Build android production release apk packages old code

I am following this deploy documentation: for android. When I build and sign my apk, it contains old code from a previous build instead of my latest code changes.

Does anyone know how to fix this? I am not getting any errors or compile issues, everything builds successfully but it just does it with old code.

Things I’ve tried:

  • Removing and re-adding the android platform
  • Running sudo cordova prepare in my project root
  • Incremented my app version in config.xml
  • Running Ionic serve before building an apk prod package

Nothing has worked, I always see the old code on my production build. When I do Ionic serve -l, it shows the latest code.

Has anyone come across this issue and solved it?

What exact commands are you executing?
Do you have any update services like Ionic Pro Deploy or Codepush in your app?
What is your ionic info output?

Solved it using:
ionic cordova build android --prod
Running it first without --release seems to have updated everything.