Pocket Edition v0.2.0 alpha

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v0.2.0 alpha
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Pocket Edition

Release date

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

Protocol version


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.



  • 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 the 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.
    • For example, stone can be broken without tools and still yield cobblestone, though using a pickaxe is still faster.
Daylight 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).


  • 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.


v0.2.0 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 demo of Alpha 0.2.0 was released on Google Play on an unknown release date. In mid-2014, it was removed from Google Play. (there's no download link, it can be lost)

Lite version[edit]

Title screen of the lite version

A free Lite version was released on between February 17 and 20, 2012. In mid-2014, it was removed from App stores.