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The update is finally here! You can read the full release notes after the jump. It is a huge list of new/tweaked stuff so I didn't want to scare you away with all the stuff! Also. Chests!!! Also, 12w36a!!!

Posted by Kizzycocoa on Sep 6th, 2012

The update is finally here! You can read the full release notes after the jump. It is a huge list of new/tweaked stuff so I didn't want to scare you away with all the stuff! Also. Chests!!!
I hope you will enjoy the new update. We had a lot of fun developing it for you. Thanks for all the tweets and mail!
Go grab now on iOS and Android :)
It may take some time to propagate.

// The Minecraft — Pocket Edition Team

New features:

  • Chests to store items
  • Beds to skip night and setting your spawn point
  • Creepers!
  • TNT, and flint and steel to ignite
  • Food items added: apples, bread, mushroom soup, beef, chicken and pork
  • Added recipes: wool from string, green wool and stone bricks
  • Added a Peaceful Mode option for survival mode without monsters
  • Added wheat, seeds and hoe
  • Added moss stone, redstone ore and white wool to creative inventory
  • Added trap door
  • Red dye can be obtained by cooking red mushroom
  • Added several more dyes (combined from primary dyes)
  • Zombies now drop feathers


  • Made the day longer
  • Limited the total number of a given monster type
  • When using an item, the player's movement speed is decreased

Bug fixes:

  • Monsters could spawn indoors
  • Added fall damage for clients
  • Players could knock each other far away
  • Incorrect bow rendering in 3rd person view
  • Missing particles after critical arrows
  • Stairs reverted back to their basic blocks when destroyed
  • Charging the bow could destroy certain blocks (flowers, torches), or interact with blocks
  • The game crashed if player was killed while having the bow charged
  • Connecting players could die in creative mode
  • Dark leaves sometimes had workbench texture
  • Wrong crafting table size for Xperia Play
  • Bow didn't take damage when used
  • Non-dark brown tree trunks are now added back to the game (you may need to start a new world as host)
  • Destroying a door could leave half a door
  • Missing spider death sound on iOS

Download on iOS and Android :)
Är det rätt streck i titeln Tobbe?


Hey hey! We are currently working to get Minecraft 1.4 out around Halloween – the Pretty Scary Update! Until then, have the (near-)weekly snapshot, 12w36a:

  • A new scary decoration block
  • The “secret” from previous snapshots is now spawnable
  • A new mob variant in the Nether
  • Minor changes to the leather dyeing (the colours will attempt to maintain intensity and not dilute as much)
  • The “work in progress block” is now called “Beacon” and can be crafted
  • Carrot on a stick!
  • Bug fixes

Download the snapshot here:

If you don't have Minecraft you can download the launcher here: Minecraft.net
// The Minecraft Team

(Mojang blog links #1 #2)

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adfjkndjklnhdfs Sep 6 2012, 7:32pm says:

whats 12w36a?

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l0d1z Sep 6 2012, 11:37pm replied:


weekly dev update.

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like.dinosaurrrs Sep 7 2012, 12:51am says:


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