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v0.3.3 alpha
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Release date

August 9, 2012

v0.3.3 alpha was a minor update to Minecraft: Pocket Edition that was released on August 9, 2012. It added notable features such as new mobs (spiders and skeletons), new items, as well as other changes and fixes.[1]



  • A ranged weapon that fires arrows.
  • Can be crafted with sticks and strings.
  • Occasionally drops from gravel.
  • Can be used to craft arrows.


  • Undead hostile mobs equipped with a bow.
  • Drop 0–2 bones and 0–2 arrows when they die.
  • Currently does not spawn naturally.
  • Hostile mobs that silently approach the player and explode.
  • Drop 0–2 gunpowder when they die.



  • Now serves as ammunition for bows.
  • Can now be crafted with flint, a stick, and a feather.
  • Can now be crafted into bone meal.
Bone meal
  • Can now be used to grow flowers and roses on grass blocks.
  • Can now be used on saplings to make them instantly grow into their respective tree type.
  • Can now be used to craft bows.
  • Can now be used to craft arrows.
Wooden tools
  • Durability has been increased from 11 uses to 60 uses.


  • Now drop 0–2 feathers when they die.

Non-mob entities[]

Dropped items
  • Decay time extended to 5 minutes.


The difference between light levels before and after this update.

  • Increased overall brightness.
Fall damage
  • A bone breaking sound is played after falling from large enough heights.
  • The minimum number of inventory slots has been increased to 6 for all devices.
  • Hitting mobs now counts as 1 use for swords and 2 uses for axes, pickaxes, and shovels.
Creative inventory
  • Additions:
    • Bow
    • Clay
    • Snow block
    • Oak sapling
    • Spruce sapling
    • Birch sapling


19 bugs fixed

  • Removed fire, fixing a bug where fire would spread throughout an entire world after a single flammable block had been set aflame by lava.
    • Fire was replaced by .name<, to stop fire from spreading. It is only obtainable through inventory editing.
  • The furnace, block of iron, lapis lazuli block, block of gold, and block of diamond crafting recipes have been corrected.
  • Fixed furnace crash bug.
  • Sapling/leaves fixes.
  • Crafting doors now requires a crafting table.
  • Torches can now be placed on fences.
  • Dandelion yellow dye no longer appears as an egg in MATTIS or the hotbar.
  • A bug where cactus and door placed next to each other would remove the bottom door block (and top one if a 2 level cactus).
  • Attempting to mine invisible bedrock no longer produces breaking particles.
  • Stairs now block light.
  • Some sounds that are missing can now be heard: cow hurt sound, the sound when you break glass/ice.
  • A bug where fence gate would not appear in the user’s hand but in the world.
  • If the player stands on a slab and creates another one, the player falls through both slabs.
  • Swords (and other tools) now take damage from attacking mobs.
  • Golden tools are no longer more resistant than wooden tools.
  • The rear end texture is upside down on some animals.
  • The D-pad on iPad no longer/rarely intersects with the item slots.
  • Sugar cane can no longer be placed in water.
  • Blocks placed on snow are no longer duplicated in multiplayer.

Internal Version[]

The internal version is 0.3.3(3035), and has a size of 4.71 MB.


The title screen of Pocket Edition a0.3.3j

v0.3.3j alpha was released on Google Play on an unknown release date. The internal version is 0.3.3(3030), and has a size of 2.06 MB.


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