Upgrading BlackBerry

This guide shows how to modify BlackBerry projects to upgrade from older versions of Cordova. 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 2.8.0 Projects to 2.9.0

BlackBerry 10:

  1. Download and extract the Cordova 2.9.0 source to a permanent location on your hard drive, for example to ~/Cordova-2.9.0.

  2. Quit any running SDK tools: Eclipse, Momentics and the like.

  3. Navigate to the directory where you put the downloaded source above, using a unix like terminal: Terminal.app, Bash, Cygwin, etc.

  4. Create a new project, as described in BlackBerry Command-line Tools. This becomes the home of your updated project.

  5. Copy your project's source from the old project's /www directory to the new project's /www directory.

  6. Update the Cordova script reference in your www/index.html file (and any other files that contain the script reference) to point to the new cordova.js file.

For BlackBerryOS/Playbook:

  1. Download and extract the Cordova 2.9.0 source to a permanent location on your hard drive, for example to ~/Cordova-2.9.0.

  2. Quit any running SDK tools: Eclipse, Momentics and the like.

  3. Navigate to the directory where you put the downloaded source above, using a unix like terminal: Terminal.app, Bash, Cygwin, etc.

  4. Create a new project, as described in iOS Command-line Tools. You need the assets from this new project.

  5. Copy the www/cordova.js file from the new project into your www directory, and delete your www/cordova.js file.

  6. Update the Cordova script reference in your www/index.html file (and any other files that contain the script reference) to point to the new cordova.js file.

  7. Copy the native directory from the new project into the existing project, overwriting the old native directory.

  8. Copy the lib directory from the new project into the existing project, overwriting the old lib directory.

  9. Copy the cordova directory from the new project into the existing project, overwriting the old cordova directory.

Upgrading 2.7.0 Projects to 2.8.0

BlackBerry 10:

BlackBerry 10 uses the new CLI tooling and manages core APIs as plugins. The instructions migrate your project to a new project, rather than updating an existing project, due to the complexity of updating an old project. Also note that the cordova js script file is now called 'cordova.js' and no longer contains a version string.

  1. Download and extract the Cordova 2.8.0 source to a permanent location on your hard drive, for example to ~/Cordova-2.8.0.

  2. Quit any running SDK tools: Eclipse, Momentics and the like.

  3. Navigate to the directory where you put the downloaded source above, using a unix like terminal: Terminal.app, Bash, Cygwin, etc.

  4. Create a new project, as described in BlackBerry Command-line Tools. This becomes the home of your updated project.

  5. Copy your project's source from the old project's /www directory to the new project's /www directory.

  6. Update the Cordova script reference in your www/index.html file (and any other files that contain the script reference) to point to the new cordova.js file.

BlackBerryOS/Playbook:

  1. Download and extract the Cordova 2.8.0 source to a permanent location on your hard drive, for example to ~/Cordova-2.8.0.

  2. Quit any running SDK tools: Eclipse, Momentics and the like.

  3. Navigate to the directory where you put the downloaded source above, using a unix like terminal: Terminal.app, Bash, Cygwin, etc.

  4. Create a new project, as described in iOS Command-line Tools. You need the assets from this new project.

  5. Copy the www/cordova.js file from the new project into your www directory, and delete your www/cordova.js file.

  6. Update the Cordova script reference in your www/index.html file (and any other files that contain the script reference) to point to the new cordova.js file.

  7. Copy the native directory from the new project into the existing project, overwriting the old native directory.

  8. Copy the lib directory from the new project into the existing project, overwriting the old lib directory.

  9. Copy the cordova directory from the new project into the existing project, overwriting the old cordova directory.

Upgrading 2.6.0 Projects to 2.7.0

  1. Download and extract the Cordova 2.7.0 source to a permanent location on your hard drive, for example to ~/Cordova-2.7.0.

  2. Quit any running SDK tools: Eclipse, Momentics and the like.

  3. Navigate to the directory where you put the downloaded source above, using a unix like terminal: Terminal.app, Bash, Cygwin, etc.

  4. Create a new project, as described in BlackBerry Command-line Tools. You need the assets from this new project.

  5. Copy the www/cordova-2.7.0.js file from the new project into your www directory, and delete your www/cordova-2.6.0.js file.

  6. Update the Cordova script reference in your www/index.html file (and any other files that contain the script reference) to point to the new cordova-2.7.0.js file.

  7. Copy the native directory from the new project into the existing project, overwriting the old native directory.

  8. Copy the lib directory from the new project into the existing project, overwriting the old lib directory.

  9. Copy the cordova directory from the new project into the existing project, overwriting the old cordova directory.

Upgrade to 2.6.0 from 2.5.0

Updating the PhoneGap download directory:

It is recommended that you download a fresh copy of the entire directory.

However, here are the new parts needed for the piecemeal update:

  1. Update the cordova.blackberry.js file in the Phonegap-2.6.0/lib/blackberry/javascript directory.

  2. Update the ext, ext-air, and ext-qnx in the Phonegap-2.6.0/lib/blackberry/framework directory.

  3. Update the build.xml file in the Phonegap-2.6.0/lib/blackberry directory.

  4. Update the Phonegap-2.6.0/lib/blackberry/bin directory.

  5. Update the VERSION file in the Phonegap-2.6.0/lib/blackberry directory.

Updating the example/ directory or migrating an existing project:

  1. Open your www/ directory, which contains your app.

  2. Remove and update the .jar file in the ext/ directory.

  3. Update the contents of the ext-air/ directory.

  4. Update the contents of the ext-qnx/ directory.

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

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

Upgrade to 2.5.0 from 2.4.0

Updating the PhoneGap download directory:

It is recommended that you download a fresh copy of the entire directory.

However, here are the new parts needed for the piecemeal update:

  1. Update the cordova.blackberry.js file in the Phonegap-2.5.0/lib/blackberry/javascript directory.

  2. Update the ext, ext-air, and ext-qnx in the Phonegap-2.5.0/lib/blackberry/framework directory.

  3. Update the build.xml file in the Phonegap-2.5.0/lib/blackberry directory.

  4. Update the Phonegap-2.5.0/lib/blackberry/bin directory.

  5. Update the VERSION file in the Phonegap-2.5.0/lib/blackberry directory.

Updating the example/ directory or migrating an existing project:

  1. Open your www/ directory, which contains your app.

  2. Remove and update the .jar file in the ext/ directory.

  3. Update the contents of the ext-air/ directory.

  4. Update the contents of the ext-qnx/ directory.

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

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

Upgrade to 2.4.0 from 2.3.0

Updating just the www directory:

  1. Open your www/ directory, which contains your app.

  2. Remove and update the .jar file in the ext/ directory.

  3. Update the contents of the ext-air/ directory.

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

    • If playbook, then update the .js file in the playbook/ directory.
    • If BlackBerry 10, then update the .js file in the qnx/ directory.
  5. Update your HTML to use the new cordova-2.4.0.js file.

Updating the sample directory (ie, updating using the ant tools):

  1. Open the sample/lib/ directory.

  2. Update the .jar file in the cordova.2.3.0/ext/ directory.

  3. Update the contents of the cordova.2.3.0/ext-air/ directory.

  4. Update the contents of the cordova.2.3.0/ext-qnx/ directory.

  5. Update the .js file in the cordova.2.3.0/javascript/ directory.

  6. Open the sample/lib/ directory and rename the cordova.2.3.0/ directory to cordova.2.4.0/.

  7. Type ant blackberry build or ant playbook build to update the www/ directory with updated Cordova.

  8. Open the www/ directory and update your HTML to use the new cordova-2.4.0.js file.

Upgrade to 2.3.0 from 2.2.0

Updating just the www directory:

  1. Open your www/ directory, which contains your app.

  2. Remove and update the .jar file in the ext/ directory.

  3. Update the contents of the ext-air/ directory.

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

    • If playbook, then update the .js file in the playbook/ directory.
    • If BlackBerry 10, then update the .js file in the qnx/ directory.
  5. Update your HTML to use the new cordova-2.3.0.js file.

Updating the sample directory (ie, updating using the ant tools):

  1. Open the sample/lib/ directory.

  2. Update the .jar file in the cordova.2.2.0/ext/ directory.

  3. Update the contents of the cordova.2.2.0/ext-air/ directory.

  4. Update the contents of the cordova.2.2.0/ext-qnx/ directory.

  5. Update the .js file in the cordova.2.2.0/javascript/ directory.

  6. Open the sample/lib/ directory and rename the cordova.2.2.0/ directory to cordova.2.3.0/.

  7. Type ant blackberry build or ant playbook build to update the www/ directory with updated Cordova.

  8. Open the www/ directory and update your HTML to use the new cordova-2.3.0.js file.

Upgrade to 2.2.0 from 2.1.0

Updating just the www directory:

  1. Open your www/ directory, which contains your app.

  2. Remove and update the .jar file in the ext/ directory.

  3. Update the contents of the ext-air/ directory.

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

    • If playbook, then update the .js file in the playbook/ directory.
    • If BlackBerry 10, then update the .js file in the qnx/ directory.
  5. Update your HTML to use the new cordova-2.2.0.js file.

Updating the sample directory (ie, updating using the ant tools):

  1. Open the sample/lib/ directory.

  2. Update the .jar file in the cordova.2.1.0/ext/ directory.

  3. Update the contents of the cordova.2.1.0/ext-air/ directory.

  4. Update the contents of the cordova.2.1.0/ext-qnx/ directory.

  5. Update the .js file in the cordova.2.1.0/javascript/ directory.

  6. Open the sample/lib/ directory and rename the cordova.2.1.0/ directory to cordova.2.2.0/.

  7. Type ant blackberry build or ant playbook build to update the www/ directory with updated Cordova.

  8. Open the www/ directory and update your HTML to use the new cordova-2.2.0.js file.

Upgrade to 2.1.0 from 2.0.0

Updating just the www directory:

  1. Open your www/ directory, which contains your app.

  2. Remove and update the .jar file in the ext/ directory.

  3. Update the contents of the ext-air/ directory.

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

    • If playbook, then update the .js file in the playbook/ directory.
  5. Update your HTML to use the new cordova-2.1.0.js file.

Updating the sample directory (ie, updating using the ant tools):

  1. Open the sample/lib/ directory.

  2. Update the .jar file in the cordova.2.0.0/ext/ directory.

  3. Update the contents of the cordova.2.0.0/ext-air/ directory.

  4. Update the .js file in the cordova.2.0.0/javascript/ directory.

  5. Open the sample/lib/ directory and rename the cordova.2.0.0/ directory to cordova.2.1.0/.

  6. Type ant blackberry build or ant playbook build to update the www/ directory with updated Cordova.

  7. Open the www/ directory and update your HTML to use the new cordova-2.1.0.js file.

Upgrade to 2.0.0 from 1.9.0

Updating just the www directory:

  1. Open your www/ directory, which contains your app.

  2. Remove and update the .jar file in the ext/ directory.

  3. Update the contents of the ext-air/ directory.

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

    • If playbook, then update the .js file in the playbook/ directory.
  5. Update your HTML to use the new cordova-2.0.0.js file.

  6. Update your www/plugins.xml file. Two plugins changed their namespace/service label. Change the old entries for the Capture and Contact plugins from:

    <plugin name="Capture" value="org.apache.cordova.media.MediaCapture"/>
    <plugin name="Contact" value="org.apache.cordova.pim.Contact"/>
    

To:

    <plugin name="Capture" value="org.apache.cordova.capture.MediaCapture"/>
    <plugin name="Contacts" value="org.apache.cordova.pim.Contact"/>

Updating the sample directory (ie, updating using the ant tools):

  1. Open the sample/lib/ directory.

  2. Update the .jar file in the cordova.1.9.0/ext/ directory.

  3. Update the contents of the cordova.1.9.0/ext-air/ directory.

  4. Update the .js file in the cordova.1.9.0/javascript/ directory.

  5. Open the sample/lib/ directory and rename the cordova.1.9.0/ directory to cordova.2.0.0/.

  6. Type ant blackberry build or ant playbook build to update the www/ directory with updated Cordova.

  7. Open the www/ directory and update your HTML to use the new cordova-2.0.0.js file.

  8. Open the www/ directory and update the plugins.xml file. Two plugins changed their namespace/service label. Change the old entries for the Capture and Contact plugins from:

     <plugin name="Capture" value="org.apache.cordova.media.MediaCapture"/>
     <plugin name="Contact" value="org.apache.cordova.pim.Contact"/>
    

To:

     <plugin name="Capture" value="org.apache.cordova.capture.MediaCapture"/>
     <plugin name="Contacts" value="org.apache.cordova.pim.Contact"/>
  • To upgrade to 1.8.0, please go from 1.7.0

Upgrade to 1.8.0 from 1.7.0

Updating just the www directory:

  1. Open your www/ directory, which contains your app.

  2. Remove and update the .jar file in the ext/ directory.

  3. Update the contents of the ext-air/ directory.

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

    • If playbook, then update the .js file in the playbook/ directory.
  5. Update your HTML to use the new cordova-1.8.0.js file.

  6. Update your www/plugins.xml file. Two plugins changed their namespace/service label. Change the old entries for the Capture and Contact plugins from:

    <plugin name="Capture" value="org.apache.cordova.media.MediaCapture"/>
    <plugin name="Contact" value="org.apache.cordova.pim.Contact"/>
    

To:

    <plugin name="Capture" value="org.apache.cordova.capture.MediaCapture"/>
    <plugin name="Contacts" value="org.apache.cordova.pim.Contact"/>

Updating the sample directory (ie, updating using the ant tools):

  1. Open the sample/lib/ directory.

  2. Update the .jar file in the cordova.1.7.0/ext/ directory.

  3. Update the contents of the cordova.1.7.0/ext-air/ directory.

  4. Update the .js file in the cordova.1.7.0/javascript/ directory.

  5. Open the sample/lib/ directory and rename the cordova.1.7.0/ directory to cordova.1.8.0/.

  6. Type ant blackberry build or ant playbook build to update the www/ directory with updated Cordova.

  7. Open the www/ directory and update your HTML to use the new cordova-1.8.0.js file.

  8. Open the www/ directory and update the plugins.xml file. Two plugins changed their namespace/service label. Change the old entries for the Capture and Contact plugins from:

     <plugin name="Capture" value="org.apache.cordova.media.MediaCapture"/>
     <plugin name="Contact" value="org.apache.cordova.pim.Contact"/>
    

To:

     <plugin name="Capture" value="org.apache.cordova.capture.MediaCapture"/>
     <plugin name="Contacts" value="org.apache.cordova.pim.Contact"/>