Ionic 1: JellyBean vs. KitKat Android Network Problem


After upgrading to support iOS 10, some Android devices (specifically Galaxy Notes) are no longer able to access the app’s API from the ionic app.

I do want to stress that the app works on several android devices but on a galaxy note 2 phone and galaxy note tablet, they stopped working.

Since it appears that whitelist is configured properly I’m really perplexed.

config.xml has:

access origin="" subdomains=“true” />
allow-intent href="
" subdomains=“true” />
allow-navigation href="*" subdomains=“true” />

AndroidManifest has:

<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.INTERNET" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.READ_PHONE_STATE" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE" />

And my Content-Security-Policy in index.html:

<meta http-equiv="Content-Security-Policy" content="default-src * gap://ready file://*; script-src 'self' 'unsafe-inline' 'unsafe-eval' *; style-src  'self' 'unsafe-inline' *">


So I’ve narrowed it down, it’s that my app doesn’t work simultaneously on JellyBean and Later versions of Android (eg. KitKat+).

How do I configure these settings to work both for JellyBean and for KitKat+ ?


The issue ended up being solved by upgrading the webview to crosswalk.

We’re currently testing the new implementation out but initial results are promising.