July 6th, 2015
RELEASE for S3 Mini
CyanogenMod 12.1

New stable release (20150706) 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
  • now pegasusq ans sio should be available
  • fixed strange governors behaviour after closing camera apps (experimental)
  • 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.

28 Responses
  • I’d like to thank every one involved in this project.
    I’ve been using it for a while, and I can say that Novafusion’s CM11 is waaaaaaay better than stock ROM. And I believe that CM12 is going the same way.

    Unfortunately my S3 Mini died for good, and I had to buy a new phone. I got LG G3. A pretty good cellphone, with Lollipop. After the experience with S3 Mini, I’ll never again will buy a Samsung Cellphone. If it wasn’t for Novafusion, I would stay with an old Android for ever.

    I hope that Novafusion keep up that outstanding good work, and help others with S3 Mini stay up-to-date with their Android version.

    Best regards,

  • Luiz Renato Zanoni says:

    Bug: Videos Instagram crash

  • Sonny101 says:

    Before anybody asks: yes, youtube worka, and if for some reason it doesn’t, just download OneTube from Google Play.

  • Derell says:

    Do I have to wipe system and data when changing CabonLP to CM12.1? Thanks

  • Eunro says:

    Guys thanks for making a lolipop rom for s3 mini hope you guys can fix the video taking it wont take any videos from any apps 🙁 more power to you guys !!!!!

  • Andy says:

    for ace 2 please

  • 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 ?

  • gustavo says:

    Hi wanted to know if there is a bug because I want to move applications to the SD card and tells me I have the full memory and micro sd formate and mesigue saying the same thing from already thank you very much and I would like if they can fix that bug excuse my English

  • Michele says:

    External sd is mounted in /external_sd, bat isn’t accessible from ‘file manager’ and application manager have the move-to-sd button disabled.

  • Angelo says:

    Why I can’t install Google clock…and when will audiofx icon remove?…Please fix YouTube Instagram and camera please…The battery life is draining fast…Please make rom just like nexus Android l.

  • Angelo says:

    I can’t install Facebook…please help me

  • Pavle says:

    I can’t answer incoming calls, dialer app crashes!

  • Rafael Rondon says:

    Hello, may somebody tell me the steps to do donwgrade from CM12.1 to AOSPA 4.4.4 through TWRP, please, i do not want to brick my phone. Thank you beforehand, regards!

    • Boa tarde Rafael, não é dificil mas eu recomendo o cyanogenmod. Se me entende posso te ajudar mas é por sua conta e risco. Fiz no meu e tá rodando legal com exceção da câmera mas até pra isso o Camu dá um jeito. O Principal é a memória interna ser de 4 gb pra cima. Porque não se consegue mover apps para o sd. Já tentei de tudo até root e não conseegui.

  • mr_stont says:

    Green video, crashing instagram, dont play youtube/vk videos, cant instal apps to sd (it write that no free memory at sd, but it is 14gb free)

  • Caesar Montes says:

    Please, stop working on it and consider Carbon as 1st priority… 🙁

    And those who haven’t test out Carbon… WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FORRR!?? CyanogenMod is nothing compared to Carbon ROM.

  • SPJ36 says:

    App to SD doesn’t function

  • rikoninja says:

    Few replies…few users, after 3 months FB and Istagram video not working yet…i’ll follow your advise dude, let’s try Carbon

    • bohdi says:

      yup try carbon – much better but use the version 18-6-2015 – that one is stable for me – the last few were very unstable – they went backward….

  • Rafael says:

    Hello, may somebody tell me the steps to do downgrade from CM12.1 to AOSPA or SlimROM ???. I do not want to brick my phone. Thankyou beforehand, regards!.

  • bohdi says:

    Carbon is better but use the version 18-6-2015 – the latest one messed up my phone too – big step backwards…..

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