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How to install Minecraft shaders on your Android smartphone

You can download Minecraft shaders easily by following this step-by-step guide.
You can download Minecraft shaders easily by following this step-by-step guide. (Aishwarya Das, Atishay Khanna, Abhirup Chatterjee)

Minecraft Shaders enhances various aspects of the game, making the element or elements look closer to the conventional graphics.

Minecraft is one of the most popular games online. One of the factors that distinguishes it from other games such as Subway Surfer, PUBG Mobile or Candy Crush Saga is its user interface. While most of these games are graphics intensive, Minecraft follows a block format, which may not be as per the likings of many users. Fortunately, it has an aspect called Minecraft Shaders that enhances various aspects of the game, making the element or elements look closer to the conventional graphics.

For instance, Sonic Ethers’ Unbelievable Shaders makes the rain look softer, shadows a bit sharper, and skies stirring. It changes the look of the game without changing the overall feel. Naelego's Cel Shaders, on the other hand, gives Minecraft bold colours with distinct black outlines. BSL Shaders, on the other hand, retains some elements of the original game while smoothing out the other aspects, particularly the sun and the sunlight. It makes every aspect of the game look like a beautiful morning. Similarly, Cybox Shader focuses on the shadows and it even takes into account the spaces between leaves on the trees within Minecraft.

Similarly, there is ESBE 2G Shader, which makes the sky in the game a lot more realistic and adds reflection to water, Reflex PE Shader, which makes the leaves wavy and shadows realistic and Haptic Shader, which makes the overall game more vibrant.

If you love this game and you want to transform it a bit, especially when playing the game on your Android smartphone, here’s a step-by-step guide for you to download Minecraft shaders:

Step 1: Download any Minecraft shader pack made for mobile phones on your Android smartphone. Ensure that the file name says mcpack at the end.

Step 2: Now locate the downloaded shader file.

Step 3: Long press the shader file and select the "Open with" in the dialog box.

Step 4: Next, select "Minecraft" from the app menu.

Step 5: Doing so will launch Minecraft. Now,Navigate to settings, locate "Global Resources" and activate the downloaded shader under "My Packs."

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