February 15th, 2015
RELEASE for S3 Mini
CyanogenMod 12.0

New stable release (20150215) 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 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.


  • updated CM12.0 sources
  • fixed lots of minor bugs (mostly CM-bugs)
  • 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 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.

148 Responses
  • Tunahan07 says:

    Ace 2 cyanogen mod 12

    • Batuhan says:

      sizin yapacağınız işi sikeyim bu nedir amk beş gün geçti THANKS NOVAFUSİON 🙂 çaktırma sonra ban atıyorlar

    • smtkc says:

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  • Pfefferminztee says:

    Great work novafusion!

    What about Ace II and adcance?
    Please give a Statement about current developing! 😀

    • ArunS says:

      I think they have stopped work for S Advance or Ace II. and will never see CM12 for S Advance or ACE II, Anyway prices for S4 is down to earth now…

  • vope says:

    Great work !

    Still the same bugs :
    – Some bad French Layouts (I can help if you need)
    – Bad French translation (I can help if you need)
    – BLN Control doesn’t work
    – Flashlight Long on-time.
    – Random reboot (after few minutes of use !)
    – No EAP-SIM !!
    – Battery drains so fast
    – No automatic brightness ?

  • jeremycb says:

    Good work, please add AROMA Installer ! 🙂

  • Batuhan says:

    Beyler deneyen var mi , farkedilir degisiklik var mi

  • pri nce says:

    Guys great work..but still one more major problm wich is memory leak..it takes for ever to switch between apps and every time i press home button..thi launcher restart and this means more waiting..please fix it 🙁

  • matias tirimaco says:

    for change to f2fs i need to wipe the data and lost all? or i can do something to keep all my data

  • Blade says:

    Bug in Flashlight.

  • Continued closure dela facebook app intasgram slow after test of continuous use

  • Victor says:

    vpn still not working

  • Ježo says:

    how to enable root?

  • Yizac says:

    Im kind of tired of asking but, is there a fix to make media player work OTHER than factory reset? :/

  • Richard says:

    Does the UI lagging?

  • Smtkc says:

    VPN not work fix………..

  • John says:

    Please fix 1 GHz bug on Cm 11 Android 4.4.4. it still exist and it still happen!

  • GARRY says:

    ok so treat me as a noob ! I have updated kit kat many times but I am falling down with the lollipop bit, please would someone do ,me a step by step install via TWRP

  • Leo says:


    I have a Problem with f2fs.

    I have changed cache to f2fs without any problems

    But when i install the New release the System is still ext4
    How can i change system to f2fs?

    • Lynxseven says:

      I’m having the exact same issue, and tried several things but to no avail.
      However, I’ve noticed that /data still remains in F2FS format, as well as /cache

      • dziadzi says:

        The same issue

        • Tommy Prud'homme says:

          it is due to f2fs support being incomplete (not 100% sure but its probably this)

          also, for media player bugs there arent any for me, but people having some might try Mx Player.

          i dont have any real problem exept sometime, when alot apps are installed, (root apps) some app get incompatible with lollipop cause problems. so i recommend to install (maybe*) not too much apps ( unsure if it is truely root stuff problem). but it is due to lollipop and not novafusion//cyanogenmod teams

          Thanks NovaFusion!

  • killerbreu says:

    bug in flashlight

  • Leonardo says:

    Notification drawer doesn’t theme with cm12 theme…. Even after reboot

  • Puscyfer says:

    low volume on incoming calls … any workaround?

  • 1337 says:

    Facebook crashes when a video is startin’

  • dm says:

    Hello NV. Why not update the recovery to version

  • carlos says:

    vine videos will not play on twitter

  • Puscyfer says:

    Why is my question deleted? Is it not important enough? There are many people with a similar problem… I will write my question again….

    “Is anyone experiencing low volume with incoming calls …because I can barely hear the caller…and is there a solution…a workaround, whatever…”

  • Luis says:

    facebook and instagram close after continuous use and Battery drains very fast

  • Berkant says:

    Battery drains so fast. Shuttle stops working and when it works, there is 4 of all songs. Call voice is so low. And twitter videos closes the app. Please fix it. Sorry for my bad english

  • Rauder says:

    Battery drains so fast

  • garry says:

    pleas help -can not move apps to sd

      • Lollipop says:

        @ garry & xumes: solution is to click on “Apps”, dann push the left button for the menu an choose “preferred installpath” (or something in your language), choose “exchangeable SD-Card”. Then the Button in the menu “apps” is activated. But then I got the problem “there’s not enough space on the sd-card”, but lower in the menu and by connection to the PC, there’s round about 27 GB empty space. Any solution for that ?

    • Tim says:

      You need to partition your SD card and then use link2sd of the play store to move your apps make the second partition bigger because this is where your apps will go! It also solves the ‘installation failed’ problem some people are having. I used aParted from Google play to partition the SD just make sure to back up first because partitioning will format your SD and you will loose everything you have saved on there!!

      • Tim says:

        Oh and by ‘backup’ i mean copy your entire SD card to a folder on a computer that way if you mess up the partition you haven’t lost any data 🙂

    • Basel Abuhadrous says:


  • why not update cm 11 for s3 mini??

  • Karlis says:

    I dont know if its CM or Instagram whos glitching but yea when there is video on timeline instagram crashes. Thats really annoying.

  • danu shiffer says:

    please fix offline charger nova 🙁

  • Antonio says:

    Congratulations for the work Novafusion. The main problems that I have encountered are: Not read the SD card – Watching videos of facebook terminal crash – Battery does not work off line -The translator of google the words disappear -There are still a bit of system instability. I am contributing with you to improve it and I’m glad. Good job and sorry for my english.

  • Just did a fresh install and the hardwarekeys don´t work, only the menu button functions properly. Im am from Germany and 3G isn´t working as you mentioned, but with manual VPN entries i got it working.

  • Lukáš ondris says:

    Fix battery drain please 🙂 good work

  • rwgamer says:

    fix the battery life that is slow

  • – Flashlight extender Don’t Works
    – Video Facebook, Instagram and Vine Don’t Works
    – Camera for video Don’t Works
    – Music Don’t Works
    – UI bug Continue
    + No appreciable improvement

  • omar says:

    when flash the system chance f2fs to ext4. can you repair this?

  • maka says:

    hello, i dont have google play, have i done something wrong while installing?

  • zScrixz says:

    My bugs i know:

    – german translation is now badder
    – facebook crash when a Video starts

  • Mathew says:

    Hello, can you tell me how can i get rid of this annoying APP lockscreen ang get just 1 lock screen like symbol or just swipe?… It’s pisses me off to unlock two times instead of one..Thank you for help..

  • efekanpekel says:

    I can’t move apps from internal storage to SD card. It always says “Couldn’t move app. Not enough storage space.” But SD Card has more than 12 GB free space.

  • Mazen Sharaf says:

    unfortunately music has stopped !!!
    please fix !!

  • sno0op says:

    Congratulations !!!! This version is well fast and fluid . battery lasted more than a day . First power load took more than 4hours . Facebook closes alone most of the time .

  • christopher Kapilima says:

    I cant find the download link

  • Mathew says:

    Any chance to add lock screen shortcuts ON/OFF button? It’s annoing to unlock phone 2 times when i’ve got symbol lock.

  • Frank.Mac.BR says:

    awsome work homies! having no problems with battery life, vpn working fine, dunno about instagram or facebook cause i dont use them. the only problem is when im receiving a call the screen goes black. i can answer because i use the power and home button to answer and finish the call. but i never see who’s calling me. it could work if i use a dialer app?

  • skinny P says:

    SELinux permission for XPosed modules please!!!!!!!

  • matias tirimaco says:

    what is that 5.0.2 daily on downloads?

  • daniel says:

    the phone reboot constantly + can´t connect to any pc (i use a s3 mini)
    thankyou for all your efforts keep going

  • Darren says:

    hi all having the same issues as everyone else but I’m sure nova will sort all issues very soon

  • David says:

    social networks can not watch videos

    what up?

  • Niko Robeto says:

    when I opened the hotspot tethering and bluetooth simultaneously, phone hangs and restarts.
    please fix this. thanks

  • curiosidade says:

    only problem is the video here (recording) remaining this perfect

  • lala says:

    When i want to watch viedeos in Facebook vor instagram the apps will crash.

  • What about a G+ community??????
    And when pc-connection bug will be fixed?

  • tmantti says:

    Always when take photo or video in snapchat app crash..
    And i cant take screenshot

  • I have a few problems:
    – Flashlight sometimes disappears from Quick Settings and always causes crashes and reboots.
    – Changing the USB connection mode and revoking ADB authorisations causes a FC in Settings.

  • semarasukma says:

    My google play store continously stop working, could someone help me ?

  • Anzhari says:

    The camera and 3G issue doesnt appear in my phone. The real issue is after I completely install all of my regular apps (all the social media, messaging, productivity), the phone runs veeery slow.

    • Anzhari says:

      More info, as a comparation, I reflashed my S3 mini with CM11, and installed the same amount of apps (around 80 apps), and my S3 mini with CM11 runs smoothly.

  • Sergio says:

    1 Ghz bug

  • marck says:

    facebook crash constantly

  • Holm93 says:

    Please update carbon rom. I left cm12, coming back to kit kat carbon rom because i cannot switch from 2g to 3g fast, there isn’t a toggle. I cannot personalize as on carbon rom the navbar and its shortcuts

  • Willame Rodrigues says:

    please , anyone know any FM radio application qie work without mini lollipop s3

  • b_m_l says:

    i think cm12 has problems with themes on s3 mini, i use dark-colors theme on s4 mini and the pull-down menu icons are colored, too, on my girlfriends s3 mini they are just white, also other themes have problems with colors etc….

  • david gomez says:

    Can you do roms for the S5 mini sm-g800f?
    We don`t have yet any roms
    Do please roms for this terminal.

  • Carlos says:

    alguien sabe que significa el icono de prohibido ( un circulo con una raya que lo atraviesa) en la barra de estado?

    Y como ver las app que tienen permiso root?


  • when i install all of my apps (facebook, twitter, whatsapp, and other) the cell turn very slow

  • Rodrigo says:

    good night
    I am reporting problems with mobile data!
    already tried to set the apn my phone but nothing works!
    I would like someone to help me!

  • johan umana says:

    Dood work

    please add fm radio app


  • Todo perfecto hasta ahora. Otra app para filmar es Wondershare PowerCam —>>> https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=powercam.activity

  • MAT says:

    Some app crashes, slowly net app, when calling someone high volume of speaker – when someone is calling its like half of volume and its annoying, no options to turn off widget lock screen, Some random restarts. Thats all my thoughts for now.. If u will fix it rest probably will be great 🙂

  • anas says:

    icant flash rom .iam using twrp recovery . i backuped my all data and i wiped my system. and when i try to flash cm12 on my s3mini GT-18190 it is not even starting flashing the rom and after 5 minutes it is showing failed .

  • Diego says:

    MD5 No file found!!!!!!!!!!!!! Twrp

  • Oki says:

    Thanks for works but I’ve problem with encryption. Same problem was explained different forums and blogs. Do you resolve the encryption problem?

  • Fernando says:

    I have these problems.
    – Cinepolis APK not start.
    – Intagram forced close (when play vids)

  • ama says:

    low volume on incoming calls

  • why have u stopped making roms for the ace 2 ?

  • rtyhrhtrh says:

    Hey idiot,6 days no release!!!
    What you are doing?
    cm12 is unusable!!!

  • Abdu says:

    Low volume in incoming calls………can you fix it?

  • jonathan says:

    Applications close when you try to load a video of facebook or instagram .. 🙁 🙁

  • persianchild says:

    What about new updates VIA cm updates menü?

  • Rauder says:

    social networks can not watch videos

  • Massimo says:

    Why your version is so slow? For example omni Rom is much fluid.

  • Jefs says:

    I coudn’t get mobile data to work. Adding new APN manually did not help.

  • Antek says:

    Hi guys, CM12 is great 🙂 had no problems so far, only one question will you be adding the S3mini NFC feature in the near future? Again keep up the great work!!

  • leroy says:

    dear everybody
    i have a S3 mini I8190N,
    with CM12 215
    when i use tuneinradio , after several minutes my phone shutdown

    When I wake up after feeding the battery is not empty
    i try to use calibrate batterie
    but the message: your device in not root
    thank you for your retur

  • Nykson says:

    Could someone answer me, if I can put in version S3 mini i8190L?
    Does it matter the letter (L)?

  • christiankoffee says:

    Hello, will this version work on a S3 mini GN-I8200N ? Thank you!

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