April 25th, 2015
RELEASE for S3 Mini
CyanogenMod 12.1

New stable release (20150425) 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)!

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.


  • CM12.1 sources update
  • better video recording and preview quality in apps that supports camcorder
  • Odin package updated


  • 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.

59 Responses
  • Octavio Riccardo says:

    Gracias NovaFusion 😀

  • Octavio Riccardo says:

    I want to apply a theme that changes every bar notidicaciones but CM 12.1 3G icon and signal are glued, how I can separate them?

  • omri says:

    what “CM12.1 sources update” means?

  • Gonzalo says:

    Instagram video fixed?

  • Jefferson Ramos says:

    you ‘s could put to download updates via OTA.

  • Arun says:

    Is call drop fixed ??
    Anyone please say..

  • vope says:

    Great work !

    As requested in the topic, here are my bugs

    – Bad French layouts
    – Bad French translation due to Cyanogenmod
    – BLN Control doesn’t work, due to Novafusion kernel, apparently
    – Flashlight Long on-time.
    – Flashlight crash when toggle several times
    – No EAP-SIM
    – Random reboots, and when it reboots, i have to reboot again because SIM card is not activated
    – Low volume during phone call

    To Nova Team: could you update the link to download GAPPS, please ?
    It is broken…

  • rsejj says:

    VPN issue has solved ? Please anyone say …

  • Joheny says:

    Thank you!


    – Low volume of phone calls.
    (To fix that we need to lower the volume and then raise it up, to hear at max volume)

    – Flashlight delay.
    (Takes like 3 seconds to turn off and turn on)

    – Flashlight crashes after a few times.

    – Animation makes the device slower.
    (While on “Battery Saving” there is no animation and the device is way faster.)

    • Habiel says:

      Animations were added in lollipop to make it feel more realistic,its part of android 5.1

    • AlbertoDR says:

      I don’t see how “Animation makes the device slower” can be a bug.. cause it’s not
      ..btw you can always disable them if you wish to

  • jak says:

    hi nova .
    1- vpn dosen”t work again!!!!!!!!!!
    2- call volume is too low.

    please fix it .

  • Robert says:

    I have a problem,. I have no APN, and when I want to add a new one get no response, “APN is not available for this user” what I have to do? please help 🙁 sorry for my bad english

    Tengo un problema.. no tengo ningún APN configurado y cuando quiero agregar uno nuevo me sale un mensaje diciendo “la configuración APD no está disponible para éste usuario! qué tengo que hacer? por favor ayuda 🙁

    Thank you.

  • fouki el says:

    i have same noise in my whatsapp calls

  • felix says:

    Muy buenas amigos y al staff de novafusion, soy de esas personas que buscan siempre tener lo ultimo en sus equipos y samsung abandono al mini s3 en la version 4.1.2, por mejorías en batería y otras opciones.
    Ahora después de un buen tiempo en esta rom quiero probar otra, y me planteo esta, mi pregunta es la siguiente que tal esta rom? com va la batería? consumo, rendimiento y estabilidad?

  • Facebook/YouTube/Instagram/Vine video bug again: when i try to play a video on one of those apps, the app crashes the 90% of times. Please fix it ASAP D:

  • SDA says:

    Is video Recording fixed?

  • Jaydooo says:

    MTP doesnt seem to work, am i the only one facing this issue? Amazing performance though, thank you nova!

  • vicmx says:

    Thank you Novafusion!

    I have a question, what mean CM12.1 sources update?

  • moe says:

    Offline Charging still does not work. Please take it off from the section that says “what’s in/working:” so that others can be aware of this too

  • Andreas says:

    Hi together,
    USB OTG not working and Miracast not working on my S3Mini. with 12.1 of 20150425.
    Did anybody manage to get on of those features to work?
    Best regards and keep going

  • Peter says:

    I had a problem, TWRP did not manage to flash this ROM and my system ROM was ruined. I found out that the problem was infact that my TWRP was too old! I was running versie 2.4, current version is 2.8. So I restored an old system rom, Installed the latest version of TWRP using ODIN and then it installed without any problems

  • Jose Cardama says:

    Waiting for a stable milestone release with lots of actual bug fixes! Anyways thank you team for your work we really appreciate it.

  • Dave_ITA says:

    How to resolve the call drop bug?

  • D. Emilien says:

    Hi, thank for your job. When i download and install it, do work good. but when my s3 mini run it’s too long and it many bug, he repost google play do not work and same for email. I know its new but i would help 🙂 so i post that lol.
    D. Emilien

  • Niel Aclag says:

    Are there any other cam app to work fine?
    Could you please list down all camera app that has correct video recording. I’m really hoping there are other cam app except of camu,
    cuz you siad “but some apps like Camu taking correct videos without any issues” so there could be other cam app that works fine. thanks:)

  • abrar says:

    Quick Battery drain and low calling voice

  • haktanyucel says:

    thanks nova 🙂 great job

  • Eduardo19 says:


  • samado says:

    hello people really I’m very tired to find app vpn work with cm12.1 i try find google vpn that will comes with android 5.1 with this activity ( com.google.android.apps.gcs/com.google.android.apps.gcs.WifiAssistantOptInActivity ) used ( QuickShortcutMaker) but it don’t finded

  • Hello, when i first installed this ROM i noticed that my model name in the “about phone” settings menu changed from: GT-I8190L to: GT-I8190. So… If i want to install a custom kernel: do i need to install GT-I8190L version or GT-I8190 version? Please help.

  • Deybyd Jimenez says:

    Hi, i have problems with back and option(buttons of bottom) Doesnt work,

  • salehi says:

    Hello. I try to install cm 12.1 but i failed, so I decided to back on cm 11, All things worked normal except this 3 problem:
    1- Showing [RST_STAT = 0x00000000] in a black screen when battry is low (have to remove battry)
    2- Load fuzzy screen Instead of bootlogo
    3- Battery drain too fast
    I changed bootlogo, full wipe, install os again with repartitioning by odin, but problems still exist, how to fix it? Please help, Thanks.

  • Kwstas says:

    Hello and nice job with 12.1
    i am experiencing some call drops still and the trick with volume down and up seems to be working just great.
    However i am experiencing another problem with camera. The back camera is blurry and the pictures that is taking are just bad, like really bad
    The front camera is much much better.
    Any advice?
    i tried to clean the back camera by the way

    • samado says:

      i have the call drops too in the first time of installed cm rom, but i have fix it, just go to settings and do clear data and force stop for all app phone dialer after that reboot.

      • tasos says:

        Αre you sure that after rebooting everything was OK?!
        I did it and quess..the same!
        I think that we will have to wait long time before something stable will come.

  • Alejandro says:

    Hello! I have a problem with the gallery. The previews are duplicated in all folders. I think it’s a problem of the gallery application.

    • dominic says:

      try clearing the cache of the gallery app, this will force re-indexing and could possibly resolve your issue.

  • Yusuf says:

    Oh no, the calculator app crashed ((:

  • Gina says:

    Please specify which S3 mini as GT-I8200 and GT-I8190 are not the same.

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