January 13th, 2015
RELEASE for S3 Mini
CyanogenMod 12.0

New stable release (20150113) 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 if you don’t updating from older CM12.0 release.

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
  • fixed MP4 videos playback (thanks Meticulus)
  • fixed offline charging (LPM)
  • probably fixed MTP
  • probably fixed 3G connection for users with troubles
  • reintroduced USB OTG support
  • kernel update
  • Odin package update


  • RIL (phone/SMS/3G)
  • audio (both speakers/headphones/microphone)
  • Wi-fi
  • Bluetooth 4.0 with LE support A2DP
  • GPS/Glonass/A-GPS
  • sensors
  • compass
  • camera
  • video playing
  • 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


  • video taken by camera is green

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.

171 Responses
  • Robert says:

    Awesome, Thanks!
    Im not good at english but, wat wipes i need to perform?

  • matias tirimaco says:

    this is no a beta? i will download to try fix the usb problem, thx nova <3

  • Jorge Lopez says:

    Cyanogen Inc. Stops the support to de Samsumg S3,this affect your works?

    • Google Traductor:
      The answer is clearly no, because it does not look like this advancing to be a stable rom rom ??
      The CM is that as have many phones that support and provide facilities for samsung not releasing the code, they are forced to abandon these mobile by the difficulty to make them work properly. But NovaFusion team, despite not having the source code, make a great effort to obtain the stability of the rom

      Spanish / Español:
      La respuesta es un claro no, ya que no ves como esta avanzando la rom hasta ser una rom estable??
      Lo de CM, es que como tienen muchos moviles que soportar y los de samsung no dan facilidades liberando el codigo, se ven obligados a abandonar dichos moviles por la dificultad de hacerlos funcionar correctamente. Pero el equipo de NovaFusion, a pesar de no tener el codigo fuente, hacen un gran esfuerzo por obtener la estabilidad de la rom

    • S3 is really different device. S3 mini did not any support from Cyanogen.inc ever. S3 have different hardware.

    • Razhor54 says:

      not affect anything because NOVAFUSION carry handles Cyanogen source code (Mod) and compile it for our s3 mini

    • Andrés Vinueza says:

      No it doesn’t affect them, and the s3 is a complete different device

  • Luiz says:

    novafusion is the best õ/

  • Serkan says:


  • Maximix says:

    Thank You =)

  • elyas says:

    Stable?!! That quick?!!
    I’ll flash this right now and be back with a review 🙂
    Thank you

  • Cool!!! Thanks Nova Fusion

  • melle says:

    i will on board if F2FS support will be integrated

  • eversor says:

    Will I have to perform a full clean in order to update CM11 to this one CM12?

  • Daniele says:

    it’s almost perfect for me, but still can’t connect with Pc… =/
    but is getting better and better =)

  • Thanks thanks <3 But unfortunally it doesnt solve my problem with the reboot by locking the Phone :S But nonetheless Great Work again 🙂

  • viggy says:

    It keeps saying encryption failed 🙁
    Have tried to install again and again but still same result.

    • ryan says:

      I had a problem like this you will have to restore your s3 mini with stock ROM through Odin to fix this

      Basically put your device back to when you first got it

  • Emanuele says:

    Wifi direct, offline charging and video playing not working 🙁

  • persianchild says:

    I’m waiting this release thnx:)

  • mike360 says:

    Hi i know this doesn’t belong here but are you updating your TWRP to version

  • Max Klein says:

    Wow… You’re awesome!!

  • persianchild says:

    it is very heavy and not smooth 🙁

  • takem says:

    how long ist the first Start after Instalation?, the s3 boot now a very long time (2.5 hours),
    ihope anyone can help me please

  • Anıl Aydın says:

    Kernel update? Kernel version ?

  • I’m unable to download

  • denis310502 says:

    When I go to Downloads and select this software the download button doesnt work (it is simple text)… I tried the other buttons and they worked!!!

  • marek9336 says:

    – Can not install applications from foreign sources (previously it was on CM 12 :O )
    – USB not working with PC
    – sometimes tearing
    – if it is turned on Bluetooth and turn wifi hotspot and the phone freezes!
    – random reboot

  • Atakan says:

    “Settings-Phone -On The Phone-CyanogenMod uptades- NO NEW UPDATES.”

  • Martin says:

    Now he works to install their own applications via the apk file ?

  • Batuhan says:

    fixed MP4 videos playback ? Did anyone try ?

  • Batuhan says:

    Flickering 🙁 please fix NovaFusion

  • Cristian de Jesús says:

    Usb storage not working, massive battery drainage but great work team

    • PELE says:

      Sorry my English derived from google . I still can not connect via USB , also can not have access to the 3G operator LIVE BRAZIL .

      Great job .

  • haba says:

    -mtp not working
    -root not working (tested in file manager)

    • Andrés Vinueza says:

      Flash the latest super SU beta from chainfire and if you’re updating your cm12 remember to update the binary and reboot.
      And, is the mic working for stuff like ok google?or for voice notes while in apps like voice recording apps, whatsapp, Facebook Messenger?

      • Gabe says:

        OR get root access in developers’ settings and install SuperSU from the market. When it checks for root, leave SuperSU access. Better work, easier to do.

  • killerbreu says:

    not work offline charging

  • dasy says:

    so many bugs

  • Peter says:

    Very buggy 😛

    • Gabe says:

      You should say “Thank you for your work”. If you want a more stable version, then go back to CM11 or (even better? idk) to stock. If you want the last OS, then keep the bugs in it.

  • victor says:

    anyone don’t read a sd card?

  • Jerry says:

    Great thanks! I only noticed crazy flickering

  • Leandro Sousa says:

    Works very well but camera videos all green, no root no usb storage, and some Flickering.
    but well done NovaFusion
    Keep the good work

  • Daniel says:

    no video acceleration in the menu or just happens to me that?

  • Patruu says:

    Snapchat is not working… Is it a camera problem?

  • rade says:

    Many things in settings force close
    Fix green video!!!
    Fix usb!!!

    Fix issuses fast,when you make fully working send me mail and i will donate 100$
    I have money,im holding my own company,i have s5
    But i love custom roms and i have s3 mini too…
    Fix all and contact me to get 100$

  • RajeshK says:

    Offline charge not working, have to pull battery out to reboot otherwise great work nova team, been using the same device now for almost 3 years

  • marckregio says:

    Am I the only experiencing installation error ?

  • sagan says:

    can TB restore app+data on this realease?

  • ivo says:

    It works for me, just usb doesnt work the phone dont recognise the computer.
    Thanks a lot 😉

    • Nosfi says:

      +1 can’t connect to PC. Trying to change the setting for what the phone should do when connection to a PC results in a crash of the settings panel

  • Jorlan says:

    Mobile data(3G) nota wooorkiiiing 🙁 but magnific work novafusion team, Thanks a lot!

  • navin says:


  • Anton says:

    i dont have any mobile data service for some reason

  • Mauro says:

    When I start Spotify Music, my s3 mini reboot.

  • Could provide a rom for i8200l version because it has no rom for this style.

  • Fernando says:

    Tiene más bugs que la versión beta .-.

  • Elmario says:

    I’m so looking forwards towards the first Androi L based Carbon release from novafusion. His base probably will be mostly stable then and we’d have the nice Cabron features, too! 🙂

  • jaime says:

    Is there any other buys apart from the video taken by camera being green. If not ill try the rom out since i want a pretty stable custom rom.

  • Yuvir says:

    Instagram crashes when trying to play a video
    Crazy unbearable flickering
    YouTube also doesn’t work

  • nil says:

    Good job, but in indeed the usb is not recognized on my PC, flickering when a scroll, and some menu are not in French. Many thanks and good continuation 🙂

  • ivo says:

    Alarm doesnt work…

  • Ismail KOCA says:

    video share to facebook not workink

  • Ulysses Prodel says:

    Please someone can help, yesterday I tried install CM12, but my phone was in Loop and don´t start. I returned to CM11, what I need do now to install CM12?

  • Punnoose says:

    Which is stable and speed : ext4 or f2fs ?

    • Bom dia, sou do Brasil, meu 3G e USB ainda não funciona, fiz uma instalação limpa, mas continua a mesma coisa, tem alguma configuração a parte para fazer funcionar esses dois pontos? por que sem comunicação USB é impossível de usar!!!

  • PeeJay says:

    Netflix app don’t work in any mod for S3 Mini…
    Can you fix it?

  • Anderson Santos says:

    – 3G still don’t work, operator(TIM Brazil);
    – The phone reboots when i open spotify and when i try to play a video from the Cifra Club app.
    – Everything else is good to me.

  • nil says:

    Many thanks for Cyanogenmod12 !
    Bug that I see : USB don’t work on my PC, flickering, and some menus aren’t in French.

  • hunprofi says:

    For those, who still have problems with the 3G, and videoplayback, try to wipe and install after it.
    The Spotify now works without my little trick, and I’m able to play videos with MX Player using H/W or H/W+ decoders too.
    I’ve also noticed a bit of flickering sometimes, usually when I try to scroll something.
    I also want to report, that the newest Chrome has some issues, one part of the page appears on top of other parts for a few seconds. (this was a bug on CM11 too, in the early builds).
    Now, I’m trying to make DSP Manager working with the ROM, because it provides a much more cleaner and better music than this AudioFX thingy.

  • Jorge says:

    Camera app icon is missing! How can I enable it to appear on the Apps screen?

    • Willi says:

      Workaround: If you using trwp. Boot to trwp and mount the system partition. Use the explorer to get to system/app/GoogleCamera an delete all files (directories are not important). Restart Phone and install the camera app from play store again.

  • Adam says:

    Android keyboard – sweep typing option does not work, trying to run Google keyboard causes phone reboot

  • Peter says:

    app2sd is not working ?!

  • Elyas says:

    Unable to install( cant access updater)
    Anyone can relate?

  • Chris says:

    external storage. can I install apk from sd now?

  • Nicolas says:

    Where is the Gallery?

  • Dexter says:

    Thanks, but.. USB doesn’t work.

  • Luis Salardi says:

    The version of Lollipop January 13 MD5Sum mismatch

  • Updating partitions details…
    Full SELinux support is present.
    MTP Enabled.
    E:Unable to open zip file.
    Error flashing zip ‘/external_sd/cm12.0_golden.nova.20150113.zip’
    Updating partitions details

    TWRP v2.8.0.0
    Any idea?

  • Portu says:

    En mi 8190L Se queda en la pantalla de inicio, cargando y no sucede nada, lo dejé 2 hrs y nada, no funcionó, volví a CM 11.

  • Ilya says:

    Hi, I can’t install this update. ClockWorkMod writes:

    installing update
    warning: no file contextsA;;lyParsedPerms: lsetfilecon of /system/lost+found to u: object_r: system_file: s0 failed: Operation not supported on transport endpoint set_metadata_recursive: some changes failed
    E: Error in /external_sd/…./cm12.0_golden_nova.20150113.zip
    (Status 7)
    installation aborted

    Previous beta release installed without issues.

    Any ideas? Thanks.

  • Leo says:

    camera api2 is not here. So we can’t capture in DNG as yet.

  • fumbl says:

    Hi, you are doing a great job here but without trying to step on your toeth
    can you PLEASE!! specify what SIII >Mini you are referring too.
    We poor Guys from the I8200N mini dont know wether we can use this ROM or not.
    Thank you.

  • Casper says:

    Is there others who are also experiencing that the battery is fully charged and after being in the Play store or another apps in 2-3 miutter the battery is completely dead?

  • aang irawan says:

    My usb debug foreclose , why , anybody know how fix it ?

  • luca says:

    Don’t boot this release is beta?

  • Ilya says:

    Where is native camera icon? I can run it from lock-screen only. Thanks

  • ash says:

    Failed to install in my s3mini via cwm recovery mode, is that true?

  • Tobias says:

    Hey there, i cannot install cm12 because they say “no file_contexts”… hm. I dont know what i have to do. Can anyone help me?

  • Tobias says:

    Cannot install, they say file_context not found…

  • rtx04 says:

    “Google Play services has stopped” every time i power it on + GPlay can’t connect to the internet while wi-fi and 3g is on… Please fix that

  • rwgamer says:

    I can not install this release and the previous.
    boot goes in loop.

    I can only install kitkat 4.4.4

  • Yizac says:

    Music app always crashes repeatedly. Ever since 31/12/14 rom and updates haven’t fixed it. I want a fix so bad ):

  • Ahmad says:

    still not working with MTP, offline charging, and mobile connection 🙁

  • Mike Preece says:

    Great work here, and my compliments to everyone who has contributed to make this happen.

    One problem I have notices that when in Google Photos I am constantly getting the error “Unfortunatly, the process android.process.media has stopped”

  • paco says:

    I have a problem, I installed this version with odin on my galaxy s3 mini and gets stuck in the image bot, any solution?

  • Neto says:

    3G dont work.

  • MeryBoobies says:

    I tried to install the rom from TWRP but in the flashing progress I read “No file contexts” or “Skipping MD5 file content”. I don’t know what to do. I tried to install a couple of times but it says the same thing.
    I did a factory reset from a CM11 rom.

  • Mr. Randall says:

    Why camera icon does not appear?

  • joa says:

    funciona no 8190L ?

  • DaleLow19 says:

    how do you get rid of the white background in the app drawer without installing a different launcher, I know there was a comment a few releases ago on how to but I cant find it, anyone help? as imo it looks terrible 😛

  • Thomas says:

    When I want to change the USB Computer Connection from MTP to PTP the error window “Unfortunately, settings has stopped working” pops up. Can’t connect with my computer via USB :(.

  • Dagobert_78 says:

    Hey there, i cannot install cm12 because they say “no file_contexts”

  • Diego says:

    I can’t record audio on WhatsApp anyone have the same problem?

  • Sonny101 says:

    I have a few questions about this:

    1) If I want to update to a newer version, do I have to reinstall it completely like a new ROM or just auto update it from settings?

    2) If I already have installed CM 11 (KitKat 4.4.4), may I install it the same way as I did from stock?

    3) May I install it with Odin?

    4) Is Google Play crashing / Is it working as it should?

  • Snake_2207 says:

    i have a problem how to install Lollipop 5.0.2 (CyanogenMod 12.0) 20150113 stable
    (sorry for the bad english I’am from german and i can’t speak english)

  • Jeho says:

    The reboots happen to me when data or cellular service is turned on. But now it happens to me with every ROM so idk what happened, it fist happened during a call. Anyone can help me.

  • nilfs2 says:

    It’s laggy and I get random reboots, also get troubles when I’m using Waze along with any music player, the volume raises itself to the point it gets distorted.

  • Dounat says:

    As you said, videos taken by camera are just green. Then, as mentioned many times, PC cannot recognize it, but you can charge it from your PC 😀 3G does not seem to work but slower internet connection(like edge) is working without any problems, Wi-Fi is ok as well. 🙂 In my case, if your battery is under 15%, phone starts rebooting. Overall, I am pretty pleaqsed with it, as it is kinda early build and it is working without any bigger problems 🙂

  • amb67 says:

    Great work, had a few initial issues with FaceBook and Youtube but clearing the cache again resolved that. Cast screen not working at all and 3G seems to not work. Keep going guys, what you do is great and we appreciate your hard work.

  • Moo Adjjah says:

    USB not Working…!!!!
    how to access the root ??

  • fv1895 says:

    thanks for your good work. But i have on question, Why can not move apps to the SD-card?

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