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Minecraft (Bedrock)

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Also known as: Minecraft: Bedrock Edition
Developer: Mojang AB
Publisher: Mojang AB
Platforms: iOS, Android, Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch
Released internationally: August 16, 2011 (Android), November 17, 2011 (iOS), July 29, 2015 (Windows), September 20, 2017 (Xbox One), December 10, 2019 (PS4)

GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
DebugIcon.png This game has debugging material.
Carts.png This game has revisional differences.

<Sanky> please suggest an unused sprite with a clock or something
This game is still under active development.
Be aware that any unused content you find may become used or removed in the future. Please only add things to the article that are unlikely to ever be used, or went unused for some time. If they do get used, please remove them from the page and specify in the edit summary!
To do:
  • Document all the revisionary differences this game has.
  • Leftover content from Education Edition

Minecraft is a sister game of the Java version... except it includes micro-transactions, the ability to use your Xbox Live account, controller support, and to top it all off, has cross-platform support. Formerly Pocket Edition, this is now the main version of Minecraft, losing the Pocket Edition subtitle with the Better Together Update.


Version Differences
There are a lot of differences between several versions.
A demo based on Alpha v2.1 was released to the iOS and Android markets alongside the actual Alpha v2.1.

Removed Content


This block reserved ID 456. The Camera allowed players to take snapshots from wherever the item is placed. It was somewhat buggy, though, and the photos taken with it tend to be obscured by the camera's own smoke particles. The texture for its tripod and item texture were replaced with the "chirp" and "blocks" discs respectively in Alpha 0.2.0. It was made invisible with the icon changing to an egg in Alpha 0.8.0 and was removed altogether in Alpha 0.9.0. The item was brought back for 0.14.0 but then removed in 0.16.0, and it is now only used in Education Edition.

Cyan Flower

This flower was replaced with the Poppy in Alpha 0.9.0.

Unobtainable Items

There are several items in the game that can't be obtained normally but can be obtained with inventory editors.

Nether Reactor Core

The correctly built structure in 3D at a 45 degree angle.

This block reserves ID 247. Before the implementation of the actual Nether, this was the main block required to access a large nether-like tower (made out of netherrack). In order to activate it, you had to place certain blocks at certain areas.

When correctly activated, the time will immediately be set to night, the tower will be made, and Zombie Pigmen as well as other various items will spawn inside it.

It will also say the following in the player chat:
Client message: Activate!

The following are items that are spawned inside the tower.

  • Glowstone Dust
  • Cactus
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Wheat Seeds
  • Melon Seeds
  • Sugar Cane
  • Nether Quartz
  • Red Mushroom
  • Brown Mushroom
  • Bowl
After a certain amount of time, the tower will start to decay as shown in this photo.

If the player attempts to use this block without using the proper block pattern, it will say the following in the player chat:
Client message: Not the correct pattern!

For some reason, after the functionality of the block was removed from the game, the textures for the block were updated to use the texture for the Plastic Texture Pack.

Before 0.15.0 After 0.15.0
Minecraft Pocket Reactor Block.png MinecraftPocketEdition-NetherReactorCore-CompareRight.png
Before 0.15.0 After 0.15.0
MinecraftPocketEdition-NetherReactorCore-Active-CompareLeft.png MinecraftPocketEdition-NetherReactorCore-Active-CompareRight.png
Before 0.15.0 After 0.15.0
MinecraftPocketEdition-NetherReactorCore-Used-CompareLeft.png MinecraftPocketEdition-NetherReactorCore-Used-CompareRight.png

Glowing Obsidian

This block reserves ID 246. Before the implementation of the actual nether, this was block used after the Nether Reactor Core was correctly activated. The certain blocks placed at certain areas would become this block, and then when the tower started to decay, it became regular obsidian.

Update Game Block

The first block reserves ID 248. The second block reserves ID 249. The third block reserves ID 255. The Update Game Block is a placeholder block added in Pocket Edition Alpha 0.1.3, which uses a modified dirt texture with "update!" written on it in a grass texture. There is also a similar placeholder block that appears to say "ate!upd" which has, since Alpha 0.8.0, been corrected to say "update!". To add to this, there is another variant of the block named "reserved6" that is just a copy of the normal block.


The Fire item in the player's hand.

This block reserves ID 51. When you place it down, the sound that plays is the sounds that wood blocks would make when they are being pressed.

Debugging Material

A ton of debugging material (and code that disabled the sections) is released on every build of the game.


To do:
Upload these.

assets/resource_packs/vanilla/textures/ui has debug section images and are used when they are visible. These images include: 'automation_glyph.png', debug_glyph.png and dev_glyph.png along with the _color images as well.



To do:
List all these options.

The debug section has many options, unfortunately some don't work or reset when leaving the screen.


The automation section has many options, unfortunately some don't work or reset when leaving the screen.


The developer section has many options, unfortunately some don't work or reset when leaving the screen.

Visibility Settings

The game is built VERY similarly to versions on other platforms, most assets from Console, PC or VR versions of the game are almost always leftover in any. However, to prevent them from being visible/or allow them to be visible on specific platforms and occasions/screens these visibility settings are used in the JSON files in vanilla/ui. visible makes assets visible if the visibility settings match, enabled enables the assets similarly to visible, ignored doesn't load the asset if matches for a visibility setting is detected, otherwise loads the asset.

To do:
There's more visibility settings, find them all.
  • $is_console = Device is a console.
  • $is_pregame = Beta/Preview version of the game.
  • $win10_edition = Windows 10 Edition.
  • $is_settopbox = Device is a Set-Top-Box.
  • $osx_edition = Mac OSX Edition.
  • $education_edition = Education Edition pack used.
  • $education_ios = Education Edition pack used on an iOS device.
  • $not_win10_or_osx = Device is not Windows 10 or a MacOSX computer.
  • $nx_os = Nintendo Switch OS.
  • $storage_location_switch_enabled = Allows the use of swapping external to internal storage, used only on Android devices.
  • $pocket_edition = Device is a mobile, iOS and Android use this build setting.
  • $fire_tv = Device is an Amazon Fire TV.
  • $is_holographic = Device is holographic (relates to VR support).
  • $is_reality_mode = Device VR setting is in Reality Mode.
  • $is_living_room_mode = Device's VR setting is in Living Room Mode.
  • $new_mcid = One time shown for first boot MCID in settings/profile. (Removed as of v1.11.8 beta, MCID is always shown)
  • $is_xboxlive_enabled = Device signed into Xbox Live, not used on Windows 10.
  • $disable_gamertag_controls = Prevents the use of Xbox Live Gamertag controls.
  • $device_must_be_removed_for_xbl_signin = Device sign-in limitations met.
  • $is_windows_10_mobile = Device is a Windows 10 Mobile.
  • $build_platform_UWP = Device build platform is UWP (Universal Windows Platform).
  • $requires_xbl_signin_to_play = Xbox Live sign-in is needed to play on the device.
  • $trial = Demo.
  • $ios = Device is an iOS Device.
  • $can_splitscreen = Device can use split-screen for multiplayer (Consoles always use this).
  • $apple_tv = Apple TV Edition.
  • $console_edition = Console Edition.
  • $is_win10_arm = Device is a Windows 10 PC with an ARM processor.
  • $gear_vr = Samsung Gear VR.
  • $is_mobile_vr = Device is mobile VR.
  • $is_publish = manifest_publish.json present in game install directory/resource_packs/vanilla, public build of the game.
  • $can_support_broadcast = Device supports broadcast.
  • $is_mp_client = Device is a multiplayer client.
  • $export_template_disabled = Device cannot export the world creation settings as a template, used on Pocket and Console Editions.
  • $pocket_screen = Pocket Edition's screen.
  • $touch_supported = Device supports touch for UI interactions and gameplay.