May 18th, 2015
RELEASE for S3 Mini
CyanogenMod 12.1

New stable release (20150518) 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
  • big source cleanup
  • patches reaplied
  • 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.

57 Responses
  • AlbertoDR says:

    No link to the download

  • greg says:

    Randoom reboots flashlight fixed?

  • McDuff says:

    “… some apps like Camu”, which ones? I couldn’t find any. Camu is unusable for me due to extreme lagging.

  • 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 !! Then, I must reboot again because Sim card is not activated.
    – No EAP-SIM
    – Sometimes when I turn on the screen, the touch doesn’t work.
    – Battery drains so fast !
    – very faster !
    – 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 ?

  • Gonzalo says:

    Instagram fixed?

  • Damien says:

    Calls coming in as unknown even though the number is saved. Am i the only one with this problem, How to fix?

  • Michelangelo says:

    It disappear the quick settings widget

  • Ricardo says:

    I downgrade release (20150512) wipe all, then configure, and upgrade release (20150518) without wipe, and Screen Rotation FIX for me

  • robo says:

    the instagram , facebook , and netflix are closed when playing videos.

  • Imad says:

    Good job ! The ROM is just amazing, but the Camera isn’t working for Snapchat, Instagram, And more. I hope it’ll be fixed. I believed in you 😀 Thanks !

  • Patti says:

    Pls add Bln Support. 😉

  • greg says:

    Fix randoom reboots by flashlight and fix fb videos,instagram etc
    2 huge bugs

  • Robbe says:

    Good evening:
    1) offline charging now is even worse, does not restar the cell, appears the star in the middle of the screen and that is all. To start the cell I have to take out the battery.
    2) takes more time than the Rom before to recognize the sim card.
    3) Whatsapp crashes many times.
    4) tweeter, Facebook, instagram with photos, youtube are working.
    5) BLN not working, was working in CM11.
    6) Flashlight lights on pretty slowly.
    7) Camera makes reboot the cell. Video still green.

    • Tommy says:

      Did you delete cash and dalvik?
      Mine is working well and smooth until now
      I also use the nano Google apps and installed in Addition what i really need Form Google.
      I had problems in the past using the stock or full Google apps

      Try factory reset via twrp and do a New install

    • ryan says:

      the loading circle shows that offline charging is trying to start up
      which means new maclaw is getting closer to fixing it

  • Robbe says:

    Does anybody knows how to save an image of the screen?
    In CM11 there was a way with the power button.
    If somebody knows please let know how to do it in CM 12.1.

  • andres says:

    Please fix what the volume is unstable for 12.1 ROM and q lack. You donated it to and if you ask me

  • San Nguyen says:

    Random crashes and reboot on my phone. Thank Nova.

  • alberto97 says:

    Facebook can’t install… Thanks NovaFusion.

  • OSCAR ALHO says:

    I can not charge my phone, he left more than 2 hours and stood at 35%. I hung up the phone took the battery and turn again connected the device to the charger and after 7hrs he was at 15%. What can be?

  • webwiller says:

    Is it std that System partition will stay “ext4” ? I tried formatting /data, /cache & /system with F2FS but when I flash the SO it will turn /system back to ext4.
    Which is the best solution? To keep /system with ext4 & /data+/cache with f2fs? Or everything ext4?!

    Will the stock camera work fine (no green videos) one day? Or is there an issue that makes it impossible?


  • theride says:

    Work really great for me.
    Thank you

  • fede says:

    hi, the logo with start my phone is broken,, somebody know you fix

    Thanks for your time and your work

  • Şahin says:

    Dont find update my phone.why?? I use rom cm12.1-20150514

  • wavelet says:

    Is “Ambient Display” working for anyone. I can’t make it work… Do you know if it is due to cm or novafusion?

  • Caesar Montes says:

    Hi!, Sorry but I post on the wrong thread before, this is the release I am using right now.

    So far, there are some bugs, and a new one:
    -Instagram APP does not play videos, even crash if you try to see one.
    -When off and charging, there is not a battery icon, just a circle that does not show any animation at all.
    -Development tools aren’t show in the config menu, has to connect it to a computer in order to access to the development options

    • Tommy says:

      Settings – about the phone – scroll down and tap many times fast at “build number”
      After that you habe developers settings available

  • vleutmans says:

    Don’t complain, but instead use cm11 and an alternatieve YouTube player so you have a bugfree ROM 🙂

  • Damien says:

    Thanks AiVeN but how do u port the contacts?

    • AiVeN says:

      If you have all contacts on SIM card you just need to open “contacts” -> In the right corner are 3 dots tap it,then select import and export and then import from sim card,and just tap mobile storage. Mobile now copy contacts to your phone and it should work now. I recommend you then do a backup of your contacts by exporting it to you SD card and whenever you will need it to port back to phone just use the backup if you lost them. 🙂

  • Piggeh says:

    Bug: Status bar brightness control doesn’t work on the lock screen. Sliding my finger across the status bar just activates the normal lock screen shortcuts. It’s not anything important, and it doesn’t really affect my overall use of the device, but I thought you might want to know.

  • Leave a Reply