March 21st, 2015
115 Comments
RELEASE for S3 Mini
CyanogenMod 12.0

New stable release (20150321) 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.

Changelog:

  • updated CM12.0 sources
  • fixed UI lags
  • lots of minor bugfixes
  • Odin package update

Features

  • 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 (taking photos and videos)
  • 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
  • f2fs filesystem support
  • offline charging

Issues

  • video taken by stock camera app is green, but some apps like Camu taking correct videos without any issues
  • 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 😉
Thanks.

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.

115 Responses
  • thanks nova , but can you fixes camera video is green ? please

  • Atakan says:

    THANKS NOVA but fix the camera problem,please…

  • iruini says:

    In my S3 mini i dont have any problem, but this phone dont have enough performance for A5

  • vope says:

    Great work !

    Still the same bugs

    – Some bad French Layouts (I can help if you need)
    – Bad French translation due to CM12
    – BLN Control doesn’t work
    – Flashlight Long on-time.
    – Bug with Flashlight icon. It desappears when toggle…
    – No EAP-SIM
    – Old Android release (5.0.2). Now current release is Android 5.1…
    – Calculator keys are not sensitive

  • Rafnas says:

    Is Call Drop Fixed ?

  • krmax44 says:

    what is about the camera?

  • Lia Lotta says:

    Thanks!
    Still till major battery drain and memory leak.

    • ryan says:

      memory leak is google’s fault not novafusion’s

      if they could fix the memory leak they would but google are the only ones with access to the memory code

    • Zwenn says:

      What is memory leak?

      • IceWave says:

        Android allocates memory (RAM) without releasing it later on.
        Thus, the longer the uptime the less memory is available.

      • ryan says:

        when apps force close
        phone turns off randomly
        performance drops
        memory leak – apps hang on to memory instead of giving it back causing the phone to run out of memory which makes the phone restart

    • T3seR says:

      You tried change your cpu governator? I use the new Zmoove with noop and cqf and work well for me.

  • arggettlahm says:

    My camera is good but my Root is gone when i installed it anyone have root apps?

  • UserOfNova says:

    Can you please show us more details about the changelog, next time, please?

  • Joheny says:

    (Why are my comments keep disappearing?)

    There is a newer version of android.
    Version 5.1.
    Please update to the newer one.

  • J says:

    Give me a working Google gapps link plz
    Because this one ending with an error code 40
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/paranoid-android/general/gapps-official-to-date-pa-google-apps-t2943900
    :/

  • Lucas says:

    When you resolve the camera recording problem and update to 5.1 I will use

  • LordOfNether says:

    Thanks NOVA ! I’ll test this new version now 😉

  • farhat says:

    How can ı move apps to sd card?

  • Ferhat Budak says:

    VERY VERY LAGGGGGYYY

  • why its taken so long for the camera to be fixed?

  • montarion says:

    can you downgrade without a wipe?

    • T3seR says:

      you “can”, use titanum backup to save data from your most importants apps.. but messages apps is diferents, and you can be make a crash…

  • michelangelo says:

    freeze on reboot recovery twrp 2.8.0.0

  • Mishu says:

    Fixing this would be perfect:
    -Battery drain so fast, is like, I have 30% and then my phone randomly reboot and have between 5% to 1%
    -When you will fix problems with cyanogenmod music apps? (Eleven, Apollo)
    -A better improve on 3G/3G+ connectivity

    • saygone says:

      It is possible that you need to replace battery.

    • Yizac says:

      To fix the media player issue you need to:
      Settings=>Go to App’s=> All Apps=> Media Storage=>Clear Data.

      You will not lose any personall info but the phone will not recognize your files for like… 10~30 mins. It’s recommended that you reboot phone after this. After the media storage start working again you can use the media player, althought is very possible that you will have your songs in shifted places

      • Mishu says:

        It worked fine at first but, next day (today lol) it started to say “music has stopped/Apollo has stopped” and now when I see the song list they are like 5times repeated. It only happens to me with cyanogenmod music apps. With google play music or any other from store works fine but I don’t like any of them lol. So I have to clear data every day?

  • kronos says:

    side buttons do not work in the s3 I8190L .
    ANY SOLUTION ?.

  • ionut says:

    hey it is possible to have radio on this CM12 5.0.2?

  • yasin says:

    A little bug! The phone does not enter to deep sleep mode. It is not 1ghz bug phone waits on 200mhz even while screen is off. I tried several ways and several kernels to fix it but result is negative. Deep sleep bug is still here

  • T3seR says:

    Thank you for this relase.

    For me the bugs:

    – Call drop, because android drop network after an time, I needed reboot the phone to signal back
    – Music player don’t work if music stay on external storage, I belive it need an acess fix. (I use Player Pro)
    – Stock Calculator are freezing, bugging and low time to response on touch.
    – a bit lagg on interface from call.
    – 3G don’t work on my operator (Vivo Brasil) and I tried to call for the operator the APN and nothing.
    – ramdon reboots, it’s isn’t all time, but one time or other.

    I’m extreme happy with lolipop. and I belive this is tha last work of Nova Team XD is so hard to port new relases from android for a old phone. I’ll trade my phone this year and I’m so happy for this fantastic work from nova team. I’ll wait a milestone release to put in this phone and end the customization. Ty so much Nova Team, Ty so much Marcin <3

    • Florian K. says:

      I think, Vivo Brazil is the only provider where 3G doesn’t work. In Germany, almost nobody has this problem…

      • saygone says:

        Poland neither have this problem 😉

        There was something with APN-s to be set manualy or something like that to have it working.

      • T3seR says:

        This problem is with lolipop.. my friend have an Sony Xperia SP, and put a custom lolipop rom and 3G don’t work for he too.. I’ll call again on provider,

  • NOVAFUSION YOU ARE THE BEST WITHOUT YOUR JOB WE HAVE NO CM12 ON S3 MINI
    THNX AND I HOPE YOU DO A CM12.1 FOR MY PRECIOUS S3 MINI
    TAKE CARE

  • arggettlahm says:

    Thanks Nova
    I have no Issue

    Camera is Good
    UI
    mobile Data

    everything is fine Except ofcourse i cant seem to have my root working i guess its OP

    anyway So much thanks for this
    iloveyou nova team

  • hero says:

    Very nice release love it so much no lag again thanks

  • holmson93 says:

    please update carbon 4.4.4 i don’t like cyanogenmod, it doesn’t have any important functions that carbon has. i tried cm12 but turned back to carbon. i hope that carbon team will develop carbon rom 5.1 but for now please update carbon 4.4.4

    • T3seR says:

      He need update the cm12 to a stable milestone release to work on carbon. Because, they have two rom to work is very hard.

  • Heiko says:

    Hallo

    Warum verschwinden meine Posts wieder, ich kann englisch nicht gut 🙁

  • Heiko says:

    Why my posts disappear again, I can not English well

  • yasin says:

    Cm12 is not as fast as cm11 for now. For example, when i push to whatsapp on cm12, i wait 3 secs. for openin. Cm11 with art, the time is not even 1 sec.

  • SDK SMD says:

    hello, plz help.i can’t install any apk always ”apps not installed”

  • Julian says:

    The facebook icon in the statusbar bugs

  • Florian K. says:

    It’s WhatsApp’s fault. First they didn’t support ART, only after a few months, they bought an update to us!
    Three a and Telegram work well at me 😉

    • Florian K. says:

      *Should be under yasins comment

      • yasin says:

        Nop! Whatsapp supports art right now. You may use it with art on cm11 and it is really fast with it. Cm12 is not fast enough for now. Not just whatsapp, the result is same for all the other apps. I know this rom will be better than cm11 by the time. But the time i told is not this time:)

  • John Goodling says:

    Still can’t install in f2fs file system. I formatted all partitions as f2fs but when installing it always reverts to ext4. Please enable full f2fs supports and I’m sure performance will improve.
    Thank you!

  • SDK SMD says:

    can’t install apps or move to sdcard? some help plz?

  • Fernando says:

    Clash of clans not work

  • Sebastin25 says:

    can someone confirm if summoners war is working? i tried it before an wasnt working

  • montarion says:

    [BUG] bluetooth is super laggy,ml my phone is next to the speaker and its just impossible to listen to. There are sounddrops twice every second. I know it’s not the speaker since I used it with someone else’s phone and it worked perfectly.
    Oh and the bug tracker doesn’t work.
    Awesome work guys, but BT is really important to me.
    Have a nice day!

  • Nicky Sahani says:

    Guys, does any one know how to customize (Grid Size) the icons on the App drawer. All the icons are closed to each other. There is a setting to Grid size option for the application on home screen mode, but not for App drawer.

  • Felps says:

    I’m using the daily version and it works pretty well.
    Just a little bit laggy when i open or close some apps.
    Thank you guys!

  • suap says:

    Is it possible to format /system to f2fs with this build?

  • Fabcer says:

    My video is green… 🙁
    Thanks!!!

  • AlbertoDR says:

    Does anyone know why the “fix permissions” in recovery breaks everything?
    I was stuck in a bootloop and i had to restore a nandroid

  • Luca says:

    How update from old CM12 to new release CM12? Lose my data?

  • Sector says:

    After some hours of uptime:

    – “No Service” on mobile network with high battery drain -> not observed yet
    – Call dropping when answering a call -> not observed yet
    – Offline charging not working and freezing the device -> not tried yet
    – Random reboots of the device -> not observed yet
    – Videos not working with stock camera app (and Google Camera) -> Fluid in recording but still greenish/unviewable in playing, STILL IN PLACE ***
    – Videos quite jerky with Camu -> Still jerky both in recording and in playing, STILL IN PLACE ***
    – The Wi-Fi connection automatic disable when Internet is unavailable doesn’t reactivate when Internet becomes available, it stays with the “!” signal and the data connection remains on the mobile data. You need to reactivate the Wi-Fi connection manually. -> not tried yet
    – Contacts sorting/format into the call registry -> STILL IN PLACE ***

    By the way, thank you NovaFusion even if I don’t understand what you have really fixed with this latest release…

  • Christian Z says:

    No funciona la opción de fijar pantalla al querer salir de esta, los botones no sirven 🙁

  • Hi, i have problems with touch buttons, dont work, the led blink sometimes, but dont do nothing, what i can do?

    Sorry for my bad english

  • Kev says:

    Hey guys, just decided to instal Lollipop OS. Where can I get the Gapps for this version? Thanks

  • Chinedu says:

    I like how you are trying to get CM 12 on galaxy s3 mini, but can you PLEASE port it over to the refined version of the galaxy s3 mini (GT-I8200L GT-I8200 GT-I8200N and GT-I8200Q). This phone is very popular among the s3 mini user base.

  • Renato says:

    I just have one question… Will I be able to move my installed apps to sd card?

  • Alberto Zabaleta says:

    Google now Seach bug

  • BlackPoison says:

    Tried to update the latest version of cm12…21/3/2015 and after completing i boot up from twrp..
    Just saw Samsung Logo and screen turns off.
    I don’t even have a nandroid back or any kind of app backup.

  • Adr1anjos3 says:

    Hello Novafusion !! Where I can download the CyanogenMod 12.0 GoogleApps ?

  • saygone says:

    Two things spotted:
    – cannot force my phone when connecting to laptop to be in only charge mode
    – I see restart pattern on my device – problem occur when I am listening music via Spotify and want to navigate – when I turn on mobile network (3g) then GPS (device only) and start Yanosik music stops, once I click to play again device restarts. Today I’ve tested this again and result was the same – device restart.

  • Sector says:

    After 1 day of uptime:

    – “No Service” on mobile network with high battery drain -> STILL IN PLACE (AND MORE FREQUENT)
    – Call dropping when answering a call -> STILL IN PLACE
    – Offline charging not working and freezing the device -> not tried yet
    – Random reboots of the device -> not observed yet
    – Videos not working with stock camera app (and Google Camera) -> Fluid in recording but still greenish/unviewable in playing, STILL IN PLACE ***
    – Videos quite jerky with Camu -> Still jerky both in recording and in playing, STILL IN PLACE ***
    – The Wi-Fi connection automatic disable when Internet is unavailable doesn’t reactivate when Internet becomes available, it stays with the “!” signal and the data connection remains on the mobile data. You need to reactivate the Wi-Fi connection manually. -> not tried yet
    – Contacts sorting/format into the call registry -> STILL IN PLACE ***

    Please work hard on these priorities:
    – Mobile network stability (frequent “No Service” and call dropping when answering)
    – Offline charging
    – Video camera recording

    Many thanks Nova and keep up this good work!

  • Felps says:

    I can’t record an audio on Whatsapp, does anyone know what to do? The phone recorder was working at the beginning but apparently it’s not working anymore either, which is weird couse “Ok Google” works just fine.

  • Jerry says:

    No sevice always, I could not make it work. Going back to cm11.

  • Veitorman says:

    After seeing comments i’n not 100% sure of update from cm11 to cm12 but im 100%SURE that I WANT TO HELP YOU GUYS!
    i don’t really know how, but I REALLY want to help you out!
    the first and only rom that i’ve tried on my s3 mini was cm11 from here, so I guess I can help 😀

  • arthur says:

    Vpn doesn’t work. Please fix.

  • Sector says:

    After 2 days of uptime:

    – “No Service” on mobile network with high battery drain -> STILL IN PLACE (AND EVEN MORE FREQUENT!!!)
    – Call dropping when answering a call -> STILL IN PLACE
    – Offline charging not working and freezing the device -> STILL IN PLACE
    – Random reboots of the device -> STILL IN PLACE
    – Videos not working with stock camera app (and Google Camera) -> Fluid in recording but still greenish/unviewable in playing, STILL IN PLACE ***
    – Videos quite jerky with Camu -> Still jerky both in recording and in playing, STILL IN PLACE ***
    – The Wi-Fi connection automatic disable when Internet is unavailable doesn’t reactivate when Internet becomes available, it stays with the “!” signal and the data connection remains on the mobile data. You need to reactivate the Wi-Fi connection manually. -> not tried yet
    – Contacts sorting/format into the call registry -> STILL IN PLACE ***

    Please work hard on these priorities:
    – Mobile network stability (frequent “No Service” and call dropping when answering)
    – Offline charging
    – Video camera recording

    Many thanks Nova and keep up this good work!

    • abf says:

      Not sure if this can be considered a workaround for the offline charge but I “discovered” a weird thing while playing with my wife’s i8190L.

      – Power off the phone
      – Plug the charger (it is expected to see the loading star)
      – Attempt to start in recovery (power + volume up + menu)

      The phone attempted to start recovery but for some reason while plugged it never did. However, while waiting for the recovery menu, I was able to see the white battery charging and then the screen turned into black. I released the buttons at that time and then just clicking the power button (short press) the screen showed the battery charging. The charging process appears to be longer than usual but at least it seems to be working.

      Besides it reaches 100% while charging, once I restarted the phone it always shows 95~98%.

      I tried the above at least 3 times to confirm if this workaround works… It worked for me… I hope it works for you.

      DO NOT restart the phone while plugged. In my case the battery showed a weird value.

  • Helmut Jarausch says:

    Hi,
    can you please share a link to Google apps 5.x for the S3 mini.
    The link on your download page isn’t working anymore.
    Many thanks,
    Helmut

  • steven says:

    I have updated download links sorry for my Impolite

  • Florian K. says:

    Just another issue: Video Player in Chrome doesn’t work.
    I only hear the sound. In Chrome, I get a message like this: Can’t play the video…

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