Ionic 4: Issue Running Livereload with Environment Configuration Options

I seem to be having an issue using both the configuration flag and the livereload flag when running my Ionic 4 app on an emulator or device. I set my environments up according to the docs here:

and here:

This cli command will correctly set the environment:

ionic cordova emulate android --configuration=qa

And this will correctly run with livereload:

ionic cordova emulate android --livereload

But when I attempt to combine the flags:

ionic cordova emulate android --livereload --configuration=qa

I get an error:
Data path “” should NOT have additional properties(browserTarget).

Here’s my ionic info if it helps, any insight would be appreciated:


   Ionic CLI                     : 5.4.2
   Ionic Framework               : @ionic/angular 4.11.0
   @angular-devkit/build-angular : 0.801.3
   @angular-devkit/schematics    : 8.1.3
   @angular/cli                  : 8.1.3
   @ionic/angular-toolkit        : 2.0.0


   Cordova CLI       : 9.0.0 (cordova-lib@9.0.1)
   Cordova Platforms : android 8.1.0, ios 5.0.1
   Cordova Plugins   : cordova-plugin-ionic-keyboard 2.1.3, cordova-plugin-ionic-webview 4.1.2, (and 20 other plugins)