Introduction: How to Get Minecraft on Any Device!

Welcome to my first instructable! I did this to help out people on how to download Minecraft easily on Mac, Windows, Linux, Android, iOS and Raspbian. I hope you enjoy this tutorial!

Part A is downloading Minecraft on Desktop Platforms.

Part B Is downloading Minecraft on Mobile/Tablet Platforms.

Part C Is Downloading Minecraft on Raspberry Pi 2 and 3 running the Raspbian Platform. This comes with a video tutorial by me :D

Step 1: Part A: Getting Minecraft on Mac OSX, Windows, and Linux

Open your web browser and search:

Step 2: Register for an Account

Click buy, insert your details into the form. Add your card details and buy the game.

Step 3: Downloading Minecraft

Mac OSX and Windows: Click download. After downloading, double tap on the download to open it and install. You may need to enter your computer password for this step.

Linux: You will need to download the java edition of minecraft for Linux. After downloading, double click the download to install.

Step 4: Running Minecraft

Open the Minecraft application to open the launcher. Log in with your email address and password. Choose the version of Minecraft you want and click play. Minecraft now downloads assets.

Step 5: Part: B Getting Minecraft on IOS and Android

Open app store or google play store and search Minecraft Pocket Edition, buy the game.

Step 6: Part C: Special! Getting Minecraft PC Edition on Raspberry Pi 2 and 3

This is a special part for Raspberry pi 2 and 3 users!

Basic information about a raspberry pi 3: A credit card sized computer with a quadcore processor and has 1 GB of ram, clocked at 1.2Ghz. It cost around £35.

1 If you need to update an existing version use

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -y upgrade 

If you get any questions or prompts during raspbian update press ‘q’ ‘enter’

2 In Menu\Preferences\Raspberry Pi Configuration :

System Tab - set Splash Screen to Disabled Performance Tab - set GPU Memory to 64Mb - if using Pi2 set overclock to High(1000MHz) Reboot

3 Enable ‘GL Driver’ from a terminal window Code

sudo raspi-config

This will start the config utility. Select 'Advanced Options', then select 'GL Driver', then select 'Enable' (latest utility requires selection of 'GL (Full KMS)' ), then select 'Yes' to reboot and enable the driver.

4 Install OpenAL Audio & glxgears demo Code: Select all

sudo apt-get -y install libalut0 libalut-dev && sudo apt-get -y install mesa-utils 

5 Test driver


This should run at about 60 fps.

6 Download Minecraft Code

<p>mkdir ~/Minecraft; mkdir ~/Minecraft/Natives; cd ~/Minecraft && wget</p>

7 Run launcher

cd ~/Minecraft && java -jar Minecraft.jar

Login with Minecraft email and password If your using a newer Minecraft.jar click 'edit profile' and select use release - 'release 1.12.1', then 'save profile' Click Play to install game You will then receive an error Close launcher

8 Copy libraries

<p>cd ~/Minecraft/Natives && wget && wget</p>

9 Update lwjgl Code: Select all

cd ~/.minecraft/libraries/org/lwjgl/lwjgl/lwjgl/2.9.4-nightly-20150209 && rm lwjgl-2.9.4-nightly-20150209.jar; wget

10 Download “OptiFine 1.12.1 HD U C5” from

11 Install Optifine Code

cd ~/Downloads && java -jar OptiFine_1.12.1_HD_U_C5.jar 

Click install.

Run launcher Code

cd ~/Minecraft && java -jar Minecraft.jar 

Select the OptiFine profile and click play. The launcher will crash.


cd ~/Minecraft/ && wget && sudo chmod +x

13 Edit

sudo nano

Update MINECRAFT_LOGIN, MINECRAFT_USERNAME and MINECRAFT_PASSWORD to your own (may need "" for special characters)

If you want to use Minecraft 1.12.2, change everything that says 1.12.1 to 1.12.2 and download and install the 1.12.2 optifine.



Change options in Minecraft to reduce render chunks to 2, this should avoid running out of memory. Turn everything down to low in the video settings (and turn on things like fast math) Suggest running in the default sized window for best performance - full screen may crash.

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