July 4th, 2015
RELEASE for S3 Mini
CyanogenMod 12.1

New stable release (20150704) 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)!

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.


  • CM sources update
  • huge changelog from CM source tree
  • toolchain update
  • Odin package update


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

15 Responses
  • Manuel Villalba says:

    Changelog details please!

  • Hugo says:

    I cant connect to internet. Already set up new apn. I dont got this bug on carbonLP. Calls and messages works fine. My phone carrier is “Vivo Brasil”.

    Thanks nova, great work!

    • Flippo24 says:

      On older versions it worked for me, when i left the MVNO type to none and MVNO value to Not set. Dont matter what the Provider set automatic.

    • kekZ says:

      Hmm… New adding the APN worked for me

    • Jasen says:

      3g signal wont see but it will work try to go browse even though 3g signal is not seeing on the status bar. Sorry for my english

  • Alexis says:

    The same ROM with different date. What’s happening nova?

  • matty says:

    many bugs?

  • ..::Zibos::.. says:

    Is there any chance to re eneable otg service ?

  • Diron says:

    Guys, make arrangements worthwhile . I’m tired opening a video and the applications is closed. Although the camera desktop does not work.

  • T3seR says:

    Ty Nova Team

    But this time a lots of bugs:

    – WIFI Drop -> After some time Wifi drop connection and I need turning off an on again
    – Torch reboots -> I turn on Flash on camera, or on torch or menssager apps to take a pic with flash, the phone fronzen and reboot
    – Reboots leave so much time and drain a lots of battery
    – Battery wont correct display -> All times battery full charge show only 94%
    – Video Codec wont work properly -> Sometime YouTube work, sometime crash, in my games is the same, sometimes work videos from games, some crashs…
    – Phone App is so slown and lagglly…
    – Keyboard freezing -> Every app the keybord won’t work properlly, I tap tap and don’t write anything.

    One good thing:

    – Keyboard freezing stopped, to make that, I donwload google keyboard and after some settings the keyboard work properlly

    Ty for all work Nova Team 😀

  • vope says:

    Great work.
    Here are my bugs :

    – Bad French layouts
    – BLN Control doesn’t work, due to Novafusion kernel, apparently
    – Still torch Long on-time.
    – Still torch crashes when toggle several times… then the phone reboots
    – No EAP-SIM
    – Sometimes when I turn on the screen, the touch doesn’t work.
    – Battery drains so fast !
    – slower compared with previous releases

    To Nova Team:
    – could you update the link to download GAPPS, please ? It is broken… and I asked it several times
    – could you update TWRP to ?

  • Navin says:

    Has anyone used miui kitkat rom for s3 mini ? Give a review?

  • Vincent says:

    Hello there,I can’t stand anymore this huge amount of reboot I get. It seams that it’s the only thing my phone is able to do for now… It crashes about 5 or 6 times a day, for no reason, and can’t work again until I plug the battery charger on, even though it is about 35% charged. 🙁 Any idea or information on what’s happening ?

  • Jasen says:

    Please fix the vpn connectivity when im connecting to hotspot shiel vpn it wont connect

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