Pocket Edition v0.3.3 alpha

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v0.3.3 alpha was a minor update to Minecraft: Pocket Edition that was released on August 9, 2012. It added notable features such as new mobs (spiders and skeletons), new items, as well as other changes and fixes.[1]



  • Item decay time extended to 5 minutes.
  • Added a 6 slot hotbar to all devices.
  • Improved brightness.
  • Falling from certain heights plays a bone breaking sound.


20 bugs fixed

  • Removed fire, fixing a bug where fire would spread throughout an entire world after a single flammable block had been set aflame by lava.
    • Fire was replaced by .name<, to stop fire from spreading. It is only obtainable through inventory editing.
  • The furnace, block of iron, lapis lazuli block, block of gold, and block of diamond crafting recipes have been corrected.
  • Fixed furnace crash bug.
  • Sapling/leaves fixes.
  • Crafting doors now requires a crafting table.
  • Torches can now be placed on fences.
  • Dandelion yellow dye no longer appears as an egg in MATTIS or the hotbar.
  • A bug where cactus and door placed next to each other would remove the bottom door block (and top one if a 2 level cactus).
  • Attempting to mine invisible bedrock no longer produces breaking particles.
  • Stairs now block light.
  • Some sounds that are missing can now be heard: cow hurt sound, the sound when you break glass/ice.
  • A bug where fence gate would not appear in the user’s hand but in the world.
  • If the player stands on a slab and creates another one, the player falls through both slabs.
  • Swords (and other tools) now take damage from attacking mobs.
  • Golden tools are no longer more resistant than wooden tools.
  • The rear end texture is upside down on some animals.
  • The D-pad on iPad no longer/rarely intersects with the item slots.
  • Sugar cane can no longer be placed in water.
  • Spruce leaves no longer drop a glitched block when cut by shears.
  • Blocks placed on snow are no longer duplicated in multiplayer.


  1. "Minecraft Pocket Edition Update 0.3.3" – Www.mojang, August 9, 2012