July 9th, 2015
RELEASE for S3 Mini
CyanogenMod 12.1

New stable release (20150709) 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
  • ArchiDroid’s Optimizations ported in here – part 1
  • 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.

48 Responses
  • Med says:

    Bug when camera record

    Camu is very slow in recording video

    returning for original samsung release 4.2.1

  • Wolf says:

    What are this `optimizations`? Can you post a link to the source code?

  • Dani says:

    Whats archidroid?

  • Pieter W says:

    A camera update would be great tho

  • I have tried to post this comment twice already. Here it comes for the third time. I’ve been moderated, I don’t know why.

    I’ve been using Novafusion’s CM11 for a while and sadly my S3 Mini died for good. Now I’m using another device with Lollipop from stock.

    I’d like to thank Novafusion for this brilliant work. It gave me some extra months with my old S3 Mini. Thank you a lot.

    And I hope CM12.1 gets to be as stable and fast as CM11 (or more).


  • Luiz Renato Zanoni says:

    The videos (instagram, youtube, etc ..) are working?

  • alexis1998 says:

    La batería se gasta muy rápido y se gASTA de nada

  • yunus says:

    i cant change the wallpaper ? !

  • San says:

    Fix randoms crashes and reboot. Please!

  • kine says:


    I can’t run google play.


  • kine says:

    And from past versions the capacitive buttons doesn’t work. In 12.1 not too.


  • Robbe says:

    The phone reboot suddenly when instagram is used. Was not happening with Carbon 5.1

  • midoriya says:

    do this rom work on i8190n

  • Yusuf says:

    Better if you fix carbon rom, carbon rom is better than this rom.

    • Elmario says:

      Any fix he applies to one of his ROMs can easily be merged ot the other ROM anyay. So that’s not the matter of concern.

  • Ramesh says:

    I have tried this on my S3 Mini. Great ROM. No issues except video camera which is solved by CAMU

  • Smitty says:

    Google services do not work for me. Used the newest Aroma Gapps from today.

  • 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

    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 ?

  • Robbe says:

    With WIFI on the battery drains very fast.
    Thanks NOVA

  • @lt.core says:

    Please update TWRP to for S3 Mini CM12.1 & CARBON ROM V5.1.1???

  • Alberto C. says:

    I believe that all efforts should be directed to the Carbon ROM, working on Cyanogenmod is a wate of time.

  • Jason says:

    Buggy. Playing music and screen goes off messes up phone. Needs a reboot. No calls…

  • simon bruno says:

    my phone will not detect any SIM contacts neither on 12.1 or 12.0

  • cfps says:

    The system ul stops the multimedia option to use the lock screen

  • cfps says:

    Camu is very slow forma taking videos

  • Andrew says:

    I can’t move my apps to the external sd card

  • Matt says:

    “Normal” wallpapers only change after restarting. Live wallpapers and all the other stuff of the themes change directly…
    Any ideas about this?

  • Light says:

    where is the right gapps that include Google Clock?…And when will the Audio fx icon be remove…And when the wifi is on the battery drains fast.

  • Christoph says:

    I can’t save Apps on my SD-Card. Is there a aolution in sight?

  • Alper says:

    * proximity sensor doesnt return the screen back after phone call, black screen goes on.
    * when you take your head away from phone during call, proximity sensor does not return the screen back.

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