January 20th, 2015
RELEASE for S3 Mini
CyanogenMod 12.0

New stable release (20150120) 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
  • ThemeEngine support
  • removed unused changes for 3G
  • reapplied patches
  • 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
  • less than 2% of users are reporting issues with mobile data – just add new APN manually with settings proper for your provider and apply it to make 3G working

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.

220 Responses
  • onurmx says:

    nice novafusion

  • Charlie says:

    conexion USB??

  • Benas says:

    Thank you NF!!!

  • Sandhi says:

    how about MTP? how to enable MTP, sometime error in setting when i enable MTP.

  • Asleides says:

    in the post reads, Stable, my question is: your RECOMMEND it as everyday ???

  • mile says:

    Mtp working?

  • aaoz says:

    Hayvan oglu hayvan

  • niko says:

    Funsiona la coneccion USB con la PC?

  • Andre says:

    Hi, on my s3 mini is installed CyanogenMod 11, to install the 12 I have to do a wipe?

  • Dexter says:

    Thank NF! Great as always, USB stil doesn’t work..

  • Wanderson says:

    I upgraded and google play gone 🙁

  • Raye says:

    phone restarts everytime i play a video via snapchat or instagram

  • Nathan says:

    Thank you !!! It’s a very good work !!! and for usb use WIFI FTP on google play Just 2,5 mo/s but it’s very great, use Filezilla!

  • Cristian says:

    Does anyone knows if xposed framework work with this?

  • Insanius666 says:

    What about 64GB sdcard support?

  • the computer won’t recognize my phone . it says that there are an mtp device is connected but i cant do any thing such as transfaring media and thats not good at all ):

  • You are the best! Thanks!

  • Thanks the graphics fluidity is better… I’ll be looking if signal works all time

  • As before, the bug, when i lock the phone, it do a fast reboot, stil exist 🙁
    Sorry for bad englisch again
    But anyways, thanks for the Update, great work

  • Tim Sutton says:

    Hi 🙂 thanks novafusion nice work, It won’t let me install certain games still (minecraft) also I have 14gig space free on my SD card but if I try and move apps over it says not enough space?

  • ALHYPRN-TR says:

    Not install clockwork mod ?

  • IonutRO says:

    Thank you for your hard work NF
    When will solve the problem with the camera?
    Does not work in my camera, USB connection and charging offline 🙁
    Thank you again for your hard work!

  • Max Klein says:

    Super cool! Thank you very much novafusion!

  • iAlvaro_cc says:

    IMPORTANT It has 1 Ghz bug?

  • thanks a lot…but the problem with the MTP is not fixed yet!

  • Gurik says:

    Very good! Thank you! But USB still not working and video is green. And also caller name don`t show, only a number…

  • marek9336 says:

    Can not install applications from foreign sources (previously it worked on CM12)
    random reboot

  • polto16 says:

    Great work! 🙂
    It works very fine for me, thank you so much for developing 🙂
    Only thing i noticed is that tearing still sometimes occurs,
    but that’s indencidal for now 🙂

  • Sarıların Sülo says:

    USB doesn’t work
    Video doesn’t play on twitter and instagram
    Adam gibi çalış maclaw

    • mahosapiens says:

      USB için Samsung driverlarına da bir güncelleme gelmesi gerekiyor kanımca. Bu yüzden cihazı PC’ler tanımıyor. Daha geliştirilen sürümler. Bir aya kalmaz hiç bir Böcek kalmaz.

    • anonimderp says:

      Adam gibi çalış diyebilmen için bunun daha iyisini yapabiliyo olman lazım

  • Cirrus says:

    and need allways after turning off ohone set a voice call message

  • Vulturas says:

    Nice Work.
    Anyway, some Bugs appeared to me.

    – Connecting to the pc is only in the recovery mode possible (tried with and without usb-debugging)
    – Weather widget bugged (solved after a restart)
    – Camera crashes after a shot
    – a little bit much english in the german source 😛

  • leandro sousa says:

    Works very well, but have flickering

  • great wok NF!! thanks for the update .. i always check everyday if there’s a new update here .. and i am very glad to see update. but i am waiting for the usb to be fix .. 😀

  • Abel calzada says:

    Corre muy bien ya se ajustaron los errores que salían al pasar de pantalla a pantalla

    • Cesar says:

      A mi me sigue pasando lo mismo al pasar de pantalla solo se soluciono por un tiempo cuando instale esta actualizacion

  • mauricio says:

    the usb mtp don´t work thanks for your job and i´m sure that fix has solution soon.

  • Tomas says:

    Thank you for the update, I hope that soon we can move apps to sd card!

  • vmct92 says:

    Excellent, testing and all excellent , with exception of the bugs mentioned

  • austinlobo says:

    Hats off to you guys for the awesome work. If it weren’t for you, I would have thrown my S3mini out the window long time ago 🙂
    You guys rock …. hats off ….. salute !!

    One issue to report – MTP not working. PC does not install the MTP drivers. Tried virtually everything – reinstalleed Samsung mobile drivers, reinstalled Keis, updated windows, downloaded MTP kit from microsoft.
    But still doesn’t work.

  • Stefan F says:

    Changes to this yesterday, cannot see major issues for me next to the mentioned issues, Well done !!! Many thanks

  • Defco says:

    F2Fs support? Please answer me, it’s really important

  • Wesley says:

    Nice release! But when i connect power when my phone is off he stays by the loading circle

  • HesH says:

    Why I cannot update new version directly from About Phone > CyanogenMod updates > check for updates ?

  • ilker (+90) says:

    *usb stil doesn’t work..
    *not charging in offline mode
    *YouTube does not work

  • Wolfgang says:

    Thank you Novafusion.
    -Problems with Wifi. First connect is OK. But reconnect to the wifi-network don’t work.
    -mobile data : it works after manually setup APN
    -1GHz : actual frequenzy Seen fixed show 1000MHz
    Minimum frequenzy shows apparently the actual frequency. It varies between 200 and 1000MHz.
    But after turning on the phone it seems very long to remain at 1000 MHz

  • PELE says:

    Great job , very fluid system . However I still have the same two previous problems .
    I can not connect to 3G network operator VIVO BRAZIL .
    And Also I can not connect to my desktop via USB.

  • Aang Irawan says:

    MTP , USB Work ?

  • JT says:

    Just found a bug: “Move to SD Card” doesn’t work (which in turn affects apps which have android:installLocation=”preferExternal” set in their AndroidManifest.xml). I guess this is an upstream (CM12) bug..

  • Going to wipe everything to EXT4 and test! Great effort NOVA!

  • OFIRO80 says:

    i have random reboot dose someone have a fix?

  • Valentine says:

    i cant find the direct download link? can anybody tell me how to download the zip file???? please~~~

  • ivo says:

    I cant use twrp manager… It shows a message saying that i need to root to use it, but i already installed the ROM whith Odin, it is a bug? Help me

  • Arun Bunny says:

    Thankyou Nova fusion.
    Pros –
    Theme engine
    Editable Notification panel
    Cons –
    Outgoing calls is little bit slower.
    MTP not working.
    Video by camera is green (as mentioned)
    Great work

  • Hernagon says:

    hi everybody! What is the best stable version for s3 mini?

  • CM User says:

    Who knows any CM12 custom themes???

  • krmax44 says:

    Does YouTube work? What’s about the battery, and works it well?

    • lukjdjs says:

      YouTube worsks up to 480p but sometimes crash and battery lidé is best of all roms for this phone i thing but my battery doesnt show correct data (hw no ROM problém)so i cannot say it correctly

  • this rom are installed with the super user or as I do for root

    • mahosapiens says:

      I had some issues. There is no SuperSU and i cant find any root file for CM12. So i turned back to CM11

      • Joel says:

        All you need to do to gain root access is to activate it by going in to About Phone -> Tap 8 times the build number or whatever is that below the Kitkat Version and you will activate developers option and On Root Access.

      • Me says:

        All Cyanogen roms have root integrated, all you need to do is activate it on the dev options…

  • Slownic says:

    I’d like to report two bugs:

    1) MTP still doesnt work
    2) It seems like the ROM isn’t rooted.

    Also, when i tried to reboot to system, FROM recovery, it doesnt boot to system at all, it bootloops.

  • maTyaMusic says:

    When I play in easteregg I have flicker

  • RajeshK says:

    CPU no longer goes into deep sleep. Before I installed this release the cpu would go into deep sleep when the screen was turned off. Now that does not happen and my battery lasts less then 12 hours. Please fix guys, otherwise great job.

  • Jan Alfsen says:

    Nice and working rom except from: SMS is working, but no working Mms ?? Why? Do you have any solution?
    Rgds Jan- Norway.

  • Zdenek Pliska says:

    Thank you for work. Bugs:
    * incomming calls does not pair with contact numbers
    * cannot connect device to PC using USB

  • eishi says:

    Thank you very much to all team. It’s a excelent work. 🙂
    From chile.

  • nilfs2 says:

    Music app keeps crashing, also, I’m using a Bluetooth headset, and when it crashes it disconnects my headset as well. Performance improved a lot compared to the previous build.

    • Yizac says:

      Been having the same issue with crashing music since 31/12 release :/ The only fix i have found is factory reset but even then the music app starts crashing after a while (However you can hear music before). I miss my music D:

      • nilfs2 says:

        Do you have a volume problem when using another application along with music? In my case, I use Waze along with Music, when the Waze voice goes off, the volume in Music starts raising itself to the point it get distorted, I have to press the volume button to make it stop, after applying the volume button it goes to the volume level it was set previously, it’s weird.

  • Adrian says:

    Hi I have problems with the CM12 , I installed several versions and fails to boot animation … that I can do ?. I have like nine months with CM11 and works great

  • Marek9336 says:

    I can’t install any apps from another source :'( … Very long time… (From december?)

  • José Salvà says:

    as you enter the developer mode?

  • hellman23 says:

    mtp doesnt work for me too, tested today.
    after downgrade to cm11 mtp is ok.

  • brayan says:

    USB does not work, I can not install some games but the rest works well I seriously wonder who put the flashlight application to control the brightness
    and also would be nice if you could add more tiles to the notification bar, thank you very much for your effort Novafusion 🙂

  • Geo says:

    From my point of view this is AWESOME. Its fluid its stable no restarts decent RAM consumption and good battery life. I recommend updating from cm 11 to this release.

    “Bugs” i have encountered :1Ghz bug because apparently minimum and maximum cpu where set to 1000 mhz , i just put the minimum to 200 and now its ok, i find the call volume kind of low, alarm clock did not go off and i set 2 alarms to be sure (almost lost my job interview :)) ) and i don’t know why i cant restore apps from my titanium backup (that’a a bummer).

    If you guys have any questions about these release and are not sure if to install it or not just reply to this post what do you want me to test for you and ill tell you the outcome.

    Nova Fusion you guys are the best!If i get that job you’ll have a nice donation! XD

  • victor says:

    I have an error:
    Warning: No file_contexts
    E:Error in /external_sd/cm12.zip (Status 7)
    Error Flashing zip

  • Zeki Doğan says:

    I8200Q modeline uygun mu bu rom lütfen uygun deyin pls ?

  • Guys, my kidd uses my device to play some games and I am not comfortable in move to CM12 to do not wipe data and lost his won. Is there a way to backup his games and restore after install Lollipop

    • Geo says:

      You could try doing a nandroid and then trying cm12 and if dosent work just reinstall the nandroid,no? i tried backing up apps+data with titanium when i try to recover it just stays like there and does nothing. I did find some kind of solution i installed the game from playstore and had Titanium restore only my data and it this case it works…with some games.

  • mahosapiens says:

    Thanks NF Team
    You doing a great job
    USB doesn’t work 😀

  • Sören says:

    Wifi Connect after Update from 14.01–> 20.01 dosent Work

  • Raul says:

    usb is not working..:(

  • Eduardo says:

    -No usb conection.
    -Video taken by camera is green.
    -3g needs to be configured manually.
    -H/W video aceleration does not work.
    Sorry for bad english.

  • Christian says:

    -No MTP/USB Connection.
    -Video taken by camera is green.
    -3g needs to be configured manually.
    -H/W video aceleration does not work.
    -Random app closes
    -Random Reboots

  • mimmo says:

    Don’t charge in offline

  • Johan S says:

    WIFI ADB connection work?

  • Fredo Marku says:

    Why not work Recovery Mode :/ when i try to go to recovery :/

  • tmantti says:

    Cant move apps to sd card via settings. I have 16 Gb card and 11 Gb free memory left. (I looked settings –> storage)

  • matias tirimaco says:

    vpns are not working, fix it please i really need it xD
    awesome jobs guy, i just find a little of battey drain, but i use the long press home key, and clear the recent app used, that work for me

    • onyx47 says:

      +1 on the VPN issue 🙁

      I also have a problem with incoming calls dropping after ~2 seconds at random. Outgoing calls are fine, not a single drop, but incoming calls sometimes just cut off, while other times they are perfectly ok.

      Also, settings app crashes at times for me, not sure what causes it.

      And yeah, impressive work on getting this to work on such an old-ish device. Kudos to all devs 😉

  • ivo says:

    Facebook crashes…

  • yogy says:

    Thanks great job if i had money i would donate 🙁 sorry but im a child continue with the great job amazing rom:-)

  • MaCkBarrios says:

    Some apps makes my phone get frozen.
    -No selectable 3G/2G Shortcut. (I have used *#*#4636#*#* settings for always 3G )
    On my phone, i8190l: Slower than CM11KK4.4.4.

    Thanks NFusion .
    You Guys Rocks!

  • Stucks on Cyanogen Boot Animation it keeps rolling and rolling,,,, any suggestions ?

    • anonimderp says:

      Probablity 1: It’s a bad flash, reflash it or install another one.
      Probablity 2: Something else is blocking boot, it might be Google apps, any other additional apps etc.
      Probablity 3: You played with the zip file, download a fresh one.
      Probablity 4: You phone is dead, go get a new one.
      Probablity 5: Your phone can’t handle custom ROMs anymore, install stock ROM.
      I’ll be happy if you let me know if one of theese worked.
      (I’m 100% sure that probablity 4 will work 😀 you don’t even need to check if your device is dead :D)

  • KrasheR says:

    Is back and menu buttons fixed? It didn’t work in last builds

  • Maximix says:

    2 small things: Unlock is work at the 2. Try working. At the first is no reaction by (Music Widget/Whatsapp)

  • Albert Lius says:

    USB dont work
    Video problem
    Cannot move file from internal to microsd or micro to internal
    Please fix USB problem!!

  • Vince says:

    First of all you made a great job, but some stuffs are still looking strange… For instance, the messenger app only show phone numbers instead of contacts names… Then, two third of my system is written in french but the one left is written in english (I think stock lollipop system is translated whereas Cyanogenmod stuffs aren’t)… One more thing, I can’t change the lockscreen wallpaper…
    In spite of these little problems, the system is great thank you very much !!
    (Sorry for my english I’m french..)

    • Víctor says:

      I neither can change the lockscreen wallpaper. It’s because of the ThemeEngine of this version. I hope they fix it. Apart from that, great job NF

  • Yearning says:

    Thanks for themes great release

  • Lucas says:

    Offline charging is not working and kill my cell

  • Sero says:

    f2fs Support ?

  • Pablo says:

    I have a problem when setting the alarm clock. The icon appears and desappears on the status menu. It is not possible to enable the alarm

  • anonimderp says:

    List of the bugs I found:
    *Sometimes flickers
    *Can’t move apps to SDCard although I have 5 GB free space in it
    OK I admit it Im not a bug finder and this is not a list just two things I found incidentally.

  • amb67 says:

    Great release, some small issues but it’s still my everyday phone choice:

    Youtube shuts down randomly after a minute or two and you can’t cast your screen.
    3G rarely works and I work in London
    Sometimes and this is quite rare, the phone locks up, usually at night, all I see is the whirly circle thing in a black screen. Looks like it has shut down and won’t boot due to it being on charge.

    Apart from that it’s awesome…. keep going guys, this is great work.

  • Carlos says:

    Netflix has a bug?

  • skinny P says:

    One bug besides video recording. there is when i try to log in into tumblr it stop or crash. but thanks a lot Nova fusion 🙂 great work

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  • Andrey says:

    Anybody know, Maclaw does support BLN ?

  • Hi guys, I have a question.
    The button on the home screen that leads to all your apps vibrates when I press it. Is there a way to disable it?

  • mundl245 says:

    After flashing CM12 my IMEI was lost.

  • hrebelo says:

    Congrats for the great work.
    Things that i notice I8190:

    – MTP fault when conecting to PC.
    – some apps ( chome, facebook) crashes with bugs, not sable, sometimes freeze and close.
    – don’t charge when off, always show the circule bars.
    – new theme options ok , but there is no option to change the lock screen image or other options for that screen, or possibility to se the home screen in apps menu.
    – sometimes the ringtones of the SMS that we choose goes away and appears numbers.
    – the clock app to wake up its very bug, can’t use because goes crazy.
    That’s some off the things i notice.
    Sorry if was inconveniente and my english.

    Keep the excelente work.
    Regards from Portugal.

  • Arsha says:

    Pls resolve the USB connection or is there anyway that we amateurs can resolve this ???
    appreciate if you could reply.

  • gutierrez says:

    failed when flashing.
    Any suggestions?

  • hamza says:

    VPN is not working :/ :'(
    but overall this rom ROCKS 😀
    ty all

  • Cristian says:

    MTP is working, just the computer detects the connection, does not work the file browser on computer
    Thanks, great work team Nova Fusion.

  • Lucas says:

    This rom will be ( , and is )best than KK!!!!
    waiting for the next updates!!!

  • gorilla says:

    Skype is not working. I can here the persons calling but they cannot hear me.

  • Cassim says:

    Sound is soft when playing through speakers and head phone’s. Also problem with the USB it’s only connecting via mtp

  • osman says:

    can you finalise carbon please
    very bad battery drain

  • Vers says:

    I would be quite useful if you lauch an app like CyanDelta (if you can, I think it would save time for us to download the updates and you for being informed if something’s wrong earlier)

  • vope says:

    Hi 🙂
    Nice job.
    Here are my bugs :
    – Reboot when I downloaded a file with Bluetooth and just after disactivated WiFi
    – No USB
    – Not fully French translated

  • D. G. says:

    Problems with CallRecorder 1.6.5 (not recording). But stock rooted works fine with the default settings

  • Luiz Phillipp says:

    Add in the next release a screenshot option.

  • Lucas says:

    gallery not working after play video

  • alberto says:

    it’s great but i want more battery life and the music player have lag

  • Andres says:

    where I can find the gapps ?

  • Guest says:

    MTP doesn’t work

  • theUser says:

    thanks a lot! it is great.
    is it a known problem that the phone turns off often after the battery is fully loaded?

  • theUser says:

    and the not working vpn is also hurting…

  • Emerson says:

    On the version 0124 i have a issue on the instagram. When i open the APP, in the first time, the videos works. But when i close and open again, the APP crash when i go watch videos again. Sorry my bad english. Thanks NF for uploads.

  • pandarotten says:

    i have the latin version of the golden boy but it keeps closing apps whe video is playing and some of the just keep crashing but i know that its stll a beta keep the awesome work boys your cm11 its amazing 😀 looking forward for the cm12 final version like you did on the other roms

  • Mr. Karsten says:

    Hello, I wanted to tell you the 5.0.2 lollipop jerky very strong for the mini s3 graphics-cm at 12 Android. This is especially useful live wallpaper, games and watch while scrolling. Could you do something about it?

  • in Indonesia still have not functioning , please reference

  • Icowin says:

    youtube works only with headphones

  • jab says:

    Thanks for the great build! Managed to get APN set up and can confirm that mobile data is working.

    Unfortunately, MTP is not working at all. Additionally, the storage settings dialog crashes right away when i change the protocol (to PTP or set MTP again). Is that supposed to be working?

    Got a plain I8190 without branding or simlock.

  • tmantti says:

    Heavy battery draining 🙁

  • Ivan says:

    Does not recognize the USB connection.
    I do not recognize or me updated superuser binary.
    Video camera records in green.
    Bluetooth connection is not very good

  • artistjsb says:

    Tried using Odin and Recovery with TWRP both ways it all works fine but some apps that require root say phone isn’t rooted when it is.

  • xumes says:

    Hi team, I am not sure if this is the correct channel for this question, and it is not mandatory, it is just a question.
    Does this ROM support move to SDCard feature? I am always receiving an error saying that I don´t have space on the card but I have 7.5Gb +.
    I have never used this feature before so I am just curious about it.

    thanks in advance.

  • Sebastian Fox says:

    update:that was the previous release,so they claimed that they fixed theme engine,ignore 1 if they were true
    this ROM sucks on so many levels

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