March 8th, 2015
RELEASE for S3 Mini
CyanogenMod 12.0

New stable release (20150305) 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
  • improved stability of phone app
  • 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.

119 Responses
  • Bullshit, your work no is good, desilusion!!!

    • tommyprud'homme says:

      please,my dear, get the fuck out of that site, you didnt pay for that, so if you dont like it, go send your shit somewhere else.

      others, im pretty sorry about that andry comment ill post, but i find such comments so ingratefull. forgive mefor that

      finnally, thanks NF for that new release, take your time releasing, real nice people will understand you have a life, that you have other stuff to do of your time, sometimes.

    • Jef says:

      go make your own ROM and do it better if you can man :p

    • And learn english a bit more

    • fbdnfnb says:

      Yes!!!! Totally agree with you,your work is bulshit!!!
      Same bugs all releases,video recording bug in all releases,slow making releases and alot more bad things
      Leave this,you are moron and you cant make good rom!!!!

    • Anderson Santos says:

      Stop complaining about this great work and star doing something. Show that you are better if you can. Novafusion is a great team.!

    • Emad says:

      Oh really ! Then tell me what r u doing here huh !? ←_←…. THIS IS THE BEST TEAM EVER …( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    • Thomas C says:

      Who the fuck cares about you & your comments kid.. Do you know english at least?.

    • Me says:

      Bet you can barely turn on your pc

    • Sankar says:

      Just a quick question Hugo — how much have you donated so far to this team?! Hope you realize the value NovaFusion team brings to our devices. Nobody is forcing you to use their ROMs anyway. We are going to have to respectfully ask to you refrain from posting comments in future.

    • Sankar says:

      “Bullshit, your work no is good, desilusion!!!” — bet this is exactly what your boss yelled at you during your appraisal 😛 Well, how much have you donated to NovaFusion anyway?!

      • Mani says:

        Dear Novafusion,

        Please Ignore comments from ungrateful idiots.

        They must be beggars in their life, with a cheap or stolen mobile phone in hand.

        Most of us not only like your work, but also understand that you have a life of your own, and a team to support.

        It is our duty to keep rewarding your hard work.

    • Writer Monkey says:

      ohhh I see now all your wimpering it’s because you’re a developer? sweet, come on show us your ROM’s, let me guess you also pay for this ROM? stop your bullshit man, really ungrateful prick get hell out of this community

    • austin says:

      Eat your bullshit Hugo … you ungrateful cow 🙂

    • badtucker says:

      Eat my balls hugo. Come on novafusion, please publish my comment.

    • Jaydooo says:

      I think you are forgetting that NovaFusion is a three person team. 2 people handle the development and the other is graphics. If you can’t appreciated the dedication and effort they do to give you Android Lollipop, then you should just leave. Thank you NovaFusion! You’re amazing

    • Franciscone says:

      Dude, I bet you’re brazilian …… At least “I’m really sorry about my fucking english”!!!
      I’m brazilian and my english is not good enough ,so I always say ” I’m sorry for it ” !
      Be more grateful and if you don’t like their work get the fuck out here !!!!!
      And finally, congratulations for your work NFL team…..
      And one more time: Sorry about my english……
      Guys if that man is brazilian I apologize for my people!!!!

  • Emad says:

    Oh really ! Then tell me what r u doing here huh !? ←_←…. THIS IS THE BEST TEAM EVER …( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  • Adolar says:

    Please. Give a statement about current developing on aceII/Advance.
    It’s okay when you stop developing on it, but please SAY it 🙂

  • Hi, i’ve s3 mini, my problen is : incoming call the sound is low

  • SiuL says:

    Hi! This new release supports f2fs in system or back to ext4 after its installation? Thanks. Great job.

  • Simonmon says:

    Anyone having also the issue that some Apps like Mr. Flapare not mentioned at app menu and in the settigs? Also i get information windows with”Music has crashed” this more times in a row…

  • Jenry gordillo says:

    How do animation can remove equalizer Lock Screen ? When play is music is annoying and looks bad. not speak English so Traduci this.

  • Vvv says:

    Is it a mistake in date ? Should it be 20150308?

  • dibbie says:

    thx and keep up the good work

  • Joel says:

    DOES xmodgames for Clash of clans is working on this version? Can someone tell me? thanks 😉

    • Vannam Nguyen says:

      No, because CM12 is using ART runtime. Xmodgames needs Dalvik runtime and that doens’t exist on Android Lollipop anymore.

    • Sami286 says:

      It does work forma me!

      • Joel says:

        Really it works for you? you’re not kidding right? Can you use to mod properly? I think ill give it a try too thanks.

      • Vannam Nguyen says:

        2) Xmodgames does not support Bluestacks(or other Android emulators)/ASUS zenfone 5(or other intel-based processors)/ART mode , X86 at the present.We are working on that now.

  • Pfefferminztee says:

    Please tell us about current developing on AceII/adcance!
    It’s okay when you stop developing, but please say anything! 🙂

    • Pfefferminztee says:

      Sorry for writing this comment twice, I had an network error 🙂

      • Pfefferminztee says:

        I wrote 2 times another comment, but it isn’t here?

        Once again:
        Please give a statement about current developing on AceII/advance!
        Its okay when you stoped it, but please say it! 🙂

  • vope says:

    Great work !

    – 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… whereas I did a “Wipe System”
    – No EAP-SIM

  • Arun says:

    Hey guys any one noticed that DATE was mentioned wrong. . . ?
    By seeing it firstly I was shocked and checked today’s date

  • arungunupudi says:

    Hey guys why face unlock (trusted face) not working from the first release??
    Waiting for it…… 🙁

  • mgdes says:

    Good Morning
    This rom walk with the S3 Mini GT- I1890 N thank you for the reply : wink:

  • kronos says:

    I have a problem, lateral capacitive keys do not work.
    model I8190l

  • Sector says:

    Maybe you were meaning: “New stable release (20150308) of CM12.0 for S3 Mini is available!” ???

    I’ve got the 20150305 daily and I’m experiencing many troubles with “no service” and “data transmission”. Also tried to use Camu as you said but videos are jerky both in filming and in viewing.

  • neocryptex says:

    Are there any plans of updating the Carbon ROM for S3 mini??

  • Vannam Nguyen says:

    20150305? Isn’t it 20150308? xD

  • Simonmon says:

    Anyone also having Problems Music app.. My one crashes more times in a row bu I can open it but no playing music. Also some installed Apps like Mr Flap and the Minions are not mentioned in app menu…. Anyone there who can help me

    • Simonmon says:

      And why are my comments nof published.?

    • Michael says:

      Yes I have the same problem especially when the phone is connected to the sound system in my car by bluetooth. But I found a solution: Kick the Music App and install another instead. Works fine for me.

  • zemc77 says:

    I just can’t install any of your CM12 releases. They all throw a “status 7” error :c

    • arungunupudi says:

      Just try advanced format on wipe menu of TWRP and delete everything.*
      *Backup you’re internal storage.

  • Any improvement worth? Or some correction of the following errors:
    – Video on Facebook, Twitter, Instagar and Vine does not work.
    – Video Camera not working.
    – Battery Saving Mode no longer available unless it reaches 15%
    – VPN not working.
    – Music does not work.
    Asked to test or with continue version of 04.03.2015

    • arungunupudi says:

      This version has good impact on calling .. Very fast….
      Better to try ..

      • Excellent work!

        Identified improvements:
        * Video on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Vine working 100%
        * Incoming call volume working much better
        * Musica working 100%
        * Best fluency Contacts
        * Best fluent interface

        Errors Detected:
        * VPN does not work.
        * Video camera not working.
        * Some bugs in Chrome interface to navigate.
        * Battery Save Mode not available. It is only active when you reach 15%

        I continue with the tests, has improved a lot. I hope to continue! Sorry for my bad ENGLISH

    • ryan says:

      i think the battery saver not showing up until 15% is something to do with cyanogenmod maybe cyanogenmod is testing something

  • Sup

    Sorry , but in incoming call , the sound is low …

    • Frank.Mac.BR says:

      Pra aumentar o volume durante a ligação, aperta vol – daí depois vai apertando pra aumentar. Funciona comigo

    • ryan says:

      wipe system and install this update

      wiping system will get rid of any bad code left in from older update

  • arungunupudi says:

    Face unlock please….. :'(
    Thanks NF… 😀

  • any app taking videos besides camu ?

  • Aldy Apriansyah says:

    music player crased after first time reboot

  • Icowin says:

    When release with android 5.1?
    In any case great work Nova!;)

    • ryan says:

      i think there will be a release today or tomorrow

      they have to merge the 5.1 code

      then they have to merge the fixes

      then compile the rom

      then upload to

      all of this takes a while

  • Emankcin says:

    The clock on top, right corner is gone… xD what should I do? 🙁

  • Sankar says:

    This release is the best I’ve used in NovaFusion’s Lollipop so far, in terms of performance. Previous releases have been a quite laggy, but I’ve found this one to be surprisingly snappy. The following are some of the minor bugs I encountered —

    1) When I reboot my phone, the clock (right of my status bar) disappears. I then have to toggle my clock display setting (selecting say, Center and then Right), to make it reappear.
    2) In PIN unlock option, the lockscreen doesn’t display what’s typed. Backspace key doesn’t seem to work either. If I type a digit wrongly, there’s no option but to reboot my phone to login successfully. I’m currently using the Pattern unlock to circumvent this issue.
    3) Flashlight is quite laggy; sometimes results in reboots as well.
    4) BLN doesn’t work at all.
    5) Rendering issues with Chrome — while scrolling, the screen gets scrambled.

    Thank you folks! Keep up your great work!

    • navin says:

      Are you facing any call issues like call drop, low call vaolume or anything like that?
      Because I want to move from CM11 to CM12.

      • Sankar says:

        Hi Navin, I wouldn’t say that the basic functionalities (like Phone, Messaging, Clock, etc,) are fully mature, but things are slowly getting there. There have been occasional call drops, random reboots and low call volumes, but it hasn’t really been disruptive in my case. If you are too uptight about these things, you should probably wait another month or so.

    • ryan says:

      chromes rendering issue happened on 4.4.4 AS WELL after android l preview came out

      the rendering issue is a problem with chrome

  • call recording, it is possible?

  • Sector says:

    I confirm the random reboots. Anyone experiencing troubles with “NO SIGNAL” on travelling (changing quite rapidly from a cell to another)? Anyone still esperiencing troubles when the WiFi is unavailable, it switches to 3G data and never goes back to WiFi when it becomes available?

    • Sankar says:

      Hi Sector, I’m facing the “when WiFi is unavailable, it switches to 3G data and never goes back to WiFi when it becomes available” issue. When this happens, I connect to WiFi manually by selecting the “Connect” option in WiFi settings.

    • arungunupudi says:

      Me too Facing the problem of no signal…. 🙁 :-[

    • ryan says:

      this is a problem with android 5.0.2 which was fixed in android 5.1

      novafusion is already working on android 5.1 for s3 mini right now so that we can get the best experience

  • Shifahsf says:

    Please Fix Call Drop Issue …
    All Others works perfect.
    Great battery Life too
    Please Fix it on next release

  • Niko Robeto says:

    Stock Music App force close, please fix this

  • Sector says:

    “NO SIGNAL” comes with EXTREME BATTERY DRAIN until you shutdown and restart your S3 Mini.

  • muellie says:

    changelog for release 08.03

  • Sector says:

    Just a summary of all encountered bugs so far (sorted by severity):

    – “NO SERVICE” in mobile network causing (1) elevate battery drain & (2) the need to reboot the device.
    – Call dropping just after answering a call.
    – Videos not working with on-built camera app and Google Camera. Using Camu the videos are jerky.
    – Wi-Fi with “!” signal: when the Internet is unavailable by Wi-Fi, the phone correctly switches to 3G/Mobile Data, but when the Internet by Wi-Fi becomes available it can’t switch back to Wi-Fi causing a manual action to reconnect the Wi-Fi network.
    – PIN Lock (1) doesn’t display when typed & (2) backspace doesn’t work: in case of error, you need to reboot the device and retype the PIN again.
    – Power saving mode crashes the Google Now window.
    – Music app crashes.
    – The flashlight (1) lags & (2) sometimes reboots the device.

    @Novafusion: hope this helps with future developments!

  • Levi says:

    Uh where can i get GAPPS for this ROM?

  • Aemus says:

    Hi, I’m experiencing this same problem from several relases.
    The temporal solution I got is to delete the data of the media provider and reboot the phone. That worked for me, but sometimes the error of the Music app cames and I have to do the same another time.

    I hope that help you.

  • amb67 says:

    Best release yet, keep up the good work team.

    No issues so far, been using it as a daily for 24 hours now…. battery life is good, call volumes fine, torch works well but has a small lag on and off…..

    I’m a happy chappy

  • Cocconut says:

    Hi everyone.
    I’ve got issues porting app datas from the Internal Storage to the SD card. It says me I’ve not enough free space on the SD card, despise my SD Card has 14 GB of free space. What should I do?

  • Cocconut says:

    Hi everyone,
    I’ve got issues transfering datas from the internal storage to the SD card. It says me i’ve not enough space, despise i’ve got 14 GB of free space. What should I do?

  • Bel Giovane says:

    Thanks Nova 😉

  • Bibiana says:

    Hi everyone,
    I’ve any issues transfering app data from Internal Storage to SD Card. It says my that i haven’t enough memory dispise i have 14 GB of free memory. What should i do?

  • Sergio R.M. says:

    Excellent work Nova Team

    These are my problems coupled with the already known:

    — WiFi disconnects randomly and causes the modem reboots losing the signal entirely. Don’t reconnect until the disabling the WiFi .
    — Random reboots.
    — VPN not working
    — The player works fine but the volume low.

    Regards… 🙂

    ** Sorry for my bad English

  • Sandy says:

    I’d just like to say a big thank you to the team, your work is GREATLY appreciated!
    The video recording bug (which I don’t use anyways) aside, this is already a perfect rom. Everything works like a charm. Shame on Samsung for their lame excuse that S3 mini can’t handle anything beyond JB 4.1.2.
    My phone is working better now than it ever has, the Lollipop experience is silky smooth.
    Thank you!!!

  • Viviana Di Pierro says:

    Hi, i’ve an issue to transfer my app data from internal storage to sd card, it says me “insufficient storage space”. What should i do?

    P.s. Sorry for the insistence, but don’t understand why I can’t publish the comment.

    • Bibiana says:

      I got another problem. When I try to install apks from internal storage or sd card, it gives me the following error: “App not installed”.

  • hans says:

    Novafusion… kawal naprawde dobrej roboty 😉

  • Michael says:

    Maybe no bug, so that just a question:
    Is it normal that the homescreen turns off while I’m using another App?
    After closing the used app it takes sometimes about 10 second to rebuild up the homescreen until I can use the phone again normally.

    Maybe something wrong in my settings??

    • arungunupudi says:

      Mee too facing that issue..
      I’m currently using ‘Z Launcher beta’ it is taking some time for rebuilding… 🙁

  • Grat Work NovaFusion Team! 🙂

  • navin says:

    Anyone suggest me a good task manager.

  • xvzf says:

    SystemUI crashes whenever I rotate the device to landscape.

  • navin says:

    I am using ext4 file system. I did backup of all aps using Super backup app. The backups is done successfully. But when I connect my phone to computer, I can’t find the backup folder. But the folder is showing in phone’s file manager. Help me out.

  • Andrei says:

    Please add an FM radio

  • ed says:

    it works for i8200?

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