April 27th, 2015
RELEASE for S3 Mini
CyanogenMod 12.1

New stable release (20150427) 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
  • fixed IPv6 bugs
  • fixed VPN (thanks @golden-guy)
  • 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.

41 Responses
  • Xkernel99 says:

    oooh greaaaaat jooob really i wait this fix for vpn a lot of time so thank you for this work

  • Xkernel99 says:

    greaaat joob really the fix of vpn it a hard work so thank you for the update and CM 12.1 it the best rom

  • Best team ever, old cellphone working as a new Nexus!

  • Rodney says:

    can’t change from 2g to 3g and I can’t add a new apn please fix it I know you guys are not like robots or wizards but it’s a little bit anoying working on 2g with 50 kb/s (I have vodafone NL by the way)

    • Dennis says:

      I had a similiar issue with wit the release 20150325 and 20150404, but I wasn’t able to get either 2G or 3G. A factory reset and installation via twrp solved the issue. I’m now on 20150425 and everything seems to work fine. Well exept the video and some minor crashes (e.g. changing the dpi setting)

      I’ll try this, fingers crossed that it’ll still work 😀

      thanks nova 🙂

    • yasin says:

      If you are a vodafone user, you must set your vpn settings again. How i know? Because i was a vodafone carrier user too and i got this problem too. Just google “vodafone vpn settings”. This must fix your problem.

  • txemafocus says:

    una consulta como es posible que aun no hayan solucionado el problema del video de color verde?

  • Will the video bug ever be fixed? Been waiting eagerly for months 🙁
    Still haven’t installed CM 12 therefore.

  • zisean says:

    https://github.com/micode, Now Xiaomi has joined patchrom, miui 6. Hope for it~!

  • zemc77 says:

    Maybe this is just me but the performance is terrible compared to CM11. Apps take a long time to load and will often force-close. Anyone have similar issues?

    • Yizac says:

      Usually when you update from a previous CM 12/12.1 rom the performance will take a hit. Try to do a clean install and you will see the major improvement

  • juli9627 says:

    Hi, anyone knows how to install applications that are not in the
    Play Store, gives me “Unable to install the aplicaion ” ; any solution; Sorry for my English , Thanks Team Nova Fusion.

  • Newbie says:

    If I download recovery version, I just do full wipe and install it, yes?

  • 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…

  • AiVeN says:

    Nice and stable 🙂
    Good work,thanks 🙂

    My bugs:
    – Low call volume (fixing it by volume up/down during call)
    – Radom call drop,dialing service crash (especially when picked call from minimalized call UI,not full screen call UI – fixing it by picking up call and then fast locking phone,then i got no drop and no dialing services crash report)
    – Random reboots
    – Flashlight icon dissapear after a few fast uses in row (and its turning on a bit slowly)

    • anzharip says:

      Thanks for sharing! I’ll wait till the dialer crash issue solved. It should be the problem in the Android base/kernel right? OmniROM Lollipop is having same issue…

  • Newbie says:

    Getting Error 7 form recovery install

  • Pakkint says:

    I can’t add a new apn manually, when i select save configuration closes. I have telcel Mexico.
    sorry for my english
    No puedo agregar un nuevo apn, cuando quiero guardar se cierra configuracion. Tengo telcel Mexico

    • wscan says:

      do you think it is needed to include the ‘translate’ for what you said? i mean, this kind of ‘places’ the principal language is English, so, every one try to speak/understand english

  • Paulo Oliveira says:

    Hello staff. First, congratulations for the work. I’ve been using for a long time and cyano not trade for any other, but I’m having trouble with 3G. I tried deleting the APN and include manually, but it did not work. If anyone knows how to solve, let me know. Thank you.

  • giulianno says:

    Congratulations are excellent, but no infeliemente Brazil the operator is accessing 3G internet for it, could you help me?

  • Amir says:

    Thanks Novafusion finally vpn fixed, But still instagram doesn’t work well and closes.

  • rubik says:

    Amazing work. Love YOU 😉

    What’s the difference between the daily and the stable version ?

  • p says:

    The phone app terminates my incoming calls on its own.

  • Hello,
    when I receive a call, the dealer crashes.

  • NFSModDev says:

    Please add a SELinux mode to CM12.1 and fix the lock screen (lock screen may be “frozen” (ingnoring any taps and swipes) while pressing home or power button, but display turning on.

  • Alfred says:

    The drop calls is solved?

  • Oğuzhan Yüksel says:

    Battery drain is so fast. VPN is working clearly.
    I want a kernel but no kernel in XDA for 5.x. Please give me a link

  • Alberto Zabaleta says:

    hello I have a problem factory reset the phone in cm12 brick the phone does not open the recovery and rom does not start olo TWRP logo is placed and does not enter TWRP

  • KiwiTEC says:

    I have issues with booting. When the SAMSUNG logo disappears the phone reboots.

  • Great job Nova Team!!!
    You write as Features: f2fs filesystem support!!
    is real or is a copy and paste mistake as here (http://novafusion.pl/tutorials/how-to-use-f2fs-s3-mini/)you dont talk about 12.1 yet

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