September 1st, 2015
RELEASE for S3 Mini
CyanogenMod 12.1

New stable release (20150829) 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 updated to latest version
  • fixed wifi crashes for some networks and device revisions
  • fixed flickering experienced for some users
  • toolchains 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.

125 Responses
  • Ignacio says:

    Update CM 11P plsssssssss!

  • Mirko says:

    Could you add an OTA ROM update support?

  • Tanshaydar says:

    Build number is 20150901 and I cannot download it 🙁

  • Norman X says:

    Good Job, @NovaFusion.
    Keep up the great work!

    Bugs that I found in this current version:
    – Delay when opening apps.
    – Apps responding slowly.
    – When you RESET APNs to DEFAULT it has no APNs and you cannot add new APN.
    – Exclamation point over the WIFI and Data Network.
    – Video taken by stock camera app is GREEN.

    Hope you will fix these bugs, and also release Android Marshmallow (Android 6.0).
    @NovaFusion, Thank you so much!

  • Dave_ITA says:

    please update CarbonPL with the same news of CM12

  • ionutz says:

    please fix call audio volume is slowly, sorry for bad english

  • Isa says:

    Are YouTube and offline Charging working ??

  • hoe. says:

    You are doing a great job, keep on working!

    There is a small problem with the camera App, it does not save EXIF data, no date etc., and it seems the files are higher compressed, as from the original app.
    Is there a possibility to use the contacts from the SIM cards directly in the phone app (accept import).


  • furkan korhan says:

    İ have a issues , offline charging , when i take charge phone stop the load screen

  • josee says:

    Hi guys,
    i don’t know much about this kind of stuffs but has anybody tried this cam called google camera which is supposed to replace the stock camera ? this gapps called Opengapp contains it :

  • Carlos says:

    download page is not active

  • josee says:

    hello guys has any of you had a major issue with this release ? Beacause i really want to try this since nova started the cm 12.1 project.

  • josee says:

    be careful i tried to install this rom via twrp and i did factory reset then i started installing this rom then installation is stopped after 4-5 minutes it was the same text on the screen you know nothing happened and i had to remove the battery i could not do anything else. The phone become a hardbrick no samsung logo no download mode just recovery but i cant install anything ( it sais error and offers me the chance to intall supersu because the phone is not rooted)

    • ryan says:

      Try reboot to download mode option in recovery
      And flash latest release through odin

      If that does not work

      Tell me what error Odin says

      • josee says:

        i think it is a very hard brick i think the kernel or bootloader is gone or something like this important when i turno on the phone white screen comes is with pixels like old crt television like little ants and after that there is a black screen. with some red text on topleft corner RTS_ something [0x0000….] i dont exactly know i googled the problem maybe i found a solution but it wasn’t the same curcumstanec so idecided after a failed try to give to my expert friend. I hope he will succeed.

        • josee says:

          i know maybe i could solve this but this never happened me with nova roms and i got kinda afraid if i am making things worse

          • josee says:

            I think it was a uniqe thing with me, i got used to the fast flashing process and the nova made installer but i thougth i should have been done by that time at least the installer should have started. maybe i should have waited more ( ?? )

        • Ryan says:

          same problem as you with flashing something before

          if you have older release try flashing that in twrp – WAIT 10 MINUTES BEFORE REBOOTING

          if you do not have older release
          here is the link

          download on windows

          just connect to windows by usb then in twrp go to mount –> Enable MTP

          then copy release over

          if that will not flash in twrp
          then partition table is broken – happened to me by rebooting when installing a kernel

          fixing this would require some time and possibly some patience

          i can help you on facebook chat
          just send me your name on Facebook through email
          [email protected]

          and i will tell you mine – this way I can help you in real time without send delays

    • Cfps says:

      You must install bootlogo and repair this problem

  • Alessandro says:

    guys, this is crap!
    since the end of july every release seems to be useless!
    too many soft reboots, battery lasts only few hours, flickering of the screen…
    I was happy to read on your email that a new “era” was coming, but it’s completely false!

    • gh0st says:

      Probably its tour cellphone, try to change tour batery first. The last release its veryy good, no soft reboots, no flickering, no lag,… Do u do a clean install??

  • wypasacz says:

    First of all – there is no longer dialer crash, hurra

  • Mike says:

    Errrr I wanna give this a try but development seems to have taken a downfall and problems from day one still haven’t been fixed.

    I hear OmniROM is going strong at the moment, can someone point me to the latest version and GAPPS for the MINI i8190N?

  • veselymarecek says:

    I cant open Google Play Store.

  • Mike says:

    Someone point me to the latest OmniROM and GAPPS for the MINI. Thanks.

  • John says:

    Errrr I wanna give this a try but development seems to have taken a downfall and problems from day one still haven’t been fixed.

    I hear OmniROM is going strong at the moment, can someone point me to the latest version and GAPPS for the MINI i8190N?

  • Willder says:

    I’m using TWRP recovery, and my I8190L is not booting more, :'( I Never changed the standard system, was not too worried but now I’m getting a little nervous.

    I think I did something wrong, because English is not my language.

  • josee says:

    thank you very much for your help 🙂 but right now i don’t have the phone if the problem will still exist i hope we can make a contact

  • How can I report bugs if I can’t post on the XDA forum??

    – Big lag with incoming call: phone vibe but the screen show the incoming call after about 5/6 sec.
    — Drop of call call (when you make call)
    – Non automatic connection with saved wifi when you turn off 3G to wifi
    – If you try to create a new exchange account with the email app the screen is empty. Exchange works great with gMail.. but why use gMail when you have the stock email app? 🙂
    – If you tap on the battery saver in the quick settings menu, it doesn’t work.

  • Willder says:

    For a minute I thought the phone was bricked, not out of the logo boot screen. But I can access the TWRP recovery. Less bad…

    Right, download done without errors by Free Download Manager, but the 7-zip file test says the file is broken. Both the zip to TWRP recovery as .tar.md5 for Odin.

    This is normal?

    Where is my previous comment (#comment-83900)?! I thank the site and downloads. Do not want to disrupt the work of anyone, I’m just trying to update my cell phone… and still did not get.

  • Rojae Beckford says:

    I understand the video issues really wished it could be fixed in some build
    But that’s my problem i was just wondering if anyone is having problems with there WiFi Direct
    Does it work??
    The ROM is great i get 3 and half hours of screen on time and I like that
    So keep up the good work

  • Karl says:

    Please clarify if there is a version for the s3 mini model GT-I8200N.
    There are only some threads of People who bricked it.

  • mark says:

    Hello, at first many thanks for your work!

    In CM11 the Softkey LEDs on the S3 mini glowed, to signal received massage or missed calls. Is there such an option in CM 12 too?

    Regards Mark

  • Ze says:


    I have installed a previous release (May, I think). Installed by Odin without any kind of installation problems. How can I install a new release in my phone? Just flash it with Odin? Some advice? What really is a clean install?


  • Tan says:

    Finally all bugs are fixed… Really Good NovaFusion Team…

    – No Tearing
    – No Dialer in Status Bar
    – Offline Charging Working Perfect (At least for me)

  • nataire says:


    I have a bugs with my phone, when my headset is branched, the music is present but with the app “Phone” or “skype” the micro is not fonctionnel.

    Sorry for my poor english I am french.


  • Niel says:

    NICE!!!! my phone can now be detected on my computer!!!! : thanks nova!

  • Muhammed Kılıç says:

    Here Are My Bugs;
    -Video taken by stock kamera app is green,camu is so slow and viva video can be record low quality video (please fix this)
    -Low incall volume (But better)
    -Random crashes (But better)
    – Big lag with incoming call: phone vibe but the screen show the incoming call after about 6-7 sec. ( Please fix this)
    – If you tap on the battery saver in the quick settings menu, it doesn’t work ( Not important but please fix this)
    What’s new?
    -I think call crash issue is fixed! (Thank Novafusion)
    -Flickering is fixed (Thanks Novafusion)
    -Battery drain so fast is much better (Thak you Novafusion)
    -And the more issue are fixed! (Thank you NovaFusion)
    I want :
    Please!!! ”Video taken by stock camera app is green” fix this

  • Isa says:

    What about moving apps to sd card?

  • josee says:

    Hello guys,
    Flashing with odin means that it is automatically uses f2fs system ?

  • Mike says:

    Amazing how the dev team have time to verify posts but not offer feedback. Quite counterproductive imo.

    Anyway, good work on the ROM but won’t use until final release.

    • Mike says:

      Oh shit, looks the team got sick of verifying posts. In that case, forget my lasts requests, found what I was looking for…

      On another note: does anyone actually know why video recording is an ongoing issue?

    • mikelly says:


      They actually do on XDA-Developers site. They interact with their fans there. An example it someone there provided their concern on dialup hanging up and the dev are fishing for ideas on how and why so they can make it better. Over here not so much. If you really want to know if they’re listening to their fans the answer is “Yes” on XDA and “NO” for here. So if you really need feedback from them go the the XDA-Developers site and post there.

    • mikelly says:


      Forgot to mention. Go to the other site and try different ROMs. There are 11 different ROMs for our phones. I think you find one you like. I have two phones so I have a best ROM for my daily driver and the other phone I test everything else. There are various ROMs for our phone. Some of the ROMs are SlimROM, Carbon, OmniROM, CM11/12/12.1, PacmanROM, Cromi-KK, SlimKat, ParanoidAndroid, Android Open Kang Project, PureAOSP and Chameleon. Try them and see what you like. Good luck if you decide to go for it.

  • Ryan says:

    video recording broken – i don’t worry much about this
    offline charging does not show animation
    sometimes screen goes black at random times


    screen flickering is full fixed
    in-call volume is much better
    no crash will call – did not have this problem anyway
    apps seem to open slightly faster
    no lag at all when before i had lag sometimes using keyboard
    offline charging works pretty well

    ——more info——

    just because offline charging is black does not mean the phone is fully off
    at night turn the lights out and plug charger in – as soon as the screen goes black
    press power button – you will notice that offline charging does light up screen slowly so this means that offline charging does have an animation but not the right one.

    still testing battery drainage compared to last release

    s3 mini gt-i8190N – fully charged
    filesystem – ext4
    wipe – full wipe accept for storage
    zip files – gapps flashed

  • josee says:

    and without f2fs filesystem can i use usb OTG ?

  • JELF says:

    please i need to know if this rom works on Galaxy s3 mini specifically the model GT-I8200L … I would want to try it … Please someone could answer me… I will thank so much…sorry with my English

  • Enoto says:

    Please,can you create a rom for gt-i 8200?

  • nameless says:

    why i can’t install facebook app? and what build is the most stable?

  • Leonardo says:

    Does it support 64gb external SD card, or what is the highest amount support?

  • Ryan says:

    just clean flashed this rom
    and no ringtones are showing up

    i go to settings -> sounds -> ringtone -> media storage
    i go to settings -> sounds -> notification -> media storage

    they just says none

    if i select the ringtone through the default theme it still does not work

    if i look in system->media->ringtones

    they are all there

    • Ryan says:

      never mind

      just deleted the ringtone and notification folder from internal storage

      cleared data of media storage
      and rebooted phone

      now they are all there

  • Victor says:

    bootloop after this release, I give up, goodbye

    • mikelly says:


      Read my Sept 4 comments above. There are various ROMs out there and you may find one you like.

    • Niel says:

      I have encountered this, the recovery download does bootloop. Try the Odin, mine worked just fine although my twrp was changed, I think it was changed to And last thing, if Google play services crashes try downloading from the download page. also if the Clock crashes try clearing the its data and cache.

  • Bora says:

    Abi CM11 kadar stabil duruma geldi mi?

  • ananda96 says:

    permanent bootloop on this release!!!! what to do?

    • mikelly says:

      Try to boot into TWRP and restore to your previous ROM is what I would do.

      • Robbe says:

        Which date of Ómni Rom are you using? I am in 08/16 but I see that people are downloading more the 07/30.
        Do you have any idea why?

    • Niel says:

      I have encountered this, the recovery download does bootloop. Try the Odin, mine worked just fine although my twrp was changed, I think it was changed to And last thing, if Google play services crashes try downloading from the download page. also if the Clock crashes try clearing the its data and cache.

  • Gabbia says:

    Call history not work correctly; sometime it register the caller (IN or OUT) as UNKONOWN

  • Gabbia says:

    Recent call list non work correctly. some calls are registered as UNKNOWN

  • Guilherme G. says:

    Hey guys from NovaFusion,
    First of all, thank you for all your work with these releases ’cause if it weren’t for you I would still have that bloatware filled piece of shitware from Samsung! So big thumbs up!
    But since the last few updates there’s this one bug that really annoys me: when the phone is locked the screen randomly turns on for no reason (no notifications or anything). Is that something you’re trying to fix or is it a problem with my battery (or sim card)?Or is it something else?
    Thanks in andvance!

  • z1rqdym says:

    Camu or another camera app dont work. There is no video capture capabile app on play store like camu that was allready dont work.
    Battery drain very quick. About in 1hour standart usage and the battery is empty.

  • Niel says:

    Has anyone gets the “failed to install theme” when installing new themes? don’t know how to fix it

  • Carlo Fusco says:

    Thank you Novafusion for your work. Here is my feedback:

    – Device is GT-I8190N, wiped and formatted system, cache and data in f2fs, install via twrp.

    – Camera work good. I do not have the green camera bug. I do not know why, but it works good for me.
    – Battery consumption is high.
    – Some games don’t work.

    Still testing.

    • Carlo Fusco says:

      – Volume is too low even at max settings.

      • vleutmans says:

        Did you check the camera recorder movie afterwards, like playing it from gallery ? It would be a miracle if the green monster is gone. Also verify if your recording resolution is HD, and not 640×460 (0.3 MP)

        • Carlo Fusco says:

          I have checked. Photos are ok but video in green. Sorry.

          • Carlo Fusco says:

            Looking at video, I suggest to check the offset between the start of the collected image data and the start of the real usable image data. Maybe there is some black columns and/or rows, useful to the sensor’s electronics but not useful for image reconstruction.

    • MEP MEP says:

      Same model
      – NFC is not detected
      – FM radio is not working (Error: No FM Accessible in Spirit FM 2014_11)

  • Gabbia says:

    thanks nova!
    Here my bug: sometime recent call list register the caller name as UNKNOWN

  • Steven says:

    I had a problem with CM 12.1
    An option is to restore phone appears in the phone settings.
    I gave that option thinking that nothing bad would happen, only that the ROM would start from scratch as the first time, what happened was that I command the TWRP and stays TWRP logo and the minute starts parpear screen.

    occupied help to solve this problem

    Thank you very much in advance.

  • jordan heineken says:

    hi guys already tried the rom and this fluid and I loved it , but when I hear music my cel locks and appears to me that UI system unfortunately has stopped and turns black and I returned again to the blockade and this problem surgioapartir me when 20150831 wing pass …. hope that solutions that please, I really liked this rom the only problem that bothers me … thanks for the work they are doing 🙂

  • Eduardo Grifo says:

    Hi 🙂

    Here’s the bugs that I found:
    -The flashlight take like 5 seconds to turn on the quick settings bar.
    -I can’t turn on the power save mode directly on the quick settings bar, I have to open settings and turn it on.
    -Google street doesn’t work (it crashes even before it opens)
    -The clock doesn’t work (it crashes even before it opens)

    Keep up the good work 😀

  • Serkan Vardar says:

    especially a little slow to respond to the call and call.
    application launch and there is slowness in transition.

  • Guilherme G. says:

    Where can i find the bugtracker for CM12.1? I thought you only had one bugtracker and accidently posted a CM12.1 related bug on the CM10.0 for Galaxy Core bugtracker …

    Either way, I’ve found this bug in the latest CyanogenMod 12.1 releases: the screen randomly turns on without any notification or anything. I’ve been using CyanogenMod, from NovaFusion, on my S3 Mini for a while now (I’v had the 10.0 versions) and this never happened. Is it a bug or is it just my phone that went kaput?

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  • Ed says:

    Nice Battery time…
    Too Slow answering calls..
    Random Reboots..

    Anyone has a working FM radio for it?

    SD Apps and Hulky camera can wait but please fix reboots and incoming calls, it is a phone, remember…?

    Thanks & Keep your hard work!!!

  • Storrica says:

    Hello, thanks for the ROM, but i have encourted strange behavior on bluetooth speaker in car. When someone is calling me when they stop talking the radio sounds pop up. Did not encounter this in previous release.

  • arcenal says:

    what is seen in this rom contacts and does not recognize the camera in video mode does not record all these problems detected in my Samsing s3 mini GT-I8190l

  • saj says:

    screen recording does not work. every app using the -theoretically build-in api- hangs the phone. Same happens when you try to record the screen via android studio.

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