September 23rd, 2015
119 Comments
RELEASE for S3 Mini
CyanogenMod 12.1

New stable release (20150923) 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 updated to latest version
  • huge sources refresh
  • fixed another flickering issue
  • stability improvements
  • 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.

119 Responses
  • Elvitek says:

    CM 11 YouTube fix

  • pls add the double tap to sleep

  • gh0st says:

    Congratulations nova team, this release is fast, smooth, stable, battery life good, i think one of the best releases.
    I have battery, and performance tweaks and this release feels like stock…. If u want this tweaks, just write here people.

  • z1rqdym says:

    Why dont get a fix to the video taking issue?
    The only issue that i had since the first stable release was the video taking issue.

  • Luiz says:

    BLN not working!

  • Piggeh says:

    This is undoubtedly the best CM12.1 release yet. The entire UI is buttery smooth, even with Tasker and Android Wear running in the background. Performance is amazing (for the S3 Mini), the animation stuttering issue from the last release is gone, everything works perfectly, it’s extremely stable, and it even has support for multiple users. Once again, my only complaint is that apps cannot be moved to the external SD card. Keep up the great work, NovaFusion!

  • Fernando Las says:

    Please give us your tweaks

  • T3seR says:

    Ty again for this hard work Nova Fusion Team

    Thank you very much, but I would like to ask a favor, a little or not well, depending on your point of view, I would ask for arrumarem Green video in camera, seriously, I stand bugs, alias turns and meche the problem processor lock in 1Ghz happens, I restart, clean cache and everything else to the cell returns to normal, the phone have some backward transitions does not bother me a lot too, the signal falls from time to time or 3G fail sometimes also does not bother me nothing, but I felt very sad the other day that I can not shoot anything with the phone, know it’s a beta, but after a few months expect at least fix this, the rest of the problem stand waiting, like many of us, because we know that will be resolved in the best possible way. So please Pack Green in video camera

    Ty for ready this Nova Team. And I’ll wait for this fix

    • T3seR says:

      sorry for bad eng

      “Thank you very much, but I would like to ask a favor, a little or not well, depending on your point of view, I would like to ask you to correct the green video in camera, seriously, I stand bugs, incidentally turns and moves the problem of processor lock in 1Ghz happens, I restart, clean cache and everything else to the cell returns to normal, the phone have some backward transitions does not bother me a lot too, the signal falls from time to time or 3G fail sometimes also does not bother me nothing, but I felt very sad the other day that I can not shoot anything with the phone, know it’s a beta, but after a few months expect at least fix this, the rest of the problem stand waiting, like many of us, because we know that will be resolved in the best possible way. So please Pack Green in video camera”

      • Ryan says:

        it might be extremely hard to do

        samsung discontinued updates for device – which means no drivers for anything past jelly bean for s3 mini

        every android version loses support with older drivers from older android verisons

        we have to work with drivers from jelly bean – so we are lucky to have anything fully working

        i recommend vivavideo to shoot video – vivavideo has their own drivers

      • ItsPeet♥CarbonKitKat says:

        Please try to make your story as short as possible and easily readable with line spaces…

      • Elmario says:

        There’s no one actively working on the green video problem anymore, because they aren’t able for fixing it.

  • Kevin says:

    i hope a best sound quality, like the C.11 or OMNI-ROM 5.1 with “GoldenGuy”

  • toan vu duc says:

    How can i use f2fs on the /system partition? /data and /cache works fine. But how can i change /system from ext to f2fs? Thank you very much

  • Catalin Terec says:

    Always when i put thw phone to charge it only charges up to 50% and then it stop and doesn’t charges anymore.Plss fix this novafusion

  • OTGman says:

    Our Dear Developer

    I would like to ask if this ROM still support OTG? thanks in advance!

  • akki says:

    Which are theese tweaks? Please tell us …

  • dzioobasek says:

    can I update from previous release to this one without losing data? If yes, please tell me how

  • Samuel Costa says:

    Where are the links for download?

  • erickchef says:

    battery consume is higher…

  • DironD says:

    Block system screen doesn’t work

  • Singgih Putra says:

    Why my touch key (back and option) is not working? I have install three version (C.12.1; 12.0. 11.0) but the result is same, the sensitive keys both aren’t working. Thank you,

    • WoBble says:

      Same thing for me :/ Doesn’t work, tried with multiple versions of their recovery, multiple ROMs and still nothing to fix it…

  • good rom but i have problems with facebook :/ thanks

  • Hi,

    installed it. Seems to be very stable. Except WIFI. Still I need to drop the connection, pick it up from the list, enter the password and connect to get it work again.

    Is there any proposal, what might help to fix that? Is there anything to do, to supply additional information about that? Is it only me having that problem?

  • Erick says:

    Help please. after installing this rom my phone properly boot up ive already used it.and decided to factory reset. now my phone bootloop on teamwin logo and won’t start

  • Can you also add DT2W and overclock? it would be fantastic

  • Ragnar Lothbrok says:

    lock screen not working

  • Witek says:

    Apps are installing way too long… I won’t comment the time of Facebook installation.
    Is there a way to fix it? 🙂

  • ANGEL says:

    WiFi connection is toooo slow

  • Higgi says:

    Charge with power pack doesn’t work.

  • Matt Tom says:

    Will this Release run on the S3 Mini I8200 as well?

  • yasin says:

    at last, s3mini will arrive to the offical cyanogenmod. at their offical webpage, s3mini(golden) was labelled. just wait until they put the rom to that page

  • My Niece battery can handle up to lunchtime . and my touch screen are crazy

  • Deybyd Jimenez says:

    The phone doesnt lock, I press the button but always skip the pattern, what I have to do? Also the back and option buttons doesnt work for me.

  • Robbie159 says:

    Hi, can you please help me? I downloaded this release, but i can’t flash it. TWRP says that I can’t install on top of incompatible data. I have 5.1.1 release from 9/12/2015. I had same problem with release from 9/16. I updated twrp recovery to 2.8, but problem persists. Any help here? Thanks, R.

  • Jows says:

    Is app2sd supported?

  • yasin says:

    hey! cyanogenmod will release offical rom for s3mini soon. visit their webpage and see our mobile’s brandname.

  • Tan says:

    The most stable build ever Fast, smooth, 0 lag. But.. i have an issue with allll the cm versions : i cant move apps to sd card :'( my sd card is 16 gb. When i try move to sd it says No Enought Space but i have freaking 14 gb free space.. i tryed all the apps like Apps2SD but its not working..

  • Bugcatcher says:

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

  • LO says:

    Hi,great job as usual,thanks!
    I would like to use the bug-tracker but..where is?
    Anyway
    Bluetooth doesn’t work with Jabra headset and also with amplify BT .
    The green video with camera stock is ….argh( Camu video recording is full of lag,the only alternative workin’fine is Vivavideo).
    Thanks again for your job.

  • Batuhan says:

    Firstly, thanks for CM. Video taking is very important. Camu is work but ı need original camera app for a special app. Please fix.

  • Sefa says:

    i loaded this rom then i just think i have to factory reset then i just tap factory reset in the settings menü but it doesen’t pass twrp and it is not opening then i intalled another rom via odin its cm11 lastest verison but its not still pass twrp or even opening someone help me please if my phone dead!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Pukeh says:

    i couldn’t open clock app.. is there any fix with this?

    also, the suggestion/auto-correct bar with mic logo still shown up even suggestion and auto-correct already turn off.. this only happen in messaging app, such as sms, line, bbm and others.

  • Arosis says:

    Can’t take a video. Stock doesn’t work and Camu ist laggy.

  • Dani says:

    It would be a giant step to get the perfect ROM by making FULL F2FS support. THX NVT

    • Ryan says:

      is there any difference by using f2fs instead of ext4

      i know that performance is supposed to be better

      but is there any actual notice-able download

  • Tanshaydar says:

    This is the best release so far!

  • Mark says:

    I need a little bit of help form you guys….Everytime I get a call or call someone (No matter where I do, as long as I put the screen to my ear and the screen turns off) Everytime after the call the screens is at the recents screen(Where we long press the Home Button screen) Is there a bug or something?

  • Mark says:

    Hey guys, is anyone having the same problem as me?
    After every call ( Or as long as I put my ear to the phone and the screen turns off) I always end up in recents screen (The one where we long press the Home Button)
    Is there a fix to this, I don’t know whether this is about the proximity sensor or is it a bug?

  • McRite says:

    Instagram is buggy, and download speeds are way too slow, other than that, it’s good.

  • bosss says:

    Is it necessary to make a factory reset when switching between 11 cm and this, and what all needs to be adjusted for cm 12.1

  • Jan says:

    Upgraded from CM 11 this Sunday…

    Working:
    – nearly everything including YouTube

    Not working:
    – taking videos (green crap with stock camera and “A better Camera” app)
    – Fritz!Fon App (call partners can hear you but you can’t hear them)
    – Logitech Squeezebox Controller app (not related to CM 12; Controller app won’t work with Android 5 at all and Logitech has ended support)

    Does anybody know how to remove the Google Search Bar?

    Thanks for the excellent work giving this crappy phone more lifetime 🙂

  • Alessandro says:

    Am I the only one here who is having issues with the Facebook app ?

  • Sebastian says:

    Hey. On my phone i found that charging via PC doesn’t work.

  • fox55 says:

    i installed cm12.1 by odin then i tried to update by twrp but it was not possible to update. link2sd is not working because has not SU permission because SUpro doesn’t work. I think i’ll back to CM11.

  • Mehmet says:

    Where is download link

  • Jan says:

    That was easy. Thank!

  • Albert Dafuq says:

    Can somebody explain why my device cant install facebook?

  • freddy caguana says:

    In my s3 mini not pass the logo

  • Alin Narcis says:

    Facebook problem. Can’t install it. Any solve ?

  • Paul says:

    Help me please. The s3 mini I used was full of data from the former owner who gave the phone to me. So I installed CM 12.1 to the mini. It was working almost fine. Only email and browser where stopped. Tried 2 other installs and problems getting bigger. Problem with usb. But I could stil use the usbconnection? Tried to erase via odin. The mini now starts up displaying “Teamwin”. I can’t recover because it does’nt display this option. (and I didn’t make a backup because i didn’t need the data from the former ownwer, So yes now I regret that) But I’m still hoping there is a doctor in the room. The patient is still breathing.

  • bora says:

    I’m using f2f file system. Offline charging not working.

  • Nael Lilik says:

    Bug on My Phone :

    1. Turn off suddenly when charging level reach 91%
    2. Cannot Backup via TWRP (when i tap “Backup”, the phone suddenly off)
    3. Cannot Offline charging
    4. Cannot install Facebook Apps
    5. Cannot install Real Racing 3
    and more……

  • bart9h says:

    I upgraded from 10.x to 12.1, and 3G stopped working. Tried to add APN manually, but no dice. What are my options? (And where is this bug tracker?)

  • Angel says:

    Ya perdí la fe en este proyecto sólo le está dando largas y largas para pedir colaboración de dinero no creo que no pueda hacerlo sin tantos errores tan garrafales

  • Dede says:

    Hi there, TY for all your work !

    I’ve just installed CM12.1 on my I8190N and it seems to have an issue with the mobile network ?
    I use to be able to callc all around the house end now i have hardly no network, sometimes just can’t find it at all … APN is fine, seem to have a hard time switching from 2 to 3G (favorite on 3G) ot not using full power reception ?

    Otherwise, the rom is great my phone was useless until i change to this rom !

  • Burak says:

    WiFi direct not working

  • H: Apfel says:

    Anybody knows wether this will work with an S3 mini Value edition (I8200)?

    Thanks a lot

  • Amith says:

    Will u bring up the Android marshmallow based cyanogen

  • Chris says:

    My Phone keeps on randomly setting the maximum CPU to 500 MHz. Does anybody else have this issue?

  • Dede says:

    As i said on my previous port (deleted) i had mobile network signal problèmes on this ROM(12.1) with my I8190N. Just downloaded CM11.0 golden.nova.20150927 and everything works fine now 😉

    Beside theses problèmes, you’ve don a great job on theses ROMs, to bad i can’t enjoy CM12.1 🙁

  • bosss says:

    Is it necessary to make a factory reset when switching between 11 cm and this, and what all needs to be adjusted for cm 12.1

  • Chris says:

    Hidding the Clock won`t take affect, it comes back after some time.

  • John Harold says:

    I downloaded this rom and flashed it using twrp, but it always fails. ive done eevery step correctly. what should i do?

  • Jan says:

    Google Camera App does not take green video. It’s purple! 😀

  • Hello, how can I root my cel using this android version ?

  • stefan says:

    WLAN is not reconnecting to known SSIDS again

  • Siju says:

    bug on my sIII mini CM12.1, android 5.1 – battery not charging when phone is turned off???, cannot use any screenrecorder, fails when starting recording (screen freezes, have to turn off) –

  • rossella says:

    Hello
    do you anybody found a good work around to fix green video? Camu didn’t work neither opencam

    thank you

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