June 27th, 2015
RELEASE for S3 Mini
CyanogenMod 12.1

New stable release (20150627) 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
  • complete sources refresh
  • including huge changes from CyanogenMod
  • 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.

76 Responses
  • Hadol says:

    what is “huge changes” ?

  • mirko8054 says:

    All changes list please, tell me if i should flash from CM11 to this please!

  • sabotix says:

    Twitter instagram crash video problem ?

  • AidilHakim says:

    Please fix about the camera problem 🙁

  • Mike says:

    They list “huge changes” and they don’t even care to state what, lol. A little transparency wouldn’t hurt, y’know.

    And please fix the SIM issues. Thanks…

  • T3seR says:

    Ty Nova Team

    But this time a lots of bugs:

    – 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%
    – Video Codec wont work properly -> Sometime YouTube work, sometime crash, in my games is the same, sometimes work videos from games, some crashs…
    – Phone App is so slown and lagglly…
    – Keyboard freezing -> Every app the keybord won’t work properlly, I tap tap and don’t write anything.

    One good thing:

    – Randon Bricks stoped 😀

  • yusuf says:

    Please, apply the update to carbon rom soon, there is so much bug on carbon, like the lockscreen delay, and carbon rom is very unstable i think

  • omar rabi says:

    18200n coming soon ????

    • flo says:

      Never. It has another soc. Its another device only with the same Name.

    • ryan says:

      the 18200 is not a novathor device like the gt-i8190 models

      novafusion will lonly make updates for phones with the novathor processor/chip

      that is why they are called novafusion – NOVA

  • EmoForGame says:

    Lot bug same to T3seR
    I reinstall CM 11 for wait a any bug with CM 12.1

  • Light says:

    can someone list the “big changes”?

  • vope says:

    Great work.
    Here are my bugs :

    – Bad French layouts
    – BLN Control doesn’t work, due to Novafusion kernel, apparently
    – Still torch Long on-time.
    – Still torch crashes when toggle several times… then the phone reboots
    – No EAP-SIM
    – Sometimes when I turn on the screen, the touch doesn’t work.
    – Battery drains so fast !
    – slower compared with previous releases
    – Problem when toggle “Data” icon (it can desappears, or exclamation mark is not shown). There was not this bug on the first releases CM12.0 et CM12.1

    To Nova Team:
    – could you update the link to download GAPPS, please ? It is broken… and I asked it several times
    – could you update TWRP to ?

  • crunkyvinnie says:

    how do i download this update?

  • KiwiTec says:

    Every time when I reboot the phone the “android is updating” screen appears. It takes about a half hour until the phone is usable. Please fix this. I really like your work. I’ll try to list some of the changes. Btw: Where do you get the cm code? That would be helpful to get the update log.

  • Piggeh says:

    When I try to flash this over the June 14th release, I get an error saying Failed to execute the updater binary, and the install cancels. I’ve tried deleting and redownloading the zip, but nothing works. Am I doing something wrong?

  • kevin says:

    Looks great, but my phone crashes all the time and can’t start in to recovery mode. Hope you’ll fix it soon 😉

  • dhiven says:

    Nova thanks but i stick to carbon rom because carbon rom has minimum bug like dialer, stock music player and call drop issue only.Hope nova fix carbon rom first than fixing cm 12.1. In my point of view carbon rom is the best rom for s3 mini + battery life good in carbon rom not like cm 11 cm 12 and cm12.1 drain battery like …..

    Nova thanks for your hard work. please just fix those problem in Carbon rom and we are done with that. S3 min has perfect custom rom

  • San says:

    Random crashes fixed?

  • Is this applicable for I8200N too? Any experiences?

  • Tiago says:

    instragram video crash

  • Dimas Nugroho Putro says:

    Hey i have a any question for you.
    This rom cm12.1 its real android lollipop 5.1.1 from kernel lollipop or just like theme lollipop?
    Sorry my english very bad

  • Vincent says:

    Hello everyone, just to tell about my problem : since last update, the phone is no longer usable, after about one minute, the only thing I can see is the default wallpaper (which is not mine) in full screen and blinking with a frequency of about 1Hz. All the buttons are off except for the power one which can only allow me to reboot and the whole thing start again. Am I the only unlucky one or is there someone with the same problem ?

  • Ricardo says:

    Random GSM signal lost, only back at reboot. Baseband: I8190LUBANE2

  • raul navarro says:

    when will you fix the camera??? you are taking a lot of time with that problem.

  • Caesar Montes says:


    I follow those who inquire about the “huge changes”.
    Does it means CM does now includes Carbon gadgets? As rest of major bugs seems to still there as several people as commented about them here 🙁

    Anyway, thanks for keeping this alive; just jeep it roolin! 😀

  • Amos Perez says:

    Someone knows if “Google Camera app” (from the play Store) works fine in this ROM?

  • JImishiding says:

    can’t open NFC

  • halcyforn says:

    can you add new links to gapps this what you have on site are outdated.

  • Wilson says:

    Used OTG micro USB to standard USB insert. S3 mini doesn’t read the USB I plugged in. Can anyone else confirm this same issue?

  • Yizac says:

    Video Crash still on IG ?

  • D. Emilien says:

    Hey, i meet one probleme lol. when i want install gapps: pico or stock, i can see dont work because i read com.gapps must leave… or i dont know… sorry i m french… and i want install some apps of play store or aptoid, but i cant…
    Tank s for your great job

  • saygone says:

    Great work Nova!

    After few days I can say that this ROM is very good. Pin code verification for SIM loads very fast now after system boot. One thing that annoys me – but I am starting to think that my phone is broken – is fact that almost each day I have to restart phone due to lost GSM signal.

  • Antonio says:

    hi i would like to know from where can i download the gapps because the link is broken thanks

  • Dimas Nugroho Putro says:

    hey guys im have any question.
    this rom (cm 12.1) was use real lollipop kernel or feel like lollipop theme?
    sorry for my english because im indonesian

  • Polivio says:

    Great Work

    Instagram crashes, but you can use phonegram. It’s a very goo app, and for Youtube Viral lite.


  • Alfred says:

    I big problem … Connected to WIFI sometimes not received WhatsApp messages .. I have open the app for receive.
    Sorry for my bad english

  • Piet says:

    I would recommend to use CarbonLP if u are looking for a great and stable 5.1.1 custom rom

  • siggix450 says:

    CarbonLp is much more stable and a very good rom with minor bugs

  • jomar says:

    Please fix, move apps to ext.sd card. Please!

  • virdb82 says:

    It’s normal that app that needs root permission cannot give them and superSU cannot update the binary? I need to use Titanium Backup, how can I get root permissions?

    great works Nova team 😉

  • carlos says:

    you can not see videos on Instagram, the application crashes !!!!!!

  • Emiliano says:

    How I can activate ROOT privileges?

  • Hugo says:

    I cant connect to internet. Already set up new apn. Calls and messages work fine. It works on carbonLP.

  • Saurabh says:

    Thanks for the great work Nova, you guys rock !!!

    Have few questions

    1. How do I transfer files from Phone to SD card . I tried using File Explorer it pops up message “Source and destination are same”. I am just selecting “MOVE” option on the explorer tab when I get the message.Similar issue was also there in Cyanogen 4.4.4

    2. Is it possible to have the apks installed on SD card. My phone has just 4Gb pf memory and a lot of space is taken up by apks resulting in device getting slow.

    Thanks and keep up the great work.

    Cheers !!

  • Rafael Sánchez says:

    The videos in instagram and snapchat app don´t work, the app force close.

  • m12345678 says:

    Hi, Thanks for the update. Sadly I still do not get any radio on my i8190N. I tried several modems up to the latest XXANK1, These modems work fins with the Samsung release, but not with CM. Any idea?

  • omar rabi says:

    Install for 18200n please please please please please

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