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For a guide about all content in this release and the other releases of 0.7, see Bedrock Edition guides/0.7 releases.

v0.7.0 alpha was a major update to Minecraft: Pocket Edition that was released on June 5, 2013. It added notable features such as Pocket Edition Realms, buckets and spawn eggs, as well as other changes and fixes.

Additions[]

Blocks[]

Cakes
  • A food block that can be eaten by the player.
  • Can be crafted with three milk buckets, two sugar, one egg, and three wheat.

Items[]

Buckets
  • Can be crafted with iron ingots.
  • Are used to carry water, lava, or milk.
Water bucket
Lava bucket
Milk bucket
  • Can be obtained by using a bucket on a cow.
  • Are used to craft cakes.
Spawn eggs
  • Are used to spawn mobs directly.
  • Cannot be obtained in Survival mode.
  • Four type of spawn eggs, each spawning their respective mob:
Saddles
  • Currently serve no purpose.
  • Are not yet obtainable.

General[]

Pocket Realms (alpha stage)
  • An official subscription-based server hosting service that allows players to create and manage their own private Minecraft servers.
  • World creation enabled from June 10 onwards.[2]
  • Not available on iOS devices.
Chat
  • Players can press the Chat button.png button at the top-right of the screen to open the chat and talk with other players.
Smooth lighting
  • Blends light levels across block faces and darkens corners using ambient occlusion to add semi-realistic shadows and glowing from light sources.
  • Can be toggled off in the options.
Options
  • D-pad size
    • Controls the size of the directional buttons as well as circle that appears when destroying blocks.
    • Is a slider that is set all the way right by default.
  • View distance
    • Changes the render distance of the terrain.
    • Is currently limited to a slider with two settings.
    • The leftmost setting sets the render distance to two chunks, and the default rightmost setting sets it to four chunks.
  • Beautiful skies
    • Toggles clouds and sky color.
    • Is on by default.
  • Animated water
    • Toggles water, lava, and fire animations.
    • Is on by default.
  • Smooth lighting
    • Toggles smooth lighting.
    • Is on by default.
  • Hide GUI

Changes[]

Blocks[]

Lava
  • Now lights flammable blocks around it on fire.
  • Now has a flowing animation.
    • Texture has been changed from Lava BE1.png to Lava BE2.png.

Items[]

Flint and steel
  • Can now be used to set fires.
Eggs
  • Are now used to craft cakes.
  • Throwing an egg has a chance of spawning an adult chicken.

Mobs[]

Chickens
  • Adult chickens now lay eggs every 5–10 minutes.

General[]

New main menu background.

Main menu
  • The background is now a blurred image of a Minecraft world instead of a dirt background.
  • The version number and Mojang copyright are both now in the bottom-left instead of the top and the bottom-right respectively.
  • The Join Game button has been removed.
  • The options button has been moved to the bottom-right.
  • The Start Game button has been renamed to the Play button.
  • Added the Play on Realms button in the middle.
Pause menu
  • Server visibility, sound, and third person view are no longer directly controlled from it.
  • An Options button has been added to it.
Options
  • Now uses options.txt to store settings.
  • Removed the Lower graphics quality toggle.
  • Is now split into four subsections, with some of them being split into further subsections:
    • Game
      • Name
      • Difficulty
      • Third person view
      • Local server multiplayer
    • Controls
      • Sensitivity
      • Invert Y-Axis
      • Lefty
      • Play with touch
      • Split controls
      • D-Pad size
      • Feedback:
        • Destroy block (vibrate)
    • Graphics
      • View Distance
      • Fancy Graphics
      • Beautiful skies
      • Animated water
      • Experimental:
        • Smooth lighting
        • Hide GUI
    • Sound
      • Sound Volume
  • Not all options are available on all devices.
Inventory

Fixes[]

10 issues fixed
From released versions before 0.7.0
  • MCPE-131 – Dyes sometimes show up as the wrong color when holding in hand.
  • MCPE-173 – no water animation (iOS).
  • MCPE-381 – Bows aren't destroyed after taking maximum damage.
  • MCPE-404 – Can't enter seed on T-mobile G2.
  • MCPE-1212 – Torch placement is incorrect.
  • MCPE-1296 – Breaking a door destroys or duplicates it.
  • MCPE-1366 – Crash when TNT blows up Paintings.
  • MCPE-1683 – Multiplayer: crash when player 1 breaks a sign as player 2 is writing on it.
  • MCPE-1895 – Dashes go beyond world name if unnamed.
  • MCPE-1896 – Cannot see what seed is being entered.

v0.6.2 alpha[]

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This section documents an unreleased version. 
While there is proof of this version's existence, it was never released to the public.

v0.6.2 alpha

v0.6.2 alpha was an unreleased development testing version for Pocket Edition v0.7.0 alpha.

References[]

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