February 26th, 2015
RELEASE for S3 Mini
CyanogenMod 12.0

New stable release (20150226) 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
  • reaplied all of the patches
  • 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.

102 Responses
  • smtkc says:

    ne yapmış şimdi bunlar lan şerefsizliktir bu thanks nova team VPN fix please

  • Bruno says:

    Snapchat working??

  • nemo1303 says:

    What is with CM11? Is it died?

  • Batuhan says:

    Ulan heep aayni degisiiklikler…. Hemde kac gunden sonra Thanks Nova Team

    Facebook , instagram crash bug fixed ??

    • smtkc says:

      bunlardan bi bok olmaz 5 kuruş da para vermem bunlara ben ne bu şerefsizlik ya haftada bir güncelleme geliyo cm bugs updates cm bugs updates başka bişey yok

  • gromada says:

    What about Carbon?

  • vope says:

    Great work !

    Still the same bugs compared to 20150221 :
    – Some bad French Layouts (I can help if you need)
    – Bad French translation due to CM12
    – BLN Control doesn’t work
    – Flashlight Long on-time.
    – Bug with Flashlight icon. It desappears when toggle
    – A new bug meets with Flashlight… When I switched on, impossible to switch off because no icon to do it. And then impossible to reboot the device with the power buton !
    – So many random reboots !!
    – When random reboot, I must reboot it normally because impossible to find network (SIM card isn’t found)
    – No EAP-SIM !!
    – Battery drains so fast
    – Bug with off-line charge (picture is frozen)
    – Slower and slower

  • Silvio Luiz says:

    Caller is identified in calls now?

  • Emankcin says:

    I have a problem with the Facebook App. I don’t get any push notifications. In the Facebook App settings I can mark the checkboxes but after a second it returns to a clear box.

    Someone the same problem? Any solutions?

  • khat says:

    Issues vpn from Google Play service and Google Play store

    not match by s3 mini

  • def says:

    thanks a lot for your hardwork nova!

  • Jashidmtz says:

    I can’t see Instagram videos

  • Ricardo says:

    Thank, SMS app fix!!

  • Kwstas says:

    hello. i installed on my s3 mini kitkat 4.4.4 with pa4.4_golden .nova.20140824.
    i am currently trying to install this version but when i try to install it it just says failed.
    i tried perfoming full wipe etc but no luck 🙁
    anything that may help me?

  • gonzalo says:

    Can see the videos correctly? (Twitter, Instagram, etc.)

  • SandersCV says:

    Esta rooteada esta version?

  • gnuwolf says:

    CRT screen-off animation ?

  • Rafael says:

    Nice job!!! My phone isn’t laggy anymore. Keep up the good work novafusion team!!

    • pri nce says:

      Hi rafeal,since thi first releas of cm12..all thi roms are laggy and slow..i have tryed all of them..after finnish installing my sociel apps and my important apps..thi phone turns super slow..that cant be use :/
      So if u have try this last release please tell me if there is any amprovemnt in speed

  • xXx_MLG_xXx says:

    Maxdome Videos are verry laggy

    Is this a cyanogenmod Problem or a maxdome Problem?

  • @lt.core says:

    Dev please posible support DEODEX & ODEX & tutorial for S3 Mini CM11 KITKAT & CM12 LOLLIPOP… I’m make to Terminal Emulator (su, odex = odex not found), make to ApkTools (make odex not worked / file text). Please…

  • Hipp says:

    CM11 + CM12 have the same battery charging already known issues.

    The device GT-i8190…
    – if switched on and is charging, the device will boot randomly
    – can’t charging, if switch off
    – is hanging up, if restart and is charging
    – can’t starting the device (is hanging up), if battery is “0%” (without charging –> no power, with charging see point 3)

    All this issues are reproducable on 2 different S3-mini (GT-i8190) …

    CM 11 + CM12 is the greatest waste of space … not useable!!!

    • Hipp says:

      This issues occurs with “cm12.0_golden.nova.20150226.ODIN_TWRP”

      In the release notes (features) of it is written:

      – offline charging

      This is’nt correct or this feature is buggy …

  • nasrodz says:

    Buttons are not working after installing all the modified Romat Bsttina Alhom button is working normal and the Roman original, all the buttons work well I hope the solution


  • Sutura says:

    Is it possible that we have the default Lolipop ring tone>? and a new icon pack for some of the things. I am not sure what the caller issue is, but I think I might experience it: whenever I pick up the phone it closes on the first word then when the person redials me, no problem. But it could be my ear touching the display, I am not sure, but it happens a lot. The phone feels slower with CM12 than with CM11. I did complete wipe and reformat. Data and System are on EXT4 and Cache is F2FS. That combo worked extremely well on CM11, but not so much on CM12.

    • Sutura says:

      Other than that I am extemely grateful for the build. These guys work so hard I can’t believe it. I did one small donation, now I’m about to make a second one. It’s not much, but we must support these guys.

  • Hipp says:

    Where is my 1st “Topic” ?
    –> The reply (8:44am) is an additional answer on my 1st topic (8:27am) only!!!!
    –> For 2dn time, i missing my topics (Forum is corrupt, the CM doesn’t work …)

    What’s up?

    Well, I’ve saved it … I wrote in the 1st topic:
    CM11 + CM12 have the same battery charging already known issues.

    The device GT-i8190…
    – if switched on and is charging, the device will boot randomly
    – can’t charging, if switch off
    – is hanging up, if restart and is charging
    – can’t starting the device (is hanging up), if battery is “0%” (without charging –> no power, with charging see point 3)

    All this issues are reproducable on 2 different S3-mini (GT-i8190) …

    CM 11 + CM12 is the greatest waste of space … not useable!!!

  • Hipp says:

    CM11 + CM12 have the same battery charging already known issues.

    With “cm12.0_golden.nova.20150226.ODIN_TWRP”

    The device GT-i8190…
    – if switched on and is charging, the device will boot randomly
    – can’t charging, if switch off
    – is hanging up, if restart and is charging
    – can’t starting the device (is hanging up), if battery is “0%” (without charging –> no power, with charging see point 3)

    In the release notes (features) it’s written “…offline charging…”
    –> This is’nt correct or this feature is buggy …

    All this issues are reproducable on 2 different S3-mini (GT-i8190) …

    CM 11 + CM12 is the greatest waste of space … not useable!!!

  • nix says:

    Feedback is undesirable?

    Or, why are deleted permanently messages?

  • Taigo says:

    Many problems with this CM

    1) Wi-Fi …
    After device restart (Wi-Fi was “active” for Shutdown), the Wi-Fi is hanging up in status “Connecting…” (5min and longer)
    –> The same issue occurs after switch off from Ariplane mode.
    –> For fixing it, the Wi-Fi must be manuell switched off/switched on for “reconnect” on Wi-Fi… (But it does not always work)

    2) Wallpaper
    If the option “Scroll wallpaper” is active and the desktop has 3 pages … the wallpaper doesn’t scroll
    – Choosing from page 1 to page 2 –> Wallpaper doesn’t scroll
    – Choosing from page 2 to page 3 –> Wallpaper was scrolled, but very jerky

    3) Charging
    – “offline charging” doesn’t works
    – Device can’t starting (hang up – a static white “gear wheel” is displayed only), if battery is charging
    –>This is very problematic when the battery is empty (“offline charging” doesn’t works + Hang up == Device start impossible Device charging impossible !!!)
    – Randomly shutdowns, if device is active and charging (most, if capa > 80%)

    There is still much to do … is not currently recommended

  • Seed Vicious says:

    Hi Team/Guys

    How is the experience, 1 to 10? CM11 is better (for the moment)?

  • vince says:

    What’s the correct version of GAPPs to be used with this ROM?, in terms of space

  • morus says:

    Great work! Is it possible to switch to online charging instead of offline charging? Or maybe make it configurable? This would be very usefull because I want to install an old S3 mini in my car and with online charging it would automatically turn on when I start the car. (Automatic power down can be done with “Llama”.)

  • Silvio Luiz says:

    Please, if possible, prioritize call issue. Thanks, great job

  • rollweif says:

    And again, nothing for the S Advance, not even any updates about it. We have a lot of bugs that should be fixed ASAP.

    • vince says:

      Hey guys this is the kind of things that discourage developers, you are getting an awesome work for free, these guys are doing us a favor, (something that not even samsung does) and you are demanding updates, and complaining about timing, do you even donate?, how about you keep your stock ROM or just chill out?

  • nelmlb says:

    can you upload a new cm11? in this build have a lot of bugs

  • SMS in this release don’t work

  • jaime says:

    Don’t know if is a bug but when I download stuff (play store, browser, and etc) my phone goes to 1ghz and stays there until download is over.

  • SELinux permissions plxxx for xposed modules porpuse.

  • @lt.core says:

    Please Dev… Tutorial Deodex & Odex KitKat & Lollipop S3 Mini with XUltimate.exe… 🙁

  • Antonio says:

    Good job, tank you. But what’s changed? The release of 15.02.15 has the same bugs that of 21.02.15 and the last release 26/02/15.
    Facebook still does not work, the logo of the battery to charge off line does not work, the Wi-Fi connection is detected after about twenty seconds, audio recorder WhatsApp does not work, to receive some calls suddenly disconnected.
    I know that I will return to the cyano 11.

    • Ryan says:

      WiFi disconnects but keeps connection saved

      delays between switching apps

      apps force closing

      these are problems with android 5 lollipop itself only google can fix these

      android 5.1 coming out in march fixes these problems

  • chris says:

    Menu and back button not working on I8190N??

  • FEszek says:

    Hello 🙂
    because there will be nothing new I9070 because since December

  • Edelson Baloi says:

    Cm12 good…

  • No install. İnstallation aborted. Detected file system ext4 wait and installation aborted ? Cwm used, version

  • Sankar says:

    Excellent job folks! Really thankful that I’m able to experience Lollipop! My overall experience with this ROM has been pretty smooth. All basic functions are working quite well for everyday use. Kudos!

    A few bugs I stumbled on:
    1) Flashlight appears to be very buggy. Most of the times it reboots the phone; on other occasions, it either responds very late or doesn’t respond at all.
    2) There seems to be some rendering issues in Google Chrome. When I scroll, parts of the window get scrambled for a moment, after which it corrects itself.
    3) Video not working consistently on all Apps.

  • suap says:

    Where is that freakin bugtracker?

  • Bronko says:

    Is this also compatible with S3 Mini I8200 edition?

  • Chokurei says:

    Can i use it on Samsung galaxy s3 mini GT-I8200 ?
    Please Help me google found nothing!

  • csikyeong says:

    how to fix launcher3 has stopped working on s3 mini

  • Elmario says:


    You are wrong here!

    Ask Carbon ROM team, not novafusion!


  • jeffrey says:

    aplicacion de musica se detiene y no me funciona :c

  • Aemus says:

    Hello, I have been experiencing problems with the Music app from the a month. Now I have discovered that in fact the problem is provoquet by the media provider, who’s not updating the media content correctly.

    Thanks a lot! 🙂

  • Gatito Gen says:

    – Network SIM falls
    – Sometimes it slows
    – Does not detect the PC
    – The WIFI to be more than 5 meters becomes slower and off
    – The reproduction of different app needs the native video player example MoreAnime.apk
    – Some close Gapps example : youtube
    – Usually this execlente the rom, and they need to finish , we ‘re looking forward to a super full rom.
    – And my opinion is that deverian add some native samsung apks to work quite right

  • Vannam Nguyen says:

    Thanks! A lot has been solved. The SMS app & the music app! Keep going on!

  • Vannam Nguyen says:

    Screen casting doesnt work :(. It crashes and then my phone is useless.

  • Secarden says:

    Snapchat, Instagram and some apps had problems when I wanted to play videos, for example when I was watching my friends videos in Instagram the app closed and it was annoying jeje, is this solved? Thanks a lot! I’m from Ecuador, greetings.

  • Joao says:

    I changed my ROM by nova, the battery is runing low too fast. So now I’m using vanir ROM, is really stable, but please, make a CM12 for S advance, I really want try the lollipop ROM or make a update because the actual ROM is really bad

    • Ryan says:

      do you mean vanir cm12 or vanir cm11

      vanir cm12 ends up in boot loop for me even if i wipe data,cache and system on s3 mini

  • iTeV says:

    There is a bug while playing a video in example: IG, Vine and sometimes YouTube. It wont load the video and it crashes out.

  • T3seR says:

    ty so much Nova Team

    I have one or other random reboot, my real problem is 3G DON’T WORK, I call for operator, and set manual APN, auto APN and nothing of 3g work Y__Y, My operator is Vivo Brazil, and other friend test lolipop and the same problem.

  • Chris says:

    Installed on i8190N but back and menu buttons don’t work (capacitive buttons), how do I fix it?

  • Mishu says:

    I have some problems:
    -Flashlight don’t work (and sometimes phone reboot when you tap on icon)
    -I can’t watch any video (Youtube, twitter, chrome)
    -Music app (Eleven) stops like always, also I installed Apollo and worked really fine at first but then started to stop too and not play any music lol.
    -Can you bring back light on the buttons when you receive a new notification?
    I’m only having those problems, the rest is working really fine, I’m in love with this work. Thanks guys!

  • matias tirimaco says:

    la rom tiene una muy buena performance, en antutu llegue a tener mas de 10200 puntos, pero el problema para mi es que en casi todas las aplicaciones, en la mayoria juegos luego de un rato se sale, como que el proceso de la aplicacion se detuviera de golpe, muchas veces entro a la parte de aplicaciones en ejecucion, y veo que muchos procesos se reinician solos, no entiendo porque, los que veo siempre son el proceso de whatsapp y facebook, esos siempre estan reiniciandose, y las aplicaciones que se cierran solas pienso que es lo mismo

  • Ricardo says:

    Calculator lost cursor at large operation

  • Karlis says:

    Whatsapp audio recorder doesn’t work.
    Videos don’t work (instagram, YouTube, Facebook)

  • Swen says:

    A lot of problemes only…

    – The clock (Date + Time) after restart is resetet to 01/01/2012 …
    – WLAN doesn’t works
    – Randomly restart by battery charging
    – The battery was very hot by charging
    – By device start (after restart or by switched on) and the devices is charging … the device is hanging up –> The battery must be physical removed
    – “Offline charging” doesn’t works

    And the system is very very very very slow …

  • D. says:

    Pls fix the bugs :3

  • Vannam Nguyen says:

    Everything works! Only Google app crashes when I want to search something.

  • Canberk says:

    Hi, first of all many thanx for your works.
    Bluetooth is not work with my car’s internal handsfree phone system (blue&me).
    They paired normally but disconnected in a few second. I cant make any phone call.
    Cm11 was working fine.

  • Venca says:

    Hi, I would like to ask about root. Is CM12 rooted from stock? Or is thi same way to do it. Thanks 😉

  • Since the upgrade to lollipop Bluetooth is not pairing anymore with any headset or music speaker and also the battery drains Mich much faster I think I will move back to kitkat

  • Alex says:

    – some missing layouts in german (appear in english)
    – power saver does nothing
    – button to PC connection menu does nothing
    – flashlight has long on time
    – system partition reverts to ext4 upon flashing
    – filming is yeah busted…

    Thank you for your efforts!

  • André says:

    I can’t get Play Store, it install and everything, but when I open it, it open, and close by itself, any advices?

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