December 5th, 2014
RELEASE for S3 Mini
CyanogenMod 12.0

New beta release (20141205) of CM12.0 for S3 Mini is available!

For flashing Lollipop, 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. Remember – this release is just a beta and it’s not supposed to being used as main OS!

You need to perform a wipe if you’re migrating from software different than CM12.0!

You can get it on our DOWNLOAD page.


  • updated CM12.0 sources
  • updated yo Lollipop 5.0.1
  • ril fixes (wip)
  • PIN keypad issues should be resolved, please test!
  • audio fixes (wip)


  • RIL (phone/SMS/3G)
  • audio (both speakers/headphones/microphone)
  • Wi-fi
  • Bluetooth 4.0 with LE support A2DP
  • GPS/Glonass/A-GPS
  • sensors
  • compass
  • video playing (only partially)
  • 2D/3D HW Acceleration
  • all native tethers (Wifi/BT/USB)
  • Google Play
  • CPU sleep mode
  • MTP
  • ADB
  • no tearing
  • tripple buffering
  • external storage
  • SELinux
  • offline charging


  • RIL might be really buggy, we had to fight to make it working and it’s still under development, but 3G and messages are completely bugfree
  • GPS might be buggy
  • this release doesn’t support f2fs yet, only ext4 filesystem – remember to wipe data/cache partitions as ext4 before flashing this ROM!
  • camera doesn’t work at all
  • missing part of OMXes implementation (so there’s no fully HW video acceleration)

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.

116 Responses
  • arturo says:

    Muchas gracias, estaba apunto de poner la vercion anterior de cyanogenmod 12 🙂

    • Ijo Droid says:

      Hi guys,
      Pay attention, because camera doesn’t work on lollipop (cyanogenmod12) in my galaxy S3mini.

      Wait a few more days! new updates.

  • flo says:

    thank you but in your change log is: updated “yo” Lollipop 5.0.1

  • gabi says:

    fix the mobile data bug?

  • Raul says:

    Does this fix the strict mode issue? It is unchecked on developer options and I already modified the build.prop as I saw in a forum releated with this issue and the red frame still showing :/ it’s kind of annoying sometimes. This is going to be my daily ROM soon 😀 thanks a lot, idk how to explain how happy I am.

  • Enrique says:

    thanks you for this release ^^

  • fikz says:

    Great work…..!!!

  • Jose Cardama says:

    First boot took almost 15 minutes. Even though nice job team! I really appreciate all your work!

  • Sebastian Noir says:


  • fgcl77 says:

    Speakers and Mic not working during calls!!!

  • Jason Wedderburn says:

    When I’m using Chrome and I click on a video I can’t watch it, only the sound plays.

  • LOL says:

    2G/3G doesn’t work… Have anybody this problem? Does anybody know how to fix it? Or is a bug that is part of the preview?

  • jagnik says:

    s advance pls…

  • galihyoo says:

    Carbon…. please…

  • Megazord says:

    Thanks much.

  • Dave_ITA says:

    Are gapps 5.0 released yet?

  • Nithin Bhargav says:

    Still no in call voice 🙁 mic 🙁 please fix! I8190. Int version.

  • christopher says:

    alaire trop cool jai installer la 5.0 hier et la bim une lmise a jours vers 5.0.1 cooooolllllllll

  • Karim says:

    Thank you for giving us such an opportunity to be the first who try the taste of lollipop, for me I’ll report : rol , red margins , alarm not working..

  • Junes Mkhaif says:

    Insane changelog!! Thanks for the progress gonna test and report asap! The community should stop running away from this release and should start testing and reporting!

  • boergie says:

    Hey Guys,

    I always getting notice “encryption unsuccessful” also after a factory reset. What is the reason and what shall I do to solve problem?

    I have used last CM11 of Novafusion before.

    Thanks for your support.

  • The problem of in call voice is solved? Thnx Maclaw and Nova Fusion team for keep alive our s3 mini!

  • Michael says:

    Can i install this firmware as update for cm 11?

    • ItsPeet:Carbon says:

      “You need to perform a wipe if you’re migrating from software different than CM12.0!”

      So, not usable as upgrade.
      And remember this is a BETA test version.

  • bassel hesham says:

    Thanks nova for bringing us 5.0 lollipop
    But please don’t upload a new update before fixing issues

  • andoando says:

    Phone calling doesnt work.

    Makes red frames.

    And very low system.

    When time come new update but no BETA! pls!

  • Fischli says:

    Thx a lot for ur work!

  • birnet says:

    Still no voice in call (in/out) please fix it

  • Psychokaktor says:

    PIN works fine for me

  • Kubo says:


    can you state the workflow process to us pls ?
    are there some people working on other builds for other devices simultaneously?
    or we have to wait till S3mini reaches 1st milestone ?
    what is the order of devices hat will come next ? Ace2 or S advane?

    just make one post stating workflow process state plus feature goals … this would satisfy lot of people from stupid question and it will also make them to stop moaning 🙂 too, ’cause we will know that ETA without further complication is than and than ; please

    open up for us your plans nad future goals

  • Neth says:

    phone call and camera is the big problems I found.. 😀 please fix it asap, i like this ROM so much… 😀 🙂

    Btw. soooo long first boot.. 😀

  • FixItPlease says:

    The App Menu is really ugly with the white backround and tue red border is ugly too 🙁

    • Joe Morris says:

      Number 1: That’s the material theme. If you don’t like it download a different launcher like nova launcher
      Number 2: This can be fixed with a build.prop edit
      Go to /system and open build.prop in a text editor add the text below at the end

  • Denis Marku says:

    i will be realy glade if this rom will be perfect like the others !!!

  • Installing now….. will report issues.

  • Walner Almeida says:

    Thanks novafusion team!
    I’ve experienced only 1 bug in 1 day. A red flash bar on the side of the screen keeps flashing in 25% of the time (every time i use the phone). I tried to turn off the developer settings, but the lights continued.
    I’m using i8190 L. Thanks again nova team! (And sorry for my bad english).

  • Andrés says:

    Can i port my data from AOSP 4.4.4 to this rom ?

  • Carrier settings causes the phone app to crash, screen flashes with red borders even though its off in settings, usb connection settings crashes when i try to change, MTP File transfer not working!!!???
    Superuser settings crash when i try to change settings, will post more tomorrow

  • Jose Cardama says:

    How to fix menu button opening the recent apps instead of the menu button:

    1. Download Root Browser. Also download BusyBox and having installed it, open the app and tap the install button to run the busybox script.
    2. Inside Root Browser go to: System/usr/keylayout
    3. Open sec_touchkey.kl as text file.
    4. Replace The first line to: key 139 MENU
    5. Save and reboot.

    How to completely remove the red border:

    1.Download Root Browser. Also download BusyBox and having installed it, open the app and tap the install button to run the busybox script.
    2 Inside Root Browser go to: System
    3. Open build.prop
    4. At the end of the file add:


    5. Search for:
    6. Replace with:
    7. Save and reboot.

    Done the above steps enjoy your phone with no red border + menu button properly working.

    Hope it helps!

    • Raul says:

      i’m rebooting now for the red border fix ^ thanks in advance, if it fix the issue then there’s just a couple of bugs i want to get fixed asap to make this rom for my daily use 😀
      1) whatsapp crashes
      2) phone crash when using Shou (record/broadcast app)

      i also wanna know how do i disable superuser app if i want to use superSU as my main app

      • mamiho says:

        About su: it’s a good question. I tried to change it, but it seems that superuser is inside settings app, so there would be a lot of changes to make it like we want. But hey, it’s actually pretty easy to control su in can turn it off, make it available for only apps, adb or both at once (in developer settings) or change permissions (in Superuser option).

  • xartii says:

    Pin keypad works without any problems! +1 for You guys

  • Jacopo Russo says:

    I Love this Update! But i have a serious problem with the 3g… the 3g is totally bugged! i can’t navigate on web because is bugged…. help ?

    escuse me for my english, i’m italian 🙂

  • Walter says:

    No call voice & No Microphone 🙁

  • 3G isn’t working at all.

  • Ainda contém muitos bugs, só vou instalar nas próximas atualizações… Paciência que uma hora essa rom fica estável!

  • marek9336 says:

    – Options button despite the fact that it is set to “Open / close menu” so does the “recent apps switcher”
    – Even though I am in the “Developers” off “Strict Mode” so the image flickers
    – When send SMS and counterpart arrives on more than one (for example 3, but not always)
    – Very often shows “Application not responding” but when I press “wait” That application will immediately do what has
    – USB does not work
    – 3G in the “Notification bar” shows that it is connected, but all applications say there is no network access
    – It seems to me that the system is often overloaded, but maybe that’s just the applications
    – GPS does not find me

    – Primarily, if correct, thus making the RIL (100%) and the camera
    – TWRP with theme “Material Desing”

    And just a little question. Are you planning OTA update? It would be very great to have your updates automatically 🙂

    This is all what I have not noticed if you find something else or do I have errors, please answer me 🙂 Thank you all

    Anyway Lollipop is Perhaps the best OS I’ve Used yet! I hope to not give up the development and finish it 100% … I hold you all four inches 🙂

    You are the best guys and I would love to help you in your great work!
    Please some feedback … even from users 🙂

  • Just for beeing curious? How much RAM does it use?
    As the Samsung Galaxy S5 Version uses nearly 1GB (no typo!) a comparison might be interesting.

  • mathews says:

    ota updates

  • Codelenz says:

    My first try. No sound in calls, but everthing else working like a charm. Google apps crashing alô the time (version 5). Good Job !

  • Piotrek says:

    Hello. Can you make CM 12 for Samsung Galaxy Ace 2?

  • nogaii says:

    Ace 2 please 🙂

  • Matheus says:

    I lose my s3 mini 🙁

  • Relax says:

    CM 12 is not even official! We ate testing beta releases from Cynoagenmed portes by novafusion team, the first official milestone is expected late this month so wait and stop asking for fixes! CM 12 IS NOT FOR DIALY USE!!!!!!

  • Contre says:

    any speaker is working when calling , there is a red square too n the sides in the home page . Anther thing is that 3g and wifi are not working but that could be my phone

    • Paulo Oliveira says:

      My 3g is also not working. Only the WIFI works. The strange thing is that when the wifi is on, 3g Iconi is ok.

  • aikoer says:

    INCREDIBLE, but still have any bugs. GREAT job brohters….!

  • WolfieBoy says:

    I have a problem with charging. For my phone to charge on this ROM I need to insert the charger then reboot. Because of this I’ve gone back to CM11. I think I’ll wait for the stable release 🙂

  • @lt.core says:


  • Jason Wedderburn says:

    The rom random reboots again, specially when the battery is low and I’m using YouTube

  • Ricardo says:

    Thanks for all the hard work

  • Jorolom says:

    Nova, please, upgrade Ace 2 to Lollipop

  • stardemaroc says:

    where cm12 for i8160?
    plz help meeee 😉

  • I found a fix for the Data problem by myself! Go to cellular network settings, then Access Point names then and with the three little dots press reset to defaults. this worked for me at least.

  • ardi says:

    Ace 2 please

  • jagnik says:

    r u working on s advance ? Team canjica is working on cm12 for galaxy s4, so pls start developing for sgsa…….

  • Arun says:

    Camera Not working. . . . . Menu Button working as Recent Apps ..
    Help me 🙁

  • Ijo Droid says:

    Hi guys,
    Pay attention, because camera doesn’t work on lollipo (cyanogenmod12) in my galaxy S3mini.

  • Nahid says:

    its support for gt-i8200

  • Jonathan Martinez says:


  • jeró says:

    a donde le doy para empezar a descargar?

  • I found a bug in the recents menu. When you close all of them some are still open because they didn’t show up in the menu nothing too bothering but worth mentioning.

  • danu shiffer says:

    please updaet lolipop for s3 mini novafusion cynogen 12 🙁

  • Benninator says:

    Did u know that? Phonecall is not working.(mic/spk) unbelievable.

  • Quando vai sair o próximo update? Hoje já são 20/12…

  • bullet says:

    Many links aren’t working alright. The files I’ve downloaded from here don’t work well when I try to extract the .md5 file from a .zip it says the file is corrupted. Hope you can add a mirror soon so I can update my phone. Thanks.

  • deni says:

    is it work on gt i8200

  • stardust says:

    I flashed latest novafusion lollipop by using TWRP (version around 2.7) but it keeps showing the cyanogen boot screen and won’t start completely (20 minutes+)? any hints? (S3 mini / GT-i8190) thnx!!

  • Javi says:

    Hi, No Firmware to I8200?

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