July 5th, 2015
RELEASE for S3 Mini
CyanogenMod 12.1

New stable release (20150705) 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
  • reintroducing Performance settings removed by CM team (they’re usable for S3 Mini in opinion of huge amount of users)
  • added PegasusQ governor
  • added SIO scheduler
  • set SIO scheduler as default one
  • 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.

22 Responses
  • Hugo says:

    Still cant connect to internet. Already set up new apn. I dont got this bug on carbonLP. Calls and messages works fine. My phone carrier is “Vivo Brasil”. Please fix this.

    Thanks nova, great work!

  • Julian says:

    Do Youtube, Instragam etc videos work?

  • John says:

    İs there anyone tried to watch videos on instagram, youtube? Does it work without crashes?

  • Carlos says:

    bugs in whatsapp or call drop? still?

  • 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
    – Volume during a call is low. During a call, press volume down, volume up and then volume increases

    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 ?

  • 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
    – Torch reboots -> I turn on Flash on camera, or on torch or menssager apps to take a pic with flash, the phone fronzen and reboot
    – 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…

    Ty for all work Nova Team 😀

    • Piggeh says:

      No matter how much they optimize the rom, it’s still Android Lollipop running on a Galaxy S3 Mini. It’s not going to be blazing fast.

  • Jakiboy says:

    When I reboot my Phone than it install gapps everytime new pls help me
    sorry my english is not the best

  • Carlos says:

    why when my phone is charging and the full charge my phone shut down and go th offline charging ? how can i fix that?

  • ZIBOS says:

    Please try to eneable otg service

  • Poor battery backup is because of battery or software issue?

  • Martin says:

    Missing PegasusQ in list of governors and SIO in list of schedulers

  • will says:

    So i resently just install cm 12.1 on my s3 mini. this was running fine until the play store dissapeared, (i think a deleted it somehow, also every time i tryed to change the grid size it said trebuct has crashed) so then i went and did a factory reset from the phone. It booted down and started trwp recovery. But the recovery didn’t boot, if i tryed booting it normally it went back into the trwp screen flashing. So i went onto odin and flashed the recovery again. IT DIDNT WORK. I tryed flashing the rom again. STILL DIDNT WORK. PLEASE HELP

    So to sum it up:
    Phone won boot into recovery or CM ROM
    HAVE already flashed the recovery and CM ROM

  • SPJ36 says:

    please fix app to SD card because doesn’t function!!!

  • Mike says:

    And no doubt the SIM related issues are still present. Thanks for all the hard work, Nova, but I’ll wait until there is mention of the SIM related issues being fixed.

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