September 16th, 2015
RELEASE for S3 Mini
CyanogenMod 12.1

New stable release (20150916) 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
  • reduced ring delay (LividGamerZx)
  • multiuser support (LividGamerZx)
  • new CM themes support
  • 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.

106 Responses
  • Quentin Viel says:

    This version is working ? No principal bug and big ? Sorry for my bad english i’m french 😉

  • Isa says:

    How can I use Xposed??

  • Jose Cardama says:

    Is this release usable? Last release had random reboot issues, making the phone unusable.

  • Yevgeny says:

    Modem not work… no connection with operator, only emergency calls…

  • hoe. says:


    How can I update my phone via TWRP? Is it the same way to install the GApps?

  • Cypek27 says:

    Hello. Somebody know: What with CM11 for s3mini ?

  • Jorge says:

    This version messed up my S3 Mini :-S… it’s in a “teamwinrecovery loop”.

  • Piggeh says:

    Just updated, and so far I’m getting awesome performance and extremely smooth (for this phone) animations. Multi User mode works well, but it’s slow. Keep up the great work!

  • Hi
    problems with WIFI connection. To connect I always need to remove the saved WIFI endpoint, pick it from the list, enter the password and press the connect button.
    It is annoying, to enter the password each and every time while connecting to the WIFI again.

    Apart from that, I am very happy with the result of your work! 🙂

  • gipguy says:

    I try app “move to sd card” and get “couldn’t move app. Not enough storage space.

  • Alessandro says:

    How can I use CAMU as my main camera app? I don’t want to see green videos anymore….

  • Carlo Fusco says:

    This release is stable and perfectly usable just like the last one. I do not have a single reboot in a month. I suggest to all of you who experience troubles to make a wipe of all the memory including system, data and cache before install the novafusion firmware. Best practice is to format all the partitions with f2fs. It is probably that all of your problems are due to erroneous config files that remains from the original android system. Once you have done this, you can update via twrp without troubles from a release to a successive one.

    • Jose Cardama says:

      I’ve personally done this (format on f2fs) and that doesn’t work. My phone keeps rebooting on this and the previous release. The September 1st release is the one thats working without any random reboots.

    • Aucune says:

      Hi, before to install this version, I formatted my /system partition to f2sf (it was ext4), then after installed this ROM, the /system partition backs to ext4… is this a normal behavior?
      thanks a lot to all of you for these wonderful ROM (I follow you from CM10).

  • 13 says:

    After charging the smartphone processor sticks to the minimum frequency (version 1.9.15 ) , then the problem solved? ( I apologize for the Russian English)

  • Hernagon says:

    VPN Works?

    • Mike says:

      Test it and find out.

      • JSz says:

        Another helpfull comment form Mike…

        • Mike says:

          Well, what do you expect? Not EVERY function will work flawlessly across EVERY variant of the MINI S3.

          Lets not forget that this ROM is still in development, we /are/ the beta testers so it is up to us to find problems and report them.

          So if you really want to help the with progress, do as stated above and stop wasting everyone’s time with pointless questions. Capisce?

        • Mike says:

          Was actually more helpful than yours, funny that…

        • Mike says:

          Well, what do you expect? Not EVERY function will work flawlessly across EVERY variant of the MINI S3.

          Lets not forget that this ROM is still in development, we /are/ the beta testers so it is up to us to find problems and report them.

          So if you really want to help the with progress, do as stated above and stop wasting everyone’s time with pointless questions. Capisce?

        • JSz, yours does not help to anyone (and event not to yourself).

          • Mike says:

            I actually left a rather big post about the ROM being in beta development and how we are the testers and pointless questions, but have the moderator approval BS on it for some reason. :/

        • Hernagon says:

          Hey mike, i am very busy right now, could you test it for my, please? Tnks

          • Mike says:

            If you have the time to flash and test custom ROM’s, you have the time to test one function. Please don’t use others as an excuse for your laziness. Thanks.

  • Julian says:

    Hello a question, and you can install applications that are not in the play store , thank you very much , sorry for my English .

  • the radio doesent work to me, i downloaded spirit1 and spirit2, and non of them seems to work

  • Daniel Wiesen says:

    hey guys,
    after flashing this I got the following problem.
    Both buttons next to the home button aren’t functioning anymore…

    Any ideas?

  • refiandryakbar says:

    Insufficient charge current! why?

  • Diron says:

    my phone is restarted suddenly

  • Hendry says:

    I want to ask before update to this version
    is there any bug on instagram video?
    how about bln control, is this kernel version support it?
    sorry for bad english I’m Indonesian. 🙂

  • Tan says:

    Screen Tearing Again… Back to previous build…

  • rabe85 says:

    Everything worked fine, but after a reboot “gpslocationprovider” makes 100% CPU for me. There is no app, that uses gps (no icon in the top menu bar).

    • rabe85 says:

      I forgot:

      – I can’t toggle on and off the energy saving mode with the quick settings button. I need to hold the button (to open the menu) and switch it on there.
      – Energy saving mode is not re-activated after disconnect the charger (if it was active before).

  • tatar66 says:

    When ı caılling someone or someone calling to me dialler stopping. ?? how can solve it??

  • cılgınturk says:

    please add the double tap to wake

  • miran says:


    I have an annoying problem with my phone. It very often doesn’t connect to wi-fi before I switch on the display. The “keep wi-fi on during sleep” is set to always. Well is this a bug or just an useless feature? 🙂

  • Daniel Wiesen says:

    Hey guys,

    this rom works perfectly fine for me besides my both softkeys arent working anymore…
    Any ideas?

  • Hoe. says:

    But there is only a procedure for using Odin and installing GApps via TWRP.

  • Cfps says:

    I have a problem whit all relased of cyanogenmod,if i install a rom whit odin but i not wipe,in the finish the rom need a pin and i cant use the phone.sorry my inglish is very bad

  • Back button isn’t working in Play Store sometimes.

  • Steven says:

    is introducing bugs when you get off the charts.
    I discovered it when surfing the applications of the system after upgrading and appreciate this bug, please fix as the rom was luxury before

    if only it is not my case that this happens, but if more please report it to settle it

  • Rhafael M says:

    Hi, I’m brazilian and my 3g isn’t working, how can I fix that?

  • Christian says:

    Bug: move to SD doesn’t work.

  • Nael Lilik says:

    Cannot playing game Sims, Real Racing 3 and other similiar games.

  • Rhafael M says:

    Facebook doesn’t install

  • Fernando Acosta says:

    Why can’t we take videos yet? What’s happening with that? 🙁

  • Abrar Ahmad says:

    Well done Nova fusion team. This is very stable version, no problem found after 2nd day of install.

  • Bugcatcher says:

    The alarmclock does not function. There is no sound output. Thanks for fixing the problem.

  • Frax says:

    I found 3 bugs already.

    The phone cant read the contacts info from the SIM card, it says its empty, while it is not (read out my sim contacts from an other phone).

    The SD-card are mounted wrong! I cant move any program to SD-card from the apps menu, it says theres no space there (while the SD-card are present and usable to store music, pic etc. non programs)
    When use the phone to format the SD-card it becomes 0byte “large” after it.

    Besides these little annoyances, the ROM is great and stable! Thank you for your great work!

  • Bugcatcher says:

    the alarm clock is not working. No output sound. Thanlks for helping.

  • cineafx says:

    It can’t load any contacts from the SIM card. If i use apps it gives the folling error:
    “Cannot load any contacts. Please make sure yourSIM card have been mounted and some contacts exist.”
    How can I fix it and get acces to my sim card contacts again?

  • Rodo says:

    Animation flickering. Please fix.

  • altanozkan says:

    Thanks for the release. I did not experienced any random restarts.
    Here is the bugs I’ve found:

    – battery is draining so fast (~7-10 hours for normal usage)
    – sometimes touchscreen does not work when in lock screen. When I relock and unlock, it is fixed.
    – location switch in notification drawer is not shown in lock screen.
    – incoming call still delays when telephone is a bit busy
    – flashlight delay
    – some random stability problems

    hope they will be fixed soon. keep up the good work

  • Chris says:

    Move app to SD doesn’t work

    • Mike says:

      Need more details man, be as thorough with the error as possible.

      • Chris says:

        It say: Impossible to move. Insufficient Space. And when I try to install App2SD I have this warning: “This device does not allow navigation applications to the SD card. probably the manufacturer has locked this feature, or is not inserted SD card”


        • Mike says:

          How odd. Have you tried using a different file manager? Try MiXplorer. Might pay to list your device details as well.

          • Chris says:

            it’s not the problem of file manager, I can freely move Files to SD but I can’t move App like Youtube to SD (Setting>App>Move To SD “doesn’t work”). I tried 4.4 and changed the file system of the microSD too but I still can’t move App to my SD, still it recognize the memory 32GB 10c.

      • Artyom says:

        Move app to SD doesn’t work! Settings->Applications->Move to SD-card say:”Can not move to SD card. No space available”(in my translations). But I have more than 6BG free on SD.

  • Andy says:

    Just flashed this rom, have a question more than anything. My carrier is showing as T-Mobile UK rather than EE and the phone is using am old orange sim card. Is this a cell mast thing broadcasting am old identifier for the network or is something amiss with it finding the correct network?

  • Mike says:

    Some APPS are frozen as safeguard to ensure functionality, make sure you are trying to move the whole app and that it is unfrozen first. Try “Titanium Backup” or this guide:

    • Chris says:

      I use RomToolbox and the app is unfrozen but I can’t move the app. I have 4.4 and it work with RomToolbox I can move app andò default install to SD.

  • vaalenttin says:

    hello someone help me, I can not access download mode, I try to VOL- and power and nothing. I try to the advanced menu restart I can not do it. someone help me please.

  • ma says:


    at my gt-18190 wlan isnt working anymore after installing this version. i did a reinstall and factory reset(all twice), changed nearly everything on the s3 mini and on the router (channel, security…), but without luck. it connects but hangs at receiving ip-adress. on the router it shows the s3 mini is connected.

    is there any way i can support you with debug information, logs ….?


  • ma says:

    hmm, left a reply here about wifi problems, but the reply isnt here anymore? wtf?

  • error : my phone automatically starts again 🙁

  • Fredy Suarez says:

    Move app to SD doesn’t work
    I try to move app with link2SD, and appear an error ex. (“pkg: /data/appcom.facebook.katana-1/base.apk failure [install_failed_container_error]

    I have mount EXT4.

  • Ninja says:

    I followed the guide, I’m italian and my network is called “Wind”. The phone seems to work but I can’t call or receive calls, the network is unavaiable. What mistake have i made? What should i check?

  • Hoe. says:

    But in the small novafusion tutorial is no guidance to use TWRP for updates, is it?

  • Hoe. says:

    But there is no guidance for using TWRP to install updates in the small novafusion tutorial, is it?

  • David says:

    Anybody else having problems to install new version of Facebook app (update 21Sep)?? The app downloads but fails when installing. No particular error msg, just says something went wrong.

    Not a big deal for me, but wanted to report just in case.

  • rafaila42 says:

    Please point to the ignorant (me) a way to update from “cm12.1_golden.nova.20150916.ODIN_TWRP” (first time flashing from stock) to this new version.

    Tnks and keep up the good work!

  • juan says:

    Hello. outgoing calls appear to me as unknown. Bluetooth when I plug in car crashes while and disappears, I have to reboot the phone. a greeting

  • Heshan says:

    Guys, still i’m getting No Sim Card error. When I restart again it connects to network and detect sim card. But again after few hours, same thing happen. Why is that?

  • Jan Wussow says:

    hi. i have installed the latest version. But i got some errors to report. The version works nearly fine but i can´t update the facebook app and i have problems withe the bluetoth conection. i use this function a lot to listen to music, and very often i can´t enjoy it because the`re only laggs 🙁 . But after all very good 🙂 work.

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