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v0.2.0 alpha
Pocket Edition v0.2.0 alpha in game.png
Pocket Edition v0.2.0 alpha.png
Edition

Pocket Edition

Release date

Android – February 10, 2012[citation needed]
iOS – February 17, 2012[1]

Protocol version

2

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 bug fixes. This version is the start of the Android and iOS devices having the same features cross-platform.

Additions[]

Blocks[]

Items[]

  • 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).

Mobs[]

Gameplay[]

Creative
  • 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.
Survival
  • 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 hit points 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.

Changes[]

Blocks[]

Grass block
  • Changed texture from Grass Block BE1.png to Grass Block BE2.png.
Dirt
  • Changed texture from Dirt JE1 BE1.png to Dirt JE2 BE2.png.
Farmland
  • Changed texture from Farmland JE1 BE1.png to Farmland BE2.png.
Bricks
  • Changed texture from Bricks JE2 BE1.png to Bricks JE4 BE2.png.
Cobblestone
  • Changed texture from Cobblestone JE2 BE1.png to Cobblestone JE3 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.
Sand
  • Changed texture from Sand JE2 BE1.png to Sand JE3 BE2.png.
Gravel
  • Changed texture from Gravel JE2 BE1.png to Gravel JE3 BE2.png.
Stone
  • Changed texture from Stone JE2 BE1.png to Stone 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.

Gameplay[]

Inventory

Revisions[]

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.

J-version[]

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[]

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/Demo version[]

A free Lite/Demo version was released between February 17–20, 2012. In mid-2014, it was removed from app stores. The internal version is currently unknown.

Gallery[]

References[]

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