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Pocket Edition


App Store and Google Play: November 15, 2012
Amazon AppStore: Unknown



v0.5.0 alpha was a major update to Minecraft: Pocket Edition that was released to Google Play and the App Store on November 15, 2012 and on an unknown date to the Amazon Appstore.[1] It added notable features, such as melons, paintings, glowstone, the Nether reactor as well as other changes and fixes.


Blocks and Items[]




  • Bedrock-exklusiv: Sleeping now restores health
  • Bedrock-exklusiv: Health bar is now displayed at the top-left of the screen and not above the hotbar anymore
  • The game is less foggy
  • The name of a selected item or block is displayed over the hotbar.

Blocks and items[]

  • Food heals more health
  • Easier to get out of bed
  • When jumped on, crops turn back to dirt.
  • Sugar Cane can now be grown on sand.
  • Mushrooms can now be farmed.



v0.5.0j alpha was released on an unknown release date.[2] This was possibly the last J-version of Pocket Edition.


40 bugs fixed

  • MCPE-1 – Trapdoors can't be crafted in survival
  • MCPE-2 – No description at Smooth stone in crafting bench
  • MCPE-4 – The player can't leave their bed when sleeping
  • MCPE-6 – No explosion sound when creeper explodes
  • MCPE-7 – Seeds drop below grass block when using hoe
  • MCPE-11 – Survival bugs: Crop tiles survives farmland destroyed underneath them
  • MCPE-14 – When destroying the top half of a bed in creative mode, it give a bed back as a resource
  • MCPE-17 – TNT, Flint and Steel and Stone Bricks aren't available in the creative mode inventory
  • MCPE-18 – Grass block not available in Creative mode inventory
  • MCPE-20 – Food not restoring the right number of hearts
  • MCPE-23 – Door Duplication
  • MCPE-27 – Not possible to activate peaceful mode
  • MCPE-29 – Trapdoors can be placed on transparent blocks like flowers, saplings, glass etc.
  • MCPE-30 – Placing door on a farmland will create a floating half-door
  • MCPE-34 – Xperia Play: The player can't eat or charge the bow
  • MCPE-46 – Torch can be placed on side of fence
  • MCPE-51 – Bed: Respawn at the wrong height?
  • MCPE-57 – Multiplayer infinity bone meal
  • MCPE-93 – Players sleeping in a bed can be pushed off the bed
  • MCPE-105 – The player can't exit their bed with split touch controls
  • MCPE-115 – Breaking block with torch on it
  • MCPE-134 – Can't sleep with my bed like this(picture included)
  • MCPE-160 – lava burns character when lava is several blocks away
  • MCPE-172 – Stone bricks: Missing description
  • MCPE-189 – Missing Fence Sound Effect
  • MCPE-190 – Farmland and other plants bug
  • MCPE-216 – Steel and flint don't take damage
  • MCPE-218 – Bed: Should sleep when pressing the bottom end
  • MCPE-237 – Extra Feathers For Player 2
  • MCPE-269 – Using an item can sometimes attack animal/player when not facing them
  • MCPE-272 – Animals sometimes never respawn in a map
  • MCPE-303 – Sleeping at the edge of the map causes the player to spawn really high in the sky after the player dies
  • MCPE-345 – Torches Jumping off Fences
  • MCPE-370 – Trapdoor placement bug
  • MCPE-382 – Player 1 places torches on ground, but player 2 sees them on the wall
  • MCPE-387 – Stuck when walking down side of fence when reaching closed gate
  • MCPE-390 – Cannot select stone brick stone in creative
  • MCPE-408 – Sugarcane is unable to be placed on sand
  • MCPE-422 – Crash when loading saved world
  • MCPE-491 – Disappearing trapdoors