Upgrading Android

Upgrading Android

This guide shows how to modify Android projects to upgrade from older versions of Cordova. Most of these instructions apply to projects created with an older set of command-line tools that precede the cordova CLI utility. See The Command-line Interface for information how to update the version of the CLI.

Upgrading to 3.1.0 from 3.0.0

For projects that were created with the cordova CLI:

  1. Update the cordova CLI version - see The Command-line Interface
  2. Run cordova platform update android

For projects not created with the cordova CLI, run:

  1. bin/update <project_path>

Upgrade to the CLI (3.0.0) from 2.9.0

  1. Create a new Apache Cordova 3.0.0 project using the cordova CLI, as described in The Command-line Interface.

  2. Add your platforms the the cordova project, for example: cordova platform add android.

  3. Copy the contents of your project's www directory to the www directory at the root of the cordova project you just created.

  4. Copy any native assets from your old project into the appropriate directories under platforms/android: this directory is where your native cordova-android project exists.

  5. Use the cordova CLI tool to install any plugins you need. Note that the CLI handles all core APIs as plugins, so they may need to be added. Only 3.0.0 plugins are compatible with the CLI.

Upgrade to 3.0.0 from 2.9.0

  1. Create a new Apache Cordova Android project.

  2. Copy the contents of your www directory to the new project.

  3. Copy any native Android assets from your res directory to the new project.

  4. Copy over any plugins you installed from the src subdirectories into the new project.

  5. Make sure to upgrade any deprecated <plugin> references from your old config.xml file to the new <feature> specification.

  6. Update any references to the org.apache.cordova.api package to be org.apache.cordova.

  7. NOTE: all core APIs have been removed and must be installed as plugins. Please see the Using Plugman to Manage Plugins Guide for details.

Upgrade to 2.9.0 from 2.8.0

  1. Run bin/update <project_path>.

Upgrade to 2.8.0 from 2.7.0

  1. Remove cordova-2.7.0.jar from the project's libs directory.

  2. Add cordova-2.8.0.jar to the project's libs directory.

  3. If you are using Eclipse, please refresh your eclipse project and do a clean.

  4. Copy the new cordova.js into your project.

  5. Update your HTML to use the new cordova.js file.

  6. Copy the res/xml/config.xml file to match framework/res/xml/config.xml.

  7. Update framework/res/xml/config.xml to have similar settings as it did previously.

  8. Copy files from bin/templates/cordova to the project's cordova directory.

Upgrade to 2.7.0 from 2.6.0

  1. Remove cordova-2.6.0.jar from the project's libs directory.

  2. Add cordova-2.7.0.jar to the project's libs directory.

  3. If you are using Eclipse, please refresh your eclipse project and do a clean.

  4. Copy the new cordova-2.7.0.js into your project.

  5. Update your HTML to use the new cordova-2.7.0.js file.

  6. Copy the res/xml/config.xml to match framework/res/xml/config.xml.

  7. Update framework/res/xml/config.xml to have similar settings as it did previously.

  8. Copy files from bin/templates/cordova to the project's cordova directory.

Upgrade to 2.6.0 from 2.5.0

  1. Remove cordova-2.5.0.jar from the project's libs directory.

  2. Add cordova-2.6.0.jar to the project's libs directory.

  3. If you are using Eclipse, please refresh your eclipse project and do a clean.

  4. Copy the new cordova-2.6.0.js into your project.

  5. Update your HTML to use the new cordova-2.6.0.js file.

  6. Copy the res/xml/config.xml to match framework/res/xml/config.xml.

  7. Update framework/res/xml/config.xml to have similar settings as it did previously.

  8. Copy files from bin/templates/cordova to the project's cordova directory.

Run bin/update <project> with the project path listed in the Cordova Source directory.

Upgrade to 2.5.0 from 2.4.0

  1. Remove cordova-2.4.0.jar from the project's libs directory.

  2. Add cordova-2.5.0.jar to the project's libs directory.

  3. If you are using Eclipse, please refresh your eclipse project and do a clean.

  4. Copy the new cordova-2.5.0.js into your project.

  5. Update your HTML to use the new cordova-2.5.0.js file.

  6. Copy the res/xml/config.xml to match framework/res/xml/config.xml.

  7. Update framework/res/xml/config.xml to have similar settings as it did previously.

  8. Copy files from bin/templates/cordova to the project's cordova directory.

Upgrade to 2.4.0 from 2.3.0

  1. Remove cordova-2.3.0.jar from the project's libs directory.

  2. Add cordova-2.4.0.jar to the project's libs directory.

  3. If you are using Eclipse, please refresh your eclipse project and do a clean.

  4. Copy the new cordova-2.4.0.js into your project.

  5. Update your HTML to use the new cordova-2.4.0.js file.

  6. Copy the res/xml/config.xml to match framework/res/xml/config.xml.

  7. Copy files from bin/templates/cordova to the project's cordova directory.

Upgrade to 2.3.0 from 2.2.0

  1. Remove cordova-2.2.0.jar from the project's libs directory.

  2. Add cordova-2.3.0.jar to the project's libs directory.

  3. If you are using Eclipse, please refresh your eclipse project and do a clean.

  4. Copy the new cordova-2.3.0.js into your project.

  5. Update your HTML to use the new cordova-2.3.0.js file.

  6. Copy the res/xml/config.xml to match framework/res/xml/config.xml.

  7. Copy files from bin/templates/cordova to the project's cordova directory.

Upgrade to 2.2.0 from 2.1.0

  1. Remove cordova-2.1.0.jar from the project's libs directory.

  2. Add cordova-2.2.0.jar to the project's libs directory.

  3. If you are using Eclipse, please refresh your eclipse project and do a clean.

  4. Copy the new cordova-2.2.0.js into your project.

  5. Update your HTML to use the new cordova-2.2.0.js file.

  6. Copy the res/xml/config.xml to match framework/res/xml/config.xml.

  7. Copy files from bin/templates/cordova to the project's cordova directory.

Upgrade to 2.1.0 from 2.0.0

  1. Remove cordova-2.0.0.jar from the project's libs directory.

  2. Add cordova-2.1.0.jar to the project's libs directory.

  3. If you are using Eclipse, please refresh your eclipse project and do a clean.

  4. Copy the new cordova-2.1.0.js into your project.

  5. Update your HTML to use the new cordova-2.1.0.js file.

  6. Copy the res/xml/config.xml to match framework/res/xml/config.xml.

  7. Copy files from bin/templates/cordova to the project's cordova directory.

Upgrade to 2.0.0 from 1.9.0

  1. Remove cordova-1.9.0.jar from the project's libs directory.

  2. Add cordova-2.0.0.jar to the project's libs directory.

  3. If you are using Eclipse, please refresh your eclipse project and do a clean.

  4. Copy the new cordova-2.0.0.js into your project.

  5. Update your HTML to use the new cordova-2.0.0.js file.

  6. Copy the res/xml/config.xml to match framework/res/xml/config.xml.

Notes about 2.0.0 release

config.xml will be replacing cordova.xml and plugins.xml. This new file is a combination of the previous two. However, the old files are deprecated, and while currently still work, will cease working in a future release.

Upgrade to 1.9.0 from 1.8.1

  1. Remove cordova-1.8.0.jar from the project's libs directory.

  2. Add cordova-1.9.0.jar to the project's libs directory.

  3. If you are using Eclipse, please refresh your eclipse project and do a clean.

  4. Copy the new cordova-1.9.0.js into your project.

  5. Update your HTML to use the new cordova-1.9.0.js file.

  6. Update res/xml/plugins.xml to match framework/res/xml/plugins.xml.

Notes about 1.9.0 release

Due to the introduction of the CordovaWebView, third-Party plugins may not work. These plugins need to get a context from the CordovaInterface using getContext() or getActivity(). If you are not an experienced Android developer, please contact the plugin maintainer and add this task to their bug tracker.

Upgrade to 1.8.0 from 1.8.0

  1. Remove cordova-1.8.0.jar from the project's libs directory.

  2. Add cordova-1.8.1.jar to the project's libs directory.

  3. If you are using Eclipse, please refresh your eclipse project and do a clean.

  4. Copy the new cordova-1.8.1.js into your project.

  5. Update your HTML to use the new cordova-1.8.1.js file.

  6. Update res/xml/plugins.xml to match framework/res/xml/plugins.xml.

Upgrade to 1.8.0 from 1.7.0

  1. Remove cordova-1.7.0.jar from the project's libs directory.

  2. Add cordova-1.8.0.jar to the project's libs directory.

  3. If you are using Eclipse, please refresh your eclipse project and do a clean.

  4. Copy the new cordova-1.8.0.js into your project.

  5. Update your HTML to use the new cordova-1.8.0.js file.

  6. Update res/xml/plugins.xml to match framework/res/xml/plugins.xml.

Upgrade to 1.8.0 from 1.7.0

  1. Remove cordova-1.7.0.jar from the project's libs directory.

  2. Add cordova-1.8.0.jar to the project's libs directory.

  3. If you are using Eclipse, please refresh your eclipse project and do a clean.

  4. Copy the new cordova-1.8.0.js into your project.

  5. Update your HTML to use the new cordova-1.8.0.js file.

  6. Update res/xml/plugins.xml to match framework/res/xml/plugins.xml.

Upgrade to 1.7.0 from 1.6.1

  1. Remove cordova-1.6.1.jar from the project's libs directory.

  2. Add cordova-1.7.0.jar to the project's libs directory.

  3. If you are using Eclipse, please refresh your eclipse project and do a clean.

  4. Copy the new cordova-1.7.0.js into your project.

  5. Update res/xml/plugins.xml to match framework/res/xml/plugins.xml.

Upgrade to 1.6.1 from 1.6.0

  1. Remove cordova-1.6.0.jar from the project's libs directory.

  2. Add cordova-1.6.1.jar to the project's libs directory.

  3. If you are using Eclipse, please refresh your eclipse project and do a clean.

  4. Copy the new cordova-1.6.1.js into your project.

  5. Update res/xml/plugins.xml to match framework/res/xml/plugins.xml.

Upgrade to 1.6.0 from 1.5.0

  1. Remove cordova-1.5.0.jar from the project's libs directory.

  2. Add cordova-1.6.0.jar to the project's libs directory.

  3. If you are using Eclipse, please refresh your eclipse project and do a clean.

  4. Copy the new cordova-1.6.0.js into your project.

  5. Update your HTML to use the new cordova-1.6.0.js file.

  6. Update res/xml/plugins.xml to match framework/res/xml/plugins.xml.

  7. Replace res/xml/phonegap.xml with res/xml/cordova.xml to match framework/res/xml/cordova.xml.

Upgrade to 1.5.0 from 1.4.0

  1. Remove phonegap-1.4.0.jar from the project's libs directory.

  2. Add cordova-1.5.0.jar to the project's libs directory.

  3. If you are using Eclipse, please refresh your eclipse project and do a clean.

  4. Copy the new cordova-1.5.0.js into your project.

  5. Update your HTML to use the new cordova-1.5.0.js file.

  6. Update res/xml/plugins.xml to match framework/res/xml/plugins.xml.

  7. Replace res/xml/phonegap.xml with res/xml/cordova.xml to match framework/res/xml/cordova.xml.

Upgrade to 1.4.0 from 1.3.0

  1. Remove phonegap-1.3.0.jar from the project's libs directory.

  2. Add phonegap-1.4.0.jar to the project's libs directory.

  3. If you are using Eclipse, please refresh your eclipse project and do a clean.

  4. Copy the new phonegap-1.4.0.js into your project.

  5. Update your HTML to use the new phonegap-1.4.0.js file.

  6. Update res/xml/plugins.xml to match framework/res/xml/plugins.xml.

  7. Update res/xml/phonegap.xml to match framework/res/xml/phonegap.xml.

Upgrade to 1.3.0 from 1.2.0

  1. Remove phonegap-1.2.0.jar from the project's libs directory.

  2. Add phonegap-1.3.0.jar to the project's libs directory.

  3. If you are using Eclipse, please refresh your eclipse project and do a clean.

  4. Copy the new phonegap-1.3.0.js into your project.

  5. Update your HTML to use the new phonegap-1.2.0.js file.

  6. Update res/xml/plugins.xml to match framework/res/xml/plugins.xml.

  7. Update res/xml/phonegap.xml to match framework/res/xml/phonegap.xml.

Upgrade to 1.2.0 from 1.1.0

  1. Remove phonegap-1.1.0.jar from the project's libs directory.

  2. Add phonegap-1.2.0.jar to the project's libs directory.

  3. If you are using Eclipse, please refresh your eclipse project and do a clean.

  4. Copy the new phonegap-1.2.0.js into your project.

  5. Update your HTML to use the new phonegap-1.2.0.js file.

  6. Update res/xml/plugins.xml to match framework/res/xml/plugins.xml.

  7. Update res/xml/phonegap.xml to match framework/res/xml/phonegap.xml.

Upgrade to 1.1.0 from 1.0.0

  1. Remove phonegap-1.0.0.jar from the project's libs directory.

  2. Add phonegap-1.1.0.jar to the project's libs directory.

  3. If you are using Eclipse, please refresh your eclipse project and do a clean.

  4. Copy the new phonegap-1.1.0.js into your project.

  5. Update your HTML to use the new phonegap-1.1.0.js file.

  6. Update res/xml/plugins.xml to match framework/res/xml/plugins.xml.

Upgrade to 1.0.0 from 0.9.6

  1. Remove phonegap-0.9.6.jar from the project's libs directory.

  2. Add phonegap-1.0.0.jar to the project's libs directory.

  3. If you are using Eclipse, please refresh your eclipse project and do a clean.

  4. Copy the new phonegap-1.0.0.js into your project.

  5. Update your HTML to use the new phonegap-1.0.0.js file.

  6. Add the res/xml/plugins.xml to match framework/res/xml/plugins.xml.