Alternative of ionic state restore --plugins

#1

Is there any alternative of ionic state restore --plugins for the following development setup.

global packages:

@ionic/cli-utils : 1.5.0
Cordova CLI      : 7.0.1 
Ionic CLI        : 3.5.0

local packages:

@ionic/app-scripts              : 2.0.2
@ionic/cli-plugin-cordova       : 1.4.1
@ionic/cli-plugin-ionic-angular : 1.3.2
Cordova Platforms               : android 6.2.3 ios 4.4.0
Ionic Framework                 : ionic-angular 3.5.3

System:

Node       : v7.8.0
OS         : macOS Sierra
Xcode      : Xcode 8.0 Build version 8A218a 
ios-deploy : 1.9.0 
ios-sim    : 5.0.10 
npm        : 4.4.4
#2

Normally you now use ionic cordova prepare - although I am not sure if this fully covers the --plugins param.