one ROM 😀

  • veddharta says:

    When will the sound fix will be included? In AOKP it seems to be fixed since 10th Aug.
    Great work so far…

  • The best rom so far the Pacman!
    fast, nice!
    The voice control problem can be solved!

    Found that after a deep sleep only the cpu core1 works!

    There is a solution! 🙂
    Cpu cpu tweaks apk can all turn init.d online!

    So the perfect rom!

    Congratulations maclaw!
    Way to go!

  • gianluca says:

    i have to do a full wipe data/cache before install this rom ??? i came from cm 10.1 final release

  • Tomas "ToPaS" says:

    Am i the only one here that have problem with the new youtube app on this rom? The video freeze and the sound is still there.


  • chetan says:

    hey maclow your pacman rom was just awesome it is almost without bugs the only bug i notice is the volume rocker when i turn on the volume to full in video it gets muted we have to place the volume somewhere in middle

  • chetan says:

    when can we expect a fix for bluetooth and gps other features of pacman are very good i want to make this a my primary rom please fix it i have to use bluetooth many time a day so slow transfer speed annoys me a lot pleaseeeee fix it

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