Pocket Edition Alpha 0.2.0

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v0.2.0 alpha

Pocket Edition

Release date

Android – February 11, 2012
iOS – February 17, 2012

Other editions of 0.2.0

v0.2.0 alpha 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.



  • 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.
  • Crafting is not yet available, making the following items 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 to standard 2×2 crafting grid from the original inventory.
  • Some materials (tools and anything that cannot be naturally acquired) are in infinite stacks, which is indicated by ∞ (infinity) symbols.
  • 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 main menu.
  • When breaking materials, any material can be gathered regardless of what tool is used.
Day-night cycle


Blocks and items[edit]

  • Fence
  • Fence gate
  • Wooden door
  • Trees now generate with spruce wood.
    • Because of this, oak wood is unobtainable in survival.
  • Wood
  • 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).
  • Cactus (in Creative).



Alpha 0.2.0 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.

J-version demo[edit]

The title screen of Pocket Edition a0.2.0j-demo.

A free J-version "lite" demo of Alpha 0.2.0 was released on Google Play on an unknown release date. In mid-2014, it was removed from the Play/App stores.