January 23rd, 2016
RELEASE for S3 MiniCyanogenMod 12.1
New stable release (20160123) 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 updated to latest version
- better A2DP Bluetooth audio quality
- toolchains update
- Odin package update
- RIL (phone/SMS/3G)
- audio (both speakers/headphones/microphone)
- Bluetooth 4.0 with LE support A2DP
- camera (taking photos and videos)
- video playing
- 2D/3D HW Acceleration
- all native tethers (Wifi/BT/USB)
- Google Play
- CPU sleep mode
- 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.
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Under options you can assigh Screenshot menu item to the Power button
Fix the camera! Please!
what about snapchat cant really use that without video fix! or i can work around this problem?
secondly i updated to this vrsion and im stuck on checking info of Cyanogen Setup wizard
Always again and again ” video taken by stock camera app is green ” when you will fixed this issue ????
When Google publishes the required drivers.
Has some one encounter this issue, i try to move an app from the internal storage to the SD card an recive an error message that says there is not space to move the app
sorry about my english,
thanks nova for the hard work
SD card fat? Need SD-partition not fat – f2fs or ext4.
With f2fs, SD card partition isn’t accessible at all. After reformating SD card to FAT everything is ok. Will try to use ext4
What about the issue with the capacitive buttons on some baseband versions. I’m using CM12.1 without any problems on my S3 Mini, but on my wife’s S3 Mini the capacitive buttons don’t work.
Try wipe data and factroy reset
So, I take it OTG has been abandoned? Doesn’t matter anyway I might be getting the S4 at some stage. But thanks for all the continued support.
Not move app to SD Card
Hey maclaw! Ty fo your work. I used since cm10.1 aaaaand everything is awesome!
U r best of all times.
Feedback from me: İn issues, change Camu. İts so slow and 5 fps. I tried VivaVideoPro. İts ok. And cool. Works fine bro
Sorry fo my english. Please love us and dont stop!
fix charging animation please
I can’t install the Facebook app, fix it please.
Forget FB app bro, it’s a battery drainer for no stupid reason and u authorizing the app to dowhatever the heck it wants with ur contact. Log on to facebook with a browser it’s better 😉
Please fix the camera issue
Can not upload videos to Instagram (from the gallery)
what is the problem with the camera???? pls fix it
if you the rom developer you would understand the problem
I can tell you the problem but most words are pretty technical
I understand exactly what is causing the problem and I know what needs to be fixed and how to fix it but
the how to fix it part requires a really experienced developer
It doesnt require a very expirience developer, they need Samsung to realease the camera drivers
This ROM er developed over one year but it still has issues: Bad bad bad ROM . Drop it. BYE BYE
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
Make ur own ROM bitch
don’t call him as “bitch”.don’t call anybody as bitch YOU BITCH!
Do you even realize the hard work they are doing here? And if you had the decency of reading and researching before complaining, you’d know that it’s not up to the developers but Google or Samsung to release the proper drivers.
Hello, I used the Factory Reset on my S3 Mini and now my phone is in Boot Loop flashes “teamwin”. How do I fix this?
I got the same problem.Just flash your stock rom with odin then install TWRP recovery and install the other rom.
Seems to me this Rom is dying. But then again so is the S3 mini. Sure there is the s3 mini plus but had a different soc and so needs an entirely new Rom. It’s a pity of course but I ‘ll be upgrading to a newer device after all these years. Thanks for giving the s3 mini a very very good run for its money
hi, After installation of network problems occurred. How can I solve the problem?
The only problem that remain is the video recorder from the camera, so fix it, please; and keep up that good work you all do!
Unfortunately there is nothing that can be done about the camera, the S3 Mini hardware is simply no longer supported in Lollipop. There are tons of ROMs around for the S3 Mini with plenty of talented developers working on them. The camera issue is present in all of these ROMs. You should give Vivavideo a try if you want to record video.
they know what needs to be fixed and how to fix it
but only a really experienced developer which knows how to port
jellybean dalvik code to lollipop ART code
converting dalvik to art is easy with an app
but when it in the kernel level
it is extremely difficult and risky
mess up the kernel and bye bye phone
Hello, I installed the version 12.1 on my gt-I8190, I cannot read the contacts on my SIM card. How can I do? I dont want to put them via google or something. Just that it read it on my simCARD. Do you have a solution? Please!
Or do you know another rom if I cant fix it?
Thank you very much!
Hi android 6.0 marshmallow to s3 mini install ? android marsmallow rom build please /my English bad\ marshmallow to s3 mini please. Thanks novafushion team
marshmallow is not that much different from lollipop
Biggest changes are
doze and quick settings editor
other hidden changes are
build.prop edit to enable experimental multi-windows
theme engine which apparently works with layer themes
these were present in the developer work in progress build
it is likely that they are still in marshmallow
marshmallow should of been android 5.2 =)
I tried yet to publish this comment… Can anyone help me please? I cannot read the contacts on my SIM card. I dont want to put them in google stuff or something. How can I do? Do someone have the same problem?
Cyanogenmod 13 please nova team
HI! I have a question…. Why i don’t to receive OTA updates?? And what about of CM13?? Thanks and sorry for my bad english
Thank you for always giving us better better and better update and ROM.
But could you please fix the facebook issue? We can’t install facebook.
And for the camera it for me it can catch up later (for me. But maybe for other people it very useful).
My suggestion is, no problem for us to take longer update, but if the update is to fix facebook issue and camera issue, maybe it is very worth and for us no problem 😀
Thank you 😀 ^_^
Install the alpha version of Facebook app, search it in apkmirror.com
Old version facebook app can be install.
Camera won’t be fixed until Google publishes the required information.
Install facebook from Aptoide than it works..
hii guys having some problem with usb connection,
i can’t connect my phone with pc any more, setting>storae>usb computer connection says ” Usb is now disconnected”
plz need help on it….
Use universal mass storage enabler beta. Search the app on XDA. Works great here:)
I have this problem.
I tested the CM12.1 and it works pretty well except the offline charge.
mine too, i cant charge my phone if its in switch off mode
Are you using bluetooth? Is it working for you?
Mine stops working after a couple of hours and refuses to turn on again, unless I reboot.
offline charging does work
it just does not have an animation
Battery drain/CPU usage issue from 20160117 seems to be fixed in that ROM (at least for me)
Thxs Nova for the hard work …
My current (minor) issues are so far:
* offline charging
* could not select CPU governor
Please continue the great work on that …
Do not see the SD. Recovery also does not specify the SD. Everything else works .
please forget cm13. CM12 still is not finish after over 1 year. it still has so many bugs
People are whining about camera issue for every release. In my opinion it would have been fixed if Samsung had been Møre helpful and now it’s likely imbossible. For me the biggest issue with every release is random crashes/reboots and I would happily help debug it if someone could told me what to do
Is this ok with my Samsung SIII mini from Qatar? Please someone respond to this because my Rom cyanogen installed at my phone is broken i cant use my menu and back touchpad after installing the Rom.
Thanks for all the support NovaFusion but I have the S4 now so I’m outta here! Good luck with future development!
Oi, posso instalar essa rom direto da rom stock? Ou tem algum procedimento?
Hi, I can set up a direct rom the rom stock? Or have some procedure?
Hello, i’ve some problem with usb connection… I can’t connect my phone with pc any more!
camera doesn’t work… hope that you can fix it soon.
Thank ‘s a lot for your effort. I’d like to add two things in your future to do list:
1. Offline charging
2. A way to get better reception of GSM signal if possible.
the battery life is very bad…. facebook app not function
[email protected] Facebook app. Use Facebook lite it a light browser and the m.facebook.com URL instead. That will definitely save your battery drain and your divorce will work faster.
agreed. developers has showed us that facebook app is a bad choice for battery life and performance. it seems 15% faster phone and 20% longer battery lifetime without app!
Are there any info how to use f2fs on external SD card?
I successfully formatted external_sd partition to f2fs using advansed wipe TWRP. After rebooting to system this partition is not mounted. I think the problem is in mount options or ownership and access rights. How to fix this?
Thank you in asvance!
Hellow NovaFusion developers, thanks for this amazing ROM, iam using it like three month for now. Thanks for all the support by the way, but there are several things that are bothering several users as me.
-Battery life is going down since i updated to the latest version of your rom, also
too brutal peak discharge in the battery , such as 40% occur in 3 minutes goes to 15% and the charging of the phone when its offline, doesn’t work.
-Facebook app is not updating or installing, i figured out how to solve it, no problem.
-And the common issue, the recording of the camara in green.
Plese solve this, i will be updating as soon as you post!
Quick question: Is CM11 still alive?
I have a questions:
Can I install Xposed Framework?
What about mod the keyboard to add the option to put the interracial emojis by long press jus like whatsapp?
am I unable to overclock the CPU?
Is CM-13 planned or is it at least able to build it on my own?
i switched to this latest build cm12.1 and ive got no problem when it comes to its performance but i noticed everytime im switching my mobile data to connect to internet the SIGN-IN TO NETWORK notification pops up and i do need to click USE THIS NETWORK AS IT IS before H sign appears in my network indicator.. another thing is that when im charging my phone in switch off mode, the charging indicator or the animated battery icon that shows my phone is charging wont appear.
hope to hear some answer to fix this, thanks a lot
It’s great to see that you haven’t abandoned CM12.1, even though official CM13 nightlies are out. While it would be nice to have 6.0.1, I’d much rather have stable Lollipop than Marshmallow with nothing working.
Have some problem with last build. My phone shutdown when I have incoming call and phone connected to PC.
Can´t find the bug tragger…. does any one else has the problem to move apps to SD card?
Still got the issue that I can´t move APPs to SD Card. Any else got that?
Last night I installed this version. Before that I made a backup with Kies. After installing the CM12.1 I installed the Google Apps and then the photo gallery disappeared. Now Kies can not connect to phone and I would like to restore my data on the phone. I tried to convert the contacts to vfc and copied them to the SD card, but when I try to import them the system says “no vcard file found on the sd card”. When I try to open the clock, it says “unfortunately, clock has stopped”. Could somebody give suggestions how to solve these problems, please?
Or if they can not be solved, how can I get back to the stock version?
why did my comment disappear?
This rom still has bugs
Cyanogenmod 13 build please ??
Does anybody know any WORKING fm radio app and if – put the link? thx
100% work. I am used this version some years
Thanks for your tip but it doesn’t work on cm12.1
Has anyone else an idea about a working radio app?
Sorry, hotlink protection
Great battery lofe, but lock screen is not working anymore as well as music control in locked state.
with spirit fm unlock 2014_11_30 the radio work fine….. you have to done root access.
Good evening, guys… Thanks for the amazing work you’re doing. But I have an issue… Yesterday, i was going to unlock my phone normally, and then the screen got freeze… Well, I thought: “nah, it’s just a freeze”… Later, I realized that the phone was (and is) in a infinite loop… Didn’t start… I was using this ROM and now I’m trying to do a Factory Reset for Odin, and it doesn’t work. Before of that, I tried to access to the recovery, and it was useless, didn’t start too
Need some serious help… Please, if someone knows how to solve this, I’ll appreciate it T_T
P.D.: When Download Mode screen is on:
ODIN MODE (red)
CUSTOM BINARY DOWNLOAD: YES (1 COUNTS)
CURRENT BINARY: CUSTOM
SYSTEM STATUS: CUSTOM
While flashing Stock ROM says this:
ODIN MODE (red)
CUSTOM BINARY DOWNLOAD: YES (1 COUNTS)
movi_write card_status: 2 (numbers) start_blk: (numbers)
SYSTEM STATUS: CUSTOM
“movi_write card_status: 2 (numbers) start_blk: (numbers)” I REALLY NEED TO KNOW WHAT’S THIS!
Thanks I really appreciate the support just keep making new roms please we will wait the release of CM 13, and for any camera issues just use Wondershare PowerCam you will find it on play store and please novafusion keep supporting the s3 mini :), I recently got a gaming PC so I didn’t get a new phone so please fix the camera or make CM 13 if possible cause everyone will appreciate it ^-^ you are awesome people from novafusion
and maclaw too 😉
I installed this rom & the issues that I saw were:
– Error on phone dialer
– Video cam (snapchat & instagram too)
– when it reboots, always it optimize all the apps
– The apps like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat don’t work correctly.
– On a call, the app stops when there network changes, example: when you are in H+, & it changes to 3G the phone call falls.
– When you press turn off, the phone reboots by self.
Hi, sorry about my bad english, i´d donwloded the last version for s3 mini, android 5.1 20160123, but i can´t move the aplications to the sd card, help me.
can you help me I cannot see my contacts on the SIMCARD? Please help!!! thanks
Fix camera please i want to download but i cant because dont want to any prblem my camera im waiting for it
in omnirom already fixed the bug is on the video camera and apak q did not open as it is facebook left yesterday if I’m not mistaken excuse my bad English in xda More information
Omnirom just fixed video recording for the S3 mini in their latest 5.1.1 version! great news!
might the developers would be died or killed?
Wi-fi not working when screen is locked, green video after recording,facebook can’t post photos
ANYONE KNOWS THIS ERROR FLASHING ROMS WITH ODIN? “movi_write card_status: 2 (numbers) start_blk: numbers”? I’ve got a serious brick T_T
I also possess the same mistake, you got a solution?
Excuse! My English is bad (translated by Google translator)
you connect the phone to a PC with Windows 10?
Hello This ROM works for i8200?
Does any of those works fur my GT-I8200?
Does somebody know any working FM Radio app?
Spirit UL shows http://iv.pl/images/99507268258988327598.png
Spirit light works fine for me
Wasn’t able to encrypt my phone (GT-I8190) with CyanogenMod 12.1 (tried 20160123 and 20160210 builds). Neither with EXT4 on Data+Cache nor with F2FS on Data+Cache. First thing I tried was a factory reset, but that didn’t helped.
With EXT4 I got a message “Encryption unsuccessful”, telling me my data is now lost (but it wasn’t – after a reboot I was just back where I started). Didn’t took much more than 3 minutes after starting the encryption process. So looks like the encryption process didn’t started at all.
With F2FS the phone just rebooted once and nothing else happened.
So I switched to the CyanogenMod 11.0 (20151017 build). Encryption with EXT4 wasn’t working too (nothing happened on reboot).
After switching Data+Cache to F2FS I was finally able to start the encryption process. It took about half an hour for completing the encryption. Sadly after reboot it didn’t accepted my password (did a factory reset and repeated the whole process, just to be sure my password wasn’t wrong). Also in TWRP I wasn’t able to access my data partition anymore.
Finally went back to CyanogenMod 12.1 (20160210) and now using it without encryption now :-/
plz solve charge issue. ı dont my tel on charging.
20160210 great works, thanks, but bln mod very very requeired special feature
the last version the not use but nothing?
good job, but please do not neglect KitKat 4.4.4 ( CyanogenMod 11.0) , continue to bring issues , players , backgrounds, sounds, launchers , renew it is the best rom 100% novafusion , congratulations
just did not want to bore you – but is there a way to get NFC activated?
thx so much
Which is the best camera alternativ?
Viber profile photos are not shown. In some forum found an advise – move Viber to SD card to fix the issue. Can’t move apps to FAT SD Card-no space error appears. ext4 SD card not recognizable.