Error: ENOENT: no such file or directory, open myPath\string.xml

I want to use cordova-plugin-firebase for phone verification.
I add the plugin as ionic doc, add google-service.json to my project, but when build for android it gives me the following error. I can build the project but when I call verifyPhoneNumber(phoneNumber, timeoutDuration) function, my app crash in my android device.

Preparing Firebase on Android
{ Error: ENOENT: no such file or directory, open ‘D:\node\ionic\smsVerification\platforms\android\res\values\strings.xml’

What is your ionic info output?

Thanks Sujan from replay
My ionic info

@ionic/cli-utils  : 1.19.2
ionic (Ionic CLI) : 3.20.0

global packages:

cordova (Cordova CLI) : 8.0.0

local packages:

@ionic/app-scripts : 3.1.8
Cordova Platforms  : android 7.0.0
Ionic Framework    : ionic-angular 3.9.2


Android SDK Tools : 25.2.5
Node              : v8.9.4
npm               : 5.6.0
OS                : Windows 10

Environment Variables:

ANDROID_HOME : C:\Program Files\Android\android-sdk


backend : pro

I did these following from

I don’t have much experience for dealing with java. I tried in below way…

cordova platform remove android
cordova plugin remove cordova-plugin-firebase

next i added all back

cordova plugin add cordova-plugin-firebase@0.1.25 --variable APP_ID=“YOUR_APP_ID” --variable API_KEY=“YOUR_API_KEY” --save

Note: replace your original APP_ID and API_KEY in above command.

cordova platform add android

change below code in firbase ->after_prepare.js

after_prepare.js should be set to stringsXml: ANDROID_DIR +’/app/src/main/res/values/strings.xml’ on line

It solve the error but now it gives me Invalid phone number error

Cordova Android 7.0.0 changed the structure of the project.
Seems the Cordova Plugin you are trying to use was not updated to work with this new structure.
You should create a Github issue for that plugin (or see if this already exists).

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