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v0.2.0 alpha
Release date

Android – February 10, 2012
iOS – February 17, 2012


v0.2.0 alpha was a major update to Minecraft: Pocket Edition. It added Survival mode as well as other changes and fixes. This version is the start of the Android and iOS devices having the same features cross-platform.



  • Fence
  • Fence gate
  • Wooden door


  • Tools
    • Stone shovel
    • Stone pickaxe
    • Stone axe
    • Stone sword
    • Shears
      • Shearing a sheep requires tapping and holding on the sheep, similar to breaking a block. Simply tapping on it hurts the sheep and eventually kills it (8 hits).


  • Sheep
  • Pigs
    • Do not spawn naturally.
  • Zombies
    • Only spawn at night.


  • All worlds created before alpha 0.2.0 will be in Creative.
  • Flight
    • Tap the jump button twice to initiate flight. From there, double-tap and hold up or down to ascend or descend, respectively.
  • Daylight cycle
  • Crafting is not yet available, making tools and anything that cannot be naturally acquired not obtainable in survival.
  • Although it is survival, the user can still see all items in their inventory as though in creative mode but cannot use them unless having gathered the respective material.
    • This effectively works as the inventory but lacks the standard 2×2 crafting grid from the original inventory.
  • Most materials are in infinite stacks due to them not being obtainable otherwise, indicated by ∞ (infinity) symbols.
  • The following materials are not in infinite stacks and have to be gathered:
    • Cobblestone
    • Spruce wood
    • Birch wood
    • Dirt
    • Sandstone
    • Gravel
    • Stone
    • Sand
    • Obsidian
    • Flower
    • Rose
    • Brown mushroom
    • Red mushroom
    • Cactus
    • Sugar cane
  • When an item that has not been gathered is selected, the player's fist is shown.
  • Added a hitpoints bar (health will slowly regenerate, similar to peaceful difficulty in the Java Edition).
  • Added an oxygen bar when underwater, adding the ability to drown and die.
  • Added death with options to respawn or go to the main menu.
  • When breaking materials, any material can be gathered regardless of what tool is used.
    • For example, stone can be broken without tools and still yield cobblestone, though using a pickaxe is still faster.



Grass block
  • Changed texture from Grass Block BE1.png to Grass Block BE2.png.
  • Changed texture from Dirt JE1 BE1.png to Dirt JE2 BE2.png.
  • Changed texture from Farmland JE1 BE1.png to Farmland BE2.png.
  • Changed texture from Bricks JE2 BE1.png to Bricks JE4 BE2.png.
  • Changed texture from Cobblestone JE3 BE1.png to Cobblestone JE4 BE2.png.
Oak planks
  • Changed texture from Oak Planks JE3 BE1.png to Oak Planks JE4 BE2.png.
Cobblestone stairs
  • Changed texture from Cobblestone Stairs (N) JE1 BE1.png to Cobblestone Stairs (N) BE2.png.
Oak stairs
  • Changed texture from Oak Stairs (N) JE1 BE1.png to Oak Stairs (N) BE2.png.
Cobblestone slab
  • Changed texture from Cobblestone Slab JE1 BE1.png to Cobblestone Slab BE2.png.
Oak slab
  • Changed texture from Oak Slab BE1.png to Oak Slab BE2.png.
  • Changed texture from Sand JE2 BE1.png to Sand JE3 BE2.png.
  • Changed texture from Gravel JE2 BE1.png to Gravel JE3 BE2.png.
Block of gold
  • Changed texture from Block of Gold JE3 BE1.png to Block of Gold JE4 BE2.png.
Block of iron
  • Changed texture from Block of Iron JE2 BE1.png to Block of Iron JE3 BE2.png.
Block of diamond
  • Changed texture from Block of Diamond JE2 BE1.png to Block of Diamond JE3 BE2.png.


  • Additions:
    • Stone shovel
    • Stone pickaxe
    • Stone axe
    • Stone sword
    • Shears
    • Wooden door
    • Fence
    • Fence gate
    • Spruce wood
    • Birch wood
    • Gravel
    • Black wool
    • Cactus
  • Removals:
    • Oak wood


v0.2.0 alpha was reuploaded on Android later on February 11, 2012, to fix a major bug where some phones crashed while trying to create a new world. The internal versions for both builds are as follows:

  • 0.2.0(2005)
  • 0.2.0(2006)

Both versions are 2.72 MB in size.


Αρχείο:0.2.0j alpha Title Screen.png

The title screen of Pocket Edition a0.2.0j

v0.2.0j alpha was released on Google Play on an unknown release date. The internal version is 0.2.0(2003) and has a size of 1.58 MB.

J-version demo[]

The title screen of Pocket Edition a0.2.0j-demo.

A free J-version demo of v0.2.0 alpha was released on Google Play on an unknown release date. In mid-2014, it was removed from Google Play. The internal version is the same as the j-version.

Lite version[]

Αρχείο:Pocket Edition 020 demo.jpg

Title screen of the lite version

A free Lite version was released between February 17 and 20, 2012. In mid-2014, it was removed from App stores. The internal version is not currently known.