October 23rd, 2015
75 Comments
RELEASE for S3 Mini
CyanogenMod 12.1

New stable release (20151023) 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
  • fixed Settings app issues
  • CM sources refreshed
  • toolchain updated
  • huge patches cleanup
  • fixed minor bugs from latest releases
  • 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰
Thanks.

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

75 Responses
  • Yasin says:

    It was released android 6.0 but still our phone’s video recorder bug is exist. Wtf!

  • undermess says:

    Is there any plans to add sdcard support, low capacity of internal storage is annoying.

  • Jupon says:

    Thanks for this release! Is the problema with /system ext4 fix it?

  • rabe85 says:

    Is there a way to rescue the green / damaged videos?

  • Erick says:

    I don’t know how to use the bugtracker to report a bug so I’m going to report a bug here, there is a problem with the CyanogenMod 12.1 20151023, you can’t show your SIM card contacts just the Telephone and Google contacts, and also there is an option to copy a telephone number to the SIM It seems like the contact was copied to your SIM but it doesn’t there is a little bug there and also when you charge your phone when it is off the battery icon doesn’t appear

  • Question says:

    Cyanogen-Logo all the Time, phone wouldn come up. what cann i do?

  • EpicFroze says:

    do this work for samung galaxy s3 mini sm-g730w8?

  • Ej, ja rozumiem zabezpieczanie sie przed botami, ale zeby trzeba bylo captcha 13 razy wpisywac to chyba lekka przesada xd

  • apk to install a game I get: no application installed please arrenglelo

  • jose says:

    idk if is only me but give me error when i try download this new lilipop fix it pls or can u give me other link? thx

  • Caminante Diurno says:

    Thanks for this version! Here’s my experience
    -Camera has no wide (16:9) modes
    -Clock doesn’t work
    -No radio FM, tried with Spirit FM and no luck.
    -Yahoo mail client has some issues
    +Battery last same as always
    +Very positive changes in general, great user experience

  • Rol says:

    Hello everybody!

    Did anyone manage to enable successfully the disk encryption? If yes – what’s the trick? On my phone it always aborts the encryption and performs a (quick) restart.

    Thanks in advance!

  • Jack says:

    Thanks for CM. Original camera app is very important. Yes of course, Camu is working, but ฤฑ need original camera app for special app. Please fix original cam. Thank you for attention.

  • juli9627 says:

    Hello, and you can install applications that are not in play stores, bone downloaded .apk format of any page.
    Thank you

    • Ryan says:

      you can install apps without using the play store
      if you download an apk just tap on it and install

      make sure that unknown sources is unticked in security settings first

  • male's says:

    thank’s you

  • Rol says:

    Hi,

    did anyone manage to enable the disk encrytion successfully? If yes – what’s the trick? My phone always aborts the encryption process and performs a (quick) restart.

    Thanks in advance!

  • Rol says:

    Sorry, you can ignore my comment above – I did not repeat my question intentionally ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • David Polly says:

    I already have Cyanogenmod 12.1 with a lastest version, if I wanna update to this version I need to make the wipes? or just go to “Install” from the recovery and install it?

  • Andres says:

    Still no SIM Support

    • Mike says:

      As if they haven’t heard that a billion times. Maybe list your device details?

      I’m guessing that the SIM issue will never be fixed. I have tried the earliest version CM ROM and it was problem then too. In fact, it’s a problem is every custom ROM version I have ever used, from Slim-ROM, PAC-ROM, OmniROM, you name it. If they haven’t fixed it by now I doubt they ever will… I suggest you get used to living with it. If it’s a major inconvenience you can always go back to stock!

  • Andres says:

    No hay soporte de Herramientas SIM

  • Marcus says:

    I cannot download this release. Captcha says: you must solve one more and keeps in reloading riddles allthe time.

  • mario says:

    Hello, i think i have the same problem as juli9627. I can not install apps from the SD-card. The button next and install do not work.

  • im still waiting for fixed the green camera issue :v and some apps not compatible with this rom like minecraft and pewdiepie

  • Mike says:

    Finally figured out what was causing the constant upgrading/optimizing app issue on boot. Glad I got that fixed.

    • Jose says:

      ..and how did you do that???

    • KiwiTec says:

      Could you tell us? ๐Ÿ˜€

      • Mike says:

        Only if you say the magic word. ๐Ÿ˜‰

        • KiwiTec says:

          Please, tell me. That would be really nice. ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜€

          • Mike says:

            Well, because you said please. ๐Ÿ™‚ Turns out the issue may not be ROM related but more to do with the “Open GAPPS” project. One or more apps puts the ROM into the “optimizing/upgrading” loop. Haven’t figured out how to fix it or find and delete the .odex files (a suggested fix, then reinstalling GAPPS) so I suggest installing the “pico” or “nano” version of “GAPPS” then installing the rest from the “Play Store” to help isolate what is causing the issue.

            Either that, or install an earlier version of GAPPS specifically for our device. Look on XDA for that, worked for me.

          • Mike says:

            And you have to do a clean install of GAPPS and the ROM.

      • hlex says:

        Using ext4 only ๐Ÿ˜‰ But losses the offline charging

    • ybarrarubiorrarubio says:

      Will give it a try, thank you for the information.

  • Rol says:

    Thanks for the good work, Novafusion! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Johnie says:

    Thanks, very stable and smooth. Battery life it also good. For me 2 and more days on moderate use.

    Dont know what kind of “minor bugs where fixed from latest releases” but still bugs with:
    – changing governor in performance settings
    – long delay to display incoming calls

  • Abu says:

    Hello, its a nice ROM though there are some issues like;

    The flash light doesn’t turn off sometimes.

    When phone is OFF, and you put in the charger, the default round lines appear and goes off but the battery and charging indication does not show up (though it still charges offline).

    Delay in displaying incoming calls and when making calls too.

    Lets say, i start using the phone at about 70% battery power with mobile data turned ON, by the time the battery runs down to 10%, it would shutdown on me. I installed a temperature app and it was saying that my phone temperature was at 39c and that the CPU was hot. I had an old battery in it and it was swallowed and was acting this way, so i bought a new battery and it was acting the same way, shutting down unexpectedly. Could it be hardware fault?

    How do i change default Yahoo Weather widget on the screen from “F” to “C” in temperature degree?

    I would be very happy if the developers could add the default Radio App which doesn’t require internet to turn into local radio channels.

    In “Contacts” option to show contacts on SIM and in “import & export,” option to “export contacts to SIM.”

    Thank you.

  • PisaraKogz says:

    Can we do something about the camera driver? Write a petition to Samsung?

  • PisaraKogz says:

    Is there anything we can do with an outdated driver from Samsung? Can we write a petition to Samsung? Why version KitKat video recording to work despite the fact that we used the driver of the jelly bean?
    It is one of the primary fault in the system that makes it unusable for many

  • David Polly says:

    I can’t connect using Wi-Fi Direct ๐Ÿ™ and I don’t want to install an app like Super Beam, It requires that the other person haves the same app. The Wi-Fi direct is better than the Bluethoot conection but now I can’t use it ๐Ÿ™

  • Nael Lilik says:

    i have problem with offline charging.
    fix it please.

    • Mike says:

      It’s not a problem with the ROM.

      • Ryan says:

        offline charging does work and it does charge
        it is just that the animation is invisible

        so do not worry about it

        and
        it seems that it is way faster to charge phone when it is actually on than in offline charging – don’t know why but this is a thing

        • Mike says:

          Faster charging while online? Absolute horseshit. That would defy a law of thermodynamics if that were the case.

          I suggest you time it properly without use from flat both online and off. Report back with the results.

  • HenkeL says:

    In my case, the 3g doesn’t work even deleting and recreating APN. : (
    Later, I’ll try apply the rom again.

  • Reeco says:

    Random reboot and most task manager dont show what apps are running.

  • Camila says:

    I have a problem with 3G..How to fix this? I tried manually but didn’t work..

  • xnb says:

    Thanks guys.

    Found the following problems:
    * Long display delay at incoming calls
    * Random reboot at incoming calls

    Switched back to 20151013.

  • [email protected] says:

    First time experimenting away from stock! So far so good stable with only few issues to note so far:

    The video issue which everyone is aware of

    Contacts menu will not open, only once after restart. You have to tap the menu (three dots) in the search box which only displays three options: Call history, New Contact & Settings. Menu button next to home button should bring up a number of other options including the import / export function.

    Had an issue with clock displaying a message “clock has stopped working” when trying to open but seems to be resolved after clearing cache.

    Other than that awesome work! stable and fast and significant improvement on battery life!

  • Bora says:

    Wifi connection too slow.

  • Nacho says:

    Nova update the carbon Rom!! Please please pleaseeeee!

  • bohdi says:

    Android Andi has cracked it. SlimLP for s3 mini – slam dunk ! Genius ! Perfect ! Download ! Flash ! Sorted….. Do it!

  • Abdulla Sharafudeen says:

    Installed cm 12.1 .smooth installation with latest twrp.. I would like to point out flash light problem which at at times when tapped several times can cause full system freeze. Apart from that it is a good improvement from my old stock jellybea. Overall system speed and battery backup heavily improved.

  • Vidra says:

    in this last version I have problems with the CPU governor.
    You can have the wpa_supplicand with support for WEP networks?

  • can you add USB OTG Features for cm12.1
    like lastest cm11.

  • Leo Bruno says:

    The boot lock screen with the logo of cyano

  • sim card invisible guide ๐Ÿ™

  • Ale says:

    When i Switch on the Smartphone it needs about 5 minutes for be ready.
    Is It a normal thing??

  • Simas says:

    Warning: No file_contextsdetected filesystem ext4 for /dev/block/mmcblk0p22
    ….
    Installiaton aborted.
    Whats wrong?

  • Edimilson says:

    Excellent work, phenomenal !! Congratulations to everyone, very grateful .

  • Nacho says:

    – If you do not operate the sim means you have a sim obsolete.
    Also I have tried changing APN but without any solution.
    I resolved by updating my sim from my service center telephone operator.
    – Video green, okok keep calm.
    ย ย ย  download the app Camu and settings disabled “HD”
    – Slow start, but in return you phone works beautifully than any other advanced ROM.

    -Problem by connecting the phone to the car radio (USB connection) released for Android (kenwood kdc 164u).
    -Problem connecting the phone to the PC, I can not select the “charge only”.
    -Problem when the phone is off, no charging animation

    -I need otg please.

    – Wifii great, great gps, 3g excellent, excellent battery life.

    But above all, excellent work from the staff Novafusion.
    I hope when I say, Good continuation of work!

  • Nacho says:

    – If you do not operate the sim means you have a sim obsolete.
    Also I have tried changing APN but without any solution.
    I resolved by updating my sim from my service center telephone operator.
    – Video green, okok keep calm.
    ย ย ย  download the app Camu and settings disabled “HD”
    – Slow start, but in return your phone works beautifully than any other advanced ROM.

    -Problem by connecting the phone to the car radio (USB connection) released for Android (kenwood kdc 164u).
    -Problem connecting the phone to the PC, I can not select the “charge only”.
    -Problem when the phone is off, no charging animation

    -I need otg please.

    – Wifii great, great gps, 3g excellent, excellent battery life.

    But above all, excellent work from the staff Novafusion.
    I’m hoping while I say it, Good continuation of work!

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