Minecraft Pocket Edition 0.4.0 submitted

We have now submitted the 0.4.0 update for Minecraft Pocket Edition and we expect it to be released in mid-September. When we get a specific date, we’ll of course tell you guys.

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

Now it’s back to working on the next version.

//  The Minecraft Pocket Edition Team