Pocket Edition v0.2.0 alpha

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v0.2.0 alpha
Pocket Edition v0.2.0 alpha.png

Pocket Edition

Release date

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

Protocol version


For a guide about all content in this release and the other releases of 0.2, see Bedrock Edition guides/0.2 releases.

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.




  • 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).



  • 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:
  • 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 JE1 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.
  • Changed texture from Stone JE1 BE1.png to Stone JE2 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.




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.


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[edit]

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[edit]

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.