I have recently started using ionic/cordova and I am currently in the process of testing my app on different android platforms. In my config.xml file I set my minSdkVersion and targetSdk to 19 (Kitkat) and my maxSdkVersion to 26 (Oreo) like so.
<preference name="android-minSdkVersion" value="19" />
<preference name="android-targetSdkVersion" value="19" />
<preference name="android-maxSdkVersion" value="26" />
When I add my android platform this carries through into the AndroidManifest.xml like it supposed to. After I run
ionic cordova build android --prod --release and continue to sign the app as according to the deploying docs on the ionic site, I try installing the apk on different devices. It installs and works fine on nougat devices but on marshmallow and kitkat devices it doesn’t install at all.
When I run
ionic cordova platform add android --save it says:
Using cordova-fetch for cordova-android@~6.3.0
Adding android project…
Creating Cordova project for the Android platform:
Android target: android-26
Subproject Path: CordovaLib
According to other forums the change made to the config.xml file is suppose to overwrite the Android Target shown above. But despite all this, the apk only installs on nougat devices. How can i fix this?
ionic: version 3.19.0