November 29th, 2014
RELEASE for S3 Mini
CyanogenMod 12.0

New beta release (20141129) of CM12.0 for S3 Mini is available!

For flashing Lollipop, we recommend you to install our TWRP recovery (available on Download page)!

If you want to say thanks by donating us using PayPal, feel free 😉

Do full backup before installation and wipe data/cache (factory reset) after installation. Remember – this release is just a beta and it’s not supposed to being used as main OS!

You need to perform a wipe, doesn’t matter which ROM you’re currently using!

You can get it on our DOWNLOAD page.

Changelog (relative to AOSP 5.0 20141106):

  • initial CM12.0 build
  • fixed random reboots
  • fixed problem with installation
  • fixed recovery issues when using lollipop
  • fixed reboots during sleep
  • overall performance much improved
  • fixed RIL (calls, sms, SIM card, etc.)
  • fixed wifi issues


  • RIL (phone/SMS/3G)
  • audio (both speakers/headphones/microphone)
  • Wi-fi
  • Bluetooth 4.0 with LE support A2DP
  • GPS/Glonass/A-GPS
  • sensors
  • compass
  • video playing (only partially)
  • 2D/3D HW Acceleration
  • all native tethers (Wifi/BT/USB)
  • Google Play
  • CPU sleep mode
  • MTP
  • ADB
  • no tearing
  • tripple buffering
  • external storage
  • SELinux
  • offline charging


  • RIL might be really buggy, we had to fight to make it working and it’s still under development, but 3G and messages are completely bugfree
  • do not use PIN code for now, you might lock your card!
  • GPS might be buggy
  • this release doesn’t support f2fs yet, only ext4 filesystem – remember to wipe data/cache partitions as ext4 before flashing this ROM!
  • camera doesn’t work at all
  • missing part of OMXes implementation (so there’s no fully HW video acceleration)
  • there’s no Google Apps for 5.0 yet (we are too fast!)

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 you want to say thanks by donating us using PayPal, feel free 😉

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

154 Responses
  • Maltonator says:


  • Pfefferminztee says:

    Please make a ROM for Ace II to 🙂

    Great work novafusion!

  • nino says:

    Will you continue the development of your AOSP builds or will you only release other Lollipop roms from now on?

  • Juber says:

    Very BIG THANKS….

  • Wandersonbm says:

    Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • flo says:

    Thank you. Have it a long boot time or is that a bootloop? I have all wiped and with ext4.

  • Fariz says:


  • Dom says:

    Does no google apps mean no play store or just things like drive or maps

  • jaavld says:

    Before writing this firmware disable PIN code because there is a bug in this rom, it will not accept any code ant will block the card.

  • @lt.core says:

    Great Work…!!!

    I’m waiting from you to STABLE RELEASE & NONE BUG FREE 1001 % worked for S3 MINI DEVICE…


    (: THX’S before 🙂

  • marek9336 says:

    USB does not work 🙂

  • Jelle says:

    When i reboot it always asks for my puk code.

  • Portu says:

    Thanks from Venezuela…. Good work.

  • txemafocus says: yo instale estas gapps y funcionan bien……pero usb no funciona y cuando reinicio no se pude desbloquear con pin y se bloquea la sim y hay que desbloquear con código puk

  • txemafocus says:

    boton home no funciona

  • txemafocus says:

    para actualizar los servicios de google play hay que borrar la cuenta asociada no se pierde nada y volver a pulsar google play y instalar la cuenta que borras tes y ya funciona bien es muy importante

  • max says:

    not listening to the call

  • jvlassoPako says:

    RIL not working for me

  • Kyril says:

    Can someone teach me how to flash this? I’ve already backup’d. I am currently using CM11 w/ CWM as recovery.

  • Kyril says:

    Nevermind, I got it to boot. Only problem is that there is a blinking red frame every now and then. Is that beccause I flashed Lollipop Gapps?

  • Antonn says:

    Look forward to seeing how this develops. Kudos to you guys for being so committed to us needy folk

  • Jose Cardama says:

    Do you guys know how to disable the red margin when apps are doing long operations? or when apps hang? Its kind of annoying.

    Great work team, I admire your commitment on making the effort to deliver us the best you can!

    • Chokurei says:

      Open Settings> Developer Options and scroll down a little.
      Here you would find the Strict Mode option.
      Just uncheck/unmark it.
      And, then reboot your device.

      NOT FROM ME ONLY COPIED 😉 But it works!Peace

  • Sebastian Noir says:

    I’ll wait ’till the bugs are fixed. Thanks for keeping my S3 mini alive! You’re the best!

  • timothytt says:

    Hey man, great to see Lollipop up and running. Unfortunately my phone died due to hardware problems, so for my next phone that probably means I won’t be visiting this site anymore. So, take care, and good luck in your future developments.

  • 1001noidau says:


  • hazem26 says:

    boot loop plz help

  • bayuplontos88 says:

    what about camera? its work?

  • givargo says:


  • shaumaa says:

    So I can try it now? Recovery won’t dissapear? 😀 Thank you a lot guys!

  • 21sdino says:

    thank you!!!!!!!!!!!! you are incredible

  • Chokurei says:

    Works Good!Thank you!!!
    Do you guys know how to disable the red margin?

    • shaumaa says:

      Look at the xda thread, there is one post which says that you have to add 2 lines to build.prop. Confirmed to work by one member. 🙂

    • Chokurei says:

      Open Settings> Developer Options and scroll down a little.
      Here you would find the Strict Mode option.
      Just uncheck/unmark it.
      And, then reboot your device.

      NOT FROM ME ONLY COPY! 😉 But it works!Peace

  • Dexter says:

    THANKS! YOU ARE GREAT! So, i can’t use my SIM at all?

  • Maltonator says:

    You can but it´s buggy.

  • Dexter says:

    it doesn’t work to me…
    failed to mount, invalid argument, no such volume..
    how can i fix this?

  • jaavld says:

    Google Apps for Lollipop is available here

  • Azyrael says:

    Great work guys, but sadly it isn´t ready to be used daily yet… though i am really looking forward to that release!

    You are the best!

    • wize says:

      These releases are never daily usable. I have been waiting now over a year for a 100% stable release and there is always some annoying bug.

  • Alam says:

    What is the diffrent between Aosp and Cyanogen?

  • 12345 says:

    Amazing! Performance is “good” and recovery is ok
    The cons, for now, are that camera doesn’t work, it’s not possible to turn on the screen with the home button and it’s buggy, of course
    Anyway, considering that is the first CM12 release for S3mini, it’s awesome!! Very very good

  • Xdevil95 says:

    When this rom became stable pls !.

    • Martin says:

      Well, nobody has a crystal ball showing future so…

    • mamiho says:

      They have to make all the fixes by themselfs. And thay have to do it one by one, ‘couse Sammy haven’t shared their developer platform. And it’s really hard job, as well as really random. So yea, it will take some time…

  • scots says:

    First , thank you for the new cyanogenmod, but i’m actually worry about when the new one’s finish because both the old and new still have many bugs

  • Benas says:

    Are you going to make lollipop carbon os for SIII Mini? (big thanks)

  • likas says:

    Thanks for good work,but still need so many work ++ ruined my sim card to puk :(((

  • moh says:

    the app stops working when answering a call , i noticed it happens when the screen is turned off by the proximity sensor ..

  • Raul says:

    i love this release! just found a couple of bugs that made me go back to my previous backup.
    1) there’s this annoying red margin that i didn’t know how to get rid of (i just read a comment here that explain how to deactivate it).
    2) whatsapp messenger crashes every time i launch it.
    3) i had some issues with root permissions for some apps, for example i wanted to add the nav bar and reduce the dpi to 220 but the explorer i was using it said i needed root access to perform that action.
    also there are some missing settings that i love on CM11 and little stuff to be polished… but for sure that i’ll flash and keep on the next CM12 release. it’s a 80% working ROM for me. THANKS A LOT NOVAFUSION 😀

  • I’ll wait until the next updates. At least until most of the bugs have been fixed!

  • Matheus says:

    boot loop 🙁

  • Mr. Randall says:

    Mas allá de la cámara, o el marco rojo que todavía no pude quitar(la casilla “modo estricto” esta desmarcada
    ) creo que es una muy buena release. Es un poco lenta,pero por lo menos a mi,todo me anduvo! Que grandes que son estos muchachos de NovaTeam! Por mi parte,me dejo esta ROM para el uso diario. Abrazos!

    • Raul says:

      lo mismo pienso, no pude probar lo de la cámara, pero si no tuviera el bug de que me crashea el whatsapp yo también usaría este release para uso diario 😀

  • Striker says:

    I could live with no camera on my phone, but unfortunately I need to receive calls, otherwise it’s perfect, I’m amazed that Youtube works fine with this build, actually, none of the apps I’ve tested gave me problems.
    Keep up the good work guys! I’m going back to Carbon 4.4, but I’m guessing it wouldn’t be long until you fix those little bugs.

  • Kur0 says:

    Here is the solution for the red frame:
    On a section called “Alternate Fix for Red Frame on Android Devices”

  • I’m finding this build much slower than the AOSP one. Anyone agree?

  • Nithin Bhargav says:

    No voice call 🙁 not working! any fix?

  • please cm 12 for Galaxy S Advance :((

  • Mr. Randall says:

    Usa Whatsapp+, que anda perfecto, y toene-ademas- todas las funcionalidades y agregados que tanto promociona… Lo único malo es que no tiene head ups! Pero es algo. saludos!

  • Android Manager by Alex Damien says:

    i dobt use this mod now in my s3 mini. because its very bad. display shows red frame.

  • Pichucu says:

    Well, battery life is better then ever before, I can listen to music and I got that amazing feeling of having Lollipop. I am ready for daily usage of this :)))))))

  • jeferson says:

    this red border that appears when you click the start of icons how to solve this?

  • marek9336 says:

    Internet over 3G does not work. Reports an error in the network. It’s a setting or bug? 🙂

  • Matheus says:

    isn’t working… boot loop

  • great work, the rom is still buggy and laggy and it’s not good for daily use, but i know you’ll do your best!!

  • João says:

    Make a cyanogenmod 12 for galaxy s advance pls

  • Benas says:

    Is there going to be carbon os lollipop for S3 Mini?

  • Alex Bak-n says:

    not listening to the call

  • Crixhoo says:

    When Saldra final CM12 and Google App?

  • Crixhoo says:

    When will leave final CM12 and Google App?

  • Lordwin Anim says:


  • ASET says:

    Will you do for Ace 2? You are our last hope…

  • marek9336 says:

    Menu button has a bug that makes the last of the application instead showed “options”

    • flo says:

      that is not a bug that is android 5. But I have the solution. Team NovaFusion can you change this in your rom, too?

      1. open the file /system/usr/keylayout/sec_touchkey.kl
      2. change the first line from “key 139 APP_SWITCH” into “key 139 MENU”.
      3. Save and reboot.

      that works for me.

  • Belovo says:

    muchas gracias funciona bien

  • ulaş devrim says:

    working, but sim card problem… pin code disapprove (turkey vodefone). We will wait a while.

  • Heitor says:

    My S3 mini can’t connect to my Moto 360
    How to fix this?

  • Philipp says:

    Are you going to make aokp for s3 mini if aokp releases an Android 5.0 version(They haven’t yet, have they)?

  • duzl says:

    3G won’t work after I tried to update to CM 12 and I tried downgrading to CM 11 but 3G is still not working. Anyone help?

  • Hozz Ayen says:

    Too Bad For The Normal User
    But I loved it <3
    For A start it's great ^^
    But Still waiting For The BIG REal Android L
    Carbon L would be lovely
    Coz of that Beautiful mixture Between The Great CM and Carbon Features
    Waiting Patiently For your next beautiful Perfect ROMs

  • ashwin says:

    Don’t forget S advance plz 🙂

  • Xdevil95 says:

    Whenre coming the next update?

  • duzl says:

    I tried to update to CM 12 BETA and then downgraded to CM 11 and then to stock ROM and that caused my entire phone to have problems these last days. One of these problems is that I can call from my phone, connect to the WIFI send messages etc, but I can’t connect to 3G. Nothing changes when I change my APN and I have started to believe that something changed in the network drivers of the phone. Can anyone help me?
    I am using Virgin Media for the SIM

  • Serafin1209 says:

    Czy dla Ace 2 planujecie zrobić też soft na bazie lollipop?

  • Altu Faltu says:

    Good work!

  • Kubo says:

    can somebody from novafusion state if there will be an ace 2 version ? before xmas ?
    not insisting on exact ETA 😀 but just a small nformation if you consider it or not 😉 if we can hope or not 🙂

    would be nice to know what is the novafusions opinion on this point 😉 thx guys in advance

  • Eren Ayan says:

    Works Good!Thank you!!!
    I expect you to continue your development.

  • Umair says:

    Speaker not working on calls. Can anyone tell me fixes?

  • rydik says:

    Just today, the European version of the smartphone Samsung Galaxy S5 (model number SM-G900F) received OTA-upgrade to Android 5.0 Lollipop. At this point, in particular, the notice of the possibility of applying the most current version already received Samsung Galaxy S5 users from Poland

  • OSSoft Support Germany says:

    Bootloop! Pls Fix.

  • umut says:

    Türklerden deneyen var mı arkadaşlar.

  • Joe Morris says:

    There is Google apps for 5.0 now.

  • android1111 says:

    It fail to install when I flash it with TWRP from an external SD CArd. What I’ve done wrong?

  • vrzs3mini says:

    Please a make lollipop rom for Verizon s3 mini…….thank you

  • John Paul Francis says:

    where is the download link??

  • Thomas says:

    Please, I need en Update for Samsung Galaxy S3 mini i8200N ….thank you

  • Rishi says:

    Plezz… make cm12 for Samsung Galaxy s advance

  • wilson says:

    root not working……

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