July 11th, 2015
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New stable release (20150711) 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.

Changelog:

  • CM sources update
  • refreshed CyanogenMod sources
  • fixed some CM bugs from last release
  • ArchiDroid’s Optimizations ported in here – part 2
  • Odin package update

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

53 Responses
  • I think I lost my phone put a kernel that was to CM 12.1 and now no more restarts. When I try to reinstall the original it gives internal memory and zero xxxxx band. If anyone can help me I appreciate it.

  • Aadil Secretary says:

    Downloading now… if it doesnt crash when playing videos it will be the perfect rom

  • vope says:

    Great work.
    Here are my bugs,… still the same, unfortunately 🙁

    – 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
    – issue when toggle Data icon. There was not this issue on CM12.0 and on the first releases of 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 2.8.7.0 ?

  • michal says:

    it just broke my phone, wlasnie mi sie zepsul telefon od tego updatu

  • yan says:

    camu video does not take correctly, recommend using Viva Video.

  • witek says:

    Cant install FB….

  • denInfestør says:

    Does the **low incoming call audio** issue still exist in this release?

  • jomar says:

    How about the facebook and move app to ext sd card? Does it work now?

  • David Lee says:

    Fix the camera 🙁 Carbon 4.4.4 is the best.

  • jomar says:

    Does facebook works now? How about move apss to sd card?

    • Rift says:

      Yes, I also wonder if*move apps to sdcard* works

    • T3seR says:

      To move to SD card, you need to clear your SD card, so copy all things to PC, format SD card, now in TWRP you’ll format your external SD card with same file systen from your data system, after that you clear cache and dalvik, turn on the phone, move your things back to external SD and now you can move app’s to SD…

  • dhiven says:

    Nova fix carbon lp first rather than doing this more bug rom

  • wavelet says:

    Hi!
    Does this kernel support swap and/or zram? If yes has anybody tried to use it? If no is it possible to add those features?
    Thanks

  • Med says:

    video taken by stock camera app is green
    Camu is very very slow

  • masju says:

    Hi!
    Great work! Just put it on my S III mini.
    My short report:
    – Can’t move Apps to SD-Card (“Not enough memory”)
    – Bluetooth not working (no connection)

    But the rest: excellent! 🙂

  • Robbe says:

    Report:
    The touch screen still freezes some times and the only way to keep writing is to turn off the screen momentarely with a touch of the power button

  • witek says:

    When will you guys finally update the CARBONLP rom? Waiting for it..

    • siggix450 says:

      I also prefer the CarbonLP especially for daily use 🙂

      • witek says:

        CARBONLP is less buggy, that’s for sure 🙂 this release is laggy as fuck. When I am listening to music and being on Play Store I can barely use my phone.
        Carbon is great, I could finally watch movies on YT, FB and Instagram. It’s faster. IMHO they should focus more on CARBONLP.

      • Pieter W says:

        Upgrading Carbon 4.4.4 Video sharing and Snapchat (+instagram, …) would be nice too. It would be (completely) stable if they do that. I’d really like to see that, they already have the code because the bug doesn’t exist in other CM-releases so it shouldn’t be a lot of work. Upgrading AOSPA at the same time would be great too.

    • AlohaBean says:

      Yes please update CarbonLP I find it MUCH better for daily use than CyanogenMod as of right now and I keep checking the website to see an update but never find one

  • Marco says:

    When you try to record with the recorder app or a vocal message in whatsapp, phone says that the microphone is still used by another application.
    everything else works fine (except for the green camera recording! 😉 )

    Good job, anyway!

  • MEP says:

    Is it possible to move apps in ext sd?

  • Coşkun says:

    Hello ROM works bi talk much when he has been blocked dokomatik tighten the search does not work

    Merhabalar romda soyle bi sıkın bulunmaktadır aramada fazla konuşma yaptığında dokomatik kitlenip calişmiyor

  • Angry user says:

    Maclaw,you are retarded idiot,you need to know that!
    You cant fix video and torch for this fucking long time,i sugest you to kill yourself!
    Fuck you moron!

  • T3seR says:

    Ty Nova Team

    But this is mine 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 messenger apps to take a pic with flash, the phone frozen and reboot
    – Random reboots because crash cause a lose of cache -> After a random crash or reboot the phone auto clear the cache, this make the re-initialization so long and drain a lots of battery because android make a optimization of all apps to start.
    – 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 crash…
    – Phone App is so slow and lagglly -> Phone don’t turn on if somebody call me and for see I need to block and unblock to see when is calling
    – No more battery optimization -> I migrate to Lolipop because in first releases, the SO consume so much lass than KitKat, now… The battery drain a lots without causes, and I see in configs and isn’t 1Ghz bug.
    – In call slow volume -> To make it normal I need tap vol – and vol + to work properly.
    – No apps to record Videos -> I tried CAMU but is so trash, the record is in slow-motion, and other apps records green too.

    One good thing:

    – Torch reboots now leave more time do happen but, if happen drain a lots of battery because Android start optimization after a lose of cache.
    – YouTube and Facebook videos work well, I don’t have problems with that. I don’t use Instagram or Twitch to know about that two.

    A personal comment: I like so much of functions of Lolipop, for me this is the best SO can I tried on mine phone. I like so much of new volume system and new “dont disturb for X hour” or “only stars contacts can call you” , I belive this a wonderfull work and wait for a final milestone release from this SO for mine S3 Mini. This’ll the last ROM for this phone.

    Ty for all work Nova Team 😀

  • luis says:

    -Problem with snapchat when i take a video.
    -Problem with instagram when go to play any video

  • @lt.core says:

    Hiii Dev please solution and tuttorial for “MODULE XPOSED INSTALLER” for CM12.1 & CARBON ROM V5.1.1 NOT WORKED S3 MINI… And please next update FULL SUPPORT MODULE XPOSED INSTALLER FIXED & FULL F2FS FIXED (after aktivation r/w = r/o with ROOT EXPLORER.apk WORKED (SETTINGS/APLICATION), but… After REBOOT NOT WORKED (LOST APK).

    LOG ERROR XPOSED INSTALLER LOLLIPOP V5.1.1 (xposed(5.1.x)-sdk22-arm-20150501.zip
    & XPOSED INSTALLER LOLLIPOP V3.0 Alpha 4.apk:

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwqlfKDeEnZaaHRrdEh0WmMzaWc/edit?pli=1

    (Thank’s).

  • Frank says:

    Hi,

    incoming phonecalls are ringing only onetimes. any ideas?

  • T3seR says:

    Ty Nova Team

    But this is mine 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 messenger apps to take a pic with flash, the phone frozen and reboot
    – Random reboots because crash cause a lose of cache -> After a random crash or reboot the phone auto clear the cache, this make the re-initialization so long and drain a lots of battery because android make a optimization of all apps to start.
    – 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 crash…
    – Phone App is so slow and lagglly -> Phone don’t turn on if somebody call me and for see I need to block and unblock to see when is calling
    – No more battery optimization -> I migrate to Lolipop because in first releases, the SO consume so much lass than KitKat, now… The battery drain a lots without causes, and I see in configs and isn’t 1Ghz bug.
    – In call slow volume -> To make it normal I need tap vol – and vol + to work properly.
    – No apps to record Videos -> I tried CAMU but is so trash, the record is in slow-motion, and other apps records green too.
    – APK’s wont install!!! -> I tried all things, move to internal, to external, by AirDroid, and APK’s wont install 🙁

    One good thing:

    – Torch reboots now leave more time do happen but, if happen drain a lots of battery because Android start optimization after a lose of cache.
    – YouTube and Facebook videos work well, I don’t have problems with that. I don’t use Instagram or Twitch to know about that two.

    A personal comment: I like so much of functions of Lolipop, for me this is the best SO can I tried on mine phone. I like so much of new volume system and new “dont disturb for X hour” or “only stars contacts can call you” , I belive this a wonderfull work and wait for a final milestone release from this SO for mine S3 Mini. This’ll the last ROM for this phone.

    Ty for all work Nova Team 😀

  • Cram says:

    Hello,
    Could you update the donwloads section with your latest release (20150711) ?
    Also, I can confirm… that low incoming call volume remains a problem, using 20150701.

    If it helps: The volume is fine when the caller uses a land line, issues start when the callers use mobile phones…

    Thanks for your work 🙂

  • Renato says:

    CyanogenMod 12.1 supports sd card 64gb?

  • simonbruno says:

    bug: unable to receive/send MMS (mobile data internet and sms works perfect)

    tried deleting and manually creating APN’s but no result…

    solution: installed an other messaging app (SMSSecure, open source available on F-droid if u dont want google play) and now i am able to send and receive MMS perfectly

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