April 28th, 2015
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New stable release (20150428) of CM12.1 for S3 Mini is available!

Please, test it and report any bugs!

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:

  • CM12.1 sources update
  • fixed call drops and incall bluetooth issues
  • built using linaro toolchain
  • Odin package updated

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.

124 Responses
  • omri says:

    thanks… first 🙂

  • hacamat says:

    gt-i8200 work?

  • 21sdino says:

    thanks maclaw you are the best on rom cyanogenmod

  • Xkirnel99 says:

    OOh i’m waiting thaaaT Thaaank youu Nova

  • AiVeN says:

    Thanks for fast update 😛

    Call drop bug:
    When i was calling i got another drop with message on background “Dialing service stopped working”.
    (I think it crashed when i put mi mobile on table and sensor turned display on,then it crashed.)

    Random reboot/s bug:
    After a few seconds i answered another call from minimalized call UI and then my phone started to reboot,but funny is the call does not dropped and i was able to speak and hear when CM booting logo appears till phone starts.. 🙂 🙂

  • Xkirnel99 says:

    😀 im just Looking for kiernel that support BLN and Swipe File

  • Avatar says:

    For Gt I8200 also plz.

  • Avatar says:

    For GT I8200 also plz….

  • Luis Levi says:

    Please, fix video taken by stock camera. Third-party applications will never work properly, but yours works did. Please fix video taken by stock camera like at yours ROM (Android 4.4). Thanks NOVA 😉

    • Yea please. I love your work and I’m always waiting for all your great improves. If you could make the stock camera work, you’d become my god *-* (more than you’re already are)

  • omri says:

    I’ve noticed that the incoming calls and speaker voice is low.
    Now if you want to press + on the volume it won’t change anything *but*, if you first press -volume and than +volume it will actually work.
    I think this bug need to be fixed

    thanks

    • Stefan says:

      I agree this should be fixed in all CM ROMs.

      • AiVeN says:

        This bug does not appear on old 11CM ver 😛 .. I saw somewhere script that automaticaly turn vol. down and then up on call pick. 🙂

        • Stefan says:

          What kind of script isz it? Could it be done with Llama or included in CM 11 as a workaround?

          • AiVeN says:

            I saw it long time ago somewhere on XDA forums,but it was for old 10.1 CM. I dont know if it works on 12.1.

            When i had CM 11 on my S3 Mini from NovaFusion,I dont have any bugs and call volume was good.

    • Cem says:

      When I answer the phone, I can’t hear anything much. +volume button doesn’t increase the volume. Pressing -volume before pressing +volume doesn’t work on my phone. If I enable the speaker on the back, again the voice is not enough and everyone can hear my conversation. I tried ‘volume+’ from google play, it doesn’t affect much. Before installing Cyanogenmod 12.1, I was using Cyanogenmod 11 and the voice was perfect. However, I liked 12.1 and I don’t want to return 11.

  • Mehmet Kuru says:

    Problem=Charging ends quickly Please help me Only cm 12.1 and cm 11

  • juli9627 says:

    Hello , I have a problem I can not install applications that are not in the play store , any solution ? thanks Team Nova Fusion, Sorry for my english.

    • Simmon says:

      Hey Juli, try to change it in settings, this should work. There go to Safety or something like this.. There you should find an option to “allow to install apps from strange sources. Try that
      Sincerely
      Simon

    • Wolf says:

      You have to install PA GApps

    • Xkirnel99 says:

      Helloo if you mean install apk should be go to ”setting”, ”security”, and enable ” Unkown sources ”

    • Florian says:

      You have to install full Gapps package for CM12.1
      You can download here : http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=59691711&postcount=5

      • Xkirnel99 says:

        he is mean the apk files 😉

        • juli9627 says:

          Right, what I mean is that I can not install applications ( .apk ) downloaded from pages or third party programs , any solution ?

          • Jeff says:

            Look out the default memory for applications to be installed is the internal memory and the SD memory because it will fail installation with APK, this you can see at: Settings, Applications, and press the “Options” button your cell phone. (Sorry for my bad English, my native language is Spanish)

          • AiVeN says:

            You must allow in settings to install third party applications and have root acces for applications. 🙂

          • Ignacio says:

            Me neither. I have already allowed third party apps. It’s a problem during the installation. At the end it says “The installation fail”.

          • Xkernel99 says:

            hello bro yes if you want install apk files just read my first reply and you got it 😉

          • Xkernel99 says:

            hello bro if you want install it just go to ”setting”, ”security”, and enable ” Unkown sources ”

        • juli9627 says:

          Friend, I have already installed the gapps , but I think my phone has a problem with the package installation used file says it failed to install the application , if I can install the Play Store , but I can not install downloaded applications google with apk format, I tried everything , you have more solutions?

          • AiVeN says:

            Try a different version of gapps,and as i sayed,enable installing 3rd prty app in setting and get a root access for applications,this worked for me. 🙂

          • juli9627 says:

            I’ve already done , you do me a tutorial or tell me what options you have activated for installing applications , or the download link of the gapps which you used for you to work, sorry for my ignorance , not yet much about this Thanks friend . ( I’ve already done everything , making it a factory reset , activating superuser around the phone , installing many gapps 5.1 , eliminating cache and Dalvik cache) Thanks

          • juli9627 says:

            I’ve already done , you do me a tutorial or tell me what options you have activated for installing applications , or the download link of the gapps which you used for you to work, sorry for my ignorance , not yet much about this Thanks friend . ( I’ve already done everything , making it a factory reset , activating superuser around the phone , installing many gapps 5.1 , eliminating cache and Dalvik cache) Thanks.

          • juli9627 says:

            I always actividos developer options , the option appears ” Unable to install the application “

          • juli9627 says:

            *activated*

    • RodrigoYair says:

      I had the same problem.
      It’s new google duplicate permission declaration android L policy, check this out. https://code.google.com/p/ics-openvp…/detail?id=299
      I’ve found a workaround for this, app which won’t install because of this, Open apk as archive and extract lib folder, rename apk as base.apk , make a folder with name as “apppackagename-1” and copy that folder to /data/app with ES File Explorer, It didn’t work for me except in ES File explorer.
      PS: for package name it’s the app package name so if it’s com.app.anything, the folder name is com.app.anything-1

  • Ciasny Wiesiek says:

    Why there is problem with video, still?

  • Massimo says:

    In cm12.0 when I connect phone to car the car ask for copy all contacts.. Now no. Why?

  • Pe. Paulo M. Ramalho says:

    I install this version in my S3 Mini and the version 12.0 but my mobile data don’t work. In principle the mobile operator settings are correct. They were made automatically. How can I do?

  • Mishu says:

    I have a question: if I change to f2fs, when I’ll upload the upcoming version, will keep as f2fs without losing data? will change to ext4 and lose my data?

    • AiVeN says:

      It depends on witch data partition you want to change 🙂 e.g. if you change /cache and /system you wont lose anything,but if you change /data your partition is wiped.

  • Felps says:

    Is it just me that Whatsapp incoming calls are mute? It works fine when is me calling.

  • Tomek says:

    W ostatnich trzech systemach 12.1 automatycznie tracę sieć. Obecnie jestem w play. Problem naprawia się po restarcie telefonu

  • Hugo says:

    -Sometimes when i turn on the screen, the touch doesn’t work.
    -Sometimes the phone restarts while is charging.

    *Do you think it is possible to make the buttons light up only when they are touched?

    Great work Nova! Thx!

  • Arun says:

    Call drop fix confirmed????
    Anyone pls confirm me…

  • Grzesiek says:

    The latest version of CyanogenMod 12.1 (20150428) for S3 Mini still find a problem with call drops. During a call, the phone application has been stopped.

  • ploll says:

    I’m running CM12.1 20150412, it says “no new updates available”, is it suppose to work?

  • Lee says:

    Is there any way for stock camera app to store photos directly to sd card? in CM11 cam app i could change the storage folder in 12.1 i cant find it…
    Best regards.

  • anonymous says:

    recorder.setVideoSize(320,240); nova when I used to make ROMs I changed this to different numbers and it worked so plz change the peremeters nova
    The rom I did it on was on android 2 and on a Chinese phone

  • Kwstas says:

    call drop hasn’t completely fixed but i noticed that is happening a lot less than previous versions.
    also when i install this version the system automatically changes to ext4 format instead of f2fs

  • Rafael says:

    Instagram videos are still a no go. App crashes every single time a video starts playing.

  • OSCAR ALHO says:

    – I can not move applications to the SD card as CyanogenMod 11.0.

    – The applications facebook and instagram brake when reproducing videos automatically.

    – When I try to restore to factory defaults get stuck in TWRP interface flashes.

    – Do not recharge the animation when the scarifier is connected offline / disconnected while charging occurs , it would be nice if animção / charging interface was present.

    – I can not install games off the PLAY store. Download some games on other sites for manual installation but always get the mensgem the installation fallhou .

    Good job found more fluid that version.

  • pooria says:

    same here. goes back to ext4 after flashing the rom. even if you format it f2fs before installation

  • dhiven says:

    Whatsapp call only work on speaker

  • Sisak says:

    Hello guys, when I tried to install the package, tha package was installed incorrectly (tried second time, same result). All went without a problem when flashing was being done.
    I got a message from TWRP when I pressed reboost telling me that I don’t seem to have the phone rooted (which is a problem on itself, considering that every CM is a pre-rooted ROM), both times I chose that I don’t want TWRP to try and root it, because it isn’t possible to have it unrooted if installed correctly. After that I was stuck at sime kind of an old Android logo.
    I had to go restore my older CM 12.1 backup. It all seems like the system wasn’t even flashed… so I got an idea now that the system maybe wasn’t mounted (I didn’t manually mount it, but as far as I know it has to mount automatically, that’s why I don’t do it manually of course).
    So I ask you, if you did anything else when installing this version? O.o
    PS: Version that I tried to upgrage from was CM 12.1 (20150427).

  • vope says:

    Great work !

    As requested in the topic, here are my bugs

    – Bad French layouts
    – Bad French translation due to Cyanogenmod
    – BLN Control doesn’t work, due to Novafusion kernel, apparently
    – Flashlight Long on-time.
    – Flashlight crash when toggle several times
    – No EAP-SIM
    – Random reboots, and when it reboots, i have to reboot again because SIM card is not activated
    – Low volume during phone call
    – Sometimes when i turn on the screen, the touch doesn’t work.
    – Battery drains so fast
    – lower than the previous release

    To Nova Team: could you update the link to download GAPPS, please ?
    It is broken…

    • mr me says:

      Noone cares about french,bln works perfect for me,use the + button, the touch works in any moment, buy a new bbattery and stop commentin shit always and try the new releases before ok? And make a clean install without backup thats shit.

    • vope says:

      This is not Lolipop 5.1.1 as written on the download page but lolipop 5.1

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  • Emanuele says:

    THANKS NOVA TEAM!! GOOD WORK!!

  • Fer LC says:

    there is a failure to charge battery, it restarts only. also when turned on or reset, out of updating the application and repeat the process two to three times mast lighting.

  • robo says:

    hello thank you very much for this version of android for S III mini devices.
    I have proven several versions 12.1 , currently the version of ( 20150428 )

    and I found some anomalies .

    to make calls the volume is low .

    to open applications such as video on facebook, netflix , instagram . etc.
    most of the time cops for a few seconds and the application is closed.

    This has presented the release of version 12.1 ( 20150420)

  • Mr jda says:

    Hello , I have a problem I can not install applications. (. Apk) that are not in the play store , any solution ? thanks Team Nova Fusion, Sorry for my english.

  • Renato says:

    Hello congratulations for the work, I have a doubt, I have already installed in my s3 mini CM rom 12.1 but I wonder how can I update the rom without losing my original settings? usually install the ROM again by ODIN and I have to reset my data.

  • amb67 says:

    In call volume is very low when picking up the call, tried the press the – button then the +, nothing happens.

    Apart from that, great work.

  • Luis Fernán says:

    I’ve being using your ROMs since I had my galaxy Ace. But, with CM 11 and now CM 12.1, I have the problem that, many times, when I’m connected my phone to my pc, it does not ring wiht the income phone calls. Is there something I need to do for solving this?

  • Andres says:

    I have problems with mail apk

  • ZongHans says:

    Call drop still happens. The OS says “unfortunately, dialer has stopped.” In call volume still buggy, need to press volume down before volume up to make it louder.

  • Patrick says:

    After first start, I’ve got the error “Unfortunately, the process com.google.process.gapps has stopped”. After flashing the firmware, I flashed GApps Micro Package for Android 5.1, don’t know where to find my mistake.

    Also a reflash of Gapps including clearing dalvik and cache didn’t fix the problem.

    Does anyone have an idea to fix this or experiences the same issue?

  • Alejandro says:

    Hello! I have a problem with Google Search. When I look for something, it closes. I need Google Search.

    Anyway, it’s great!

    Excellent Job Nova! Thank You!

    • Alejandro says:

      In addition to the failure of Google Search, there are failures in Youtube. When I open a notification, the app crash.

      Thank Nova!

  • Bob says:

    Installed CM12.1 on my S3 mini, not able to read contacts from the sim card, any solution to fix this, otherwise its great.

  • GT-I8190 says:

    Since I’ve installed this update, my S3 Mini is very hot compared to before.

  • abbas says:

    i am 2%!! (((:
    my s3mini phone has a problem with apn and when i klick to biuld new APN, it says that user can’t make a APN!!

    what am i doing,now?? )))))))):

  • gmz says:

    problem with sim contacts, anyone???? s3 mini lolipop

  • juli9627 says:

    Hello, I have a problem that you had put in the comments, I can not install applications I downloaded , they are not of the play store , I can not install applications ( .apk ) , I have activated unknown sources in my s3 mini, but I get the notice, not the application was installed , someone has this problem, you can give me a concrete solution , thank you very much for reading, and thanks to the team of nova fusion, sorry for my English ,
    many Thanks

  • juli9627 says:

    Hello, I have a problem that you had put in the comments, I can not install applications I downloaded , they are not of the play store , I can not install applications ( .apk ) , I have activated unknown sources in my s3 mini, but I get the notice, not the application was installed , someone has this problem, you can give me a concrete solution , thank you very much for reading, and thanks to the team of nova fusion, sorry for my English ,
    many Thanks.

  • uso says:

    “fixed call drops ” – not true. i get incoming calls and calls drop everytime

    • anzharip says:

      Thanks for sharing. I’ll wait for next update then. 🙂

      • privjet says:

        I have the impression, that when I let the call ring for min. three times (three vibrations), then accept it and wait for min three seconds before putting the phone on my ear (and let the screen turn off) than the call doesn’t drop. Also the answering of calls out of the head up notification works worse than the normal way.

  • Niel says:

    could you please fix the “couldn’t move app. not enough storage space” error when moving apps to sd card; I have about 8gb free on my 16gb sd card.
    I have noticed this since cm12.0, reflashing the rom, changing to f2fs format and wiping everything does not fix the error.
    But this does not happen on cm11.0…. don’t know why

    • AiVeN says:

      Moving apsp to SD isn’t working for now,and yes on CM 11 it works well. I think because of /system partition is not working on f2fs,only /data and /cache. If you want to move big files/games to your SD,use application “Folder Mount” it works very well. 🙂

  • rwgamer says:

    please add the double-tap to unlock the phone ???? as the official CyanogenMod 12.1 !!!!

  • tas0s says:

    Sum of Issues for me:
    1. call drops – the bug is still here 75%
    2. link2sd – not working (none app to SD)
    3. slow SIM recognition – after 5′ the phone ask me about my PIN
    4. the volume buttons at in coming call – must press all the time + & – to hear loud
    5. fix the boost loud speaker – as the official OS (samsung) the button exist at incoming call

  • xvzf says:

    Problems with video playback: 1. YouTube constantly crashes when I play a video.
    2. Instagram randomly crashes while playing videos.

  • Simeon says:

    Someone have a solution for installing minecraft?Cuz when i try installing it it says “App not installed.”

    • Sora says:

      I had this problem on a previous version of lollipop. My solution was to go into the app storage settings and set it to always perfer to install on the internal memory. Then this worked, for some reason is tries to install to SD normally and gets messed up.

  • Muhammed Kılıç says:

    Tek bir şey söyleyeceğim:
    ”Yapacağınız işi sikeyim AMK beceriksizleri!!!”
    Kaç aydır bir çağrı kesilme sorununu düzeltemediniz bir de düzelttik diye yalan söylüyorsunuz.
    Aynı şeklilde kaç aydır yeşil video sorununu düzeltmediniz.
    Yetmiyormuş gibi çok yavaş çalışıyorsunuz.
    Güncellemeleriniz de bir sike yaramıyor

  • vladimir says:

    What about USB OTG? Where is it?

  • Julio says:

    Please develop a ROM for S3 Mini I8200L

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  • juli9627 says:

    Hello, I have a problem that you had put in the comments, I can not install applications I downloaded , they are not of the play store , I can not install applications ( .apk ) , I have activated unknown sources in my s3 mini, but I get the notice, not the application was installed , someone has this problem, you can give me a concrete solution , thank you very much for reading, and thanks to the team of nova fusion, sorry for my English ,
    many Thanks….

  • Shahriar says:

    To the Nova team: I experimented with android 4.4 stock camera (link: http://www.mediafire.com/download/nz1co1293v6vw7c/Camera.apk), and the video was all stutter-y except it was not green anymore and I could discern some details out of it…could you work on the Kitkat camera to make it compatible with Lollipop interface? Thanks for the great effort you all put on this!

  • Patrick says:

    Well, I finally went back to previous release of 12.1 which I saved on my PC. No files were lost, everything working as before!

  • Radim says:

    Decline in the volume of calls.
    Crashes incoming calls ..

  • amb67 says:

    OK so I’ve found a few issues:

    > In call volume is so low it makes the phone pretty useless
    > During a call I found that it suddenly cut out, I thought it was a signal issue but alas it wasn’t.
    > Facebook randomly closes during use
    > YouTube crashes when searching for videos and during playback
    > Phone can be a little laggy in opening up apps/navigating through the screens

    On a positive note:

    > Battery life is great on this release, after a full day at work I have 40% battery charge remaining, used to be around 15%
    > Phone boots up really quick
    > No issues with camera or video

  • Belisario says:

    Hello congratulations by the Rom works great only a doubt as active root access

  • radek says:

    Crashes incoming calls – reboot phone
    working with SD card

  • Luca says:

    Great job but incoming call volume is very low

  • Eric Staal says:

    The homescreen sometimes removes the app icons. This result in a blank homescreen. Only option to solve this is to reboot. Is this a (known) bug? Or does somebody else has issues with it?

  • Antal says:

    Get the following in CWM recovery:
    Installing: /external_sd/cm12.1_golden.nova.20150428.zip
    Finding update package…
    Opening update package…
    E: Can’t open /external_sd/cm12.1_golden.nova.20150428.zip
    (bad)
    Installation aborted.

    What to do?

  • Hugo says:

    The icon of the mobile network takes too long to change

  • Peter says:

    Hi, I want to use AFWall+. I have installed it from F-Droid and it requires root access. It is enabled as device administrator, but it still does not work. What can I do?

    Thanks

  • oles says:

    Disabling vibration feedback for keystrokes on the on-screen keyboard has no effect.

  • YORVICHS says:

    good afternoon from Venezuela, install it on my mini s3 and gives me a lot of failures, such applications are closed giving notice suddenly the audio is very low at the time of call, suddenly lost signal, the battery lasts less and to connect the truck loader loads the music and not activated

  • nilfs2 says:

    None of the music apps I’ve tried are able to read the music on the externel SD card, the only way to do so is to browse through the music folder and play each file individually.

  • Rodrigo says:

    Why everytime i flash the new ROM, the google apps crashes??? Everytime i flash the new ROM i have to flash the gapps to and wipe.

  • Zibos says:

    hello
    I would like to ask if you can please enable otg again

  • Paul says:

    Is it possible to encrypt my phone?

  • Antonio Acosta says:

    all excellent but
    New stable release (20150505) of CM12.1 for S3 Mini
    the incoming calls and speaker voice is low.
    if you first press -volume and than +volume it will actually work.
    this bug need to be fixed pleaseeeee

    thanks

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