May 16th, 2015
RELEASE for S3 Mini
CyanogenMod 12.1

New stable release (20150516) 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
  • again introducing our opensource sensors – please test if they works well!
  • another attempt to fix offline charging (please fix)
  • 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.

64 Responses
  • Gonzalo says:

    Instagram vídeo fixed?

    • ZONHAX Sx says:

      tu revisa si ya esta…. no seas atenido joder

      • Eli says:

        Y tu no seas odioso, hay quienes no nos vamos a quedar con el ROM hasta que se resuelva el problema de los videos y por eso preferimos preguntar a quienes ya lo instalaron en lugar de estar instalando y quitando.

        • ZONHAX Sx says:

          Y yo ya lo probe, pruebo cada realease que sacan !, y ya probe integram !, y no les dire nada !; a gente comoda como ustedes que no contribulle en nada !; y solo quieren tener todo faciL! …

          ensuciencen como muchos lo hacemos y gasten tiempo !. y contricullan de menos en decir lo que anda mal en la rom para que un diapuedan pulir cada detalle !.. .. yo soy odioso.. SI la verdad, pero ustedes son unos tenidos esa es otra vedad !.

  • Fatih says:

    second comment 🙂 thanks

  • Felipe says:

    Gonzalo says:
    May 16, 2015 at 4:02 pm
    Instagram vídeo fixed?

    Same question! 😀

  • Jakir says:

    How about fixing the “video taken by stock camera app is green, but some apps like Camu taking correct videos without any issues”?

  • greg says:

    Flashlight causes reboot

  • Alan Pereira says:

    Ainda estou na espera da correção do bug da câmera de vídeo pois ela e essencial para qualquer smartphone enquanto não for corrigido vou permanecer na CyanogenMod 11.

  • Ricardo says:

    Offline Chargin don’t fix

  • greg says:

    Why all issuses are not listed in issuses,you cant hide them bitch!!!

  • Robbe says:

    Sorry to inform you that offline charging does not work.
    The cell restarts inmediatelly.

  • Robbe says:

    The minimum CPU frequency set at Performance, processor, minimum CPU frequency changes by it self, sometimes is at 200 and sometimes is at 1000 MHz.

  • sc_by says:

    What are the ‘opensource sensors’?

  • The compass it’s don’t working and the Play Sevices say that my phone it doesn’t compatible with body detection and Google Camera don’t show PhotoSphere and Panoramio.

  • Jay Sam says:

    Offline Charging not work and instagram video not working

  • caesar says:

    instagram and facebook video problem. thanks

  • farook says:

    Exclamation point in the network please please fix it

  • farook says:

    And please fix power saving and flash have some problems please fix it all thank s

  • Sergio says:

    ¿Por qué desactivaron “Detección del cuerpo humano? Ahora dice que no es compatible con el dispositivo. Yo lo estaba usando y funcionaba perfectamente! Por favor, vuelvan a activarlo.

    Why deactivated “Detection of the human body? Now a message says that is not compatible with the device. I was using it and it worked perfectly! Please re-enable it.

  • Alberto says:

    Thanks for this build!

  • gio says:

    hi is this rom rooted?

  • vmct92 says:

    Instagram crashed when a try playing a video, thanks nova

  • Grzegorz Łyp says:

    Autorotation does not work at all.

  • 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 crashes when toggle several times, and then it reboots !!
    – No EAP-SIM
    – Sometimes when I turn on the screen, the touch doesn’t work.
    – Battery drains so fast !
    – slower than previous release !
    – No Random reboots yet (only met because of flashlight toggles)
    – I didn’t test offline charge yet

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

  • Luca says:

    Great work!What is better for performance 11 or cm 12.1?

  • Robbe says:

    I get frequently that exchange service stopped when I check my hotmail account.
    Battery drains rapidly with wifi

    • Robbe says:

      Durning charging periods CPU stays almost all the time at 200 MHz, does not enter in Deep Sleep mode, in my case

      • yasin says:

        during the charge, the cpu everytime stays on the lowest level it has (for s3 mini, it is 200mhz). i mean, that is normal. you can see the same result with stock rom if you try.

  • hdk says:

    instagram its for pussy
    offline charge its for pussy
    because of that nova will not fix it

  • Andrei says:

    Screen Rotation is not working. Why?

  • Luca says:

    For performance this version is better than cm 11?

  • fabio orlandi says:

    I have a problem after the update the UI stops and does not start makes the device please solve!!

    ♪♪♪ thanks for the constant support that we have dete users ♪♪♪

  • mehmet says:

    PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Restarting the phone warms and pin asking

  • Namme says:

    Why cant i find a Wifi hotspot icon in the statu bar when i turn on Wifi hotspot?

  • BallsDeep69 says:

    Youtube app keeps crashing when opened in any browser. Offline charging only turns on the device.

  • I dont really care about the camera bug, but not having encryption is killing me =(

  • icowin92 says:

    Bug instagram video, youtube random reboot video,not open link youtube, not open link position maps.. not work sensors.
    Thanks nova!

  • Spirou59 says:

    Hi everyone,
    Camu makes jerky video for me (preview and final video). Is there another cam app that could work better?
    Thank you.

  • Piggeh says:

    Still? That’s impressive. Android 5.1 must REALLY not like offline charging.

  • Emanuel says:

    Volume call is low
    SystemUi is always desfocus
    Apps take a long time to install
    Fix it please

  • Stefan says:

    First of all thank you for keeping my s3 mini alive 😉
    But unfortunately imho this version is not stable enough for everyday use (too many problems with receiving calls, no video, some random reboots, fast battery drain) but I’m sure you can solve this problems.
    In the mean time I would like to know if CM 11 is more stable (for everyday use) and is there a way of switching back without losing all data again?

  • Alessandro says:

    Dropbox video and photo upload is not working.
    Every item’s date is “1970-01-01 01.00.00”.

  • Andrés says:

    when I turn off the phone and put the phone charger is turned on, the slider does not work screen brightness can not be adjusted to taste which consumes more battery flashlight fails and stays on,

  • Hanns says:

    User profiles got confused:
    * No icon for the silent option in the status bar (in version of 6 April it used to be a star like in priority options)
    * No option to switch off vibration in silent mode

  • nilfs2 says:

    I noticed that if I install without a full wipe it gets unstable, random reboots happend all the time and it moves slow; if installed doing a full wipe it still gets some random reboots but not so often.

  • jmaa009 says:

    Dont work for me installing by odin. Bootloop phone. How i can solve this?

  • Thomas says:

    Using release 20150407 – Cannot add/modify APN if I change the MCC, MNC, APN type and etc. values. It just doens’t save the new APN or deletes the default if I try to modify it.
    Also, if my default APN for 3G is correct as it should be (worked just fine before CM12.1 with my factory OS and the same APN settings) – then I have no 3G connection.
    Instagram / facebook bugs – instant crash with videos

    Will try the latest 20150518. Hope the incall volume is right.

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