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Minecraft, ported to other Android phones

The first edition of Minecraft for mobile phones was released on August 16, 2011.  Minecraft Pocket Edition is currently only available on Android and only for Sony Ericsson Xperia Play phones.  Its version number is Alpha 0.1 as it isn’t as fully featured as the main PC version.  The team of Mojang is handling the version personally, so updates for it will come over time.
As of right now, the pocket edition has about as many features as the original demo version of Minecraft.  There are the randomized worlds, 36 block types, local wireless multiplayer, and the ability to save multiplayer worlds.

Yeah, I’ve strikeout the word only, because andreigherghe posted on xda-developers a step-by-step guide to play Minecraft (almost, because it has a few bugs on Galaxy S from what I’ve seen) on any rooted Android phone.

So, the requirements:

  • rooted phone
  • Buy Minecraft
  • Buy Virtual Trackball
  • Set it up, but use “D-pad”, not “Trackball”

Installation:

  • Connect phone to computer
adb shell
ls system/usr/keylayout/
exit
    • You should recognize your own keycode file. On HTC Desire, it is bravo-keypad.kl
adb pull system/usr/keylayout/[KEYCODE_FILE_HERE] [KEYCODE_FILE_HERE]
(Yes, 2 times)
  • Backup the file
  • Open the file
  • We’ll use the volume keys to put/remove
  • Change “key 115 VOLUME_UP WAKE” in “key 115 BUTTON_R1″ and “key 114 VOLUME_DOWN WAKE” in “key 114 BUTTON_L1″
  • Save
adb push [KEYCODE_FILE_HERE] /system/usr/keylayout
      • Hot reboot

Now you can put/destroy using volume keys!

If you want to restore the functionality, just push back the backed up file.

[via xda-developers]

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  • sad

    Still cant look around :/

  • http://bytearrays.com Dan Dobrescu

    I’m sure they’ll work on it until the porting is 100% complete

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