June 20th, 2015
RELEASE for S3 Mini
CyanogenMod 12.1

New stable release (20150620) 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)!

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.


  • CM sources update
  • toolchain 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 (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


  • 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 😉

If somehow you’ll find a bug, use our bugtracker if you want to report it.

82 Responses
  • Sonny says:

    Are there any big bugs in CM 12.1 left?

  • george says:

    instagram, vines, twitter and tumblr are fixed? pls somebody answer me

  • johan canaval says:

    I have problems playing videos from youtube and instagram, the app closes.

  • Carlos says:

    how i can fix the voice call n whatsapp just work when i put speaker because i cant listen nothing??? help please..!!

    • Carlos says:

      anybody help please..!!! 🙁

      • Robbe says:

        Have you tried to decrease the volume and than increase again the volume of the headset while receiving the whatsapp call?
        Remember this is a BETA ROM, we are the testers. Our feedback is what helps Nova to try to solve the bugs.
        Try to move to Carbon 5.1.1, it is working pretty well.
        Good luck. It’s part of the game 🙂

        • Mike says:

          Novafusion is never out of BETA. I haven’t found a final version yet where everything works like it’s supposed to. And how long have they been modding these ROM’s? Years.


  • rabe85 says:

    Works good for now 🙂

    Here are some bugs:
    – I can’t toggle on and off the energy saving mode with the quick settings button. I need to hold the button (to open the menu) and switch it on there.
    – Energy saving mode is not re-activated after disconnect the charger (if it was active before).
    – Is there not invisible mode for bluetooth? I can’t find a setting for it (visible, visible for x minutes, invisible).
    – Coupled bluetooth devices are not shown if bluetooth is deactivated. So i can’t change the actions in the profile settings with deactivated bluetooth. (Actions for wifi devices are working with deactivated wifi)
    – I can’t configure the contact icon in the right top corner (lock screen, quick settings).

    • rabe85 says:

      You can delete this comment, its twice.

    • T3seR says:

      About bluetooh config, you don’t need visible time more, you active bluetooh, he stay 5min visible, after that you neet tap again, if you can’t tap, the bluetoof is on, but can’t visible to other…

  • FiruzzZ says:

    realmente horrible, no pensé que iba tener tantos problemas instalando esto, un parto para sacar la google search bar, un quilombo para hacer aparecer el botón de DICTADO, el predictivo SPANISH latin america es un asco (las posibilidades que arrojan están todo mal acentuadas, “dé” que puta es de con acento? de dónde sacaron el diccionario?).
    No se puede tener una screen “sin íconos” (hay miles de tópicos en internet sobre como podés lograr esto, con las versiones stock se podían crear tantos como uno quiera).
    Y eso que solo llevo un día usando el mod.. que decepción

  • Carlos says:

    ok thanks.!! so in carbon works fine? no problem in carbon?oh i have ti increase or decrese the volumein headset robe?

  • Robbe says:

    Carlos in carbon 5.1.1 is less evident, but remember all are BETA ROMs.
    I am pretty satisfied with the last carbon 5.1.1 ROM.
    You can dig inside the setup and you find many things that the other don’t have.
    Keep with you the gaaps for 5.1 and as a good advise, make a backup of your actual installation if for any reason you don’t like you can always wipe and restore your last installation.
    Good luck.
    Remember use TWRP

    • Carlos says:

      ok robe thanks..!! so i try carbon …but when i want to call how can i listen th dual tone??
      same increase and decrease?? its better carbon than cyanogen??

      • Robbe says:

        I’ve been testing CM since 10 and carbon is a step higher in many ways.
        I waited to move from 11 to 12.1 which I like, but as I said carbon is superior if you enjoy to tuich your S3 mini, which I do.
        BLN don’t work, but who cares 🙂
        Video you have to use something else than stock app like Camu
        Sometimes touch screen is response less for a moment.
        All of this little bugs are commons in either CM12.1 or carbon 5.1.1
        Good luck

      • yorvichs says:

        saludos en carbono se pueden ver los videos de instagran, facebook o youtube? gracias y disculpen la pregunta y al instalar carbono luego instalos los gapps de 5.1 sin problema?

        • Yizac says:

          En carbon si puedes ver los videos de IG, y por lo general algunas cosas funcionanmejor que en CM 12, pero he notado el sistema algo inestable con ciertas cosas

  • Alexandre says:

    The device is really slow when LiveDisplay is “On”.

  • fabricio says:

    hellow, i have my samsung galaxy s3 mini hardbricked becouse i unlock de bootloader with EZ-unlock. is there any solution? i haved installed cm 12.1 realease finished in 520, and it was greate so now 620 must be better! please help.

  • Dimauro says:

    this version is not compatible with Microsoft Office. why?

  • Daocao says:

    Can add NFC support?

  • Ivan says:

    hey, can you link me stable gapps? when i open maps in navigator mode it crashes, and youtube is not working
    excuse me for my bad english

  • Francesco says:

    Gapps does’nt work more,I installed it but I can see neither goggle account or application 🙁

  • Johnny says:

    How can I apply this update. Currently I’m on CM 12.1 release from 04th June (20150604). It is necessary to flash new release using Odin? Or is there any more simple way to apply update using TWRP ? I really need some quick tutorial. Thank you 🙂

  • Berkant says:

    Please fix video chrash bugs ırıspı çıcıkları thanx nova amna sokam you are great

    • Luiz Renato Zanoni says:

      Instagram videos are working well in CarbonLP Version 5.1.1 20,150,618.
      Used Cyanogend Mod 121, moved to Carbon, because these errors with videos were bothering me a lot.

  • cybernetpy says:

    Why the problem can not solve even video?

  • D. Emilien says:

    The bug with camera video is fix ? Because I can t

  • Matthias says:

    Hi …
    I’m using cm 12.1 on my s3 mini.
    The touch buttons: menu and back button are not working and not lighted.
    Settings for backlight of the buttons found but no changes work.

  • T3seR says:

    Ty Nova Team

    But this time a lots of problems:

    – WIFI Drop -> After some time Wifi drop connection and I need turning off an on again
    – Reboots leave so much time and drain a lots of battery
    – Battery wont correct display -> All times battery full charge show only 94%
    – RANDOM BRINKS -> This is my big problem, for example if I turn torch on, after some time phone turning off… And.. BRICK, to back I need to enter in TWRP and re-flash ROM and clear cache and dalvik, in this process my battery drain a lots. And isn’t only in torch, some times random reboots make that too.
    – Video Codec wont work properly -> Sometime YouTube work, sometime crash, in my games is the same, sometimes work videos from games, some crashs…

  • Jorge Lopez says:

    Donde puedo bajar las gaaps para lollipop?

  • Emilio says:

    Cannot unmount external SD card nor format it. And cannot move apps to external SD card. Futher it looks really nice! Thanks for the effort!

  • Zibos says:

    Hola. muy buena la rom podrian hailitar otg de nuevo ?

    • Javier says:

      Yes please. I join the request of Zibos. Supposedly lollipop was a breakthrough for artists and musicians to reduce latency in the audio front of their opponents as IOS. Is essential for an artist to be enabled OTG to connect devices such as a controller or when creativity is born during the day to use caustic for example.

  • Zibos says:

    Hi, great work. Could you pleas enaeble otg service ?

  • Andres says:

    Here are the Gapps http://sh.st/zUYFV

  • mikelly says:

    Nevermind the Gapps suggested above. Use this link from XDA-Developers. I’ve been using their gapps without any issues. You can download a huge files down to pico files. Your choice. Enjoy!!!


  • ilikesomu says:

    Guys stop using novafusion mods. I just read through my phone logs and found that these people take logs of your phone, I especially found a log that took a screenshot of my phone and it managed to capture my login password. Don’t trust these people.!

  • Javier says:

    Hi, great work Nova. ¿Could enable the OTG service?. Supposedly lollipop was a breakthrough for artists and musicians to reduce latency in the audio front of their opponents as IOS. Is essential for an artist to be enabled OTG to connect devices such as a controller or when creativity is born during the day to use caustic for example. Thanks and Go on!!!

  • Fredo Malik says:

    how to make playstore download , to download app to sd card not on my system please ?!

  • stephencha says:

    i can`t clearly hear callers voice. any solution?

  • David says:

    some bugs on this ROM??? ….. Carbon ROM is better than cm12??? why is better…?

  • Andres says:

    Modify kernel so that it can use FM Radio

    • mikelly says:

      I didn’t have to modify kernel. I just downloaded iheart and it works great.

      • MEP MEP says:

        iheartradio seems not compatible with s3mini

        • mikelly says:

          You must have a different phone than me. My phone is GT-i8190 International. I use iheart on my from everyday when I’m exercising. I have it program to 13 different station from California to DC. It’s compatible with s3-mini.

  • Luiz Renato Zanoni says:

    Instagram videos are working well in CarbonLP Version 5.1.1 20,150,618.
    Used Cyanogend Mod 121, moved to Carbon, because these errors with videos were bothering me a lot.

  • kozelos says:

    hi, i am surprised that nobody has the same problem, but as well as on previous version, i simply cannot make the phone silent. Whenever i choose silent profile and try to call the phone, it rings…. thats really annoying.. any help?

  • Carlos says:

    wich kernel i have to use ???

  • Ilya says:

    Root access missed.

    Root Checker Basic wrote:
    Sorry! Root access is not properly installed on this device. GT-I8190, Android 5.1.1

    TWRP manager wrote:
    Root is required for this app

    In Terminal command “su” returns 255 code

  • AiratK says:


  • evildog1 says:

    HI Maclaw. Can you please upload your open source of Cyanogenmod 12.1 for i8190? i would like to compare it with CM11 to see what is the problem with video decoder

  • Caesar Montes says:


    Please disable the CAPTCHA thing or allow people to create mirrors. Your servers aren’t friendly with LatinAmerica connections so is very hard to download your files; they crash in the middle and can’t be resume.

    • T3seR says:

      I don’t have this problem…. I donwload without problem in Brazil and after pass captcha ypu can use the link to put in JDownloader for example…

      • Caesar Montes says:

        Brazil internet’s faster than mine, Venezuela.

        Could be great those images are uploaded to a place like Mega, or just allow people to create mirrors!

  • Caesar Montes says:


    What does this means:
    CM sources update
    toolchain update
    changes as for lollipop releases
    Odin package update

    There has been several stable releases with only those updates, not bug fixes like video playback crash, app crash, slow to recognize SIM card and green video taken.

    Also, there should be allowed to place mirrors some other place as downloads from your servers are very slow, not to tell they crash major times. I have to rety a download like 5 times until it finish right.

    Anyway, thanks for your continue releases.

  • faruk kaya says:

    This is full of bug. I see
    1. Offline mod charge full at %96
    2. Online mod charge full at %95 or %97
    3. I can t watch any video (vine&gif) on twitter or instagram
    4. Sd card – after format from phone settings it is look like 0(zero) mb
    5. Audio levels are be reseted every restart phone
    6. That music player is really weird&terrible
    7. That white menu background is really weird&terrible
    8. Online mod charge countdown must be fixed. 15 mins for %95 and 17 mins for %96
    9. Wifi and mobile signal shortcut buttons are working interesting. Or so slow i don t know.

    Now i have 4.4.4 vers.

  • xtro says:


    I have the “12.1-20150606” version and see which is already available “20,150,620”.
    However, Phone Info – Updates CyanogenMod suggests no new updates.
    How I can update the latest versions?

  • EmoForGame says:

    In version Odin no google apps it’s a big bug :/
    Si i install manually

  • Nacho says:

    Inbox By Gmail notifications not working.

  • Thomas Mueller says:

    – after Upgrade from CM 11 Google Play stopped working, reflashing CM Google Apps for 12.1 did not help, needed to wipe all
    – Bluetooth LE is not working

  • Caesar Montes says:

    I just came here to tell you guys that you all should consideeer forgot CM 12 and migrat into Carbon, which is almost all free of bugs, but mostly of major CM12 bugs!

    Really, I am totally amaze how nice and well works Carbon if compared to CM12!

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