May 25th, 2015
RELEASE for S3 Mini
CyanogenMod 12.1

New stable release (20150523) 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 πŸ˜‰

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
  • torch fixes (issue should completely dissapear or get less frequent – please, report it!)
  • small video patches update
  • 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 πŸ˜‰

If you want to say thanks by donating us using PayPal, feel free πŸ˜‰

If somehow you’ll find a bug, use our bugtracker if you want to report it.

56 Responses
  • bahaa_golden says:

    you mean 25/5 and you wrote 23/5<<<<<<change it

  • Mikka says:

    23??? Today is 25!

  • Luis says:

    Thank You

  • Vince says:

    just wondering, are these video patches for the intagram/youtube crashes or for the video camera issue?

  • txemafocus says:

    no entiendo por que dicen estable si no funciona correctamente

    • T3seR says:

      Is an Alpha stable release… look, the systen is stable.. don’t crash all times, have some bug’s but this is an alpha.. kitkat 4.4.4 leaves 7’th mounth’s to do done… so.. wait for a Milestone if you want a fixed system… in milestone release, you can upgrade from 4.4.4 without wipe.. without bugs.. with all working fine…

    • wscan says:

      i don’t want to be rude, but ‘english’ please :D. Btw, I’m mexican, so i can understand it, but if you want that most people understand you, you SHOULD write your comments on english

  • Oscar says:

    It delayed the flashlight on, and I personally think that the vibrator intensity is very low compared to the stock ROM, plus other errors to comment on dates and post past

  • Emanuel says:

    windows on multitasking appear blurred;
    the animation when i lock the phone becomes black and white. it’s horrible;
    the camara bug still appear green
    the system interface on main screen is also blurred.
    PLEASE FIX THIS PROBLEMS. Thats very bad.

  • 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… then it reboots, and I must reboot again because simcard is not activated
    – No EAP-SIM
    – Sometimes when I turn on the screen, the touch doesn’t work.
    – Battery drains so fast !
    – slower than 20150523 release

    other comments :
    – in the post, the release is wrong : it is not 20150523 but 20150525
    – I didn’t test off-line charge.

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

  • Kinrya says:

    Hi, I installed this rom on S3 Mini.
    My Sim card “wind” (I’m Italian) is unrecognized, please help me!

  • Alan Pereira says:

    Today is May 25, not 23, and the video camera fix the forecast?

  • mike says:

    I need help, I have this ROM since the first release, but now I have a Mobil data connexion problem, I can’t reach 3g signal, I research on Google but always having the same, to configure a new APN, but that was the first thing I do, I try to dig a little more but with no luck, I use the magic number and when I ping the host is unreachable all the times, please I need more opinions because I can’t resolve the problem, thx nova great work!!!

  • nicolas says:

    Why always the same mistakes ? updating the rom

  • george says:

    instagram video are fixed?

  • bangz says:

    Folder mount not working

  • T3seR says:

    New stable release (20150523) of CM12.1 for S3 Mini is available!
    double release from same day :V

  • Robbe says:

    Good evening, my little report about this rom.
    1-I tested the flashlight and after three or four times the cell restarted by it self.
    2-video still the same problem: green
    3-the battery Usage I feel is much higher than than the rom before.
    4-at one time I received simultaneously a call an a whatsapp message and I couldn’t either answer the call or check the the message, The cell froze I had to take out the battery.
    5-the following apps are working for me: you tube, twitter, Facebook, Facebook messenger.
    Thanks for your hard work Nova. I will go back to the rom of 05/23 and wait for another rom.

  • shinchir0 says:

    Bug report:
    1-Torch doesnt fix yet.
    2-Turning on bluetooth and hotspot at same times make the phone very lagging/unresponsive

  • Pete says:

    Very nice work so far πŸ™‚ Will there be BLN support for CM12.1 as it was in CM11?

  • rtx04 says:

    Still video crashes in yt/instagram/facebook plus higher battery usage. But thanks for your hard work Nova

  • kekz0r1337 says:

    A “fast reboot” needs more then 2 Minutes πŸ™ but great work again!

  • Antal says:

    I keep encountering problems installing 12.1.

    I succesfully installed 11.0 from Novafusion. But with the latest versions of 12.1 I get the following warning:
    No_contextsdetected filesystem ext4 for dev/block/mmcblk0p22
    ApplyParsedPerms: lsetfilecon of /system/lost+found to U:object_r:system_file:s0
    failed: operation not supported on transport endpoint
    set_metadata_recursive: some changes failed
    E:Error in /external_sd/
    (status 7)
    Installation aborted.

    Can somebody advise me. I get this message on the last 3 updates.

  • T3seR says:

    Hii ty nova team for this hard work πŸ˜€

    My little bugs:

    -Calculator won’t work, she have a delay on key press and now crash if I end a operation.
    -Screen frozen, I unlock the phone, and the touch wont response.
    -“Fisical” keys wont work properlly, if work is with an delay.
    -Battery work fine for me.. using Zzmove govenator.. 3G on = 14 ~15 hour of usage…
    -Youtube / Facebook – working fine.
    -Randon freezing in apps. I plaing one or other game and the screen stop respounding to touch.
    -Randon restart on torch, one time or other If I turn on torch the phone restart.
    – Wifi Drop Connectio <<< This is mine real problem.. I use 3g in middle of day on work, In my house I have wifi, and I see the phone and the wifi drop and 3g back again.. to phone use wifi I need turning off 3g and restart the phone, or wifi connect but don't send and don't receive nothin.

    I don't test offline charge.

    So ty again Nova team :3

  • Dave_ITA says:

    CALL DROP! Please tell me how can i fix it! I have already cleared data of dialer many times, so please don’t reply saying that

  • Pete says:

    Is BLN support planed for CM12.1 as it was in CM11?

  • Jason says:

    Great work, thanks!

    Bug: Volume suddenly increases dramatically without me doing anything, while listening to music with headphones. (Ouch!)

  • Zdenooo says:

    Hi, have anybody problems like me = phone sometimes restart when im trying to start some app (for example clock, or music, sometimes messenger, flashlight from top menu)? Can someone help me with this? I have problems more than 2 months and i dont want stock rom….

  • delerium2k says:

    Tried to enable SIP for calling via my 6360 Cable but it doesn’t work…..

  • Can i just flash it over the 5.1.1 version from 19th? (with cache/dalvik wipe) or do i need to do a full wipe and then do a clean flashing? (with making backups of all my apps with titanium backup before)

  • Zibos says:

    Please OTG

  • Fernando says:

    Youtube facebook and instagram video random crashes.
    Ty team nova πŸ™‚

  • heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelp says:

    apps to sd feature????Youtube crash????someone answer me please,i cannot move apps to externl sd it shows “you don’t have enough memory on your sd” while my external SD have 1-2 GB free!!!

  • Catalin says:

    facebook and chrome close when i open videos. When answer at phone i no hear nothing for 2-3 seconds and after is ok. How must reduce the lag?

  • Catalin says:

    Facebook and chrome close it when i want see a video. When answer to the phone i have a lag for 2-3 second when no hear nothing. Please help me if you know the problem.

  • San Nguyen says:

    Random crashes and reboot. Fix it. Please….!

  • carlosortiz92 says:

    an alternative camera?

  • Jason178 says:

    Thanks, great work!

    Bug report:
    Volume increases randomly and dramatically when listening to audio/music/poidcasts. I will just be listening to music and suddenly the volume doubles without me doing anything. Happens about 1-2 times an hour.

  • Damien says:

    All Calls coming in as unknown please fix, or someone help.

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