Pocket Edition v0.6.0 alpha

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For a guide about all content in this release and the other releases of 0.6, see Bedrock Edition guides/0.6 releases.

v0.6.0 alpha was a major update to Minecraft: Pocket Edition that was released on January 30, 2013. It added features, such as baby animals, clouds, new Nether-related blocks and items as well as other changes.

Android 2.1 and 2.2 are no longer supported in this version; v0.6.0 requires Android 2.3 or later. Users running Android 2.1 and 2.2 will only be able to play older versions of Pocket Edition.

Additions[edit]

Blocks[edit]

Netherrack
  • A rock-like block generated by the nether reactor.
Nether bricks
  • A decorative block that is crafted from nether brick items.
Block of quartz
  • A decorative block that is crafted from nether quartz.
Chiseled quartz block
  • Not obtainable in Survival mode.
Pillar quartz block
  • Not obtainable in Survival mode.
Cracked stone brick
  • Not obtainable in Survival mode.
Mossy stone brick
  • Not obtainable in Survival mode.
Version exclusive: Stonecutter
  • Used to craft stone-related blocks.
Chiseled sandstone
  • A decorative variant of sandstone that can be crafted from it.
Smooth sandstone
  • A decorative variant of sandstone that can be crafted from sandstone slabs.
Stairs
Stone brick slabs
  • Crafted using stone bricks.

Items[edit]

Armor
  • A category of items that provides players with varying levels of protection from damage.
  • Include five different tiers of helmets, chestplates, leggings, and boots.
  • Leather, iron, diamond, and gold armor pieces can each be crafted with their respective material. Chainmail armor is unobtainable.
  • Applying process is similar to smelting: choose from armor on the left and see a preview of the player on the right.
Nether brick
Nether quartz
  • A smooth, white mineral obtained from the nether reactor.

Mobs[edit]

Baby animals
  • Baby animals only spawn in new worlds.

Gameplay[edit]

Clouds
  • Are two-dimensional.
  • Can only be seen if fancy graphics is enabled.

Changes[edit]

Blocks[edit]

Crafting table
Slabs
  • Can now be placed on the top half of blocks.
  • Crafting recipes for them give 6 slabs instead of 3.
Stairs
  • Can now be placed upside-down.
  • Now change their shape to join with adjacent stairs.
Melons
Sand
  • Is now affected by gravity.
Gravel
  • Is now affected by gravity.
  • Falls upon generation if air generates below it.
Signs
  • Are now obtainable in both Survival and Creative mode.
Sandstone slabs
  • Are now obtainable in both Survival and Creative mode.

Items[edit]

Leather
  • Is now obtainable in Survival mode.

Mobs[edit]

Sheep
  • Can now be colored with dyes.
  • Base model changed from to .
Cows

Gameplay[edit]

  • For some Android devices only: the way to go to the pause menu is to use (◀) instead of (|=|).
Fog
  • Is now a more vibrant blue color instead of bluish-gray.
  • The sky can now be seen through the fog if fancy graphics is enabled.
Hotbar
  • When holding a slot to toss an item out, the frame of the bar turns green as well.
D-pad
  • Buttons are now textured and are no longer rounded.
  • When in flight mode, there is a "wing" icon on the jump button.
  • When the up button is held, the left, right, and down buttons fade out, and diagonal left and right buttons become visible.
Nether reactor
Creative inventory

Fixes[edit]

18 issues fixed
From released versions before 0.6.0
  • MCPE-19 – Still no fix on Tablet (first Galaxy Tab Froyo firmware 2.2) Survival = Creative and Creative = Survival
  • MCPE-143 – Doors, trap doors and ladders does not drop correctly in survival when adjacent to destroyed blocks
  • MCPE-356 – Blocks placed where ice was don't show up in multiplayer
  • MCPE-406 – Drowning on water
  • MCPE-526 – Other players can't see the hand shaking animation
  • MCPE-581 – Two stone bricks in creative menu
  • MCPE-591 – No description for Paintings or Glowstone
  • MCPE-592 – Watermelons grow back nearly instantly
  • MCPE-603 – Watermelon icon red background
  • MCPE-612 – Melon seeds have pumpkin seed sprite
  • MCPE-613 – Paintings deflect arrows
  • MCPE-642 – Cactus can't grow on sand block near water
  • MCPE-668 – Charging the bow breaks pictures
  • MCPE-717 – 1 melon stem can produce 2-4 melons
  • MCPE-722 – Torches when placed underwater do not drop
  • MCPE-779 – Paintings cannot be destroyed with L button (Xperia Play)
  • MCPE-883 – Wrong sugarcane drop from the reactor and creative mode
  • MCPE-1162 – Pixel disappearing bug