Cordova 3.5.0 Update and Troubleshooting – Android

I recently updated to cordova 3.5 for my mobile app project, after update i did an “cordova run android” but started getting few error in my android app. Below i have listed few error which i faced and their solutions. This blog is more of a self for me, but it might be helpful to you as well.

Updating to Cordova 3.5

Updating using npm is simple, just run

npm -g update cordova
cordova -v

This should show 3.5.0-0.2.4 in my case

Next update your android platform

cordova platform update android
cordova platform remove android
cordova platform add android

Next update your cordova core plugins

cordova plugin remove org.apache.cordova.console
cordova plugin add org.apache.cordova.console
cordova plugin remove org.apache.cordova.device
cordova plugin add org.apache.cordova.device
cordova plugin remove org.apache.cordova.dialogs
cordova plugin add org.apache.cordova.dialogs
cordova plugin remove org.apache.cordova.file-transfer
cordova plugin remove org.apache.cordova.file-file
cordova plugin add org.apache.cordova.file
cordova plugin add org.apache.cordova.file-transfer
cordova plugin remove org.apache.cordova.inappbrowser
cordova plugin add org.apache.cordova.inappbrowser
cordova plugin remove org.apache.cordova.network-information
cordova plugin add org.apache.cordova.network-information
cordova plugin remove org.apache.cordova.splashscreen
cordova plugin add org.apache.cordova.splashscreen

And any other core plugin if you have

Cordova class not found

After when i “build and run” the application, on my phone the application didn’t start. Got the error “Cordova class not found” and in log cat, it should me “network-information” plugin not found.

Basically non of my plugin file where transferred to the cordova build. So to check if the plugin files have been transferred check the folder

DIR/platforms/android/src

You should see your plugin .java files here, if not there is a problem.
Second

DIR/platforms/android/assets/www/plugin

here you should see the javascript plugin files
Third

DIR/platforms/android/assets/www/cordova_plugins.js

In this file you should see the your plugin entries in module.exports

If any of the above is there, means the plugin is not installed properly.

To fix the problem, check if there are any warning generated during the build process. If any warning is generated it might be source of the problem.

In my case it would due to icon.png file
was the getting the warning
cp: no such file or directory DIR/icon.png

APP Icon in Cordova 3.5.0

In my config.xml file i had defined

<icon src="icon.png" />

To set the name of my app icon. For some reason, due to this cordova searches for icon.png my root folder where the file is not available.
I commented this out and then again ran a cordova build. This time there was no error, and all the plugin file where created as shown above.

Later you can manually copy the icon.9.png and splash.9.png in to android/res/.

After copying, during build if you get the error “Resource entry icon is already defined”, its because you have icon.png and icon.0.png in the same folder. Just remove icon.png to remove the error.

So the correct way for this is

1. cordova platform remove android
2. cordova platform add android
3. go to platform/android/res and copy your correct images there
4. cordova run android

Network Manager Error

I also got this error

09-21 11:09:30.560: E/AndroidRuntime(620): FATAL EXCEPTION: main
09-21 11:09:30.560: E/AndroidRuntime(620): java.lang.RuntimeException: Error receiving broadcast Intent
{ act=android.net.conn.CONNECTIVITY_CHANGE flg=0x8000010 (has extras) }
in [email protected]
09-21 11:09:30.560: E/AndroidRuntime(620): at android.app.LoadedApk$ReceiverDispatcher$Args.run(LoadedApk.java:765)
09-21 11:09:30.560: E/AndroidRuntime(620): at android.os.Handler.handleCallback(Handler.java:615)
09-21 11:09:30.560: E/AndroidRuntime(620): at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(Handler.java:92)
09-21 11:09:30.560: E/AndroidRuntime(620): at android.os.Looper.loop(Looper.java:137)
09-21 11:09:30.560: E/AndroidRuntime(620): at android.app.ActivityThread.main(ActivityThread.java:4745)
09-21 11:09:30.560: E/AndroidRuntime(620): at java.lang.reflect.Method.invokeNative(Native Method)
09-21 11:09:30.560: E/AndroidRuntime(620): at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:511)
09-21 11:09:30.560: E/AndroidRuntime(620): at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit$MethodAndArgsCaller.run(ZygoteInit.java:786)
09-21 11:09:30.560: E/AndroidRuntime(620): at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit.main(ZygoteInit.java:553)
09-21 11:09:30.560: E/AndroidRuntime(620): at dalvik.system.NativeStart.main(Native Method)
09-21 11:09:30.560: E/AndroidRuntime(620): Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException
09-21 11:09:30.560: E/AndroidRuntime(620): at org.apache.cordova.api.Plugin.success(Plugin.java:166)
09-21 11:09:30.560: E/AndroidRuntime(620): at org.apache.cordova.NetworkManager.sendUpdate(NetworkManager.java:199)
09-21 11:09:30.560: E/AndroidRuntime(620): at org.apache.cordova.NetworkManager.updateConnectionInfo(NetworkManager.java:168)
09-21 11:09:30.560: E/AndroidRuntime(620): at org.apache.cordova.NetworkManager.access$000(NetworkManager.java:34)
09-21 11:09:30.560: E/AndroidRuntime(620): at org.apache.cordova.NetworkManager$1.onReceive(NetworkManager.java:102)
09-21 11:09:30.560: E/AndroidRuntime(620): at android.app.LoadedApk$ReceiverDispatcher$Args.run(LoadedApk.java:755)
09-21 11:09:30.560: E/AndroidRuntime(620): ... 9 more

To fix this,

cordova plugin remove org.apache.cordova.network-information
cordova plugin add https://github.com/apache/cordova-plugin-network-information
  • inus

    will you please share the config.xml file,along with the path where it is stored for cordova 3.5 project,whether cordova.jar is generatted or not or have to just use the plugins